11 septembre 2018

MOBILITY AND TRANSPORT : Road Safety

MOBILITY AND TRANSPORT : Road Safety The opinions expressed in the studies are those of the consultant and do not necessarily represent the position of the Commission. Assessing the fitness to drive Education/training Infrastructural measures Vehicle design and vehicle safety What can be done about it? ADAS Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) can provide personal assistance in a road environment that cannot always take into account the... [Lire la suite]

10 septembre 2018

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WAYMO SELF-DRIVING TAXI

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WAYMO SELF-DRIVING TAXI Waymo is ready to start charging for its self-driving trips, but first, it needs to master the dreaded art of fleet management In a nondescript depot in suburban Arizona, the future of transportation is getting a tune-up. This is where Waymo, the self-driving unit of Google parent Alphabet, houses its growing fleet of self-driving cars: hundreds of Chrysler Pacifica minivans fitted with highly advanced hardware and software that enables them to safely ride on public roads without a... [Lire la suite]
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09 septembre 2018

Honda Research Institute on data management system for ADAS and AD systems

Honda Research Institute on data management system for ADAS and AD systems Automotive IQ sat down with Antonello Ceravola, Principal Scientist at Honda Research Center Europe, and talked about data management system for ADAS and AD testing at Honda RC, ahead of the conference where Mr. Ceravola also will be presenting.   What is your role at Honda when it comes to ADAS and AD topics? My focus is on software architecture, software design, integration infrastructures and tools. I am in charge on the software design of... [Lire la suite]
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08 septembre 2018

Self-driving cars need ground penetrating radar, says WaveSense

Self-driving cars need ground penetrating radar, says WaveSense Founded in 2017 with the vision to make self-driving navigation weather-proof, on any road and in any condition startup WaveSense sees ground-penetrating radar (GPR) as a failsafe complement to existing mapping and navigation hardware.   The pitch: current systems exclusively rely on above ground sensors like GPS, lidar and cameras to identify the exact position of the vehicle, but those can be confused and handicapped by poor visibility issues and adverse... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2018

Volvo connected cars and trucks to share road safety data

Volvo connected cars and trucks to share road safety data   Vehicles will alert each other to dangerous driving conditions. Volvo Cars and Volvo Trucks have unveiled a joint cloud-based Connected Safety service that enables connected vehicles to warn each other automatically about dangerous road conditions. The partnership will see live, anonymised data shared between Volvo trucks sold in Sweden and Norway, and Volvo cars equipped with the Hazard Light Alert system. Hazard Light Alert has been available in Sweden and... [Lire la suite]
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06 septembre 2018

The deployment of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems in Europe

The deployment of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems in Europe Introduction Road transport is an essential service in society, but the burden of traffic crashes and Pollution is immense. European data show that road accidents in the EU countries cause about 250,000 seriously injured people every year, with 28,000 fatalities in 2012 (Kearns & Kidd, 2013). US data in addition, illustrate that automobile crashes led to 34,080 fatalities in 2012 (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 2013), where about 90% of the... [Lire la suite]

05 septembre 2018

Amazon's Alexa escapes the Echo and gets into cars

Amazon's Alexa escapes the Echo and gets into cars Amazon’s smart voice assistant takes to the road with new accessory for anything from music and audiobooks to shopping and smarthome control.   Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant is making its way into cars in the UK, bringing voice controlled music and even the ability to remotely control smart home devices onto the road. The freeing of Alexa from the confines of Amazon’s Echo and Echo Dot is happening due to the launch of the company’s Alexa Voice Services in the UK, which... [Lire la suite]
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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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