01 avril 2016

Visteon Exhibits Comprehensive Range of Head-Up Displays for Mass Market Vehicles at 2016 International CES®

Visteon Exhibits Comprehensive Range of Head-Up Displays for Mass Market Vehicles at 2016 International CES® LAS VEGAS, Nevada, Jan. 4, 2016 — Global cockpit electronics supplier Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC), will show a full range of head-up display (HUD) solutions for vehicles at the 2016 International CES®, Central Plaza (CP20) at the Las Vegas Convention Center from Jan. 6-9. Visteon will exhibit several scalable HUD solutions targeting all segments – from entry-level to luxury vehicles – with global market appeal, including... [Lire la suite]
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30 mars 2016

Trends and outlook of the auto electronics industry, by DELOITTE

Trends and outlook of the auto electronics industry, by DELOITTE Since 2010, the global auto market has featured quite a polarized development. The United States has begun to emerge from the economic crisis, while European countries are facing a debt crisis and excess production capacity. The major emerging markets have entered a stable stage after one or two years of explosive growth. (For these reasons,) the auto industry is experiencing a global capacity redesign to capture the new growth markets. At the same time, OEMs are... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2016

Could cameras replace mirrors on school buses?

Could cameras replace mirrors on school buses? What will the future school bus look like? I was pondering this while doing blind spot training with a driver and came up with the idea of removing the mirrors and replacing them with cameras and LCD screens, which would do even more to reduce blind spots. Thinking I had the million-dollar idea to retire with, I showed a few people some examples of how it would work and asked their opinion. When I started my research, once again I found out I am a "day late, dollar short" kind... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2016

GM Has ‘Aggressive’ Plans for Self-Driving Cars

GM Has ‘Aggressive’ Plans for Self-Driving Cars GENERAL MOTORS IS quietly developing autonomous vehicle technology and plans to have a fleet of self-driving Chevrolet Volts roaming the campus of its technical center in suburban Detroit next year. The company has been relatively quiet about the technology, which companies like Google, Tesla Motors, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi have championed with big promises and impressive demonstrations. But General Motors is no stranger to autonomous tech, which is started exploring almost a... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2016

Uber Reportedly Orders 100,000 Autonomous Cars From Mercedes

Uber Reportedly Orders 100,000 Autonomous Cars From Mercedes March 21st, 2016 by Steve Hanley  Originally published on Gas2. Last year, Elon Musk proclaimed that Tesla will be making 500,000 cars a year once the Model 3 gets into production. His prediction calls for that to happen by 2020. Later, Steve Jurvetson, one of the first investors in Tesla Motors, and Uber CEO Travis Kalanik were at a Top 10 Tech Trends dinner, hosted by the Churchill Club. Jurvetson said afterwards that Kalanick would buy... [Lire la suite]
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25 mars 2016

ABI Research: 6 transformative paradigms driving toward smart, sustainable automotive transportation

ABI Research has defined six transformative paradigms for the automotive industry over the next 25 years: the software-defined car; sensors and big data; the connected car; cooperative mobility and the IoT; electrification; and car sharing/driverless cars. While the first three phases are already underway, the latter three will start to drive the market forward within the next 10 years, according to the market research firm. The final three stages—cooperative mobility, electrification, and car sharing leading to driverless cars—will... [Lire la suite]

25 mars 2016

Vienna Convention amended!

  credit photo BMW A major regulatory milestone towards the deployment of automated vehicle technologies will be attained on 23 March 2016 with the entry into force of amendments to the 1968 Vienna Convention on Road Traffic. As of that date, automated driving technologies transferring driving tasks to the vehicle will be explicitly allowed in traffic, provided that these technologies are in conformity with the United Nations vehicle regulations or can be overridden or switched off by the driver. A second major regulatory... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2016

Self-Driving Cars and Insurance

Self-Driving Cars and Insurance   HE TOPIC Each new generation of cars is equipped with more automated features and crash avoidance technology. Indeed, many of today’s high-end cars and some mid-priced ones already have options, such as blind-spot monitoring, forward-collision warnings and lane-departure warnings. These will be the components of tomorrow’s fully automated vehicles. At least one car manufacturer has promised to have fully automated cars available by the end of the decade. Except that the number of crashes will... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2016

The MEGADRONE big enough to carry a passenger: Chinese firm says self-flying craft could be used as a smart autonomous taxi

The MEGADRONE big enough to carry a passenger: Chinese firm says self-flying craft could be used as a smart autonomous taxi(Autonomous Vehicle) The all-electric vehicle has four arms with eight propellers at the end allowing it to travel up to 60mph Ehang says the 184 is autonomous, so all the passenger has to do is enter their final destination into an app FAA regulators have not approved the drone for human use in the US, but Ehang is hopeful they will do soon Cost is yet to be revealed and the company claims a commercial... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2016

prospective : Will future automotive products still need wheels ?

Will future automotive products still need wheels ? It is very interesting to see what is happening in the robotics research labs. Seeing this, almost everyone thinks aboutmilitary applications (that is why DARPA gives money for those researches), about industrial applications where human beings may be in danger (nuclear industry, ...), and also about space quest (Mars, Moon, and further). But think, would is be interesting for individual mobility ? :. invalid persons artificial arms and legs (medicine application). mobility... [Lire la suite]