14 février 2018

Talking Headways Podcast: This Is Not Mapping Just for Humans

Talking Headways Podcast: This Is Not Mapping Just for Humans This week I’m joined by Christof Hellmis, a vice president at HERE Technologies in Berlin, Germany. HERE invited me to CES in Las Vegas to check out the next wave of data mapping. I got to sit down with Christof and a couple of other folks to talk about how mapping and location data will play an increasingly important role in the new transportation technologies. As Christof says, this isn’t just mapping for humans, it’s maps for everything.   Read more and get... [Lire la suite]

14 février 2018

DENSO DEVELOPS NEW VISION SENSOR FOR IMPROVED NIGHT DRIVING SAFETY

Credit @DENSO – Sensor reduces accidents by detecting pedestrians and other road users in low-light situations – DENSO Corporation, one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers, announced it has developed a new standard vision sensor that detects pedestrians at night, cyclists, road signs, driving lanes and other road users. Working in conjunction with a millimeter-wave radar sensor, the new vision sensor allows automobiles to automatically activate emergency braking when obstacles are identified, helping reduce accidents... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2018

TESLA roadster in space

TESLA roadster in space A true aeronautics performance, and a car in space with a slice of humour
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13 février 2018

ADIENT SHOWCASES PASSENGER PROTECTION FOR AUTONOMOUS-DRIVING VEHICLES

Global seat supplier's solutions keep passengers safe regardless of seat position As seat systems become more flexible to address the rise of autonomous vehicles, they will change occupant seating positions, creating new safety challenges. Adient, the world's largest automotive seating supplier, is showcasing its advanced passive and active safety solutions for occupants, property and data at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). "One major change to vehicle seating on the way to autonomous driving is the change from... [Lire la suite]
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12 février 2018

Watch Waymo remove safety drivers from autonomous taxis for the first time

Watch Waymo remove safety drivers from autonomous taxis for the first time Phoenix, Arizona is home to the world's first fully driverless robot taxi service. Google sibling Waymo now has driverless cars on public roads, with no one behind the wheel. The autonomous Chrysler Pacifica minivans had kept safety drivers onboard, ready to take over in emergencies or when the vehicle fails to navigate on its own. But Waymo has let its cars off the leash in Phoenix, AZ, giving them permission to drive entirely on their own. A... [Lire la suite]
11 février 2018

Tesla flying car? Elon Musk teases 'special upgrade' of Roadster supercar

Tesla flying car? Elon Musk teases 'special upgrade' of Roadster supercar Tesla has unveiled a new Roadster, the new version of its original sports car. It’s the fastest production car ever made "period," according to CEO Elon Musk. USA TODAY Want to take your Tesla for a joyride ... through the air? In a tease that would be utterly ludicrous if it had come from practically anyone else, Tesla CEO Elon Musk hinted Sunday that a "special upgrade" of the company's new Roadster supercar may be capable of briefly flying. The... [Lire la suite]
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11 février 2018

Forget self-driving cars — these self-driving slippers are the future we deserve

As marketing gimmicks go, I’ll take self-driving slippers over flamethrowers any day. Nissan recently developed a system for slippers to “park” themselves at the entrance of a traditional Japanese inn at the push of a button, in a bid to both delight travelers and market its semi-autonomous ProPilot driving technology. 【TECH for LIFE】ProPILOT Park RYOKAN | Inspired by NISSAN ProPILOT Park #技術の日産   Each slipper is equipped with two tiny wheels, a motor, and sensors to “drive” across the wooden lobby... [Lire la suite]
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10 février 2018

Global ADAS Market to Surpass 302 Million Units Annually in 2022, Facilitating Deployment of L3 Automation, IHS Markit Says

Global ADAS Market to Surpass 302 Million Units Annually in 2022, Facilitating Deployment of L3 Automation, IHS Markit Says SOUTHFIELD, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global automotive applications of advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) will surpass 302 million units annually in 2022, according to new analysis from business information provider IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO). In its latest ADAS Applications and Sensors Report, IHS Markit forecasts that global ADAS growth will be led in part by new introductions of automated autopilot,... [Lire la suite]
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09 février 2018

Senior citizens will lead the self-driving revolution

Senior citizens will lead the self-driving revolution With 125,000 residents, over 54,000 homes, 32 square miles, 750 miles of road, and three distinct downtowns, The Villages in Florida is one of the largest retirement communities in the US. It’s also been described as a raunchy, booze-filled boomtown for those who want to fill their twilight years line-dancing and no-strings-attached sex. And starting soon, it will have another distinction to brag about: a fleet of robot taxis. Voyage, a startup that has been... [Lire la suite]
08 février 2018

Velodyne’s latest LIDAR lets driverless cars handle high-speed situations

Velodyne’s latest LIDAR lets driverless cars handle high-speed situations Self-driving cars from Alphabet’s Waymo are currently cruising the streets of suburban Arizona, navigating around with no human at the ready to take the wheel should something go wrong. It’s some of the most advanced testing we’ve seen so far, reaching what’s know as Level 4 autonomy. These cars can operate without any human input, but only under certain conditions and on certain roads. Velodyne, one of the leading manufacturers of laser sensor for... [Lire la suite]