15 avril 2016

Connected Car Tech

How can Volkswagen rebuild trust with the fleet community? (c)iStock.com/josefkubes In recent times, it hasn’t been uncommon for industry sectors to face scandal or massively increased regulatory constraints; just think of the banking sector and national supermarkets, over the past few years.  But news from Volkswagen (VW) – one of the most trusted and reliable brands in the fleet business – has taken us all by surprise. There are 29.6 million cars on the road in the UK, but with reports saying that as many as 1.5... [Lire la suite]

14 avril 2016

PLATOONS OF SELF-DRIVING TRUCKS CROSS EUROPE

PLATOONS OF SELF-DRIVING TRUCKS CROSS EUROPE ROBO-CONVOY By Mary Beth Griggs Yesterday, six platoons of self-driving trucks converged in Rotterdam in the Netherlands, part of the 2016 European Truck Platooning Challenge and marking the first time that trucks equipped with the technology had crossed international borders. Platooning is when a group of automated or semi-automated trucks (a.k.a. a road train) is connected via wi-fi on the road. The trucks communicate with each other, maintaining a small... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2016

Compulsory ADAS for European trucks set to expand

European Commission drive to cut HGV kill rates will see more mandating of driver assistance technology. Since 1 November, 2015, all new heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) sold in the European Union have had to be equipped with lane departure warning systems (LDWS) and autonomous emergency braking systems (AEBS). Fitting out trucks and buses with these two advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) was mandated in an European Commission (EC) regulation published 13 July, 2009 and covers Category M2 and M3 vehicles, which are designed to... [Lire la suite]
12 avril 2016

How to Turn Your Normal Car into a Connected Car

Not everybody needs—or even wants—a completely connected car. As we previously discussed, 20 percent of connected car owners have never used as many as half of the high-tech features available in their vehicles: in-car concierge, mobile routers for wireless Internet connectivity, automatic parking systems, head-up display, and other built-in apps. The following devices can make almost any car “smart.” Just plug them into your vehicle’s OBD-II port (also called a diagnostic port)–located under the steering wheel or on the driver’s... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2016

Connected Cars in the Next Decade: 4 Numbers Everyone Should Know

Connected Cars in the Next Decade: 4 Numbers Everyone Should Know Interested in investing in connected and driverless cars? Here are four numbers you should be familiar with. Many tech and auto companies believe that connected cars are destined to conquer the roads soon and pave the way for self-driving cars to replace human drivers. To better understand this fledgling industry, let's highlight four key numbers investors should be familiar with. 75% of all shipped cars by 2020The percentage of new cars shipped with Internet... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2016

Baidu Enters the Global Race for Driverless Car Domination

Baidu Enters the Global Race for Driverless Car Domination    Bloomberg News  Wang Jing bought his first car, a Dodge Shadow, with $3,000 he scratched together working three part-time jobs in the U.S. as a postgraduate student in Florida. These days, the senior vice president in charge of Baidu Inc.’s autonomous driving efforts is far better paid. He’s also a man on a mission: To push China to the forefront of the coming driverless-car era. To read more... [Lire la suite]

09 avril 2016

Do Consumers Want Driverless Cars?

Do Consumers Want Driverless Cars? Author: Carrie Hollenberg Subscribe to Insights in Brief to be notified about new Featured Content as it becomes available! Strategic Business Insights' (SBI's) recent research into Americans' attitudes about their cars offers insight into how the diffusion of driverless cars in consumer markets might play out. Most major automakers—and, of course, Google—are pushing forward with a variety of driverless-car efforts. The US National Highway Transportation... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2016

Japan to form a team for self-driving cars

  Japanese industry to team on self-driving cars- Nikkei Asian ReviewTOKYO -- Major Japanese automakers and autoparts suppliers will join hands in research and development of autonomous driving vehicles to narrow the gap with U.S. and European rivals. An agreement has been reached among companies that have been participating in a study panel set up by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.http://asia.nikkei.com  
08 avril 2016

Disruption in Car Industry

The driverless, car-sharing road ahead Carmakers increasingly fret that their industry is on the brink of huge disruption THE whizzy gadgets for geeks to goggle at during CES, an annual consumer-electronics show in Las Vegas, have typically been small enough to pick up. But they have been joined in recent years by an increasing number of cars. The Detroit motor show, America’s biggest and glitziest, starts later this month, but many in the car industry now regard CES, which opened on January 5th, as a more important event. Mary... [Lire la suite]
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07 avril 2016

The biggest question about driverless cars that no one seems to have an answer to

The biggest question about driverless cars that no one seems to have an answer to Wow. A lot of you guys had some very passionate responses to last week's news that the federal government had recognized Google's software, not the human passenger, as the "driver" in its self-driving cars. There was one, big theme running through many of your comments. See if you can identify it: So does the software have to get a driver's license and insurance? —ikeaboy So if I get drunk, get into my Googlemobile and crash into... [Lire la suite]