Global Equities Research Releases Report on Alphabet's (GOOGL) Driverless Car

August 15, 2016 11:27 AM EDT
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Global Equities Research released a detailed report surrounding Alphabet's (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Driverless Car program. The self –driving car is being tested on public roads in Nevada, Florida, California and Michigan and have driven over 1.8 million miles.

GER Analysts commented, "In October'2015, Google Driverless project pivoted to using TensorFlow Deep Learning Framework; before that Google was using Theano Deep Learning Framework Google also mandated that the Driverless project team use TPU (Tensor Processing Unit) for Inferencing Engine Both Apple (AAPL) as well as Tesla (TSLA) Driverless project uses TensorFlow Deep Learning Framework; Apple (AAPL) Driverless Project will not use TPU, while Tesla's (TSLA) new AutoPilot will use TPU GOOGL, AAPL and TSLA are all using TensorFlow because TensorFlow has strong Reinforced Learning Model - which is essential for Autonomous Driving, where input from real drivers enhances classification accuracy Since October'2015, Google also put stringent requirement on "Automotive Dead Reckoning System" also called (ADR) on the Google Driverless Team ADR is set of Sensor technologies fused with some extremely smart and efficient algorithms that gives extremely high positional accuracy in extremely dense urban situations e.g Market Street in San Francisco or in the multi-level concrete Parking Garage Google's current ADR implementation was pretty bad ... we don't know how bad, but we know that new mandate is 1 centimeter to 1.5 centimeter consistent location accuracy Since October'2015, Google also put a very stringent requirement on the IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) which uses Gyroscope to collect data which helps Google create the High Fidelity Maps that Driverless cars use Google had to let go Chris Urmson, the CTO of Google Driverless Car Project: Industry believes that Google had to let go Google Driverless project CTO Chris Urmson Chris was likely uncomfortable with the above mentioned changes and stringent requirements that Google put in place for the Driverless project Team."

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