The University of Michigan studies pedestrian body language like gait and posture to bolster computer vision algorithms with predictive analytics; we discuss the future of insurance; and Ford and VW may finally be set to announce a $4B partnership on AVs and EVs.
Predicting pedestrian actions
Computer vision, lidar, etc are necessary, but not sufficient, to reading the world around a car: what’s needed now is human-like prediction, intuition, of what people (and vehicles) are about to do.
Future of insurance in an AV world
Insurance companies aren’t going anywhere; they’re just going to shift their focus.
Ford and VW partnering up for real?
A $4 billion deal… maybe?
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