01 juillet 2017

WABCO advances autonomous through ADAS

WABCO advances autonomous through ADAS   WABCO was busy near the end of 2016, bringing its advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) to multiple partnerships to advance autonomous driving and platooning of commercial vehicles. The supplier is working with Silicon Valley-based Peloton Technology to further develop its solution for truck platooning that uses vehicle-to-vehicle communication to sync the braking and acceleration between the trucks. WABCO’s OnGuardACTIVE... [Lire la suite]

30 juin 2017

The Future Of Car Insurance: Digital, Predictive And Usage-Based

The Future Of Car Insurance: Digital, Predictive And Usage-Based Imagine shopping for your next car insurance and the car company offers an insurance that connects a black box, dongle or a mobile phone app, which tracks how you drive, and saves you up to 30 percent on premiums. This, in essence, is the future of connected car insurance, also called usage-based car insurance (UBI), whereby based on how you drive, when you drive and where you drive, you will receive a competitive quote if you are what the technology deems a ‘safe... [Lire la suite]
29 juin 2017

Fleet Management Trends: What 2017 Will Bring to Automotive Industry

Fleet Management Trends: What 2017 Will Bring to Automotive Industry It’s been a month since we said goodbye to 2016 that has given us Tesla 3, Uber’s self-driving fleet in Pittsburg, and the NHTSA autonomous car guidelines. Now we are all wondering what 2017 will bring to the table. Below you may find some considerations that, as many experts believe, will shape the coming year for fleet managers and automotive industry as a whole. For convenience purposes, we have divided them into three groups. ENVIRONMENT AND SAFETY ... [Lire la suite]
28 juin 2017

2017 Technology Trends

2017 Technology Trends The haves are breaking away from the have-nots. The trends and innovations that will shape the technology industry over the next several years came into sharper focus in 2016. Cloud computing has gone mainstream for many enterprises, and the Internet of Things (IoT) is changing how both industrial and consumer-oriented companies do business. Drones and autonomous vehicles, blockchain, augmented and virtual reality, increasingly sophisticated digital assistants, machine learning (artificial intelligence, or AI)... [Lire la suite]
27 juin 2017

13 future car technologies for your road trip in 2020

13 future car technologies for your road trip in 2020 COMPARING THE AUTO INDUSTRY to the computer industry is like comparing two different generations of technology. We’ve got super-fast smartphones and iPods streaming Rhapsody in our pockets, but satellite radio and clunky GPS devices attached to our dashboards. Automakers are aware they’re a little behind the times, and by 2020, many are promising dashboard and safety systems as sophisticated as iPads — maybe even more so. 1. Wifi Obvious, but vital; most of the... [Lire la suite]
26 juin 2017

Microsoft launches a new cloud platform for connected cars

Microsoft launches a new cloud platform for connected cars Microsoft isn’t building its own connected car — but it is launching a new Azure-based cloud platform for car manufacturers that want to use the cloud to power their own connected-car services. The new Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform will go live as a public preview later this year. “This is not an in-car operating system or a ‘finished product’,” Microsoft’s EVP for business development Peggy Johnson writes in today’s announcement. “It’s a living, agile... [Lire la suite]
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25 juin 2017

Drones and driverless tractors – is this the future of farming?

Drones and driverless tractors – is this the future of farming? On 7 July 1964 the Daily Express published a satirical cartoon, a send-up of Britain’s farming community as it struggled to adapt from its old, rustic world to a new, technological one. The cartoon was set at a Royal Show at a point in the near future. One side of the frame featured a rowdy beer tent, reserved for “drivers and drivers only”. On the other was a marquee with the sign: “Order your Radio-Controlled Tractor”. A driver leans over to his beer-slugging... [Lire la suite]
24 juin 2017

ADAS and road safety

ADAS and Road Safety The opinions expressed in the studies are those of the consultant and do not necessarily represent the position of the Commission. Assessing the fitness to drive Education/training Infrastructural measures Vehicle design and vehicle safety What can be done about it? ADAS Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) can provide personal assistance in a road environment that cannot always take into account the possibilities and... [Lire la suite]
23 juin 2017

GM Buying Self-Driving Tech Startup for More Than $1 Billion

GM Buying Self-Driving Tech Startup for More Than $1 Billion General Motors (GM, -0.15%) this morning announced that it will acquire Cruise Automation, a San Francisco-based developer of autonomous vehicle technology. No financial terms were disclosed, but Fortune has learned from a source close to the situation that the deal is valued at "north of $1 billion," in a combination of cash and stock. Talks between the two companies originally related to a strategic investment by GM in Cruise, which was planning to... [Lire la suite]
20 juin 2017

Startup bringing driverless taxi service to Singapore

Startup bringing driverless taxi service to Singapore An exciting “driverless race” is underway among tech giants the United States: In recent months, Google, Uber, and Tesla have made headlines for developing self-driving taxis for big cities. But a comparatively small MIT spinout, nuTonomy, has entered the race somewhat under the radar. The startup is developing a fleet of driverless taxis to serve as a more convenient form of public transit while helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the densely populated city-state of... [Lire la suite]
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