The Morning After: Formula 1 wants AI to help it figure out if a car breaks track limits

Key Takeaways:

– The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) plans to use Computer Vision tech at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to monitor track limits.
– The FIA aims to reduce the number of manual reviews of potential track limit violations to around 50 per race.
– Dbrand is suing Casetify for allegedly stealing the designs of its “transparent” Teardown products.
– NVIDIA is facing a lawsuit from Valeo for allegedly stealing its trade secrets after a screensharing blunder.
– Black Friday brings significant discounts on tech products, including Apple, Samsung, and Google devices.

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The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), F1’s governing body, says it will employ Computer Vision tech at the season-closing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this weekend. Drivers know the exact lines to take at corners for optimal lap times, but sometimes racers go out of bounds as they try to gain an advantage, and officials need to check cars stay within track limits. Four people had to review around 1,200 potential violations in July's Austrian Grand Prix, and some track limit violations went unpunished in October’s US Grand Prix. The FIA hopes to reduce the number of possible infringements officials manually review to around 50 per race.

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AI Eclipse TLDR:

The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), the governing body of Formula 1 (F1), plans to use Computer Vision technology at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to ensure that drivers stay within track limits. This technology will help officials determine if racers have gone out of bounds in an attempt to gain an advantage. Currently, officials manually review potential violations, with around 1,200 potential violations reviewed by four people in the July Austrian Grand Prix. The FIA hopes to reduce the number of violations that require manual review to about 50 per race. In other news, accessory maker Dbrand has filed a lawsuit against Casetify for allegedly copying the designs of its “transparent” Teardown products, and French automotive company Valeo is suing NVIDIA for stealing trade secrets after an employee mistakenly shared source code files during a meeting. Additionally, Engadget highlights some of the best Black Friday deals on consumer electronics, including discounts on Apple, Samsung, and Google products.