Amazon Web Services is shifting its focus away from the cloud and toward automobiles as it strives to accelerate the development of software for autonomous vehicles.
Tesla is not your typical automobile manufacturer, as both Wedbush’s Dan Ives and Ark Invest’s Cathie Wood have pointed out. It is a technology (and artificial intelligence) corporation that also happens to sell automobiles. Because artificial intelligence (AI) is the driving force behind self-driving technology, the more data a given corporation has, the better its models can be made. This high-tech approach has given Tesla a significant advantage in both the electric vehicle (EV) industry and the self-driving vehicle (SD) field.
Despite the many continuing investigations into the reliability of the technology, Tesla has a large number of data-gathering cars on the road, which puts the company in a good position to continue to level up its FSD. This is the case despite the fact that there have been multiple inquiries into the safety of the technology.
However, there are several routes available to circumvent Tesla’s defenses.
BMW, as part of a new cooperation with Amazon Web Services, plans to utilize Amazon’s cloud computing technologies in the development of its semi-autonomous driving systems. In order to further advance its ongoing automation initiatives, BMW plans to leverage the generative AI, Internet of Things, machine learning, and data storage capabilities offered by AWS.
The European car manufacturer’s up-and-coming advanced driving assistance system (ADAS) will be made available as part of its recently unveiled Neue Klasse range of electric vehicles, which will go on sale in 2025.
This push to expand automation comes at a time when automakers all over the world are searching for new methods to challenge Tesla’s supremacy in the electric vehicle market. Tesla has become synonymous with self-driving and Autopilot, the company’s version of ADAS, so automakers are looking for new ways to compete with these technologies.
Elon Musk, the chief executive officer of Tesla, stated on July 19 that the company’s vehicles have amassed over 300 million self-driving miles as of that date, despite the investigations and ongoing controversy.
The efforts that BMW is making to develop its own ADAS will demand a massive amount of data processing and storage capacity.