08 décembre 2014

Audi: "Eventually, we will have the possibility to upgrade his car"

With its third Audi TT, generation, the German manufacturer provides new dashboard with a virtual cockpit futuristic look as attractive to the eye than effective while driving. Beyond these developments, Audi prepares its small technological revolution, particularly through the autonomous car. On the occasion of a test of the new Audi TT and its "virtual cockpit", an array of fully digital board in a single screen of 12.3 inches, Les Numériques spoke with Benoit Tiers, Managing Director of Audi France. Avec sa 3e génération d'Audi... [Lire la suite]

01 décembre 2014

New Toshiba image-recognition processors for ADAS; night-time predestrian detection and 3D reconstruction

Toshiba Corporation will expand its line-up of image-recognition processors for automotive applications with the launch of the TMPV760 series. Sample shipments of the first device, TMPV7608XBG, will start in January 2015, with mass production scheduled for December 2016 onwards. With TMPV7608XBG, Toshiba is supporting the realization of next-generation Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Support for standard ADAS features includes AEB (Autonomous Emergency Braking); TSR (Traffic Sign Recognition); LDW (Lane Departure Warning)... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2014

International Chair in automated driving driven by Mines ParisTech

Renault is not the only one to occupy the land in the area of automated driving. Mines ParisTech has announced the creation of a new international research chair in this area, both for the automotive and aerospace sectors, in partnership with industry Valeo, PSA Peugeot Citroën and Safran. Called "Automated Driving - Drive for You," the chair will bring together teams of Robotics Centre Mines ParisTech and international academic partners such as the University of Shanghai Jiao Tong (China), the University of Berkeley (California)... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2014

Fatigue sensor: When EPFL innovates

Fatigue and drowsy driving are often the cause of accidents of traffic. Several drowsiness detection systems already been tested in practice. EPFL innovates in this area: a student recently proposed a fatigue detection algorithm based on video the analysis of eye closure. A prototype will be tested in terms actual driving. La fatigue et la somnolence au volant sont bien souvent à l’origine d’accidents de la circulation. Plusieurs systèmes de détection de la somnolence ont déjà été testés dans la pratique. L’EPFL innove dans ce... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2014

Lloyds Insurance Report: Overcoming obstacles for driverless cars

As well as the technical obstacles that are quickly being eliminated by manufacturers of self-driving cars, there are a few potential barriers that will delay the deployment or growth of self-driving cars, just as the ‘Red-Flag Act’ did in the 19th Century. One such obstacle is Insurance Liability. Lloyd’s of London, the insurance underwriter, has recently produced a report about how autonomous car technology will affect the insurance industry.According to the report, insurance companies will have to create new methodologies on how... [Lire la suite]
06 novembre 2014

The two cultures of robocars

The conservative view sees robocars as an automotive technology. For the aggressive school, this is a computer technology, and will be developed — and change the world — at the much faster pace that computer technologies do. The conservative and aggressive approaches to robocars will clash when it comes to deciding how to measure the safety of the products and how they should be regulated. Read more : http://robohub.org/the-two-cultures-of-robocars/ Le point de vue "conservateur" voit les robocars comme une technologie automobile.... [Lire la suite]
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23 octobre 2014

General Motor considers credible Google's threat in the automotive sector

General Motors considers Google as a serious competitor in the car, according to Mark Reuss, product development manager interviewed by Bloomberg. The autonomous car prototype without drive or brake pedal or accelerator presented in late May by Google is taken very seriously by the auto industry "standard". Mark Reuss, product development manager at General Motors, has given notice to the agency Bloomberg on the degree of credibility of his potential rival. General Motors considère Google comme un concurrent sérieux dans... [Lire la suite]
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16 octobre 2014

Toyota developing radical 3-D Head-Updisplay for production

Toyota’s 3-D HUD is a step forward on the path to intelligent cars that help drivers avoid daily-driving hardships. No special viewing goggles are required. Like the 2-D HUDs available in the Toyota Prius and several Lexus models, the 3-D demonstrator we recently experienced provides a clear windshield image that causes no headache or eyestrain. In addition to the usual car-speed information, this gizmo provides navigation assistance and traffic-hazard alerts. For example, turn arrows appear to align with the exact spot where you need... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2014

Pay as you drive insurance: Big Brother needs a Makeover

 How do you get your customers to behave? It may not be by watching our every move and then squirreling away the data. For auto insurance providers, the current method calls for a monitor in your car to collect data on your actual behavior behind the wheel so you can earn a discount for safer driving. That’s the approach championed by the Progressive Insurance Snapshot program. Other insurers are now following suit with their own pay-as-you-drive products, including Allstate and State Farm. Progressive and others are still... [Lire la suite]
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19 septembre 2014

Audi, Mercedes, Google: 29 autonomous cars allowed to drive on California roads

On September the 16th  a new law governing testing autonomous cars on open roads came into effect in California. Audi is the first manufacturer to have obtained the new license, Google and Mercedes follow. Le 16 septembre, une nouvelle loi régissant le test de voitures autonomes sur routes ouvertes est entrée en vigueur en Californie. Audi est le premier constructeur à avoir obtenu le nouveau permis, Google et Mercedes suivent. Read more:... [Lire la suite]
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