22 février 2020

Usage-Based Insurance Accelerates In the United States

Usage-Based Insurance Accelerates In the United States As UBI programs continue to gain popularity across the United States, driving behaviors, miles driven and time of day travelled will begin to replace traditional auto insurance. Lately, it’s been hard to ignore the traction usage-based insurance (UBI) has been gaining in the United States. According to PTOLEMUS, a Brussels-based research and strategy consulting firm focused on mobility, of the 875 million auto insurance policies, about 20 million were usage-based last... [Lire la suite]
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21 février 2020

WAYMO’S DRIVERLESS CAR: GHOST-RIDING IN THE BACK SEAT OF A ROBOT TAXI

WAYMO’S DRIVERLESS CAR: GHOST-RIDING IN THE BACK SEAT OF A ROBOT TAXI Encountering construction, a wrong turn, and a flock of pigeons in the world’s only fully driverless car. I’m in the middle seat of a Chrysler Pacifica minivan, heading north on Dobson Road in Chandler, Arizona, when I notice we may have taken a wrong turn. Under normal circumstances, I would just lean forward and ask the driver for an explanation. But in this case, that’s not possible. There is, after all, no driver to ask. Last October, Alphabet’s... [Lire la suite]
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20 février 2020

Elon Musk: Tesla’s Full Self-Driving ‘feature-complete’ is coming ‘soon’

Elon Musk: Tesla’s Full Self-Driving ‘feature-complete’ is coming ‘soon’ Tesla missed Elon Musk’s deadline to release what he calls Full Self-Driving “feature-complete” out “at least in the early access program” by the end of last year, but the CEO says that it is still coming ‘”soon.” Autopilot is currently meant for highway driving, and the new Smart Summon, which Tesla recently released in its V10 software update, handles low-speed driving in parking lots. When Musk talks about a “feature-complete” version of Tesla’s full... [Lire la suite]
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19 février 2020

It’s 2020. Where are our self-driving cars?

It’s 2020. Where are our self-driving cars? When it comes to self-driving cars, the future was supposed to be now. In 2020, you’ll be a “permanent backseat driver,” the Guardian predicted in 2015. “10 million self-driving cars will be on the road by 2020,” blared a Business Insider headline from 2016. Those declarations were accompanied by announcements from General Motors, Google’s Waymo, Toyota, and Honda that they’d be making self-driving cars by 2020. Elon Musk forecast... [Lire la suite]
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18 février 2020

Methodologies to assess usability and safety of ADAS and automated vehicle

Methodologies to assess usability and safety of ADAS and automated vehicle In the framework of future innovation and for the sake of road safety, there is a great hope in fully supporting, or even replacing, the human driver by reliable technology. But, due to the novelty of this context, an important care will have to be devoted to investigate drivers' expectation, needs, behavior and functional abilities to reach this goal. In this context, this paper reviews several human factors issues related to partial and fully automated... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2020

The Deployment of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems in Europe

The Deployment of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems in Europe Advanced driver assistance systems (ADASs) are expected to significantly enhance driving safety, comfort and efficiency. This paper analyses the deployment of the ADASs in EU 28, in relation to the countries GDPs and fatalities. In addition, we explored the relation of ADASs sold with vehicle price and mass. For the analysis two sets of data were used. The first was obtained from the iMobility 2013 iCar implementation status survey, on the EU 28 ADASs deployment rates... [Lire la suite]
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16 février 2020

ROAD SAFETY IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

ROAD SAFETY IN THE EUROPEAN UNION The road safety situation differs widely between Member States. Some of them report substantial progress, while others are still performing significantly below the EU average. However, the gap between the worst- and the best-performing EU Member States has been narrowing year after year. In 2017, none of the Member States registered a fatality rate higher than 100 deaths per million inhabitants, and eight of them recorded a fatality rate lower than 40 deaths per million inhabitants.   In... [Lire la suite]
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15 février 2020

Is Tesla getting closer to a fully self-driving car?

Is Tesla getting closer to a fully self-driving car?   According to Chief Executive Elon Musk, a “feature-complete” version of Tesla’s full self-driving car capabilities could be available in an early access program to some drivers before the year is over. Musk said there was no guarantee that the full self-driving technology for Teslas would come out in the next few months, but that the company was “on track” to make such a development a reality in the near future. But even if Tesla rolls out “feature-complete” self-driving... [Lire la suite]
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14 février 2020

Enhancements of V2X Communication in Support of Cooperative Autonomous Driving

Enhancements of V2X Communication in Support of Cooperative Autonomous Driving Two emerging technologies in the automotive domain are autonomous vehicles and V2X communication. Even though these technologies are usually considered separately, their combination enables two key cooperative features: sensing and maneuvering. Cooperative sensing allows vehicles to exchange information gathered from local sensors. Cooperative maneuvering permits inter-vehicle coordination of maneuvers. These features enable the creation of cooperative... [Lire la suite]
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13 février 2020

Ducati are revolutionising how we think about motorcycles

Ducati are revolutionising how we think about motorcycles Ducati is revolutionising its motorcycles after announcing that it is developing a new state of the art ARAS radar system in its bikes. Safety is a continuous concern for bikers. After finalising the ARAS radar system, the company will have successfully taken one of the most discussed topics in the motorcycling world and turned it into one of the biggest selling points. After all, who doesn’t want to ride a radar-equipped wheeled rocket? But what exactly does... [Lire la suite]
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