05 octobre 2018

Updated: Autonomous driving levels 0 to 5: Understanding the differences

Updated: Autonomous driving levels 0 to 5: Understanding the differences Between Tesla's announcement that every car in production will now have the capability for full autonomy by 2018 and the Obama administration's plan to invest almost $4 billion in autonomous vehicle research over the next 10 years, the race to create the best driverless car has never been hotter. The rise of driverless vehicles is going to have a major impact on businesses and professionals. Automated vehicles could replace corporate... [Lire la suite]
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04 octobre 2018

Volvo’s new semi trucks now have more autonomous features and Apple CarPlay

Volvo’s new semi trucks now have more autonomous features and Apple CarPlay Volvo unveiled its new VNL series of semi trucks today with a host of high-tech goodies that are sure to appeal to many long-haul truck drivers. Volvo Truck, a separate entity from the Swedish automaker’s car group, is adding a suite of advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) to its truck lines as standard equipment. This includes forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control. Advanced driver... [Lire la suite]
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03 octobre 2018

More autonomous Waymo vehicles coming to Phoenix area

More autonomous Waymo vehicles coming to Phoenix area SAN FRANCISCO — A self-driving car service that Google spinoff Waymo plans to launch later this year will include up to 62,000 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans. The deal announced Thursday is the latest sign of Waymo’s confidence in its self-driving car technology, which sprung from a secret Google project started nine years ago. The technology will initially be deployed in a ride-hailing service in the Phoenix area before the end of this year and then expand into other U.S.... [Lire la suite]
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01 octobre 2018

How ADAS Enable Road Safety

How ADAS Enable Road Safety In honor of National Autonomous Vehicle Day, we wanted to highlight the technological innovations shaping the auto industry. Today, autonomous technology is declared as the future of transport. Automaker heavy hitters are investing billions in its development and even tech giants including Apple, Uber, and Baidu are trying to crack the code. But even though the race for self-driving cars is heating up, a reality where cars can operate sans driver is far from here. Like it or not, human drivers are still... [Lire la suite]
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30 septembre 2018

European Commission : MOBILITY AND TRANSPORT

European Commission :  MOBILITY AND TRANSPORT The opinions expressed in the studies are those of the consultant and do not necessarily represent the position of the Commission. Assessing the fitness to drive Education/training Infrastructural measures Vehicle design and vehicle safety What can be done about it? ADAS Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) can provide personal assistance in a road environment that cannot always take into account... [Lire la suite]
29 septembre 2018

Connected & autonomous vehicles will improve quality of life for 6 in 10 people with limited mobility, finds new study

Connected & autonomous vehicles will improve quality of life for 6 in 10 people with limited mobility, finds new study Six in 10 people say connected and autonomous vehicles will improve their quality of life, finds new study. Stress-free driving seen as the biggest benefit, with cars that brake and park themselves top attractions. Half of young people would use a connected and autonomous car today if they could. Connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) will transform the lives of six out of every 10 people in the UK,... [Lire la suite]

28 septembre 2018

Human Factors in Automated Driving

Human Factors in Automated Driving   Automated driving will fundamentally change road transportation. But the role of humans and human-system interaction need to be clearly established to ensure a smooth ride.   Automated driving technology has the potential to fundamentally change road transportation and improve quality of life. If set on the right track, automated vehicles (AVs) could reduce accidents caused by human errors, increase traffic flow efficiency, increase comfort by allowing the driver to perform... [Lire la suite]
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27 septembre 2018

The deployment of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems in Europe

The deployment of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems in Europe Road transport is an essential service in society, but the burden of traffic crashes and Pollution is immense. European data show that road accidents in the EU countries cause about 250,000 seriously injured people every year, with 28,000 fatalities in 2012 (Kearns & Kidd, 2013). US data in addition, illustrate that automobile crashes led to 34,080 fatalities in 2012 (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 2013), where about 90% of the cases were... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2018

Uber’s self-driving trucks are now delivering freight in Arizona

Uber’s self-driving trucks are now delivering freight in Arizona Uber’s big push to dominate the trucking industry took a leap forward today with the announcement that the ride-hailing giant is now operating its fleet of self-driving trucks on its freight-hauling app. The shipments are taking place in Arizona, where the ride-hailing giant is also testing out its robot taxis. Uber said it is using a transfer hub model, in which the trucks drive autonomously on the highway and human drivers take over for the last miles.   By... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2018

Self-driving, 416-ton trucks are hauling raw materials around Australia

Self-driving, 416-ton trucks are hauling raw materials around Australia Self-driving trucks have begun to hit the roads in the United States, but they’re already hard at work in Australia. British mining company Rio Tinto has 73 autonomous behemoths transporting iron ore 24 hours a day in West Angelas, Australia, across four job sites, according to MIT Tech Review. The autonomous fleet is roughly 15% cheaper than one with human drivers. The trucks, made by Japanese manufacturer Komatsu, weigh... [Lire la suite]
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