30 mars 2017

Amazon patents highway network to stop self-driving cars crashing

Amazon patents highway network to stop self-driving cars crashing   Amazon has been awarded a patent for a technology that would enable driverless cars and trucks to navigate reversible lanes. The patent, which was originally filed in November 2015 and granted yesterday, reveals that the company is working on not only driverless cars but the infrastructure that would support them. It deals with the problem of how autonomous vehicles would navigate reversible lanes, which are typically used in US... [Lire la suite]
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29 mars 2017

RETURN OF THE AFTERMARKET

RETURN OF THE AFTERMARKET   • Governments con:nue to push for greater road safety • Far too many road deaths! Strong push from EuroNCAP. Growing incen:ves from other NCAP authori:es and bodies – e.g. IIHS • Automakers need new features; consumer interest is growing • Prices are coming down – now typically in the $00s not $000s • Many ADAS systems are on evolu:onary path to autonomous driving read more... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2017

Accident avoided by a TESLA autopilot

Accident avoided by a TESLA autopilot Here are some examples of TESLA autopilot performance :    
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27 mars 2017

How will Google, Apple shake up car insurance industry ?

How will Google, Apple shake up car insurance industry ?    ar insurance industry, meet potential disrupters Google and Apple. Currently, nearly all mainstream insurers that offer driver-monitoring programs use relatively expensive devices that plug into a portal under the dashboard. Usage-based insurance programs, also called telematics, are a small but growing segment of the auto insurance business. Developing Android and iPhone smartphone apps, in contrast, would cut carriers' upfront costs... [Lire la suite]
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26 mars 2017

The autonomous car’s reality check

The autonomous car’s reality check   A CAR sprouting a dome containing a spinning laser sensor and festooned with cameras barely draws a second glance as it edges through the crowded streets of Berkeley. Self-driving cars are no longer a rare sight on Californian roads. Over 100 autonomous vehicles from a dozen manufacturers are now being tested in public, covering hundreds of thousands of kilometres each year. But this car is different: its human driver keeps his hands firmly on the wheel. The vehicle, nicknamed “George” by... [Lire la suite]
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25 mars 2017

Why Automakers Should Support Aftermarket Telematics

Why Automakers Should Support Aftermarket Telematics • Aftermarket Telematics assumed the following – Most systems would consist of a hardware box that plugs into the J1962 connector and has a cellular transceiver on board to communicate with a data facility – Most telematics products will require collaboration of companies providing different parts of the total solution. The elements of collaborations include: • Overall system developer • Independent shops, fleets, etc. • Parts companies or warehouse distributers (with... [Lire la suite]

24 mars 2017

Why Intel Bought Mobileye

Why Intel Bought Mobileye "As you’ve heard me say, others predict the future. At Intel, we build it," Intel CEO Brian Krzanich wrote in a letter to employees. On Monday, Intel bought it. Intel, the world's largest chipmaker, announced it will acquire Mobileye, a leading automotive supplier of sensor systems that help prevent collisions, for $63.54 per share, which has a fully-diluted equity value of $15.3 billion and an enterprise value of $14.7 billion. The deal has left some scratching their heads such as Citron... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2017

Self-driving hits the strip: First driverless shuttle buses on US streets begin trials in Las Vegas

Self-driving hits the strip: First driverless shuttle buses on US streets begin trials in Las Vegas Navya shuttle carries 12 people who can travel for free, and can reach 45 km/h 10-day test runs along Fremont Street in the downtown entertainment district There's a new thrill on the streets of downtown Las Vegas. High and low rollers alike can climb aboard what officials say is the first driverless electric shuttle operating on a public U.S. street. The oval-shaped shuttle that carries 12 people began a 10-day, free pilot... [Lire la suite]
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21 mars 2017

Innovation through technologies - by GoodYear

Innovation through technologies by GoodYear New tire development is a highly complex process which brings together a host of specialist expertise including tire pattern design, material selection, in-depth analysis, prototyping, testing, tire mold manufacture and mass production. At our Goodyear Innovation Centers, we encourage teams to push the boundaries of tire technologies. To seize the opportunity to develop sophisticated tires that offer drivers the ultimate performance through excellent handling, grip and braking in a wide... [Lire la suite]
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20 mars 2017

The effect of ADAS & automation on fleet management

The effect of ADAS & automation on fleet management Change is coming to the world of transportation as we move closer to truly connected fleets. Advanced safety features leading to full autonomy will make today's truck drivers and the roads they travel safer as the industry slowly gravitates toward driverless trucks. When it comes to ADAS, Ian Riches of Strategy Analytics says that we're in an era of democratisation of existing features: technologies such as traffic-jam assistance, adaptive cruise control and fully autonomous... [Lire la suite]