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Kuch bhi! This was my reaction, when I read that somebody was using Apple Vision Pro while driving Tesla in FSD mode. Apple Vision Pro, which was released recently, provides an excellent immersive and mixed reality experience. It is expensive st US$3500. It can possibly have its app ecosystem growing in coming years and someday we may see it assisting in driving too! (Kuch bhi, a hindi word at times used to express exasperation)

Waymo, are you next line after Cruise robotaxi! Waymo AV on 6th Feb'24, collided with a cyclist in San Francisco. This incident could impact the general perception about safety and viability of autonomous vehicle. We will have to wait for a week or so before we can say that Waymo autonomous vehicle was in complete control when this incident happened.

Ford is planning to do away with parking assist, as it is not used much. Ford is analysing data from connected vehicle to assess the features being used and those which are not used much and they could be removed to optimise vehicle cost.

On our home front, fleet management system called FlexiFleet developed by CDAC Trivandrum was transferred to three industry players at Digital India FutureLABS Summit 2024. According to data available in public domain FlexiFleet features include- Live Tracking, Route Optimization, Fuel Management, Driver Behavior Monitoring, Maintenance Management and Reports and Analytics. Not sure, if FlexiFleet has any feature which will make it stand out from the many available fleet management system.

Have a great weekend!
Maneesh Prasad

Top News

1) Testing Apple Vision Pro with Tesla FSD
A Tesla owner was stopped by the police in California for wearing an Apple Vision Pro headset while driving with Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta software turned on more

2) Waymo AV collides with cyclist in San Francisco
Waymo autonomous vehicle collided with a cyclist in San Francisco on 6th February afternoon. The cyclist suffered minor scratches and was not taken to the hospital, according to the San Francisco Fire Department more

3) Infineon, Honda forge automotive semiconductor partnership
Infineon Technologies and Honda Motor announced a partnership focusing on collaborating on automotive semiconductor solutions. The MoU establishes a framework for aligning future product and technology roadmaps more

4) Ford to remove automatic parking assist
Ford is planning to remove automatic parking assist. The move will save US$2 billion Ford is analyzing data from connected vehicles to identify specific features with low usage rates more

Top News from India

1) Snap-E Cabs raises $2.5M in pre-series A led by IPV
Snap-E Cabs has raised $2.5 million to upgrade technology, launch new services and expand to new cities. By the fiscal year 2024-25, it hopes to have 1,500-2,000 EVs operating in five cities more

2) Zoomcar & CARS24 partner for car sharing entrepreneurship
Under the partnership Zoomcar will provide its car sharing platform and technical expertise, while CARS24 will provide its car leasing business and network of car dealerships more

3) Servotech partners with Adani TotalEnergies for AC EV chargers
Servotech Power Systems will be responsible for supplying and Installing AC EV Chargers at different airports and other said locations more

4) Rosmerta launches AI driver monitoring for fleet operators
Rosmerta Technologies Limited introduced a AI-based Driver Monitoring & Alert System integrated with a vehicle tracking management system. Initially targeted at fleet operators, the system offers real-time tracking, video AI-based more

5) L&T collaborates with Marelli for automotive digital twin innovation
L&T Technology Services Limited is collaborating with Marelli to develop and implement innovative automotive digital twin solutions more

6) Fleet Management System and other techs transferred to Industry
During "Digital India FutureLABS Summit 2024” held at IIIT- Delhi in addition to other technologies, Fleet Management System designed and developed by CDAC Thiruvananthapuram under InTranSE Program of MeitY more

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