04 septembre 2018

Uber self-driving cars: everything you need to know

Uber self-driving cars: everything you need to know The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued its preliminary report into the fatal accident involving an Uber self-driving car and a pedestrian in Arizona that happened in March. The preliminary NTSB report reveals that while the self-driving car had an automatic emergency braking feature, this was disabled because the car was in "computer mode."  Uber disables emergency braking to prevent erratic driving behavior, according to the NTSB report, citing the... [Lire la suite]
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03 septembre 2018

The Rise of the Automotive Voice Assistant

The Rise of the Automotive Voice Assistant The debut of the Amazon Echo in late 2014 is what really brought voice assistants into the home, making it easy to turn on lights, play music, get the latest news report, check traffic and control just about every type of connected device with vocal commands from anywhere in the house. The Echo was successful because it just worked, simply and seamlessly.  You could be twenty feet away from the Echo and say “Alexa, play Bob Marley” and just like that your room would be filled with sweet... [Lire la suite]
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02 septembre 2018

China’s self-driving vehicles on track to take global leadership position, ahead of US

China’s self-driving vehicles on track to take global leadership position, ahead of US “Snow is unusual in Shanghai,” says Li Xiao, an engineer at the National Intelligent Connected Vehicle Pilot Zone, “so we have to take the opportunity, to test the vehicle in the most adverse weather conditions.” Alibaba confirms self-driving car tests, joining Baidu and Tencent in China’s autonomous car race  Li and colleague Chen Dong are about to oversee a trial of a driverless electric bus, produced by Xiamen Golden... [Lire la suite]
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31 août 2018

Smart, Social and Autonomous

Smart, Social and Autonomous The automotive industry is undergoing rapid transformation because of changing demographics, lifestyles and new ownership models. An avalanche of intelligent technologies such as ADAS, in-vehicle electronics, autonomous driving features and rapid innovation in the ecosystem are redefining the pre-purchase, driving and transition experience.    There are a number of key trends that will influence the connected vehicle market in the next 3 to 5 years including the following... [Lire la suite]
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30 août 2018

Top 13 Trends in Commercial Fleet Management

Top 13 Trends in Commercial Fleet Management When reading reports about the national macro-economy, it is easy to be lulled into thinking everyone is experiencing the same business conditions; however, for many companies the economy continues to be sluggish and uncertain.This has a direct impact on company fleet operations with management cautious about allocating additional capital and exerting pressure to control expenditures — both internally and for outside services. To get a pulse of the commercial fleet... [Lire la suite]
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29 août 2018

ADAS technology contributes to 32% rise in vehicle repair costs

ADAS technology contributes to 32% rise in vehicle repair costs Thatcham has formed a working group with vehicle manufacturers to urgently address spiralling repair costs associated with collision avoidance advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). According to statistics from the Association of British Insurers (ABI) from Q3 2016, average vehicle bills have increased by 32% over the last three years to £1,678. Andrew Miller, Thatcham chief technology officer, said that while ADAS may not account for the entire increase, it is... [Lire la suite]

28 août 2018

EDITION 2018, ADAS AND AD MARKET, ANALYSIS AND FORECAST – 2018 – 2030

EDITION 2018, ADAS AND AD MARKET, ANALYSIS AND FORECAST – 2018 – 2030 M14 Intelligence predicts 60 million passenger cars will be equipped with some kind of automation by 2030. Out of which 30 million cars will be ADAS featured, 30 million will be Level 2/Partially automated while 5.3 million cars will be highly automated and driverless. The detail analysis of ADAS and AD market by SAE levels of automation, technology penetration, analog semiconductor content (camera or image sensors, ultrasonic sensors,... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2018

More Auto Insurers Are Now Offering Usage-Based Insurance

More Auto Insurers Are Now Offering Usage-Based Insurance   Chances are that if your auto insurer doesn’t offer usage-based insurance (UBI) also known as pay-as-you-drive (PAYD) insurance or pay-how-you-drive (PHYD) insurance, it soon will. With usage-based insurance, you allow a telematics device to be installed in your vehicle which in turn allows the insurance company to monitor your driving habits. If you are a safe driver, your good driving habits may earn you a lower insurance premium than other people who... [Lire la suite]
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26 août 2018

Automotive revolution – perspective towards 2030

Automotive revolution – perspective towards 2030 Today’s economies are dramatically changing, triggered by development in emerging markets, the accelerated rise of new technologies, sustainability policies, and changing consumer preferences around ownership. Digitization and new business models have revolutionized other industries, and automotive will be no exception. For the automotive sector, these forces are giving rise to four disruptive technology-driven trends: diverse mobility, autonomous driving, electrification, and... [Lire la suite]
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25 août 2018

The Self-Driving Car Timeline – Predictions from the Top 11 Global Automakers

The Self-Driving Car Timeline – Predictions from the Top 11 Global Automakers A company by company examination of the top car makers public investment and statements by their top executives makes it clear that most car companies are betting that self-driving will be inevitable, and they’re all jumping in with investment and initiatives. With billions of dollars in R&D and acquisitions, there’s plenty of fodder for media hype, but there haven’t been many concerted efforts to bring together the facts and answer fundamental... [Lire la suite]
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