NYU Professors Developing Artificial Intelligence that Links Driverless Cars to Cloud-Based Maps

The hype surrounding self-driving vehicles is reaching a fever pitch. For example, there’s IHS Markit predicting that consumers will buy 21 million autonomous vehicles per year by 2035. And you have the World Economic Forum predicting that autonomous-vehicle technology could deliver $1 trillion in savings over the next decade thanks to safer roads and lower insurance premiums.

For autonomous vehicles to make good on those promises, they’ll need onboard artificial intelligence (AI) technology that can link them to highly detailed maps reflecting every change in the status of lanes, hazards, obstacles and speed limits in real time.

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