31 août 2016

When the Trial Lawyers Come for the Robot Cars

When the Trial Lawyers Come for the Robot Cars long the way to a world of driverless cars there are many potential roadblocks: infrastructure issues, different technical standards, restrictive state licensing policies, and more. But something more problematic might be the one most likely to derail this important technology: excessive lawsuits. To avoid the chilling effect that excessive litigation might have on this life-saving innovation, Congress may need to provide a certain amount of legal immunity for creators of... [Lire la suite]

30 août 2016

CITY OF BRISTOL TO CREATE DRIVERLESS CARS FOR THE ELDERLY

CITY OF BRISTOL TO CREATE DRIVERLESS CARS FOR THE ELDERLY English scientists work to create easy-to-access mobility for senior and isolated citizens. Researchers from Bristol are harnessing the potential of automated driving to grant all citizens access to mobility. In the "Flourish Project", specialists from the University of the West of England (UWE) and the Bristol Robotics Laboratory are working to develop a driverless infrastructure for elderly citizens, isolated adults, and people who do not drive. As... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2016

NEWS issue (#11) of the NEXYAD newsletter : SafetyNex the driving force of NEXYAD onboard products

NEWS issue (#11) of the NEXYAD newsletter : SafetyNex the driving force of NEXYAD onboard products   Headlines : . NEXYAD invited to present SafetyNex on the BMW booth at the Mondial de l'Automobile. How could NEXYAD modules have helped avoiding TESLA fatal accident. White paper on telematics for auto insurance and focus on SafetyNex. new NEXYAD tool for ADAS validation using a scale model car NEXYAD is member of MOV'EO and of the MOVEO Groupement ADAS (see : http://groupementadas.canalblog.com/) Read the Issue #11 of... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2016

How We RollIS AMERICA READY FOR A DRIVERLESS FUTURE?

How We Roll IS AMERICA READY FOR A DRIVERLESS FUTURE? EVEN IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN A DRIVERLESS CAR ON THE ROAD, you've seen plenty of them in the headlines. Flocks of them are predicted to swarm the streets, ready to roll up at the tap of a smart phone. They're predicted to be clean, safe, convenient, and if the Google car is any indication, adorable. And they're predicted to be ready for American streets before you can say, "Fully autonomous self-driving vehicle." But a prediction won't schlep your kid to soccer practice. And... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2016

Daimler strategic focus areas

Daimler strategic focus areas 1. Strengthening the core business. In the framework of the growth strategy Mercedes-Benz 2020, we will launch more than 30 new passenger car models by the end of the decade. Here: Mercedes-AMG E 43 4MATIC; Fuel consumption, combined (l/100 km): 8.3, CO2 emissions, combined (g/km): 189. A strong core business begins with first-class products. That is why the product range of Mercedes-Benz Cars is being renewed and expanded in all segments. In the framework of the growth strategy... [Lire la suite]
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26 août 2016

Opposite strategies fuel driverless car development

credit photo : John F. Martin / Delphi Automotive Automakers are on two separate paths to creating self-driving cars. Some, like General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co., have enough cash reserves that they are developing their own proprietary autonomous systems in close partnership with technology companies. Others are waiting to buy off-the-shelf systems like the fully autonomous one announced by Delphi Automotive PLC and Mobileye NV, which they said Tuesday will be ready for any automaker to purchase by 2019. Both approaches have... [Lire la suite]

26 août 2016

The Issue of 'Self-Driving' Is Back as China Sees First Tesla Autopilot Crash

The Issue of 'Self-Driving' Is Back as China Sees First Tesla Autopilot Crash The driver who crashed says Tesla’s sales staff promoted the system as “self-driving.” Tesla  TSLA 0.12%  said on Wednesday that one of its cars had crashed in Beijing while in “autopilot” mode, with the driver contending sales staff sold the function as “self-driving,” overplaying its actual capabilities. Tesla said it had reviewed data to confirm the car was in autopilot mode, a system that takes control of steering and... [Lire la suite]
25 août 2016

Springfield attorney says Tesla autopilot mode helped him survive medical emergency

  Mid-afternoon on July 26, attorney Joshua Neally got into his Tesla Model X near his downtown Springfield law office to make the drive home to Branson. It was his daughter's 4th birthday, and they had plans for the evening.He took Chestnut Expressway, merged onto U.S. 65 and drove south out of Springfield city limits. Then things got worse. "It was excruciating pain," Neally told the News-Leader Friday. "I've never had such pain in my life." His breathing was limited. He struggled to place a call to his... [Lire la suite]
25 août 2016

OLDER DRIVERS AND ADAS: Which Systems Improve Road Safety?

OLDER DRIVERS AND ADAS: Which Systems Improve Road Safety? In the coming decades, the number of older drivers that experiences difficulties in traffic as a result of functional limitations will strongly increase. Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) could resolve some of these difficulties, by providing personal assistance in a road environment that does not always allow for the possibilities and limitations of the older road user. As a result, ADAS would extend the older adult's safe mobility as a driver. The aim of this paper... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2016

Autonomous Cars Likely To Increase Congestion

Autonomous Cars Likely To Increase Congestion Congestion is a serious issue in developed countries, but autonomous cars are likely to be as much a part of the problem as part of the solution. Consider these US numbers from a study published in late 2015: The top 30 bottlenecks are each responsible for more than one million hours of lost time annually. Drivers stuck on these roads experience total delays of about 91 million hours every year, the equivalent of 45,500 person-work years. The lost value of time to the economy... [Lire la suite]