10 juillet 2019

How ADAS is making autonomous driving a reality

How ADAS is making autonomous driving a reality Self-driving cars are no longer a dream. Anyone who has recently visited a car show has seen or even sat in an autonomous vehicle. Be it Tesla, Peugeot, Renault, or even Rolls-Royce, all major car manufacturers are currently working on this technology. However, despite their fancy and futuristic look, driverless cars always raise the same crucial question: How safe are they? What are Advanced Driver Assistance Systems? Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) is the most... [Lire la suite]

09 juillet 2019

Google and FCA partner to develop Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid self-driving vehicles

Google and FCA partner to develop Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid self-driving vehicles Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has found a partner in Google to develop autonomous technology, while the technology giant has found a partner to help increase its test fleet and provide an opportunity to integrate the technology into an existing production car. IHS Automotive Perspective Significance: FCA and Google have announced a partnership that will result in 100 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans being developed with Google's... [Lire la suite]
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08 juillet 2019

Boeing Announces Work With Flying Taxi Startup Kitty Hawk, But Don't Call It a Flying Car

Boeing Announces Work With Flying Taxi Startup Kitty Hawk, But Don't Call It a Flying Car Boeing has announced that it’s working with the flying taxi startup Kitty Hawk, to “collaborate on future efforts to advance safe urban air mobility.” The announcement of the so-called strategic partnership is pretty light on details, but it’s an optimistic signal for people who’ve been waiting on futuristic, consumer-facing aviation technologies. Kitty Hawk has developed the Cora, an autonomous and fully electric flying taxi that has... [Lire la suite]
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07 juillet 2019

We spoke to a Waymo One customer about how robot taxis get confused by rainstorms

We spoke to a Waymo One customer about how robot taxis get confused by rainstorms Last month, Waymo launched its first self-driving taxi service — Waymo One — in Phoenix, Arizona, but you would hardly know it by scrolling through your feed. No Facebook posts, no live-streaming videos, no tweets. We don’t know how many people are using the Google offshoot’s self-driving minivans (Waymo won’t say), but the ones that are have been surprisingly mute on social media. One exception is Shawn Metz, a 30-year-old HR manager who... [Lire la suite]
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06 juillet 2019

Uber planned on running 13,000 self-driving taxis by 2019

Uber planned on running 13,000 self-driving taxis by 2019 According to court documents unsealed last week, Uber envisioned running 75,000 autonomous vehicles in commercial applications across a geographic spread of 13 cities – all by 2022. These extrapolations date back to 2016, and are part of the cache of documents that have been submitted by Walter Bratic as an expert witness to rebut Waymo’s valuation claims for the economic damages that it incurred due to a trade secret theft. Waymo had accused its former engineer Anthony... [Lire la suite]
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05 juillet 2019

Tesla said its cars will be self-driving by 2019. We’ve heard this before

Tesla said its cars will be self-driving by 2019. We’ve heard this before Elon Musk stood up in front of a room of investors today (April 22) to announce the era of the self-driving car had arrived—at least for Tesla. At “Autonomy Investor Day,” the Tesla CEO unveiled it had developed its own self-driving chip designed specifically for Tesla vehicles, and it would launch a “robo-taxi” service for owners of autonomous cars to pick up paying passengers.  It’s all part of an updated master plan. While Tesla’s first... [Lire la suite]
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04 juillet 2019

Ford: Opportunities for OEMs to change insurance with connected cars

Ford: Opportunities for OEMs to change insurance with connected cars An automaker’s connection to the customer and vehicle could give it pieces of the customer value chain beyond the vehicle purchase and financing, based on a presentation last week from Ford connectivity and emerging services global director Mike Tinskey. Tinskey told a Thursday TU-Automotive webinar on OEMs and usage-based insurance (a term which can mean using telematics to set premiums based on miles driven or driving behavior) that Ford was seeing... [Lire la suite]
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03 juillet 2019

ADAS in telematics systems breaks new ground

ADAS in telematics systems breaks new ground Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) have already proved to be highly effective in enhancing road safety, so that now an increasing number of new vehicles are being equipped with the systems. The technology is indeed a great help as it allows drivers to reduce and even to avoid the most common traffic accidents. Besides, ADAS becomes smarter each day, the price is getting lower, which’s truly pleasing.   Therefore, today more and more vehicles, rolling off... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2019

Race for Self-Driving Cars Gears Up in Asia

Race for Self-Driving Cars Gears Up in Asia Asian tech giants, startups and auto makers, including Baidu, nuTonomy and Nissan, are aggressively pursuing driverless-vehicle technology. WSJ's Eva Tam examines how these companies are aiming to catch up to the global industry leaders. Photo: Getty Images Read more : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMyZFGjHaMU
01 juillet 2019

CAR AND PEDESTRIAN DETECTION WITH THE CAMERA OF YOUR SMARTPHONE, IN REAL TIME

CAR AND PEDESTRIAN DETECTION WITH THE CAMERA OF YOUR SMARTPHONE, IN REAL TIME No need for heavy computins architectures anymore. NEXYAD proposes a software component named ObstaNex that detects in real time "obstacles" (cars, trucks, pedestrians, ...). This component runs in real time on smartphones and modern dashcams. Ready to be integrated into products for aftermarket (motor insurers, fleets, car sharing apps, etc). Read more : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKvEw85UueU