27 août 2015

How a driverless car sees the road by Chris Urmson

Statistically, the least reliable part of the car is ... the driver. Chris Urmson heads up Google's driverless car program, one of several efforts to remove humans from the driver's seat. He talks about where his program is right now, and shares fascinating footage that shows how the car sees the road and makes autonomous decisions about what to do next.   More about the google car self driving car project : http://www.google.com/selfdrivingcar/      

07 août 2015

Morgan Stanley Says Shared Mobility and Autonomous Cars to Drive EV Growth (TSLA)

In a notehat has positive implications for Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA), Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas said they are 'Serious EV Bulls Again.' In his report, Jonas argues that while electric vehicles (EV) have failed to achieve mainstream success given inferior economic payback, shared mobility and autonomous cars could help EVs make a major comeback. 1. Shared mobility. Mobile technology and relatively simple software increases driving utilization rates by an order of magnitude bring taxis and chauffeur services to the masses. This... [Lire la suite]
16 juillet 2015

Autonomous vehicle: Bosch opens R & D center in France

credit photo Bosch Bosch France has recruited thirty engineers for its new research and development activities based in Sophia Antipolis (Alpes-Maritimes) and focused on electronic assistance systems drive vehicles. Within VISIONTEC Bosch is the name of the future R & D center, engineers will conduct research "to strengthen the presence of Bosch in driver assistance systems, particularly those for the autonomous vehicle" . First of all, the engineers will be developing integrated circuits comprising high-performance processors... [Lire la suite]
05 juillet 2015

The Safety Truck Could Revolutionize Road Safety

Have you ever found yourself driving behind a semi-trailer truck? If you’re on a single-lane highway or road, it can be a nightmare. Even though the truck is driving relatively slowly, you cannot overtake it due to its size, and because you cannot see what is happening in front of the truck.  However, Samsung has developed a solution that may make this problem a thing of the past. The Safety Truck consists of a wireless camera attached to the front of the truck, which is connected to a video wall made out of four exterior... [Lire la suite]
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01 juillet 2015

Solve For X Lecture on Google’s Driverless Cars May 2013

Good introduction to  the Google driverless car  
28 juin 2015

Bosch makes emergency braking possible using just a video sensor

credit Bosch Emergency braking systems are among the most effective assistance systems in the car. In Germany alone, up to 72 percent of all rear-end collisions resulting in personal injury could be avoided if all vehicles were equipped with them. Now Bosch has developed a stereo video camera with which an emergency braking system can function based solely on camera data. Normally, this would require a radar sensor or a combination of radar and video sensors. “The Bosch stereo video camera is a single-sensor... [Lire la suite]

25 juin 2015

Jaguar Land Rover Road Safety Research Includes Brain Wave Monitoring To Improve Driver Concentration And Reduce Accidents

Credit : Jaguar The automaker Jaguar is developing a battery of technological innovations to optimize the concentration and well-being of drivers to limit the number of accidents on the roads. These research projects are grouped in a global intiative called Sixth Sense. Among them: a technology from NASA that measures brain waves through the hands. Jaguar Land Rover's pioneering Mind Sense project is researching measuring  brainwaves to monitor driver concentration in the car Researchers are developing a Wellness Seat in a... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2015

Future autonomous driving functions at PSA Peugeot Citroën

In the test center of La Ferte Vidame, an "Innovation" Committee of PSA Peugeot Citroën has presented its leaders and the press a few technological components of its autonomous driving program. The first demonstrator ensures the highway commonly known function highway assistant . It allows the driver to delegate the conduct of his car in monotonous situations on motorways. Thanks to the automated steering control, braking system and powertrain, the vehicle maintains its speed compared to others and moves to the center of the lane.... [Lire la suite]
15 juin 2015

New self-driving Google car smaller and even less reliant on human assistance

Only a single person is required in an emergency to take over the more compact car with a detachable steering wheel, gas pedal and brake pedal. The new vehicle was put under some significant stress before Google and the Department of Transportation okayed it to interact with primate-operated vehicles. “We’ve made the car hot, we’ve made the car cold, we’ve done reliability testing, we drive the car through a durability ‘bump track’”, said Google systems engineer Jaime Waydo in a video of the new vehicle the company put out today. ... [Lire la suite]