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What To Expect From The Tesla AI Day 2022 Event

On September 30th, Elon Musk will give an overview of the company’s journey to fully autonomous vehicles, as well as officially announcing the Optimus Robot.

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Tesla is hosting an “AI Day” event on September 30th, where Elon Musk’s company will showcase ongoing developments towards the complete automation of its vehicles, ultimately leading to a range of entirely driverless cars.

This year’s event, however, promises something that will almost certainly overshadow Tesla’s automated cars: A robot called Optimus, which Elon Musk is billing as having “the potential to be more significant than the vehicle business over time.”

Optimus Tesla Bot

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The Optimus robot is causing something of a stir online. Many believe it may be a gimmick to showcase Tesla’s other AI projects, whereas others are skeptical it will ever turn out to be real. One thing is certain though: Tesla is arguably one of the biggest robotics pioneers in the world, so it makes sense that the company is keen to produce a humanoid robot.

Musk has stated that the Optimus robot will be “friendly” with human-like hands and a fully self-driving Tesla computer for a brain. Tesla engineers think it will likely be another 10 years before the Optimus bot is ready to be sold to consumers. However, a large portion of the company’s resources seem to be being funneled into the project.

Autonomous Vehicle Update

tesla autonomous vehicle update

Back to real-world technology, the Tesla AI Day will feature announcements that most regular people have been waiting for. The company has already announced that 160,000 drivers across North America are beta testing its vehicles in a fully driverless format, so it will be interesting to hear updates on a program that hasn’t been without controversy (read: plenty of crashes and accidents!).

Dojo

tesla dojo

Alongside autonomous cars and robots, AI Day will also feature news on Dojo, a powerful Nvidia-based supercomputer that will train the company’s AI systems. Last year, the computer was still in development, so it will be interesting to see what’s been achieved in the previous twelve months. Musk has claimed that Dojo will be capable of an exaFLOP of computing — for us mere mortals, we’d have to perform one calculation per second for 31,688,765,000 years to match what Dojo can achieve in a second!

Overall, we’re expecting big things from Tesla’s AI Day 2022, which will be a chance for the company to lay out its vision for the future, which will undoubtedly be something to look forward to in an era that currently seems increasingly pessimistic.

You’ll be able to watch the event on Tesla’s official YouTube channel here.

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Initial Trials Of Dubai’s Driverless Evocargo Trucks Completed

Testing was announced on July 17, and the completion is a major milestone towards upgrading the region’s logistics infrastructure.

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A Dubai-based company has completed the initial trials for the UAE’s first driverless trucks. The groundbreaking achievement by Evocargo, partnering with Dubai South, took place at Dubai South Logistics District, and marked a significant step towards incorporating autonomous technologies into the region’s wider logistics infrastructure.

Announced on Wednesday, July 17th, the trials featured the Evocargo N1 unmanned electric truck navigating a predetermined route within a controlled setting. The test involved interactions with common road obstacles such as cars, trucks, and pedestrians, aiming to evaluate the vehicle’s hardware and software reliability, accident prevention systems, and overall readiness for public road use.

Officials were keen to highlight that this accomplishment aligns with the UAE’s ambitious strategy to position itself as a global leader in innovation and technology adoption. The country aims to have 25% of all transportation in Dubai autonomous by 2030, underscoring its commitment to revolutionizing the logistics sector using advanced technologies.

Mohsen Ahmad, CEO of the Logistics District at Dubai South, emphasized the importance of the collaboration with Evocargo in enhancing the region’s logistics capabilities. He noted that autonomous vehicles are set to increase efficiency, reduce carbon emissions, and establish a sustainable logistics infrastructure that will benefit both Dubai and the wider UAE.

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Ahmed Al-Ansi, CEO of Evocargo Autonomous Logistic Services, also expressed optimism that the trials will draw new customers and investments across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. The partnership aims to lead in innovative tech solutions, further establishing the UAE as a pioneer in autonomous transportation.

The successful completion of the trials marks a crucial step towards realizing the UAE’s vision for a technologically advanced and sustainable future in which autonomous vehicles are expected to play a pivotal role in global logistics.

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