12 août 2016

Google Self-Driving Car Exec Talks Fatal Tesla Crash

Google Self-Driving Car Exec Talks Fatal Tesla Crash Google has finally broken its silence on the fatal Tesla crash that killed 40-year-old Joshua Brown. And it seems Google is blaming both Brown and Tesla for what tragically occurred. In an interview with Bloomberg, John Krafcik, CEO of Google’s Self-Driving Car Project, called what happened on May 7, 2016 in Williston, Fla. “a tragedy.” But Krafcik also pointed out that Brown was “one of probably a hundred or so people who died that day in automotive fatalities, in... [Lire la suite]

10 août 2016

Do driverless cars need to make their passengers feel like drivers?

Do driverless cars need to make their passengers feel like drivers? The world of movement is evolving, and soon, being in the driver's seat could be a thing of the past. At the GigaOm conference in San Francisco, industry experts debated the future of transport design. Peter Skillman, Head of Design at HERE, gave a talk on how the perception of driverless cars must be changed before they can be accepted as the future of transportation. read more... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2016

What the First Driverless Car Fatality Means for Self-Driving Tech

What the First Driverless Car Fatality Means for Self-Driving Tech A crash that killed a driver in a Tesla Model S electric car in self-driving mode has called into question the safety of driverless vehicle technology. This week, federal officials announced the launch of a formal investigation into the accident. The crash occurred on May 7 in Williston, Florida, when a tractor-trailer made a left turn in front of the Tesla, and the car failed to apply the brakes, the New York Times reported. It is the first known fatal... [Lire la suite]
08 août 2016

How Will Driverless Cars Affect Car Insurance?

How Will Driverless Cars Affect Car Insurance? Driverless cars aren’t just for sci-fi fanatics anymore. In fact, elements of the technology—such as park assist and collision avoidance systems—are already commonplace on many cars. However, full-fledged autonomous vehicles pose a number of challenges to the status quo, from state laws to insurance coverage. What possibilities can driverless cars offer? How close are they to becoming a reality? And what will have to change before they do? Google’s self-driven vehicle software,... [Lire la suite]
07 août 2016

The great driverless car race: Where will the UK place?

The great driverless car race: Where will the UK place? Updated 11 July 2016: The British government has launched a consultation to explore how autonomous vehicles can be insured, as well as hashing out rules of the road for self-driving cars and existing regulations that may hold back adoption. The proposals include changes to insurance laws so that “motorists who have handed control to their self-driving cars can be insured properly”. It also suggests amendments to the Highway Code along with redrafting regulations... [Lire la suite]
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05 août 2016

Introducing a New Map for Semi-Autonomous Cars

Introducing a New Map for Semi-Autonomous Cars It’s all but certain that autonomous vehicles are the future of driving. But to get there, we’re going to need a better map. That map will need to do two things: On the technical side, it needs to be able to talk to the vehicle in computer-speak about where to go, in what gear, and how fast. On the design side, it should be as intuitive, fun, and useful to a human being as the best app on her smartphone. Mapbox, the firm that creates map software using mainly open-source data,... [Lire la suite]
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03 août 2016

BMW promises fully driverless cars by 2021

BMW promises fully driverless cars by 2021 BMW has teamed with two leading tech companies to deliver fully self-driving vehicles in 2021. The partnership, which involves Intel (INTC, Tech30) and the Israeli computer vision companyMobileye (MBLY), will create an open platform for the next generation of vehicles. The companies will announce the news Friday at BMW's headquarters in Munich. BMW said the new iNEXT model will be the basis for future fleets of fully autonomous vehicles that will drive on both... [Lire la suite]
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02 août 2016

Tesla drops Mobileye in wake of Autopilot issue - reports

Tesla drops Mobileye in wake of Autopilot issue - reports Tesla is reportedly dropping Mobileye, a supplier to its Autopilot partial self-driving system, in the wake of an accident that killed a Tesla driver in May. The fatal accident involved a crash with a truck that crossed the Tesla Model S car's path, the car failing to brake. Mobileye is a leading supplier of camera sensors for such systems. Mobileye CTO Ammon Sashua made the announcement during an analyst call discussing the company's latest financial results. USA... [Lire la suite]
31 juillet 2016

Human Factors of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)

Human Factors of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Systems tested : • Adaptive Cruise Control • Lane Departure Warning   Results show technologies : • Enhance safety • Require attentive driving   The changing role of the driver : • Passive monitoring? • Timely intervention? Read the study : http://www.azite.org/ITEIMSAspring/SpringConf2016/Exponent%20Slide%20Set%202.pdf
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30 juillet 2016

Self-Driving Cars, IoT, and the Top ADAS Requirements

Self-Driving Cars, IoT, and the Top ADAS Requirements It’s easy to imagine what people will do when their cars take care of all the driving: check email, help a child finish their homework, spread cream cheese on a bagel, all without causing an accident. But before that dream becomes a reality, technologists and automakers will need to collaborate on key innovation challenges, from compute to security. With the development of next-generation advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), we are entering an era in which cars will become... [Lire la suite]