Picture: Amazon Cloud Service's latest release of self-driving toy cars
Nov. 29, according to foreign media reports, Amazon's cloud service, Amazon Web Services AWS, announced Wednesday local time the launch of a $399 self-driving toy car to help web developers test some of their own self-driving technologies. Customers can train and adjust machine learning models through online simulators, and then test them on a model car that is one eighteenth of a real racing car.
Amazon Web Services is even creating a sports league and championship, with participants using the model car AWS Deep Racer.
Speaking about the upcoming game, Jassy added:
The news offers Amazon, the world's largest cloud computing company, an opportunity to attract people to try machine learning services such as Amazon Sage Maker and apply them to cars.
It also raises questions about Amazon's interest in autopilot. At present, autopilot is an explosive area, attracting a lot of investment from car manufacturers and technology companies.
Similar to Amazon's competition simulation is very common in academia, which mainly focuses on how traffic management is realized in the era of autopilot. To be sure, autopilot often depends on sensors, lidar and other components, which are not the focus of AWS DeepRacer.
Amazon has previously held a so-called Robocar Rallies Robocar Rallies competition, focusing on behavioral cloning technology, which AWS Deep Racer will now replace.