11 novembre 2018

To Make Self-Driving Cars Safe, We Also Need Better Roads and Infrastructure

To Make Self-Driving Cars Safe, We Also Need Better Roads and Infrastructure The big question around self-driving cars, for many people, is: When will the technology be ready? In other words, when will autonomous vehicles be safe enough to operate on their own? But there has been far less attention paid to two equally important questions: When will the driving environment be ready to accommodate self-driving cars? And where will this technology work best? Self-driving cars are the most challenging automation project ever... [Lire la suite]

10 novembre 2018

Radar and Ultrasonic Sensors Strengthen ADAS Object Detection

Radar and Ultrasonic Sensors Strengthen ADAS Object Detection According to the National Safety Council (NSC), as many as 40,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. in 2016, the highest total in more than a decade. Among the main causes were speeding, driving while impaired, and texting while driving. Including the 4.6 million people injured, the total costs from medical expenses, lost wages and productivity, and property damage could exceed $432 billion. To help improve road safety and satisfy increasingly stringent... [Lire la suite]
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09 novembre 2018

European commission : connected cars

European commission : connected cars The race for automotive data: Digital platforms versus automotive manufacturers The European automotive industry experiences substantial business opportunities in the coming years, especially by means of Digital Platforms and Big Data. Yet, traditional Original Equipement Manufacturers are facing fierce competition from digital players which are also attracted by these opportunities read more : https://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/dem/monitor/tags/connected-cars ... [Lire la suite]
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08 novembre 2018

South Korea’s push for driverless vehicles brings large autonomous bus trials to the streets

South Korea’s push for driverless vehicles brings large autonomous bus trials to the streets KT’s 45-seat self-driving bus is experiencing test-drives on public roads in Seoul after their application was approved by Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport…   South Korean telecom giant KT Corporation has gained government approval to test-drive a 45-seat autonomous bus on public roads. The bus can freely access both highways and city roads in Seoul, and has already successfully completed a four hour test-drive on two... [Lire la suite]
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07 novembre 2018

Google sibling Waymo launches fully autonomous ride-hailing service

Google sibling Waymo launches fully autonomous ride-hailing service Alphabet’s self-driving car firm beats Uber to be first to offer robot taxis without humans behind the wheel to take over in an emergency   Waymo’s self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans will start picking up passengers without a human behind the wheel, even for emergencies, in the next few months, as the Google-sibling steps up war with Uber.  Waymo, formerly known as Google’s self-driving car, is launching a fully autonomous Uber-like ride-hailing... [Lire la suite]
06 novembre 2018

Greater safety on two wheels: Bosch innovations for the motorcycles of the future

Greater safety on two wheels: Bosch innovations for the motorcycles of the future Safety is one of the most urgent challenges in the motorcycle market. Whether smart assistance systems or connectivity packages, Bosch offers many solutions that make roads safer for motorcyclists. And with its innovative research projects, it is already planning for the next stages of development. Sliding mitigation research project: Whether wet leaves, an oil spill, or gravel on the road surface, wheels begin to slip sideways if they can no longer... [Lire la suite]

05 novembre 2018

Advanced driver-assistance systems: Challenges and opportunities ahead

Advanced driver-assistance systems: Challenges and opportunities ahead Semiconductor companies can help take ADAS applications to a new level—provided that they are ready to embrace change. Demand for advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS)—those that help with monitoring, warning, braking, and steering tasks—is expected to increase over the next decade, fueled largely by regulatory and consumer interest in safety applications that protect drivers and reduce accidents. For instance, both the European Union and the United... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2018

ADAS Technology and Market Trends

ADAS Technology and Market Trends The growing demand for improved vehicle safety is driving rapid innovation in active safety and ADAS among vehicle manufacturers. This growth has been enabled by improvements in information and communications technologies, as well as sensor technology to enable the car to have a greater awareness of its surroundings. This document provides an overview of sensor technology and describes the capabilities of the main types of ADAS systems currently being adopted as well as the regulatory/safety ratings... [Lire la suite]
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03 novembre 2018

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES : PLOTTING A ROUTE TO THE DRIVERLESS FUTURE

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES PLOTTING A ROUTE TO THE DRIVERLESS FUTURE While the long-term benefits of autonomous vehicles (AVs) are genuinely exciting, the route to true autonomy in transportation will likely be long and full of uncertainty. The precise impact of AVs on individuals, communities, industries and workplaces is, as yet, unclear. One thing’s for sure, though—every industry will be affected. Some will find themselves disrupted; others will find new opportunities for growth and innovation. Both outcomes create a pressing need... [Lire la suite]
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02 novembre 2018

Commercial Auto Insurance Trends in 2018

Commercial Auto Insurance Trends in 2018 Over the past few years, commercial auto losses have created challenges for businesses with fleet exposures. In 2016, the combined ratio for commercial auto reached a 15-year high of 110.4 percent according to Fitch Ratings. Here, we’ll look at key trends in what’s behind the losses and actions commercial auto policyholders can take to better manage on-the-road risks. An uptick in commercial auto claims costs stems from both claim frequency and severity. Key factors driving these... [Lire la suite]
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