22 juillet 2017

Tesla's new Autopilot is getting a big update this weekend — here's everything you need to know

Tesla's new Autopilot is getting a big update this weekend — here's everything you need to know Tesla is rolling out another Auopilot update this weekend as it inches closer to its most ambitious demonstration yet: an autonomous Tesla driving itself between Los Angeles and New York. Tesla has been rolling out updates to its second-generation Autopilot system, known as Enhance Autopilot, since January. The updates will eventually pave the way for Tesla cars to become fully autonomous later down the road.  Scroll... [Lire la suite]
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20 juillet 2017

Japan tests out 'self-driving chairs' that take the pain out of queuing

Japan tests out 'self-driving chairs' that take the pain out of queuing Nissan has adapted its technology to develop chairs that automatically move to the front of a line, eliminating the need for people to stand while queuing. Tokyo may be home to tens of thousands of great places to eat, yet many diners still have to wait patiently in line for a table at the most popular restaurants – until now. Nissan, the Japanese carmaker, has adapted its autonomous technology to develop “self-driving” chairs that not only... [Lire la suite]
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17 juillet 2017

China ADAS Forecast

China ADAS Forecast In Europe and the USA, ADAS is no longer exclusive to premium vehicles. Recent Euro NCAP test results show that OEMs are already reacting to the inclusion of ADAS in the five-star rating. It is likely that ADAS fitment for vehicles sold in China will follow a similar trend. China NCAP (C-NCAP) aims to follow the lead of Euro NCAP for its assessment protocol. The organisation is currently studying the feasibility of including active safety technologies as part of their future rating. The possibility of increased... [Lire la suite]
16 juillet 2017

Self-flying taxi to transport passengers in Dubai

Self-flying taxi to transport passengers in Dubai   An autonomous drone that can transport humans will start ferrying passengers around Dubai this summer.  The head of Dubai's transportation agency said that self-flying taxis would start taking people across the city starting from July. The city will use the Ehang 184 for the airborne service. The Ehang is a drone that can fly without human direction and carry a single passenger and their bag. It can take one person on a journey up to 23 minutes long. ... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2017

Russia takes the fast lane into the world of driverless vehicles

Russia takes the fast lane into the world of driverless vehicles The test drive at FEFU will be held jointly with the company behind the project, Bakulin Motors Group (BMG), reported the university's press office.  Other Russian companies, however, are also deeply involved in the development of autonomous vehicles. For instance, the famous truck maker Kamaz, and the Internet company, Yandex, announced plans to create a driverless buses and cars.   Matryoshka M2B8, a self-driving... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2017

Germany approved a draft law allowing for autonomously-driving cars to be active on German streets

Germany approved a draft law allowing for autonomously-driving cars to be active on German streets GTAI has informed that Germany’s federal government has approved a draft law allowing for autonomously-driving cars to be active on German streets. Crucially within the law, responsibility for mishaps continued to rest firmly in the hands of the driver, but allows for the driver to hand control of his or her vehicle to the vehicle’s own control system in certain situations and for certain periods of time. The draft law also stipulates... [Lire la suite]

13 juillet 2017

The deployment of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems in Europe

The deployment of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems in Europe Road transport is an essential service in society, but the burden of traffic crashes and Pollution is immense. European data show that road accidents in the EU countries cause about 250,000 seriously injured people every year, with 28,000 fatalities in 2012 (Kearns & Kidd, 2013). US data in addition, illustrate that automobile crashes led to 34,080 fatalities in 2012 (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 2013), where about 90% of the cases were... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2017

Hitachi Automotive Systems' ADAS ECU is being used on Nissan's new Serena

Hitachi Automotive Systems' ADAS ECU is being used on Nissan's new Serena Tokyo, December 12, 2016 ---Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.(“Hitachi Automotive Systems”) today announced that its ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) ECU (Electronic Control Unit) is being used on the new Serena that Nissan Motor Corporation launched in August, 2016. The Nissan Serena had already been equipped with a number of advanced safety technologies, and the new Serena adds to that with ProPILOT, Nissan's driver support technology that can... [Lire la suite]
11 juillet 2017

Advanced driver-assistance systems: Challenges and opportunities ahead

Advanced driver-assistance systems: Challenges and opportunities ahead Demand for advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS)—those that help with monitoring, warning, braking, and steering tasks—is expected to increase over the next decade, fueled largely by regulatory and consumer interest in safety applications that protect drivers and reduce accidents. For instance, both the European Union and the United States are mandating that all vehicles be equipped with autonomous emergency-braking systems and forward-collision warning... [Lire la suite]
10 juillet 2017

Japanese car manufacturers starting to concentrate on strengthening the ADAS system

Japanese car manufacturers starting to concentrate on strengthening the ADAS system In summer of 2016 the Japanese car manufacturers have strengthened their mass production of the ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System). Among them, Nissan is the most aggressive manufacturer. Nissan's autonomous driving system is named “ProPILOT”. The new Nissan “SERENA” is the first vehicle to adopt the “ProPILOT”. The autonomous driving system in the SERENA is currently just for same lane automatic driving. Nissan includes the advanced ADAS... [Lire la suite]