While many industries are beginning to embrace augmented reality, it’s really starting to come into its own in the automotive space. According to the International Trade Administration, the automotive industry accounts for roughly 3 to 3.5 percent of the United States gross domestic product. The augmented reality automotive market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 30.31% during the forecast period, to reach $7.98 Billion in 2025. The base year for the PWC report is 2018 and the forecast period is 2020–2025. The market for augmented reality automotive applications is primarily driven by the increase in adoption of advanced driving assistance systems by OEMs across
Tesla’s Musk Delivers First Model 3 Vehicles
Tesla CEO Elon Musk was on display past weekend handing over the car keys to company’s long-awaited Model 3. At minimum, you will see 30 mid-priced electrical sedans on the roads in North America. With over 500,000 pre-orders, Tesla Model 3 is one of the most anticipated vehicles the auto industry have seen to date. Priced at $35,000-55,000, this is a drastic reduction compared to Musk’s Model S and X, which are often more than double the cost. “We finally have a great, affordable, electric car – that’s what this day means,” Musk said. “I’m really confident this will be the best car in this
New NVIDIA Quadro Family Plans to Heavily Monetize Pascal GPUs
NVIDIA’s scenario about the GeForce / Quadro / Tesla line-up experienced a lot of turnover over the past couple of years. The sequence of “launch as GeForce, downclock as Tesla, optimize and launch as Quadro,” changed into “launch as Tesla, optimize as GeForce and be reliable as Quadro”. With Pascal, story turned to be almost the same. NVIDIA introduced GP100 as Tesla in April 2016, followed with GP102 chip as Titan X (no longer branded as GeForce), Quadro P6000 and Tesla P40. At the same time, the GP104/106/107 did not experience the same sequence, with only GP104 debuting as Quadro P5000 and Tesla P40. Second day of
Tesla New Master Plan: 5 New Vehicles, Uber 2.0, Power 2.0
In the late afternoon California time, or early morning Singapore time, Elon Musk, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Tesla Motors, Inc. posted what is his second Master Plan for Tesla. On August 2nd, 2006 Elon posted the first Tesla Master Plan, one we can say the company pretty much checked all the marks. Just a few days before the 10 anniversary, we’re treated to another plan. In this article, we’ll bring you the most interesting bits: Tesla is Becoming an Utility Company “Create a smoothly integrated and beautiful solar-roof-with-battery product that just works, empowering the individual as their own utility, and then scale that throughout the world.
Can Supermicro’s Pascal Beat Nvidia’s Own DGX-1?
At the GPU Technology Conference, Nvidia introduced its DGX-1 supercomputer. Based on combining the two 20-core Xeon E5 v4 processors with eight Tesla P100 cards, DGX-1 is a 3U server that promises to deliver 85.2 TFLOPS of compute performance (FP32). For a price of $129,000, you can order the DGX-1 system today and get the ultimate performance out of a single rack. Yet during that same event, there might be a product that already upstaged the performance delivered by a single DGX-1 server. On the second day of the show, we encountered Supermicro’s 1U ‘Super GPU’ server. While Supermicro is known as a manufacturer of ultra-dense computers, and is
Tesla Sells $4.8 billion worth of Model 3 in First 24 Hours
The ‘great wait’ is over, as Tesla completed its strategy set all the way at the time when the ‘Tesla Motors’ was a small tent inside the SpaceX factory in Hawthorne, CA. The plan was always the same: S-E-X-Y. It all started with building a sports car (Roadster) that will pay for the development of a limo, build a limo (Model S) that will pay for the development of SUV (Model X) and a mainstream car, and build a mainstream car (Model E 3) that will bring e-mobility for masses. As we all know now, Model X was not a part of Tesla’s initial plans (that was the
HBM2 Will Revolutionize Your Computer
Even though HBM (High Bandwidth Memory) standard only launched last June in the form of AMD’s Fiji GPU, that memory was considered a ‘trial run’ for HBM2 – a memory standard which is here to stay. Launching in mid-2016 with AMD Polaris and NVIDIA Pascal, HBM2 memory standard will redefine computing as we know it. There are several memory standards which want to replace DDR and GDDR memory standards, including Intel-Micron 3D XPoint (pronounced: Cross Point) Optane memory – but HBM looks to have the widest support. If we compare this to HBM2, it had 1GB capacity and offered 0.5 Gbps bandwidth in 4-Cube configuration for a
Virtual Reality is hot for 2016 Emerging Companies Summit
Ever since its inception during what was a dark hour of world economy, Emerging Companies Summit became an integral part of NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference, bringing interesting startups into the limelight. Companies such as Elemental Technologies (acquired by Amazon for $296 million), Dave Perry’s GAIKAI (acquired by SONY for $380 million), Natural Motion (acquired by Zynga for $527 million), Oculus (acquired by Facebook for $2 billion) as well as automotive UI pioneer Rightware – all presented at this side event. 2016 Edition will be held on April 6 and last for 12 hours, from 9AM to 9PM (and probably well into the night at the Awards Ceremony). For this year, Emerging
Tesla Model 3 to Cost as Little as $18,766
Elon Musk recently posted on Twitter that the reservations for Model 3 will take place starting on March 31 in Tesla stores, and April 1 for online customers. Unlike all of its the previous models – Roadster, Model S, Model X – Model 3 will be launched on a global scale, with every market covered. If you are interested, you will need to put $1,000 down, and bear in mind that the delivery priority as always – will go to the customers who will order higher trim / spec car, as the sales develop. Perhaps the key part of Model 3 selling strategy is how Tesla Motors, Inc.
Samsung Invests $2.51 Billion into Car Battery Business
Over the past couple of months, we’re seeing a lot of corporate movements inside Samsung Group. First, Samsung Display announced it plans to completely offload its LCD manufacturing business, starting with a sale of L.5 factory to China’s Truly. Second, Samsung SDI decided to sell its whole chemical business sector and focus solely on improving the chemistry for its car battery business. The size of investment is nothing to be sneezed at. Over the next three years, newly established ‘Samsung SDI Chemical’ will be sold off, while Samsung’s SDI will invest at least $2.51 billion into development of car batteries. This is not all, as all
BOXX Launches the Most Advanced PC in the World?
Buying a compute device – be that a personal computer, workstation or a server, typically comes with a certain set of features which does not change. All workstation vendors for example, offer 1-4 expansion cards, typically a GPU and computational or storage cards. Those features are limited by what motherboard vendors can offer, and ATX/eATX/SSI standards can offer up to X amount of cards. BOXX Technologies decided to challenge that by launching APEXX 5, a custom designed system which can host up to seven expansion cards. For example, a Quadro GPU for sync/display output and five Tesla boards for compute. If you go with Dual-GPU boards, such as Tesla
A Tesla Model S P85 Gets Vorsteiner Wheels Installed
Vorsteiner just released the latest build featuring their wheel line. A Tesla Model S P85 was wrapped up with a set of Vorsteiner V-FF 102 Flow Forged wheels. The company doing the work on this electric luxury sedan is Baan Velgen and they’ve ensured the fitment, finish and installation is on point. A Vorsteiner Flow Forged wheel can be attractive and lightweight because it uses equal raw materials and manufacturing equipment, however, design strength is another objective on its own. We thoroughly study each individual shape and arrangement to ensure our unique architecture has the longevity to outlast the most severe conditions. This yields the
2017 Mercedes E-Class Cockpit Looks Like a Video Game
117th edition of the North American International Auto Show will take place in Detroit, MI between January 11-24, 2016. Among 50 or so world premieres, perhaps the key launch will be the one coming in the shape of new E-Class, one of best selling cars coming from the three-pointed star from Stuttgart, Mercedes-Benz. The new E-Class launch is perhaps even more important than the company flagship S-Class. Unlike the S-Class, which rules the market where BMW competes with the 7-Series, Audi A8, Jaguar XJ etc., E-Class has to battle a lot of competitors, and the company lost sales advantage in the mid-2000s, with Audi A6 and BMW 5
2018 Porsche Mission E is the Ultimate Panamera Follow-up
Throughout 2015, German car manufacturers were announcing they’re getting ready to strike back at Tesla. In a rather interesting set of events, Porsche decided to fire the first real bullet at the 2015 IAA Frankfurt car show, revealing their 2018 Porsche Mission E. The concept car, which is fully electric and rather gorgeous, tries to bring a level of sport elegance only known to Porsche into the developing eco-friendly motoring world. This is a four door, four single seats concept powered by electric drivetrain which develops over 600 hp (440 kW) system power, with over 500 km driving range. All-wheel drive and all-wheel steering, zero to 100
Tesla Motors Delivers 52% More Vehicles In Q2 2015
According to information released by the company, 11,507 Model S were delivered to its owners over the second quarter 2015. This was a new record for the electric car maker in terms of most cars delivered in a quarter and represents an approximate 52% increase over Q2 last year. While the number is rather small (compared to traditional car makers) it still represents a nice bump in the all-electric car business. Furthermore, it speaks a lot about the profitability of the company, as (unofficially), the average sales price of Model S is high $87,370, which means the company made over a billion USD – approx
AMD Moves to Justify Radeon 300 Series Rebrand
Just like in the world of sports, there is a lot of personal and below-the-belt attacks on companies we report about, and quite often the heated exchanges happen about Sony, Microsoft or Nintendo consoles, or if we go down to the chip level – discussions about Intel, AMD or Nvidia (interestingly though, we don’t see Qualcomm receiving a lot of flak). Recently, we saw a lot of heated media coverage and comments criticizing the company’s decision to rebrand some of its silicon again, now into the Radeon 300 Series moniker. As a part of its 2015 line-up, some Radeon 300 Series parts are based on silicon
Tesla PowerWall: Energy Storage for a Sustainable Home
In what was one of the more exciting released in the past few weeks, Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) has released the Tesla PowerWall, a energy storage device for a “sustainable home”. It features a solution that helps conserve energy, but also to save money for owners, gracefully utilizing the cycles in energy production, generation and pricing for home owners. Here is how Tesla describes their new solution: “Powerwall is a home battery that charges using electricity generated from solar panels, or when utility rates are low, and powers your home in the evening. It also fortifies your home against power outages by providing a backup
Tesla Introduces The All-Wheel Drive Tesla Model S 70D Model
Revealed earlier this week, the new Tesla Model S 70D brings a great range, amazing performance and gorgeous design into the all-electric car market.
US Government Gives Intel Two Supercomputer Wins
While Intel may have lost some serious income from being virtually shut out of Intel’s HPC market, the US government has recently handed the company two impressive supercomputer wins.
Tesla Motors Releases The All-Wheel Drive Model S 70D
Tesla has added the Model S 70D to its lineup, a new low-end EV with a 70 kWh battery.