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Tesla’s Lack Of LIDAR For Autopilot Is Legit & Provides Competitive Edge, Research Hints

A Seeking Alpha writer says Tesla has a big lead over other companies in autonomous technology because it has chosen to not use expensive LIDAR technology. A new study says self-driving systems that rely on cameras can be just as effective and cost considerably less.

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Hybrid Electrification System Can Be Installed On Long Haul Trucks For 30% Fuel Savings

Hyliion is described as a "Class 8 vehicle hybridizing company," and its two products are said to deliver up a significant savings in fuel and emissions, and are claimed to "instantly" convert a tractor or a trailer into an "intelligent" hybrid electric vehicle.

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Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science announces six new faculty members

MIT's Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) has appointed six new faculty members. One has already joined the department, while five others will arrive in 2018 and early 2019. Song Han will join EECS as an assistant professor in July 2018. His research focuses on energy-efficient deep learning at the intersection of machine learning and computer architecture. He proposed the Deep Compression algorithm, which can …

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Portuguese delegation led by Minister Manuel Heitor visits MIT

Following previous meetings at MIT and Portugal, Manuel Heitor, the Portuguese minister for science, technology, and higher education, recently visited MIT to discuss and plan the development of a new phase of the partnership between Portugal and the American university. The president of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), Paulo Ferrão, and a representative of Portuguese universities, António Cunha, accompanied the Portuguese minister. During the two-day, visit the Portuguese delegation met …