Why Intel Will Pay $16B for Automotive Computer-Vision Leader

Clifton DawsonAnalysis, Augmented Reality

This week, Intel announced a plan to acquire Mobileye for $15.3 billion as a strategic move to fortify its burgeoning automative chips division. Since early 2000, Israel-based Mobileye has supplied car manufacturers with computer-vision technology for advanced driver assistance systems. Using a low-cost, yet powerful chip-based system combining a monovision camera, image recognition software, and machine-learning algorithms, Mobileye accurately and rapidly distinguishes between … Read More

Unity & Greenlight Insights Discuss Industry Trends

Greenlight InsightsAnalysis, Events

Alexis Macklin, an analyst with Greenlight Insights, attended VRDC and GDC last week. She and Tony Parisi, Global Head of VR/AR Strategy at Unity Technologies, discussed the top VR trends and techniques from GDC. FIRESIDE CHAT WITH TONY PARISI Parisi shared how the 5.6 release version of Unity’s platform will make creating cinematic and non-entertainment content for VR/AR artists and … Read More

Survios and Epic Games Showcase New Techniques at GDC 2017

Alexis MacklinAnalysis, Events

Epic Games' VR game Robo Recall is released for free on Oculus Touch at GDC 2017.

Virtual reality had an overwhelming presence at GDC throughout sessions and the expo floor. As a follow-up to VR’s breakout year in 2016, the gaming industry focused on how to improve VR experiences for consumers. Along with top news of price drops and headset announcements, developers showcased new techniques displayed in VR games. Two gaming titles surprised VR fans at … Read More