Aug 8, 2017

Intel enters self-driving car race with Mobileye acquisition

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Intel says it is solidifying its aggressive push into the autonomous vehicle race with its $15 billion purchase of Mobileye.

Why it matters: On a call with reporters Tuesday, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich says that combining their resources will give it a major leg up for a market that's as big as $70 billion for hardware, software and services.

Mobileye co-founder Amnon Shashua, who will become Sr. Vice President at Intel, said Intel's new advantage is bringing a completely autonomous vehicle system under one umbrella, as opposed to the piecemeal approach other companies are pursuing.

"Customers are looking to come to one place that does computer vision, sensor vision, 5G connectivity, data center for collecting data... Only that combination can go from the front of the car, through to the back of the car, and back up to the data center," Shashua said. "You need to think about mapping, artificial intelligence, driving policy, safety, interact with regulators. It's a complex game."

Mobileye also brings close relationships with more than two dozen car manufacturers that will help Intel get its technology directly into vehicles.

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History's largest lockdown leaves Indian workers stranded, afraid

A migrant worker on the move with his child, in Gurugram, India. Photo: Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty

Few moments better capture the world into which we've slipped than the decision of one man to order 1.4 billion into lockdown.

Why it matters: India’s three-week lockdown is the largest ever attempted, and it sparked South Asia's greatest migration since partition in 1947. While the economic effects could be devastating, the public health crisis it's intended to fend off could be more destructive still.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 7 p.m. ET: 782,319 — Total deaths: 37,582 — Total recoveries: 164,565.
  2. U.S.: Leads the world in confirmed cases. Total confirmed cases as of 5 p.m. ET: 161,807 — Total deaths: 2,953 — Total recoveries: 5,595.
  3. Federal government latest: The White House will extend its social distancing guidelines until April 30.
  4. State updates: Rural-state governors say testing is still inadequate, contradicting Trump — Virginia, Maryland and D.C. issue stay-at-home orders to residents, joining 28 other states.
  5. Business latest: Ford and General Electric aim to make 50,000 ventilators in 100 days.
  6. In photos: Navy hospital ship arrives in Manhattan.
  7. What should I do? Answers about the virus from Axios expertsWhat to know about social distancingQ&A: Minimizing your coronavirus risk.
  8. Other resources: CDC on how to avoid the virus, what to do if you get it.

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First U.S. service member dies from coronavirus

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The Pentagon on Monday announced the death of a member of the New Jersey National Guard who tested positive for the coronavirus.

Why it matters: It's the first U.S. service member — active, reserve or Guard — to die from the virus, according to the Pentagon. The guardsman passed away on Saturday after being hospitalized for the novel coronavirus on March 21.

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