25 juin 2018

Self Driving Car Startups to Watch

Self Driving Car Startups to Watch Not long ago, the self driving car was talked about as futuristic tech that was decades away, in the same way we think about flying cars today. Thanks to startups, a driverless future without a steering wheel and a gas pedal is now an inevitability, the only question is when. Tesla, Uber, Lyft, Waymo, and incumbent automakers feeling the competitive pressure are accelerating the advent of autonomous tech. The rush to develop self-driving cars is fueling GM's $1 billion acquisition of... [Lire la suite]
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24 juin 2018

Predictive Safety Gateway to Autonomy

Predictive Safety Gateway to Autonomy Automotive is becoming one of the largest sectors of the electronics market pulling along with it the major suppliers. Renesas, for instance, made its fortune in automotive electronics before diversifying into consumer markets, but with the merger of Freescale with NXP there will be a new king of the hill in automotive electronics and its futuristic visions aim is to keep it on top for the foreseeable future by perfecting "predictive safety" as a prelude to full autonomy. "We estimate from... [Lire la suite]
23 juin 2018

Assessing the real future impact of autonomous vehicles

Assessing the real future impact of autonomous vehicles Bold predictions and skeptical challenges abound regarding the speed with which autonomous vehicles could emerge. The evangelists believe we could see a rapid evolution from “level 1” function-specific automation of tasks – such as stability control – through to “level 4” fully self-driving vehicles. Indeed, in early 2017 Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla, claimed that full autonomy could be less than six months away. Whilst development to date has been relatively slow, as with... [Lire la suite]
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21 juin 2018

Gauging the disruptive power of robo-taxis in autonomous driving

Gauging the disruptive power of robo-taxis in autonomous driving The self-driving taxi could ultimately take the global auto industry on a wild ride. Our use-case approach reveals why. Personal mobility could change profoundly in the next two decades. Consumers, who increasingly view mobility as a service, want more choices for traveling between points A and B, including ride hailing, car sharing, and perhaps even self-driving “robo-taxis.” For automakers, the proposed changes could replace the industry’s traditional emphasis... [Lire la suite]
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20 juin 2018

Dubai tests autonomous pods in drive for smart city

Dubai tests autonomous pods in drive for smart city Dubai has begun testing autonomous pods in a trial run the Gulf’s trade and tourism hub hopes will help its transformation into one of the smartest cities in the world. Officials from Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) displayed two cube-shaped vehicles built by U.S.-based Next Future Transportation company in Italy as they spun around on a main street in Dubai. Passersby stopped to try out the six-seat vehicles and question the Italian engineers overseeing the test. RTA... [Lire la suite]
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19 juin 2018

2018 Infiniti QX80 gets new ADAS features

2018 Infiniti QX80 gets new ADAS features Production of the new QX80 is underway at INFINITI’s Kyushu production facility in Japan, and it will go on sale in select INFINITI markets across North America, Asia, Western Europe and the Middle East at the end of 2017. The new QX80 offers a range of drive assist technologies – proactive safety innovations that support the driver in identifying and responding to other vehicles and potential hazards. Drawing on inputs from five cameras and three radars to read the road ahead... [Lire la suite]

18 juin 2018

The most impressive things Tesla's cars can do in Autopilot

The most impressive things Tesla's cars can do in Autopilot Tesla's Autopilot feature gives its cars semi-autonomous capabilities. While driving with Autopilot activated, a Tesla vehicle can regulate its speed, change lanes, and park without driver assistance. Tesla customers can buy the Autopilot feature for $5,000. Tesla's Autopilot feature has become the subject of controversy after a Model S crashed into a fire truck on January 22 while possibly using the feature. The National Transportation Safety Board... [Lire la suite]
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17 juin 2018

Who’s Winning the Self-Driving Car Race? A scorecard breaking down everyone from Alphabet’s Waymo to Zoox

Who’s Winning the Self-Driving Car Race? A scorecard breaking down everyone from Alphabet’s Waymo to Zoox. In the race to start the world’s first driving business without human drivers, everyone is chasing Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo.  The Google sibling has cleared the way to beat its nearest rivals, General Motors Co. and a couple of other players, by at least a year to introduce driverless cars to the public. A deal reached in January to buy thousands of additional Chrysler Pacifica minivans,... [Lire la suite]
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16 juin 2018

What Are the Safety Features in Autonomous Cars?

What Are the Safety Features in Autonomous Cars? Autonomous cars are still making their way into the automotive marketplace, but they are becoming more and more common every year. It’s a fantastic change — experts are estimating that more autonomous cars on the road will reduce accidents by up to 90 percent, saving a potential 30,000 lives every year. What makes autonomous cars so much safer, and what are the newest safety features that have been implemented in these vehicles?   Emergency Braking Emergency braking is a... [Lire la suite]
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15 juin 2018

Safety and self-driving vehicles

Safety and self-driving vehicles The government wants to promote self-driving vehicles as a key feature of its strategy for economic growth. At a meeting last month of the government council on investing in the future, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hailed autonomous driving technology as “a major weapon for a productivity revolution” and ordered relevant ministries and agencies to accelerate work on regulations permitting self-driving cars. Road testing has already begun in Japan under tight conditions, and the government has an... [Lire la suite]
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