Artificial neural networks that mimic functions of a biological brain can solve problems almost impossible to program manually. That doesn’t mean they are near becoming self-aware and concluding the human race is a cancer that needs to be removed from the planet.
Silicon Valley has a lot of the crucial ingredients needed to make the next technical revolution happen, but the formula certainly can be replicated elsewhere, says the automaker’s chief technology officer.
Battery-technology studies, including those by the Department of Energy, show PHEVs could have a range of 100 miles by 2050, Honda says. The Chevy Volt currently has an all-electric range of 52 miles, and others have ranges of about 20 miles.
Automakers are updating their vehicle interiors with unprecedented speed, eager to integrate new technologies, softer leather, better sound systems and richer colors. WardsAuto will announce winners April 17....More