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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - City of Industry - 9 Jul 2016

Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:49 pm

The link for the BMW event worked for me. Make sure you aren't including the period at the end?

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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - City of Industry - 9 Jul 2016

Fri Jul 08, 2016 10:37 pm

Some of you might be interested in paper I found titled "End to End Learning for Self-Driving Cars." Its authors all work for Nvidia. Some background:

The Tesla Model S and X have a Nvidia Tegra processor, which includes a very powerful GPU, Graphical Processing Unit. GPUs can efficiently perform complex matrix operations that may have little to do with graphics many times faster than a conventional processor. Nvidia has built their company for the gaming community, but it now supplies software for their GPUs that implement Deep Learning Neural Networks, which they claim shows strong potential for Autonomous Driving.

Several years ago Neural Networks were resurrected from a long period of decline with the discovery of new methods for training deep (many layered) neural networks.

The paper describes the architecture of a Deep Learning Neural Network as implemented by Nvidia, and it gives a hint to the processing involved in a neural network powerful enough to drive a car autonomously.

Tesla has never said whether their "assisted driving" system uses Deep Learning Neural Nets. To my knowledge they have not even said to what extent they use the Tegra processor for things other than just the graphics on the Tesla 17" display. They have said that they do not just use the standard Mobileye processing that comes with the Mobileye camera. Since the Tesla has a radar as well as the camera, It is doing some sensor fusion beyond what the Mobileye camera can do alone.

https://arxiv.org/pdf/1604.07316.pdf
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - City of Industry - 9 Jul 2016

Sun Jul 10, 2016 3:16 pm

Thanks for all the good advice and shared experience from friends at the breakfast to help with my DIY solar project.

There was also good discussion about the fatal Tesla crash in FL with Autopilot engaged. The WSJ did what I consider the best balanced report on Autopilot problems and successes. Even in the best case, where both driver and Autopilot realize an emergency stop is required, as soon as the driver touches the brake the Autopilot disengages.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=7&ved=0ahUKEwiP8raX6-nNAhUY-mMKHe8GA-QQFgg3MAY&url=https://www.pressreader.com/belgium/the-wall-street-journal-europe/20160707/281487865673697&usg=AFQjCNEaZuC1um6ZNWDlPwHPKlthacer-A&sig2=QG1se48XuD1glK5oSBi2Lg
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - City of Industry - 9 Jul 2016

Sun Jul 17, 2016 3:35 pm

A week and a day ago, Saturday 9th of July, we had a very good Gathering
at the Golden Corral just off freeway 60 in the City of Industry.
The food was quite good, and our turnout of 11 bodies included
four ladies. Quite enjoyable, the last real drive (with Boomer) in
my Nicolas ... before leaving it at the Body Shop in south Irvine.

The shop got the cosmetic bumper panel off, and the underlying
structural bumper, and I got to see it, and get a few pictures.
At the end of the week, apparently not much progress, but they
say that they are preparing to remove the rear suspension
so that the car can be properly supported during replacement
of four major rear panels. Estimated at near $18k so far.

Hopefully they will get a substantial amount of work done this week,
but I will be riding with Robert this coming Saturday, to HTB in Santa Ana.

Planning to see you there, Cheers, Gary
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Santa Ana - 23 Jul 2016

Sun Jul 17, 2016 3:48 pm

We are nearing the end of our 6th year of Gatherings.
Originally hoping to order a Nissan LEAF, some now own
Coda, Kia, iMev, LEAF, Rav4EV, BMW, and Tesla vehicles.

Next Saturday, 23rd of July, 2016, we Gather at the Hometown Buffet
on 17th Street in Santa Ana, just 2 blocks East of the I-5 freeway.

I plan on being there by 8 AM (when they open for Breakfast), and
get to the custom omelet bar before the rush. CU there.

Has anybody done the free "update" from Win7 or Win8 to Win10?
How bad is Win 10 ... in breaking things that used to work?
Thanks, GG
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Santa Ana - 23 Jul 2016

Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:45 pm

Gary, I recently installed the free Win10. My problem was that it didn't want to install. After several extremely lengthy attempts, my brother (a computer expert by profession) finally got it running. Some people say it took them a full day to load it; others didn't take long. I guess it depends on the individual computer? I haven't had trouble with it "breaking" things, but it did take a while to figure out the new look and layout and the location of my files. Some minor things, like some of the free games I had loaded on Win7, apparently aren't supported by Win10, so I lost them. Other than that, things are good.

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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Santa Ana - 23 Jul 2016

Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:12 pm

Thanks for reminder on Windows 10.
Only free till July 29, 2016.

Time to get on with it.

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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Santa Ana - 23 Jul 2016

Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:06 am

Next Gathering is tomorrow, Saturday, 23 July 2016, at the Hometown Buffet
on 17th street in Santa Ana, just 2 blocks East of the I-5 freeway.
Breakfast starts at 8 AM.

Although my Tesla is still in the Body Shop, I plan to arrive in Robert's S85.

Does anybody need me to bring anything?
If you have something for Show-n-Tell, please bring it.

See you there, Gary
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Santa Ana - 23 Jul 2016

Sun Jul 24, 2016 7:39 am

We Gathered 16 bodies, including 4 ladies, with many EV types.

I was suffering with a too frequent "bladder says empty now" condition,
which turned out to be abruptly cured early Saturday evening when
my bladder suddenly ejected a ... kidney stone that it apparently was
trying to get rid of for at least 4 days.

Then, Saturday night, I got 6.5 hours of uninterrupted and
much needed sleep. All of a sudden life seems cheery again.

Yes, I know, boomer would say "too much information, Gary",
but he was absent, so this is what happens, it seems.

A popular topic was residential solar power components and installation,
with a tour of Adrian's new 33 panel microinverter solar system,
happily producing those much-desired green electrons.
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Santa Ana - 23 Jul 2016

Sun Jul 24, 2016 7:59 am

Our August Gatherings are on the 6th and 20th, finishing up
6 years of our EV Gatherings. Thanks to everyone for helping
make our breakfast Gatherings a pleasure.

More later, Gary
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2010 Prius, 2014 silver Tesla S
Nissan EVSE, mod to 240/120v 16A
PU: SDG&E
Solar PV: 33 x 225W -> 7 kW max AC
To Sell: X-treme 5000Li EV motorcycle

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