Waymo Valuation dropped 80% From $200 to $30 Billion

Self-driving car company, Waymo, is now valued at $30 billion which is $170 billion less than a $200 billion only 18 months ago. Waymo raised $2.25 billion but at lower valuation. They have 600 self driving vehicles in Arizona. Waymo CEO John Krafcik was reconsidering the business, focus on the driver, pivot away from robotaxi and …

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NVIDIA’s Atlan and Hyperion Self Driving Platforms

NVIDIA unviled the DRIVE Atlan Autonomous Vehicle Platform. It is a Next-generation SoC to deliver more than 1,000 TOPS and equipped with BlueField DPU. Atlan will not be available for a couple of years, software development is well underway. During the GTC 21 keynote address this morning, NVIDIA Founder and CEO Jensen Huang announced: DRIVE …

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Videos of Tesla FSD Beta

Tesla Autopilot FSD Beta drives from San Francisco to Sausalito with 0 disengagements. FSD Beta 8.2 does well in suburban and rural areas but it still needs improvement for major urban areas. Tesla FSD Beta 8.2 had a couple of disengagements and close calls while driving in Oakland. SOURCES- AI Driver, Whole Mars Catalog, Dirty …

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Ark Invest 2025 Bull Case Means Elon Musk Will Be a Trillionaire

Ark Invest manages stock funds totaling over $50 billion in value and is currently has the hottest investment analysis. Ark accurately predicted four years ago that Tesla would reach a $4000 share price (pre-split). Ark’s newest Tesla forecast is that in a bull case Tesla will reach a value of $4000 per share by 2025. …

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Historic and Future Economic Booms Offsetting Depressions and Disasters

Science Fiction, scenarios and visions of the future often emphasize fears and risks of collapse or depressions. Science fiction usually focuses on civilizations with major problems so that stories have tension and drama. A civilization with scarce resources is also a simple world to understand. Scenarios planners want to look at three to eight scenarios …

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Self-Driving Trucks Will Create a Megaregion Economic Boom

Urban areas are richer and more productive. Research shows that doubling the population and increasing urban density boosts productivity by about 15%. Roman cities were connected by the distance someone could walk in one hour. Self-driving cars, trucks and buses will be able to eliminate traffic jams and then have steadily increasing safe operating speeds. …

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Economic Boom From Faster and Cheaper Movement of Goods

There is some suggestive evidence that lowering the cost and barriers to trade and increasing the volume of trade will boost GDP. It is difficult to isolate cause and effects. Past major examples of reduced transportation times and lowering costs of movement of goods are Interstate and national highway systems and shipping containers. Shipping containers …

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Plus Using Nvidia Orin AI Chip for Self Driving Semi Truck in 2022

Plus, a self-driving truck technology, announced today that it will equip the next generation of its autonomous truck driving system with the NVIDIA DRIVE Orin system-on-a-chip (SoC). The company plans to roll out this next-generation system in 2022 across the U.S., China and Europe. Plus is starting mass production of its autonomous driving system for …

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