29 mars 2016

position paper : onboard risk assesment for insurance companies

THE ULTIMATE SOLUTION FOR INSURANCE COMPANIES THAT NEED ONBOARD RISK ASSESSMENT . WHY TESTED SOLUTIONS ALL FAILED (ACTUARIES SAY) ? . WHY SOLUTIONS BASED ON "SEVERE BRAKING", "VELOCITY IN CURVE", "ACCELERATIONS" ... HAVE STRICTLY NO CHANCE TO WORK ? . WHAT TO DO TO GET A RISK ASSESSMENT MODULE THAT WORKS? (Presentation of a disruptive solution) By NEXYAD 1-INTRODUCTION Insurance companies now find themselves in front of a potential change in business model, and the so-called "pay how you drive" pricing is an idea whose time has... [Lire la suite]

28 mars 2016

Could cameras replace mirrors on school buses?

Could cameras replace mirrors on school buses? What will the future school bus look like? I was pondering this while doing blind spot training with a driver and came up with the idea of removing the mirrors and replacing them with cameras and LCD screens, which would do even more to reduce blind spots. Thinking I had the million-dollar idea to retire with, I showed a few people some examples of how it would work and asked their opinion. When I started my research, once again I found out I am a "day late, dollar short" kind... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2016

Google argues that if self-driving cars can pass safety tests, they should be legal

Google argues that if self-driving cars can pass safety tests, they should be legal Chris Urmson, director of Google's self-driving car project, has sent a letter to US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today with a plan for selling autonomous vehicles that have no steering wheels or pedals, AP reports. The plan appears to be pretty straightforward: Urmson argues that if a self-driving car can pass standardized federal safety tests, they should be road-legal. Urmson adds that regulators could "set conditions that limit use... [Lire la suite]
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26 mars 2016

GM Has ‘Aggressive’ Plans for Self-Driving Cars

GM Has ‘Aggressive’ Plans for Self-Driving Cars GENERAL MOTORS IS quietly developing autonomous vehicle technology and plans to have a fleet of self-driving Chevrolet Volts roaming the campus of its technical center in suburban Detroit next year. The company has been relatively quiet about the technology, which companies like Google, Tesla Motors, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi have championed with big promises and impressive demonstrations. But General Motors is no stranger to autonomous tech, which is started exploring almost a... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2016

Uber Reportedly Orders 100,000 Autonomous Cars From Mercedes

Uber Reportedly Orders 100,000 Autonomous Cars From Mercedes March 21st, 2016 by Steve Hanley  Originally published on Gas2. Last year, Elon Musk proclaimed that Tesla will be making 500,000 cars a year once the Model 3 gets into production. His prediction calls for that to happen by 2020. Later, Steve Jurvetson, one of the first investors in Tesla Motors, and Uber CEO Travis Kalanik were at a Top 10 Tech Trends dinner, hosted by the Churchill Club. Jurvetson said afterwards that Kalanick would buy... [Lire la suite]
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25 mars 2016

ABI Research: 6 transformative paradigms driving toward smart, sustainable automotive transportation

ABI Research has defined six transformative paradigms for the automotive industry over the next 25 years: the software-defined car; sensors and big data; the connected car; cooperative mobility and the IoT; electrification; and car sharing/driverless cars. While the first three phases are already underway, the latter three will start to drive the market forward within the next 10 years, according to the market research firm. The final three stages—cooperative mobility, electrification, and car sharing leading to driverless cars—will... [Lire la suite]

25 mars 2016

Vienna Convention amended!

  credit photo BMW A major regulatory milestone towards the deployment of automated vehicle technologies will be attained on 23 March 2016 with the entry into force of amendments to the 1968 Vienna Convention on Road Traffic. As of that date, automated driving technologies transferring driving tasks to the vehicle will be explicitly allowed in traffic, provided that these technologies are in conformity with the United Nations vehicle regulations or can be overridden or switched off by the driver. A second major regulatory... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2016

Information and news in the field of connected car : Congress "Connected Car Insurance" in London (April 2016)

Companies of the MOV'EO Groupement ADAS will be present on this congress : INTEMPORA and NEXYAD. We will present there applications on smartphones that let compute risk of accident in real time. Conference and Exhibition Connected Car Insurance Europe 2016 Tues 12th - Wed 13th April • Hilton Tower Bridge, London To read more : http://www.tu-auto.com/connectedcar-insurance-eu/
25 mars 2016

Self-Driving Cars and Insurance

Self-Driving Cars and Insurance   HE TOPIC Each new generation of cars is equipped with more automated features and crash avoidance technology. Indeed, many of today’s high-end cars and some mid-priced ones already have options, such as blind-spot monitoring, forward-collision warnings and lane-departure warnings. These will be the components of tomorrow’s fully automated vehicles. At least one car manufacturer has promised to have fully automated cars available by the end of the decade. Except that the number of crashes will... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2016

The MEGADRONE big enough to carry a passenger: Chinese firm says self-flying craft could be used as a smart autonomous taxi

The MEGADRONE big enough to carry a passenger: Chinese firm says self-flying craft could be used as a smart autonomous taxi(Autonomous Vehicle) The all-electric vehicle has four arms with eight propellers at the end allowing it to travel up to 60mph Ehang says the 184 is autonomous, so all the passenger has to do is enter their final destination into an app FAA regulators have not approved the drone for human use in the US, but Ehang is hopeful they will do soon Cost is yet to be revealed and the company claims a commercial... [Lire la suite]