31 mars 2018

Just How Safe Is Driverless Car Technology, Really?

Just How Safe Is Driverless Car Technology, Really? Self-driving cars are supposed to be our salvation, drastically reducing the 1.3 million road fatalities worldwide each year by replacing humans with robots who can do precision piloting and never get distracted, drowsy or drunk. So why did a self-driving Uber SUV being tested in Tempe, Arizona, strike and kill a woman March 18 without so much as hitting the brakes? The accident will only drive more anxiety about autonomy given that 63 percent of Americans... [Lire la suite]
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30 mars 2018

SOCAR to Adopt ADAS(intelligent driving aid) on the Greatest Number of Vehicles in the Industry

SOCAR to Adopt ADAS(intelligent driving aid) on the Greatest Number of Vehicles in the Industry Biggest car sharing company in Korea SOCAR revealed on August 10th that the company aims to lead safe car sharing culture by adopting ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) on the greater number of vehicles than any other company in the industry. ADAS, which stands for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, is an intelligent driving safety solution that detects surroundings and any hazards through cameras and sensors. ADAS has... [Lire la suite]
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29 mars 2018

A French startup has all the Artificial Intelligence technologies needed to avoid many accidents such as recent UBER accident

A French startup has all the Artificial Intelligence technologies needed to avoid many automous car accidents such as the recent UBER accident We all saw videos of the UBER VOLVO accident. The dashcam video shows that visibility conditions were very poor and that the pedestrian is dressed in black (pullover) and crosses a road at night without any light and out of pedestrian crossing areas. This attitude is pure suicade and you wouldn't teach your children to behave this way. But even if this pedestrian shouldn't have been in the... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2018

Human Driver Could Have Avoided Fatal Uber Crash, Experts Say

Human Driver Could Have Avoided Fatal Uber Crash, Experts Say The pedestrian killed Sunday by a self-driving Uber Technologies Inc. SUV had crossed at least one open lane of road before being hit, according to a video of the crash that raises new questions about autonomous-vehicle technology. Forensic crash analysts who reviewed the video said a human driver could have responded more quickly to the situation, potentially saving the life of the victim, 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg. Other experts said Uber’s self-driving... [Lire la suite]
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27 mars 2018

China in the race

  China Wants Its Own Brains Behind 30 Million Self-Driving CarsThe Beijing-based company is taking aim at and just as the autonomous-driving business takes off and uncertainty looms over international trade.https://www.bloomberg.com  
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27 mars 2018

Volvo looks to supply Uber with up to 24,000 self-driving cars

Volvo looks to supply Uber with up to 24,000 self-driving cars Uber plans to buy up to 24,000 self-driving cars from Volvo, marking the transition of the U.S. firm from an app used to summon a taxi to the owner and operator of a fleet of cars. The nonbinding framework deal could offer San Francisco-based Uber a way to overcome setbacks at its autonomous driving division in Silicon Valley’s race to perfect self-driving systems.     Combining Volvo’s cars with Uber’s self-driving system builds on their nearly three-year... [Lire la suite]
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26 mars 2018

South Korea Built a “City” to Test Self-Driving Cars

South Korea Built a “City” to Test Self-Driving Cars SELF-DRIVING CITY South Korea has just opened the first section of its 323,749 square meter (3.45 million square feet) self-driving car testing facility. The testing grounds, known as “K-City,” are located approximately 32 km (20 miles) from the South Korean capital city of Seoul. A report from the Korea Herald states the facility includes “highways, downtown areas, city outskirts, and communal environments,” — a design that hopes to accurately simulate real-life... [Lire la suite]
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25 mars 2018

Dubai RTA launches tests of world's first autonomous pods

Dubai RTA launches tests of world's first autonomous pods Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in cooperation with Next Future Transportation, launched testing of the world's first autonomous pods during the World Government Summit in Dubai. The autonomous pods are designed to travel short and medium distances in dedicated lanes.  Read more : http://www.metro-magazine.com/technology/news/728497/dubai-rta-launches-tests-of-world-s-first-autonomous-pods
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24 mars 2018

Dubai launches its first driverless mini shuttle

Dubai launches its first driverless mini shuttle Dubai has unveiled its first driverless bus service, launching a month-long trial period for the electric vehicle with a view to expanding it across the futuristic Gulf city state. The 10-seat vehicle made its first trip on Thursday along a 700-metre (2,300-foot) stretch of road in downtown Dubai, near to the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower.Developed jointly by French group Easy Mile and Dubai-based Omnix, the minibus is powered by an electric motor and can hit speeds of 40... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2018

Autonomous vehicle shuttle to Dubai Mall soon

Autonomous vehicle shuttle to Dubai Mall soon Driverless vehicles to operate on a dedicated corridor crossing 3 traffic intersections Shaikh Ahmad, Anthony Foxx, former US Secretary of Transportation & Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, Mattar Al Tayer, and Abdullah Al Mogbel, IRF Global Chairman, during the IRF Middle East & North Africa Regional Congress & Exhibition “Mobility Solutions for the 21st Century” at The Dubai World Trade Centre Shaikh Rashid Hall, Dubai. Dubai: In a significant step towards... [Lire la suite]
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