An Autonomous Map for the Autonomous Era

An Autonomous Map for the Autonomous Era

Today we published a report [https://nexar.ghost.io/blog/ghost/#/data.getnexar.com/blog/autonomous-maps-era/] comparing the ground truth speed limit signs in Phoenix, AZ, with OSM and City of Phoenix data. The bottom line is that maps become stale at a rate of 2.5-6% per year and

Smarter Cities for the Cars of the Future

Smarter Cities for the Cars of the Future

Autonomous Vehicles Require a New City Model Over the course of the last several weeks we’ve talked about the many effects and even needs of autonomous vehicles as we work towards a future filled with them. We’ve debated whether people will buy fewer or exponentially more cars with

Traffic Won’t Go Away With Autonomous Cars

Traffic Won’t Go Away With Autonomous Cars

Traffic in Beijing. Fu Ding / For China DailyWe all feel it — traffic is getting worse and worse. Congestion periods have slowly expanded beyond commute times and become an all-day phenomenon. Our commute gets longer and longer with every passing year. In previous posts, we discussed how long it’ll take

Heard About Qualcomm’s Neural Processing Engine? Why You Should Care

Heard About Qualcomm’s Neural Processing Engine? Why You Should Care

Just over a month ago on July 25th, Qualcomm® unveiled its Snapdragon™ Neural Processing Engine (NPE) software development kit (SDK) [https://www.qualcomm.com/news/releases/2017/07/25/snapdragon-neural-processing-engine-now-available-qualcomm-developer] . The announcement noted Facebook will integrate the technology into the platform’s augmented reality camera. Nexar was also part of

The Anatomy of Crashes in NYC

The Anatomy of Crashes in NYC

We’re only human, right!? It’s a fact that 95% of car collisions are caused by human error. The autonomous vehicle has been heralded as the future road-messiah that will take the wheel and save us from self-inflicted pain and loss. However, it’s important to remember that it

February Update: Our Top 5 Videos from Last Month

February Update: Our Top 5 Videos from Last Month

February kept us guessing. From people casually hanging out on the freeway, to a drift that almost ended badly, here are the top moments from last month. Each month, we give you the videos captured by Nexar’s users that created the biggest buzz online. Some are just for fun,

Real-Time Mapping: A glossary of  top 100+ terms and acronyms (Pt. 2)

Real-Time Mapping: A glossary of top 100+ terms and acronyms (Pt. 2)

This glossary offers over 100 definitions for common terms in the context of real-time mapping. As a guiding principle, we opted to include generally accepted definitions as well as to explain (whenever appropriate) how  each entry applies to the key concepts in real-time mapping. Part one can be found here

Introducing BDD100K: The World’s Largest Driving Dataset

Introducing BDD100K: The World’s Largest Driving Dataset

At Nexar, we invest a lot of time in learning about the world’s roads, driver behavior and what happens on the road on a daily basis. That’s because we are building a safe driving network and understanding our roads is an important step in creating a reality with no car collisions.

The Case for Continuous Deep Learning at The Edge

The Case for Continuous Deep Learning at The Edge

Edge devices and very large real-world driving datasets hold the promise of autonomous driving Over the past few years, we’ve seen significant advances in learning-based approaches to the development of automotive safety applications. These advances have been applied predominantly to the perception stage of autonomous driving systems. The decisioning

Will We Actually Stop Buying Cars?

Will We Actually Stop Buying Cars?

We’re all hearing and now talking about the inevitability of us ditching car ownership in the future. It’s coming from all sides. > “Uber will take over the world (as long as they can get out of their own way)”. “No one will own a car anymore”. “Millennials don’

March Update: Our Top Videos from Last Month

March Update: Our Top Videos from Last Month

Your monthly fix of dangers, ridiculous antics, and horrible driving on the road captured with Nexar. Each month, we present the videos captured by Nexar’s users that generated the most buzz and the biggest reactions. Some are just for fun, while others present serious safety concerns. In March, we

January Update: Our Top 5 Videos from Last Month

January Update: Our Top 5 Videos from Last Month

In January we saw jaywalkers and jay-bikers, falling telephone poles and strange skateboarding. Take a look at some of the craziest moments shared by our users. Each month, we give you the videos captured by Nexar’s users that created the biggest reactions in the community. Some are just for

Real-Time Mapping: A glossary of  top 100+ terms and acronyms (Pt. 1)

Real-Time Mapping: A glossary of top 100+ terms and acronyms (Pt. 1)

This glossary offers over 100 definitions for common terms in the context of real-time mapping. As a guiding principle, we opted to include generally accepted definitions as well as to explain (whenever appropriate) how  each entry applies to the key concepts in real-time mapping. A Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)

How Nexar is Partnering With Las Vegas for a Smarter City

How Nexar is Partnering With Las Vegas for a Smarter City

Tomorrow, I’m looking forward to going to Los Angeles for CoMotion LA, an annual event and expo in downtown LA that explores the future of mobility and brings together the public and private sectors. And as I’m getting ready to fly out, I wanted to share with you

Cars, safety, and cameras

Cars, safety, and cameras

A bridge to our autonomous driving future We’ve talked in previous posts about the challenges autonomous vehicles (AVs) could bring or worsen — traffic [https://blog.getnexar.com/traffic-wont-go-away-with-autonomous-cars-d136f22288a8] , time to market [https://blog.getnexar.com/buckle-up-transportation-will-completely-change-in-40-years-c75c5e46845c] , and ridesharing [https://blog.getnexar.com/ridesharing-and-carsharing-is-a-sideshow-54a253d58100] . However, they’re without a doubt

It’s All Corner Cases: Teaching Computers to Drive Safely

It’s All Corner Cases: Teaching Computers to Drive Safely

Also introducing our latest data challenge for autonomous developers [https://www.getnexar.com/challenge-2/]` It could be argued there is only one proven Big Data application — web search. Nothing so far has met the sheer size and complexity of indexing the web at the precision, recall, and freshness Google delivers.

“Data is the new oil”

“Data is the new oil”

Why the race for data ownership is the new driving force of the automotive industry. Yesterday Intel & Mobileye announced that Mobileye will be acquired by Intel for over $15B, an announcement that made waves, given its sheer size and importance, not just for the Israeli tech ecosystem, where Intel is