08 novembre 2018

South Korea’s push for driverless vehicles brings large autonomous bus trials to the streets

South Korea’s push for driverless vehicles brings large autonomous bus trials to the streets KT’s 45-seat self-driving bus is experiencing test-drives on public roads in Seoul after their application was approved by Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport…   South Korean telecom giant KT Corporation has gained government approval to test-drive a 45-seat autonomous bus on public roads. The bus can freely access both highways and city roads in Seoul, and has already successfully completed a four hour test-drive on two... [Lire la suite]
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07 novembre 2018

Google sibling Waymo launches fully autonomous ride-hailing service

Google sibling Waymo launches fully autonomous ride-hailing service Alphabet’s self-driving car firm beats Uber to be first to offer robot taxis without humans behind the wheel to take over in an emergency   Waymo’s self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans will start picking up passengers without a human behind the wheel, even for emergencies, in the next few months, as the Google-sibling steps up war with Uber.  Waymo, formerly known as Google’s self-driving car, is launching a fully autonomous Uber-like ride-hailing... [Lire la suite]
06 novembre 2018

Greater safety on two wheels: Bosch innovations for the motorcycles of the future

Greater safety on two wheels: Bosch innovations for the motorcycles of the future Safety is one of the most urgent challenges in the motorcycle market. Whether smart assistance systems or connectivity packages, Bosch offers many solutions that make roads safer for motorcyclists. And with its innovative research projects, it is already planning for the next stages of development. Sliding mitigation research project: Whether wet leaves, an oil spill, or gravel on the road surface, wheels begin to slip sideways if they can no longer... [Lire la suite]
05 novembre 2018

Advanced driver-assistance systems: Challenges and opportunities ahead

Advanced driver-assistance systems: Challenges and opportunities ahead Semiconductor companies can help take ADAS applications to a new level—provided that they are ready to embrace change. 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... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2018

ADAS Technology and Market Trends

ADAS Technology and Market Trends The growing demand for improved vehicle safety is driving rapid innovation in active safety and ADAS among vehicle manufacturers. This growth has been enabled by improvements in information and communications technologies, as well as sensor technology to enable the car to have a greater awareness of its surroundings. This document provides an overview of sensor technology and describes the capabilities of the main types of ADAS systems currently being adopted as well as the regulatory/safety ratings... [Lire la suite]
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03 novembre 2018

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES : PLOTTING A ROUTE TO THE DRIVERLESS FUTURE

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES PLOTTING A ROUTE TO THE DRIVERLESS FUTURE While the long-term benefits of autonomous vehicles (AVs) are genuinely exciting, the route to true autonomy in transportation will likely be long and full of uncertainty. The precise impact of AVs on individuals, communities, industries and workplaces is, as yet, unclear. One thing’s for sure, though—every industry will be affected. Some will find themselves disrupted; others will find new opportunities for growth and innovation. Both outcomes create a pressing need... [Lire la suite]
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02 novembre 2018

Commercial Auto Insurance Trends in 2018

Commercial Auto Insurance Trends in 2018 Over the past few years, commercial auto losses have created challenges for businesses with fleet exposures. In 2016, the combined ratio for commercial auto reached a 15-year high of 110.4 percent according to Fitch Ratings. Here, we’ll look at key trends in what’s behind the losses and actions commercial auto policyholders can take to better manage on-the-road risks. An uptick in commercial auto claims costs stems from both claim frequency and severity. Key factors driving these... [Lire la suite]
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01 novembre 2018

The future of fleet management in the face of automotive innovation

The future of fleet management in the face of automotive innovation When fleet and leasing management software company Sofico first came into existence 30 years ago, motor vehicles were manufactured with a manual choke and Petrol in many countries across Europe was less than 0.5 Euros a litre.  A lot has changed since then, not least the number of vehicles on Europe’s roads, congestion in towns and cities, environmental concerns and the total cost of vehicle ownership. That said, Piet Maes, CTO, Sofico freely admits these are... [Lire la suite]
31 octobre 2018

Self-Driving Flying Car to Take Off in Two Years

Self-Driving Flying Car to Take Off in Two Years   The Terrafugia will automatically avoid other aircraft, bad weather, and restricted airspace. The hybrid electric flying car that's been a dream for so long is finally taking shape. Terrafugia announced that they expect to have a prototype for their computer-controlled electric aerial vehicle called the TF-X released within two years. The company says a full-sized prototype of the TF-X will be ready by 2018, the Daily Mail reported. No price has been announced, a company... [Lire la suite]
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30 octobre 2018

Survey Measures EMS Personnel’s Perceptions of Self-Driving Ambulances

Survey Measures EMS Personnel’s Perceptions of Self-Driving Ambulances You arrive on-scene to find a gunshot victim who’s bleeding profusely. You and your partner share a knowing look—you’ll need a second set of hands to work on this patient. Luckily you brought the automated ambulance to the scene. You and your partner jump in back with the patient as the ambulance drives itself to the closest trauma center, allowing the two of you to work as a team on a rapidly declining patient when normally one of you would have to drive. ... [Lire la suite]
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