Huawei is using the Mate 10 Pro to turn a Porsche Panamera into a driverless car

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Huawei has just become the first manufacturer to use the AI on a smartphone to autonomously drive a car. Huawei's RoadReader project managed to transform a Porsche Panamera into a driverless vehicle that can see and understand its surroundings. RoadReader can distinguish between 1,000s of different objects
including a cat and a dog, a ball or a bike and learn to take the most appropriate course of
action.

Most driverless cars currently being developed rely on the computing power of purpose-
built chips developed by third party technology providers. However, Huawei's RoadReader is powered entirely by its Mate 10 Pro smartphone, which includes a dedicated NPU (neural processing unit) for AI.

“Our smartphone is already outstanding at object recognition. We wanted to see if in a short
space of time we could teach it to not only drive a car, but to use its AI capabilities to see
certain objects, and be taught to avoid them” said Andrew Garrihy, Chief Marketing Officer,
Huawei Western Europe. “If our technology is intelligent enough to achieve this in just 5 weeks
– what else can it make possible?”

Huawei will be showcasing the RoadReader project and the vehicle’s capabilities at a two-day
event at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (MWC) from 26th to 27th February 2018.

Source: Huawei

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