25 février 2015

Driverless car beats racing driver for first time

Driverless cars now out-perform skilled racing drivers, engineers at Stanford University have shown, after pitting their latest model against a track expert.The team has designed a souped-up Audi TTS dubbed ‘Shelley’ which has been programmed to race on its own at speeds above 120 mph at Thunderhill Raceway Park in Northern California.When they tested it against David Vodden, the racetrack CEO and amateur touring class champion, Shelley was faster by 0.4 of a second. To get the cars up to speed, the Stanford team have been... [Lire la suite]

23 février 2015

Look Out! Driverless Cars are Coming!

A University of Michigan study says a system with both driverless and human-operated cars would not be safe, especially for the human-driven vehicles. In 2015, driverless cars have made huge leaps in progress, with exhibitions of their reliability taking place in England while American companies vie for attention with announcements about their own driverless car innovations. In mid-February, Sony announced it is teaming with Japanese robotics company ZNP to create a self-driving automobile. Sony has invested almost $1... [Lire la suite]
18 février 2015

Vision at Odds With Automakers

A man drives a Google Inc. self-driving car in front of the company's headquarters in Mountain View, California, U.S., on Sept. 27, 2013. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg Google Inc., with its vision for a future where cars drive themselves, is putting itself at odds with an auto industry that shares its desire for safer, less-congested roads -- yet won’t abide the “driverless” part. The clash pits the Internet giant, public for barely a decade, against companies that spent a century building the machines that put people... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2015

Audi A7 Piloted Driving concept

Audi’s showpiece event for CES 2015 was the Audi A7 Piloted Driving Concept, which was able to guide itself the vast majority of the way from California to Nevada in time for the show.  At the show, Daniel Lipinski, project leader for Audi’s automated driving projects, explained how his team developed the A7 Piloted Driving car, nicknamed Jack, and all the ins and outs of the technology under its skin. Compared to a regular A7 that you or I can buy, assuming we had enough dosh or credit, of course, the semi-autonomous A7 is... [Lire la suite]
09 février 2015

Personal assistant, communication between vehicles and big data: PSA explores the future of the automobile

 Soon, you talk to your car, which will respond. The vehicles will also be able to communicate with each other by sound or light signals. With big data and the connected objects, personal mobility and on board interactions will also be upset. This future, not so long ago, PSA Peugeot Citroën is preparing it in its  the OpenLab Design, which brings together engineers of the group and design students to the floor on the future of human-machine interfaces. In this video, Saran Kaba Diakite, head of innovation for the user... [Lire la suite]
05 février 2015

BMW developing high-tech goggles to help drivers park

German carmaker will showcase a wearable to help drivers who struggle with spatial awareness as soon as April. BMW is to develop virtual reality goggles to help drivers park in tricky spots by helping them ‘see through’ the car. The wearable is an extension of the self-parking technologies already installed in new BMW models. Connecting with collision detection sensors and cameras in the vehicle, the goggles will project the car’s surroundings (like the pavement, pedestrians or oncoming traffic) onto the eyewear while the car’s... [Lire la suite]

03 février 2015

Honda introducing first predictive cruise control system in CR-V in Europe

                          Honda will introduce in Europe the first predictive cruise control system, which Honda calls Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control (i-ACC), capable of foreseeing and automatically reacting to other vehicles cutting-in to the equipped vehicle’s lane. Based on extensive real-world research of typical European driving styles, Honda’s Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control (i-ACC) uses a camera and radar to sense the position of other... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2015

Nissan and NASA form 5-year R&D partnership for autonomous drive vehicles

Nissan Motor Co., through its North American-based organization, and NASA have formed of a five-year research and development partnership to advance autonomous vehicle systems and prepare for commercial application of the technology. Researchers from Nissan’s US Silicon Valley Research Center and NASA’s Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif., will focus on autonomous drive systems, human-machine interface solutions, network-enabled applications, and software analysis and verification, all involving sophisticated hardware and... [Lire la suite]
29 janvier 2015

Google develops embedded Android auto software, system faces resistance in Europe

Google is reportedly developing a version of Android to be built directly into cars. However, developing an onboard system robust enough might only be the first hurdle Google needs to overcome in its quest to become further embedded into people's daily lives. Google is reportedly developing Android-based software that could be embedded directly into vehicles to provide map and infotainment services — and potentially access vehicle systems directly. On the other hand, other reports indicate the Android model faces some resistance,... [Lire la suite]
16 janvier 2015

At CES 2015, Connected Cars Will Steal the Gadget Spotlight

“CES has become a major launch point for a lot of the big automakers,” said Mark Boyadjis, technology analyst for researcher IHS in Minnetonka, Minnesota. “CES is a way for them to get on a global stage for technology.” The evolution of Ford’s CES exhibit tells the story of the automotive ascent at the trade show that attracts 140,000 visitors. Five years ago, Ford displayed its new Taurus on a 20-foot-by-20-foot piece of carpet. This year, Ford has a two-story display with five vehicles, a wall of digital screens and private... [Lire la suite]