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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29 octobre 2018

Which are the top autonomous vehicle ready countries?

Which are the top autonomous vehicle ready countries? Netherlands tops KPMG’s AV readiness index; US third KPMG’s top autonomous vehicle ready countries Autonomous vehicles have taken the world by storm and the pace of development of AVs has been tremendous. It’s no more a question on whether autonomous vehicles will be reality but when all road vehicles become fully autonomous. A first ever survey by KPMG attempts to rank 20 autonomous vehicle ready countries. While the Netherlands emerged the leader in this Autonomous... [Lire la suite]
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28 octobre 2018

Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City unveils new autonomous shuttle

Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City unveils new autonomous shuttle Abu Dhabi clean energy project Masdar City has unveiled its first autonomous vehicle, which will begin shuttling people on a daily basis. Capable of transporting up to 12 people, the shuttle – designed by French autonomous vehicle company NAVYA, is a self-driven electric vehicle with a top operational speed of 25 kilometres per hour. The shuttle will operate a regular all-day service linking Masdar City’s parking areas with its main podium. The NAVYA shuttle was customised... [Lire la suite]
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27 octobre 2018

Uber trucks start shuttling goods across Arizona — by themselves

Uber trucks start shuttling goods across Arizona — by themselves Uber has been using its self-driving trucks to transport goods in Arizona. Gregory Murphy SAN FRANCISCO — Uber has been sending self-driving trucks on delivery runs across Arizona since November, the first step in what promises to be a freight transportation revolution that could radically reshape the jobs of long-haul truckers. After testing its technology earlier in 2017, Uber began contracting with trucking companies to use... [Lire la suite]
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26 octobre 2018

DUBAI’S AUTONOMOUS TRANSPORTATION STRATEGY

DUBAI’S AUTONOMOUS TRANSPORTATION STRATEGY TRANSFORMING DUBAI TO AUTONOMOUS MODE BY 2030 Under the Directions of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed Bin Rashed Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Dubai Future Foundation in conjunction with Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority Launched the ‘Dubai Autonomous Transportation Strategy’. The strategy aims to transform 25% of the total transportation in Dubai to autonomous mode by 2030, involving 5 million daily trips, saving AED 22... [Lire la suite]
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