10 mai 2016

Connected car : Improving Risk Assessment Accuracy - The Motivation for Usage Based Insurance

Connected car : Improving Risk Assessment Accuracy - The Motivation for Usage Based Insurance With virtually every country requiring some form of insurance for automobile owners, drivers are constantly looking for ways to save money by lowering their monthly or annual premiums. When that search intersects with insurance companies’ desire to accurately assess individual customer’s risk to limit their liability exposure, the result is usage based insurance (UBI). With several different varieties of usage based insurance available, UBI... [Lire la suite]

09 mai 2016

China ADAS market to reach 3.1 billion by 2019 (IMS Research)

China ADAS market to reach 3.1 billion by 2019: IMS Research China: A recent report by IMS research, now part of IHS, forecasts that the market for automotive Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) in China is forecast to grow quickly from $971.0 million in 2013 to $3.1 billion in 2019 in light of rising awareness on ADAS benefits among the Chinese. Fitment rates for most ADAS products are currently very low in China, typically installed only in luxury and some high-end light vehicles because of their high cost. However,... [Lire la suite]
08 mai 2016

New HMI Concept for an Intuitive Automated Driving Experience and Enhanced Transitions

New HMI Concept for an Intuitive Automated Driving Experience and Enhanced Transitions   Abstract A new Human Machine Interface (HMI) concept – called Mobius - for automated driving, which enables drivers to keep their hands on the steering wheel while completing non-driving related (NDR) task, is tested and evaluated. A surprise takeover request reveals faster reaction times when either using Mobius or monitoring the traffic compared with using a smartphone for NDR task. Usability and User Experience Rating showed that... [Lire la suite]
07 mai 2016

Jaguar Land Rover to lead UK driverless car trials

Jaguar Land Rover to lead UK driverless car trials UK Autodrive consortium wins Government funding and will being testing on roads in Coventry and Milton Keynes Jaguar Land Rover and Ford will lead the way in driverless car testing in the UK from January next year. The two manufacturers, along with Coventry council, Milton Keynes council, the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, the Open University, AXA insurance and other companies are part of the consortium (called UK Autodrive) that... [Lire la suite]
06 mai 2016

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

Do driverless cars need to make their passengers feel like drivers? Driverless cars and 'humanized driving' 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.Driverless cars need to make their passengers feel... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2016

Russia Takes the Wheel in Funding Self-Driving Car Research

Russia Takes the Wheel in Funding Self-Driving Car Research Russian engineers will be provided with all the state support they need to develop a Russian-made driverless vehicle in time for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, according to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich.   © AFP 2016/ JOHANNES EISELE Elon Musk: We’ll See Fully Automated Tesla Cars by 2018 Speaking at the opening of the Kyoto Science and Technology in Society forum on Sunday, Dvorkovich... [Lire la suite]

04 mai 2016

US reveals $4 billion plan to roll out self-driving cars within a decade

US reveals $4 billion plan to roll out self-driving cars within a decade The US Department of Transportation has unveiled a plan to eradicate accidents on American roads by increasing the number of self-driving vehicles. The US government has pledged $4 billion (£2.8 billion) towards improving autonomous vehicles and providing the infrastructure to support them. Department of Transportation head Antony Foxx championed the safety benefits that would be provided by a network designed to limit human involvement in the... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2016

DESERVE Platform : HMI Needs Analysis and Specifications for Safe and Efficient Drive

DESERVE Platform : HMI Needs Analysis and Specifications for Safe and Efficient Drive   In order to enhance ADAS market penetration, users and suppliers acceptance, reduce costs and broaden the scope and effectiveness of ADAS in the medium and long term, there is a need of managing the level of complexity of the different ADAS functions in an integrated way, allowing them to co-exist and co-operate. Nonetheless the integration of ADAS functions poses several challenges, bearing significant implications e.g. in terms of drivers... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2016

When drivers become passengers: the psychological impact of autonomous cars

Get in the car. Fasten your seat belt. Turn it on, and prepare to let the technology take over. You’re about to be driven where you need to go, and that time you used to spend checking your blind spots, weaving in and out of traffic and waiting at stop signs has been handed back to you. Now what? As the world gets closer to autonomous or self-driving vehicles, how we choose to occupy ourselves could have a major bearing on the speed at which we’re comfortable traveling. In fact, recent research from Imperial College London suggests... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2016

Singapore tests !

  Autonomous vehicle trials to hit public areas including Gardens by the Bay soonSINGAPORE - Singapore is embarking on a series of real-life trials to prepare for the day when driverless vehicles become as ubiquitous as smartphones. The Transport Ministry on Monday (Oct 12) signed two memoranda of understanding - one with PSA to jointly develop autonomous truck platooning technology for cargo transport between terminals and another with Sentosa Development Corp and ST Engineering to test self-driving shuttles across... [Lire la suite]