Huawei’s Mate 10 Pro Android smartphone can drive a Car
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As the driverless car industry continues to grow, Chinese smartphone giant Huawei conducted an experiment that turned the Porsche Panorama into a car that drives itself.Huawei’s RoadReader project turned a Mate 10 Pro AI into the “eyes” of a self-driving car. The image-recognition software was originally developed to improve phone cameras, but Huawei claims its ability to identify thousands of specific objects allows a car to automatically detect obstacles and avoid them.
Huawei’s Mate 10 Pro smartphone was installed into the car as part of the experiment set up to display the processing prowess of the flagship phone’s Kirin 970 chip, which features an artificial intelligence (AI) engine. A developer called Kerve created an app with a simple user interface, allowing you to tap a button on the phone to get the car going. it took the smartphone five weeks to master the road courtesy of an AI-enabled camera.
Huawei Claims Its New Smartphone Can Make a Car Ride
Essentially the phone’s neural processing unit (NPU) is being used to identify objects and tell the car how to react when they’re in the way. The phone is installed on the car’s dashboard and scans for potential obstacles on its path and guides the car what to do.
“It has been trained to identify about 1,000 objects and because it’s AI it learns new objects as well,” said Arne Herkelmann, European head of handset portfolio and planning for Huawei. “This is purely a showcase of what the phone today is capable of,” he added.