The high precision map is a must for L3 and above autopilots. OEM and map company are working together toward launching L3 autopilots car in 2020. High precision 3D map market is rapidly developing now since it is necessary for the realization of autonomous driving. Dynamic Map Platform Co., Ltd., (DMP), is a leading map company for automated driving in Japan.
Tesla held the “Tesla Autonomy Day” on 22nd Apr, and disclosed their fully new Full Self-Driving (FSD) computer. It has two FSD chips and achieves 144TOPS. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said it’s the best chip in the world. They also plan to have a new chip which has 3 times the performance of existing FSD after 2 years.
On 1st, Apr 2019, Japan unveiled the name of the nation’s new era as “Reiwa”. It contains the expectation of anesthetic and peaceful era. Era name is a long historical tradition from China. However, China doesn’t use it anymore. Japan adopted this ear name system during the reign of Emperor Kotoku. Reiwa is the first era name which is not cited from Chinese classic literature but Japan’s own classic literature Man’yoshu.
Spring is beautiful in Japan. It’s
a cheery blossom season. Usually cherry blossom have a peek for one week. And then
they will fall in the wind like a flurry of cherry blossoms. However, Spring is
not only about pleasure but also tears and snot for those who have hay fever.
Waymo is a leading company in autonomous cars. They develop its own hardware and software in house. They have highly integrated sensors developed by themselves, even like LiDAR. LiDAR is a core sensor which is regarded as an indispensable part in high-level autonomous driving.
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Waymo has leaded
the autonomous driving competition in nearly 10 years. This competition has
more player than anytime, including traditional car manufacturers and leading
internet companies. On 6th Dec, Waymo passed the milestone that they announced their
new service, Waymo One in Arizona.