19 août 2016

Trends in Automotive Safety: Eliminating the Blind Spot

Trends in Automotive Safety: Eliminating the Blind Spot The importance of automobile safety has been the force behind a number of key innovations over the years from anti-lock brakes to airbags. German auto-makers have been first to leverage many of the most advanced technologies to improve driver safety and the overall driving experience. For example, over the last two decades alone, German vehicles were the first to offer active lane keeping assist, which introduces a vibration to the steering wheel when the driver veers from his... [Lire la suite]

18 août 2016

Self-driving cars will not help the drinking driver

Self-driving cars will not help the drinking driver   There is an unexpected revolution underway in road safety. True, the highly visible community-wide programs continue, but behind the scenes there are major changes underway in how safety will be managed within road transport systems. The self-driving car (or “autonomous vehicle”) has emerged with a practical suite of technologies for more efficient, safer, and eco-friendly road travel. This emergence has been rapid: for example, the Australian... [Lire la suite]
17 août 2016

Global Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Market Analysis & Trends 2016-2025 - Growing Count of Driverless Cars

Research and Markets - Global Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Market Analysis & Trends 2016-2025 - Growing Count of Driverless Cars The Global Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Market is poised to grow at a CAGR of around 22.8% over the next decade to reach approximately $168 billion by 2025. This industry report analyzes the global markets for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) across all the given segments on global as well as regional levels presented in the research scope. The study... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2016

Un motard accidenté sauvé par le service de géolocalisation de Google

Un motard accidenté sauvé par le service de géolocalisation de Google  Disparu après un accident, un motard a été retrouvé quatre jours après sa disparition grâce à la géolocalisation de google de son téléphone portable grâce à l'historique des positions de Google. Ce motard sarthois peut dire merci à Google. Un homme de 38 ans a été localisé vivant, quatre jours après sa mystérieuse disparition grâce à la détermination de sa famille et aux données de géolocalisation de son téléphone portable rapporte ce mardi France... [Lire la suite]
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15 août 2016

Teenagers : Driving carries extra risk for them

Teenagers : Driving carries extra risk for them In the United States, teenagers drive less than all but the oldest people, but their numbers of crashes and crash deaths are disproportionately high. 1 In the United States, the fatal crash rate per mile driven for 16-19 year-olds is nearly 3 times the rate for drivers ages 20 and over. Risk is highest at ages 16-17. In fact, the fatal crash rate per mile driven is nearly twice as high for 16-17 year-olds as it is for 18-19 year-olds. Beginning in... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2016

Cadillac CT6 Offers Rearview Mirror with Video

Cadillac CT6 Offers Rearview Mirror with Video The 2016 Cadillac CT6 luxury sedan offers such advanced safety features as night vision, pedestrian collision mitigation, Surround Vision, and a rear camera mirror just recently approved by federal safety regulators. The available rear camera mirror is designed to provide a better view of what’s behind the car. With just a touch, the driver can activate it and stream HD video through the rearview mirror itself. A camera located at the rear of the vehicle generates the live video... [Lire la suite]

13 août 2016

Video: Toyota Accelerates Automatic Braking to 2017

Video: Toyota Accelerates Automatic Braking to 2017 Toyota will begin to include advanced driver assistance packages — anchored by automatic emergency braking (AEB) — as standard equipment on almost every new vehicle by the end of 2017, the automaker announced. As a result, Toyota will make AEB technology widely available four years ahead of the 2022 industry target announced last week by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Lexus models will include... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2016

Google Self-Driving Car Exec Talks Fatal Tesla Crash

Google Self-Driving Car Exec Talks Fatal Tesla Crash Google has finally broken its silence on the fatal Tesla crash that killed 40-year-old Joshua Brown. And it seems Google is blaming both Brown and Tesla for what tragically occurred. In an interview with Bloomberg, John Krafcik, CEO of Google’s Self-Driving Car Project, called what happened on May 7, 2016 in Williston, Fla. “a tragedy.” But Krafcik also pointed out that Brown was “one of probably a hundred or so people who died that day in automotive fatalities, in... [Lire la suite]
10 août 2016

Do driverless cars need to make their passengers feel like drivers?

Do driverless cars need to make their passengers feel like drivers? The world of movement is evolving, and soon, being in the driver's seat could be a thing of the past. At the GigaOm conference in San Francisco, industry experts debated the future of transport design. Peter Skillman, Head of Design at HERE, gave a talk on how the perception of driverless cars must be changed before they can be accepted as the future of transportation. read more... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2016

What the First Driverless Car Fatality Means for Self-Driving Tech

What the First Driverless Car Fatality Means for Self-Driving Tech A crash that killed a driver in a Tesla Model S electric car in self-driving mode has called into question the safety of driverless vehicle technology. This week, federal officials announced the launch of a formal investigation into the accident. The crash occurred on May 7 in Williston, Florida, when a tractor-trailer made a left turn in front of the Tesla, and the car failed to apply the brakes, the New York Times reported. It is the first known fatal... [Lire la suite]