31 octobre 2018

Self-Driving Flying Car to Take Off in Two Years

Self-Driving Flying Car to Take Off in Two Years   The Terrafugia will automatically avoid other aircraft, bad weather, and restricted airspace. The hybrid electric flying car that's been a dream for so long is finally taking shape. Terrafugia announced that they expect to have a prototype for their computer-controlled electric aerial vehicle called the TF-X released within two years. The company says a full-sized prototype of the TF-X will be ready by 2018, the Daily Mail reported. No price has been announced, a company... [Lire la suite]
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30 octobre 2018

Survey Measures EMS Personnel’s Perceptions of Self-Driving Ambulances

Survey Measures EMS Personnel’s Perceptions of Self-Driving Ambulances You arrive on-scene to find a gunshot victim who’s bleeding profusely. You and your partner share a knowing look—you’ll need a second set of hands to work on this patient. Luckily you brought the automated ambulance to the scene. You and your partner jump in back with the patient as the ambulance drives itself to the closest trauma center, allowing the two of you to work as a team on a rapidly declining patient when normally one of you would have to drive. ... [Lire la suite]
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29 octobre 2018

Which are the top autonomous vehicle ready countries?

Which are the top autonomous vehicle ready countries? Netherlands tops KPMG’s AV readiness index; US third KPMG’s top autonomous vehicle ready countries Autonomous vehicles have taken the world by storm and the pace of development of AVs has been tremendous. It’s no more a question on whether autonomous vehicles will be reality but when all road vehicles become fully autonomous. A first ever survey by KPMG attempts to rank 20 autonomous vehicle ready countries. While the Netherlands emerged the leader in this Autonomous... [Lire la suite]
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28 octobre 2018

Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City unveils new autonomous shuttle

Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City unveils new autonomous shuttle Abu Dhabi clean energy project Masdar City has unveiled its first autonomous vehicle, which will begin shuttling people on a daily basis. Capable of transporting up to 12 people, the shuttle – designed by French autonomous vehicle company NAVYA, is a self-driven electric vehicle with a top operational speed of 25 kilometres per hour. The shuttle will operate a regular all-day service linking Masdar City’s parking areas with its main podium. The NAVYA shuttle was customised... [Lire la suite]
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27 octobre 2018

Uber trucks start shuttling goods across Arizona — by themselves

Uber trucks start shuttling goods across Arizona — by themselves Uber has been using its self-driving trucks to transport goods in Arizona. Gregory Murphy SAN FRANCISCO — Uber has been sending self-driving trucks on delivery runs across Arizona since November, the first step in what promises to be a freight transportation revolution that could radically reshape the jobs of long-haul truckers. After testing its technology earlier in 2017, Uber began contracting with trucking companies to use... [Lire la suite]
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26 octobre 2018

DUBAI’S AUTONOMOUS TRANSPORTATION STRATEGY

DUBAI’S AUTONOMOUS TRANSPORTATION STRATEGY TRANSFORMING DUBAI TO AUTONOMOUS MODE BY 2030 Under the Directions of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed Bin Rashed Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Dubai Future Foundation in conjunction with Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority Launched the ‘Dubai Autonomous Transportation Strategy’. The strategy aims to transform 25% of the total transportation in Dubai to autonomous mode by 2030, involving 5 million daily trips, saving AED 22... [Lire la suite]
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25 octobre 2018

Free Space detection in real time on standard architectures such as smartphones

Free Space detection in real time on standard architectures such as smartphones Here is the demo of RoadNex free space detection on a regular smartphone. Free space is detected in real time. On this version, "distant  sidewalks" are integrated into free space (it is an option) because sidewalks without pedestrians may be a option to avoid accident if it is not possible to brake as short as need and is the street is full of users. No need for a NVIDIA heavy computing architecture, no need for a MOBILEYE chip, etc ... Only the... [Lire la suite]
24 octobre 2018

Dubai Sustainable City driverless vehicles project enters next stage

Dubai Sustainable City driverless vehicles project enters next stage Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced that it has embarked on the fourth phase of its driverless vehicles project at Dubai’s Sustainable City. The announcement comes as part of RTA’s efforts to boost Dubai’s strategy of having as much as 25% of public transport operating autonomously by 2030. “The trial run of the autonomous vehicle has started in the Sustainable City following three stages of successful test runs,” said Ahmed Bahrozyan, CEO of... [Lire la suite]
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23 octobre 2018

Self-Riding Motorcycle Helps ADAS, Autonomous Vehicle Testing

Self-Riding Motorcycle Helps ADAS, Autonomous Vehicle Testing The combination of rapid acceleration and extreme maneuverability means motorcycles present a particular challenge for advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS). A new self-driving motorcycle co-developed by AB Dynamics (Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, England) promises to allow ADAS and autonomous systems to be tested under much more challenging and representative conditions (Fig. 1). Figure 1: AB Dynamics’ riderless motorcycle retains the full performance potential... [Lire la suite]
22 octobre 2018

Artificial intelligence enters ADAS

Artificial intelligence enters ADAS Road traffic holds many complex situations in store - situations that could possibly overtax a conventional driver assistance system. In a joint project with Technical University Darmstadt (Germany), automotive supplier Continental has now investigated the use of machine learning in such systems. The "trustworthiness" of the AI plays an important role. In the fourth round of the Proreta research project, the partners Continental and TU Darmstadt developed a machine-learning vehicle... [Lire la suite]