In his speech, Najib’s BN coalition only managed 79 seats. or whether in utero learning has an effect on language learning or ability later in life.Austin Russell hops in a motorized cart and goes whizzing through a cavernous building on the edge of San Francisco Bay that is normally used to disembark cruise-ship passengers As the lanky 22-year-old CEO tools around he passes a mannequin a tire and a co-worker on a bicycle–all elements of a demonstration to show how well his company’s sensor can monitor the environment On a nearby screen those shapes appear in rainbow colors that signify exactly how far away they are All of it is the result of laser beams shooting out of a black box and bouncing off more than a million points around the room every second “It’s easy to make an autonomous vehicle that works 99% of the time” Russell says later “But the challenge is in that last 1% of all the different edge cases that can be presented to a driver” Edge cases could mean anything from a sudden sleet storm to late-night carousers overflowing into the street In order for self-driving cars to become a reality vehicles must “see not just some of the objects some of the time but all objects all the time” says Russell head of a firm called Luminar Like an increasing number of entrepreneurs and investors he believes that technology known as lidar–a shortened name for light detection and ranging–is a key part of the answer More than $400 million has been invested in the field in the past few years “Everyone’s circling and looking for opportunities within autonomy” says CB Insights analyst Kerry Wu New cars that people buy today might have a dozen sensors on them already But each type has drawbacks Cameras for instance are helpful for backing up but they’re hampered by snow and darkness Radar sensors which keep cars at a safe cruising distance aren’t flummoxed by weather–yet they’re better at detecting metal than soft stuff like humans UP until now lidar had been too costly for widespread usage In early prototypes of Google’s self-driving cars the model that spun around in a bucket on top of the vehicle cost more than the vehicle itself Self-driving researchers have forked out more than $80000 for top-of-the-line laser-pulsing sensors because the detailed three-dimensional picture they can provide day or night is hard to beat Startups are racing to bring down the price while maintaining a robust picture often by rethinking the architecture piece by piece Lidar can tell “what you’re doing with each finger in the dark when you’re a hundred yards away” says Louay Eldada co-founder of Quanergy a startup based in Silicon Valley that was valued at more than $15 billion last year His company plans to start shipping an “auto-grade” sensor that costs less than $1000 in 2018 he says assuming it checks the boxes in a battery of tests Oryx Vision an Israeli startup that is building a test unit for cars hopes to eventually sell lidar sensors to vehicle manufacturers for about $100 Robot cars might never get tired or have a fit of road rage but still “there is no technology that can match the amazing ability of the human eye [and] brain” to comprehend a car’s surroundings Oryx’s vice president of marketing Yaron Toren writes in an email adding “the closest we can get is with lidar” Russell argues that trade-offs in quality must come with such drops in price but won’t say how much customers are paying for the 10000 units Luminar is on track to start shipping by year’s end Tesla’s Elon Musk has argued that advanced radar could do the same job as lidar and other startups are working on super-powered cameras to help cars see more clearly Experts say it’s all for the better because autonomous vehicles will almost certainly have a mix of sensors just like people do “I wouldn’t want to trust only one sense” says Andy Petersen a hardware expert at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute “There are ways you can fool any one of these sensors but it would be hard to fool them all” Write to Katy Steinmetz at [email protected] This appears in the September 04 2017 issue of TIMENintendo’s next two smartphone apps will take their cues from the company’s town-building Animal Crossing and fantasy-strategy focused Fire Emblem franchises Both will arrive sometime this autumn says the company Don’t let Nintendo calling them “apps” worry you The company says its Fire Emblem app will be a bona fide role playing strategy game just one that’s “more accessible” for the generalist smartphone and tablet demographic The Animal Crossing app by contrast will be designed to connect to the company’s devoted game systems but Nintendo assures “both of these are pure game applications” And not like Miitomo says Nintendo which has game-like elements but focuses more on social interaction Speaking of the company says Miitomo–released in Japan on March 17 and everywhere else March 31–now commands more than 10 million users worldwide It’s sparked some 300 million conversations and resulted in over 20 million Miifotos says Nintendo the latter referring to the app’s ability to grab stills of your cartoon-like Mii character doing goofy things As an aside circle back to Nintendo’s earnings report and you’ll notice this line in the management section: “For the purpose of maximizing the population that interacts with Nintendo IP we have entered into the smart device gaming business” I find that fascinating because while it syncs with everything Nintendo’s said about its mobile strategy it says it very straightforwardly: That smart devices are a means to a more holistic end and not the end itself That end still little more than an amorphous curtain sporting the mystery moniker “NX” will finally lift later this year Write to Matt Peckham at [email protected] Wilks.
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