Have you ever imagined the world will be so advanced that a small smartphone will be used to drive a car? No? But, this is what had happened today. After, a consistent hard work, Huawei has successfully developed a hardware device that when incorporated in a smartphone can drive a self-driving car like Porsche.
Collaborating the features of Huawei Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, and Honor View 10, the company has developed a “neural processing unit” (NPU) called as Kirin 970, a chip accumulated the technology of artificial intelligence.
This doesn’t mean Huawei is excited to get into the business of autonomous cars. Instead, it just wants to show how powerful their technology is. Arne Herkelmaan, head of European headset portfolio said, “This is only a demo platform to show what these smartphones can do today.”
Mobile industry today has already made a renowned place in the world of digital assistant and now peeps out for make automotive devices and networks smarter.
How NPU works?
Working of NPU though looks easy is more complicated than thought. It consists of a camera application using image recognition technology to automatically perceive the objects such as a dog, a soccer ball, people or a bicycle across an autonomous car. Adjustments and movements of the vehicle can be done accordingly.
Huawei’s competitors LG, Verizon, and Nokia have made improvements in their respective technologies as well. Nokia clarified about the role of artificial intelligence in making faster 5G networks. While LG introduced an entirely refurbished design called as LG V30S that features AI technology and an additional memory capacity.
Around 1 million images were stored in the database the NPU where it had the capability to recognize 1,000 objects after it starts running through the streets of US. Whenever an object comes in front of a car, NPU recognizes it, matched it with the object stored in the database and makes the movement accordingly. It also trains itself for recognizing the objects it hasn’t seen before.