11 janvier 2018

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]
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10 janvier 2018

Ultimate Guide to Connected and Autonomous Car Tech at CES: Auto Tech Suppliers & New Car Reveals

CES 2018 will feature over three hundred automotive vehicle technology exhibitors as well as many speakers, demonstrations, parties and events. New this year is CES Smart Cities to show smart cities ecosystems. There will also be track demonstrations of autonomous driving and test drives around Las Vegas hotels. Many of the nominees of the Tech CARS Awards will be on display. This year we have received more invites than ever before to look at the latest in car tech that will probably not be available for two-to-three years on the... [Lire la suite]
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09 janvier 2018

LG ELECTRONICS AND HERE TECHNOLOGIES PARTNER ON AUTONOMOUS CARS

LG Electronics (LG) is partnering with HERE Technologies (HERE), a global provider of digital mapping and location services, to offer a next-generation telematics solution for autonomous vehicles. The solution combines LG’s advanced telematics technology with high-precision map data and location services powered by the HERE Open Location Platform. Through their planned collaboration, the companies aim to support automakers globally with a robust and secure data communications hub for highly automated and fully autonomous cars. ... [Lire la suite]
09 janvier 2018

Mobileye wins 2018 contract for next gen ADAS camera system-on-chip

Mobileye wins 2018 contract for next gen ADAS camera system-on-chip Mobileye, a designer and developer of camera-based Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) to the automotive industry, has introduced its 4th generation system-on-chip, the EyeQ4. Leveraging expertise in designing computer-vision specific cores for over 15 years, the EyeQ4 consists of 14 computing cores out of which 10 are specialized vector accelerators with extremely high utilization for visual processing and understanding. The first design win for EyeQ4 in... [Lire la suite]
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08 janvier 2018

Collision-free, emission-free driving – no zero-sum game

Crash data reports make for sombre reading. The latest to be published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that 37,461 lives were lost on US roads in 2016, marking a 5.6% increase from 2015 and the second consecutive year of rising fatalities. In Europe, 25,670 people died in road traffic-related collisions according to statistics from the European Transport Safety Council. While this represents a 2% decrease compared to the previous year, it is still a long way from the target set by the European... [Lire la suite]
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08 janvier 2018

Innoviz debuts an aftermarket LiDAR product for self-driving car development

Innoviz debuts an aftermarket LiDAR product for self-driving car development LiDAR is a key ingredient in the overall sensing package required to make autonomous cars a reality (though Tesla would disagree), but it’s also prohibitively expensive, especially for companies just starting out, and researchers not tied to companies with deep pockets. That’s why Innoviz has created a new aftermarket LiDAR unit offering good performance at more budget-friendly prices, set to go into mass production starting early next year. The solution... [Lire la suite]
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07 janvier 2018

Hudly is an aftermarket HUD that can mirror your smartphone

Hudly is an aftermarket HUD that can mirror your smartphone Heads-up displays or HUDs are one of the best features in newer vehicles, as they allow drivers to keep their eyes focused on the road instead of on their in-dash navigation or their smartphone running Google Maps. Now, Hudly is looking to bring that technology to drivers whose vehicles don't currently support the feature with its aftermarket HUD. Hudly is a three-part system featuring a projector, transparent display, and a plug-in for the OBD-II Data Link Connector,... [Lire la suite]
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06 janvier 2018

Older Drivers’ Acceptance of In-vehicle Systems and the Effect it has on Safety

Older Drivers’ Acceptance of In-vehicle Systems and the Effect it has on Safety Drivers over the age of 65 make up the fastest growing segment of the driving population and are, in general, underrepresented in vehicle crashes due to their self-restrictive driving habits. However, as the baby-boomer generation ages into the population of older drivers, the presence of in-vehicle systems designed to counteract the physical and psychological changes of aging, could change their habits. Using a literature review to identify systems,... [Lire la suite]
05 janvier 2018

Autonomous Vehicles: Risk Management Issues and Concerns

Autonomous Vehicles: Risk Management Issues and Concerns No new technology comes without its drawbacks. As these autonomous vehicles are released into the market, what could go wrong? Several factors will need to be considered: cyber security, the shift in liability, and changes in underwriting to keep current with technology trends. New Cyber Security Risks It Comes Down to Control The link between cyber security and cars is a new concept, and it’s one that should not be underestimated. Here is an illustration. In July 2015, two... [Lire la suite]
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03 janvier 2018

5 Companies Working On Driverless Shuttles And Buses

5 Companies Working On Driverless Shuttles And Buses As an alternative to building fully autonomous passenger cars, a number of private companies are working to field self-driving electric shuttles and buses. Momentum in auto tech is at an all-time high, with investors funding private startups in the field at a record pace. Of course, much of the buzz has revolved around autonomous driving software, with startups like Zoox seeing $200M funding rounds, tech corporates looking to capitalize, and major automakers working... [Lire la suite]