18 mars 2015

Volvo bets on hybrids, autonomous car technology

Volvo is on the verge of a major step in its evolution, beginning with the launch of the all-new 2016 XC90. At a recent media event, we sat down with Volvo chief Hakan Samuelsson, who enlightened us about what, exactly, the Swedes are up to. Most interesting perhaps, Samuelsson believes pure electric cars are not the way forward from a market perspective. Volvo believes traditional hybrids are the future, and Samuelsson says the combustion engine will stay, acting in harmony with the electric motor. "We're rather clear on that. With... [Lire la suite]

07 mars 2015

Renault is testing autonomous vehicle technology

  Speaking at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Mr. Ghosn said that Renault could launch in 2016 versionsof these vehicles can handle driving in traffic. He added that the group planned to offer automotive technology more and more advanced in the next five years, with the aim to propose in 2020 a vehicle used on any type of road. Read more (in french): http://www.ccfa.fr/Renault-teste-des-technologies-de    
03 mars 2015

Security Innovation Launches Automotive Centers of Excellence

The Expertise to Provide Services and Share Cyber-security Research for Connected Cars Security Innovation, an authority in automotive and software security, announced today that it has established Automotive Centers of Excellence (ACE) Laboratories in Seattle and Boston. ACE Labs will provide our customers with valuable insight into threat and attack profiles in their automobiles. Security Innovation’s Automotive Centers of Excellence have been created to help automotive customers adopt best-in-breed security practices from other... [Lire la suite]
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]