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Velodyne Lidar announces autonomous driving collaboration with Ford Otosan

Velodyne Lidar, Inc. has announced that it is collaborating with Ford Otosan on product development and testing of autonomous heavy commercial trucks. Ford Otosan is testing and planning to use Velodyne Velarray H800 lidar sensors to enable safe navigation and collision avoidance in next generation vehicles.

Velarray H800 is a powerful solution that can greatly improve automated safety and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Designed for automotivegrade performance and durability, the Velarray H800’s compact, embeddable form factor makes it ideal for seamless integration in internal and external vehicle mounting locations.

Brazil sets up national AI innovation network

With the aim of increasing the production capacity and competitiveness of local companies, the Brazilian government has announced the launch of a national innovation network focused on artificial intelligence (AI). The announcement of the AI Network follows launch of Artificial Intelligence Center (C4AI), Brazil’s largest research facility focused on AI.

Developed as the result of cooperation between the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovations (MCTI) and the Brazilian Industrial Research and Innovation Company (EMBRAPII), the network is the largest in the country.

The initiative intends to create a network of 17 research centers with infrastructure and skilled professionals in areas such as machine learning, Internet of Things, Big Data. The research centers will be used to strengthen national research, development and innovation capabilities in the field along with intensifying international exchange of knowledge and collaboration with primary AI networks in the world, especially those in Europe, Israel and North America.

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