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TIER IV and Axell unveil Autoware Accelerator prototypes

TIER IV has successfully partnered with Axell Corporation, a Japan-based computer hardware company, to conduct a collaborative research project aimed at creating a new application-specific systemon-chip (SoC) and software platform for autonomous vehicles. The project culminated in a demonstration, showcasing the power and performance advantages of the Autoware Accelerators. These hardware accelerators are custom-designed specifically for the Autoware architecture. These collaborative research efforts were funded by the “Innovative AI Chip and Next-Generation Computing Technology Development” project, sponsored by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO).

Autonomous vehicle lidar integration with NVIDIA DRIVE and Omniverse

Hesai Technology announced a collaboration with NVIDIA to integrate Hesai’s cutting-edge lidar sensors within the NVIDIA DRIVE and NVIDIA Omniverse ecosystems. NVIDIA DriveWorks is the foundation for autonomous vehicle software development and a trusted solution for creating and deploying autonomous driving applications. Developers building on DriveWorks will be able to effectively integrate Hesai’s lidar sensors into their vehicles, leading to more efficient and reliable autonomous driving systems.

RapidDeploy launches a new mobile app for first responders

RapidDeploy, a cloud-native solution provider for Public Safety, announced Lightning, a new mobile app that delivers 911 call data and critical information directly to first responders’ mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets. Kansas in the USA will be the first statewide customer to harness the power of Lightning, enabling the sharing of data across state and local stakeholders, and providing more than 100 911 centers and 24,000 first responders access to realtime, life-saving information to aid in response efforts.

First responders leveraging the mobile app will have access to real-time 911 call data, location accuracy, video feeds, GIS mapping layers, and more, providing situational awareness, improving joint inter-agency communications, and delivering a new level of visibility amongst responders.

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