16 novembre 2017

Google sibling Waymo launches fully autonomous ride-hailing service

Google sibling Waymo launches fully autonomous ride-hailing service Waymo’s self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans will start picking up passengers without a human behind the wheel, even for emergencies, in the next few months, as the Google-sibling steps up war with Uber. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters       Waymo, formerly known as Google’s self-driving car, is launching a fully autonomous Uber-like ride-hailing service with no human driver behind the wheel, after testing the vehicles on public roads... [Lire la suite]

15 novembre 2017

Stratview Research predicts a sustainable growth of CAGR 10.2% in the global ADAS market for the next five years Read more at h

Stratview Research predicts a sustainable growth of CAGR 10.2% in the global ADAS market for the next five years   Stratview Research foresees a sustainable growth of CAGR 10.2% in the global automotive advanced driver assistance systems market over the next five years (2017 – 2022), which offers an opportunity to the automotive industry players to align themselves with the market growth. There are several factors bolstering the growth of ADAS market in the global automotive industry. The author of the report... [Lire la suite]
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14 novembre 2017

Cars With Advanced Safety Systems Detailed list of cars with features that help drivers avoid or mitigate collisions

Cars With Advanced Safety Systems Detailed list of cars with features that help drivers avoid or mitigate collisions Need a new car? Then consider one with active safety systems. Manufacturers are building cars with systems that can help you avoid or mitigate a crash in all sorts of situations, such as closing in on another car too quickly, changing lanes into an unseen car in a blind spot, or simply backing out in a busy parking lot. Key active safety systems include: Automatic emergency... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2017

Auto tech startups struggle to gain traction

WHY AUTO TECH STARTUPS HAVEN’T BEEN A HOT INVESTMENT LATELY: 240 different startups focused on connected and autonomous car technologies have raised just over $5 billion from both corporate and private investors in recent years, according to a new Reuters analysis of funding in the space. But that is just a fraction of the money that has been spent on these technologies — Reuters estimated that automakers and tech giants have collectively spent $40-50 billion on developing autonomous and semi-autonomous car technologies.... [Lire la suite]
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12 novembre 2017

Lexus says its new luxury barge will drive itself by 2020

Lexus says its new luxury barge will drive itself by 2020 Lexus is the latest automaker to leap into the fray of highly automated driving, announcingthat its “Highway Teammate” advanced driver assist system (ADAS) will be available in 2020. The system, which offers “automated driving from entrance ramp to exit ramp on motor-vehicle-only roadways,” is featured as part of the sleek, glowing LS+ concept that Lexus is showing off at the Tokyo auto show this week. Highway Teammate will “enable automated merging, lane changes and... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2017

Honda Just Invented a Self-Balancing Motorcycle That Never Falls Over

Honda Just Invented a Self-Balancing Motorcycle That Never Falls Over Dropping your bike at a stop sign or during a low-speed maneuver is the fear of any new motorcyclist. It's easy enough to keep your bike upright at speed, but sneaking through a parking lot, all that mass is dying to tumble. Honda seems to have the perfect solution, with a new concept bike that can balance itself either during a low-speed crawl or when stopped completely. Honda Riding Assist was first demonstrated today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las... [Lire la suite]

10 novembre 2017

A.I. guardian-angel vehicles will dominate auto industry, says Toyota exec

A.I. guardian-angel vehicles will dominate auto industry, says Toyota exec CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- While much of the media attention around autonomous vehicle technology has been focused on fully self-driving cars, consumers shouldn't expect cars to act like chauffeurs any time soon. The vast majority of mainstream vehicles adopting autonomous driving features will be controlled by advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) or "guardian angels" that learn over time, Gil Pratt, CEO Toyota Research Institute, told reporters and analysts... [Lire la suite]
09 novembre 2017

Watch Dubai Police test its latest gadget -- a flying motorbike

Watch Dubai Police test its latest gadget -- a flying motorbike Dubai Police, already home to Lamborghini patrol cars, self-driving robots and android officers, has decided to take to the skies in what can only be described as a flying motorbike. The vehicle, called the Scorpion and designed by Russian tech company Hoversurf, relies on four propellers to stay airborne, with the rider crouched precariously close to the exposed blades. Capable of 40 mph and a travel time of 25 minutes, the single-seat... [Lire la suite]
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08 novembre 2017

Delphi taps three firms to enhance its connected cars, self-driving businesses

Delphi taps three firms to enhance its connected cars, self-driving businesses Delphi announced today a strategic investment, a strategic agreement and a commercial partnership, each one with different companies aimed to develop systems for new cars that can process and transmit data faster in order to enhance its connected cars and self-driving businesses. Valens The tier-one auto supplier revealed a minority investment in Valens, an Israel-based leader in signal processing capability – a key enabler for the expanding... [Lire la suite]
07 novembre 2017

DISCOVER AUTONOMOUS DRIVING POTENTIAL IN JAPAN

DISCOVER AUTONOMOUS DRIVING POTENTIAL IN JAPAN Japan has an Olympic dream - that Japan by the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be able to amaze the world again by showcasing the future of travel; state-of-the-art self-driving cars. Only days prior to the first Tokyo Olympics in 1964 did the groundbreaking high-speed railway Shinkansen go into service. Shinkansen was able to reduce the duration of the trip between Tokyo and Osaka, Japan’s two main economic centers, by more than 3 hours. The Olympic organizing committee has publicly stated... [Lire la suite]