13 janvier 2018

Japan is Testing Driverless Buses to Help the Elderly Get Around

Japan is Testing Driverless Buses to Help the Elderly Get Around Japan is bringing autonomous vehicle technology to rural areas of the country where a majority of the population is over the age of 65. Nishikata, Japan, 115 km (71 miles) from the capital of Tokyo, is one such area. Roughly one-third of its small population ofvc 6,300 people are elderly, and with limited buses and bus drivers, it can be difficult for these residents to get around. Enter the Robot Shuttle, a six-seat driverless bus from game developer DeNA Co, which... [Lire la suite]
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12 janvier 2018

Four predictions for Pittsburgh’s self-driving cars in 2018

This year in self-driving car news started with Mayor Bill Peduto hoping for a better relationship with Uber and ended with policy recommendations from Carnegie Mellon University students on using autonomous vehicles to improve access to public transit. In between, the city’s self-driving scene grew by two. Ford invested $1 billion into Pittsburgh self-driving startup Argo AI and Aurora Innovation launched, bringing the number of autonomous vehicle testers in the city up to five — Aptiv (formerly Delphi), Argo AI, Aurora Innovation,... [Lire la suite]
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12 janvier 2018

EU Commission drives home merits of autonomous vehicles

EU Commission drives home merits of autonomous vehicles Can driverless cars chauffeur people to a love of the EU? The European Commission is betting it can. Christmas came early for automated driving enthusiasts this week. Convening a two-day summit in Brussels on the subject – the first of its kind – the European Commission promised a sack of goodies in the form of dedicated funding, regulatory changes, cross-border agreements and innovation stimulus. Driverless trucks could be a reality on European motorways within two years,... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2018

AFTER PEAK HYPE, SELF-DRIVING CARS ENTER THE TROUGH OF DISILLUSIONMENT

OH, THE UNTAINTED optimism of 2014. In the spring of that year, the good Swedes at Volvo introduced Drive Me, a program to get regular Josefs, Frejas, Joeys, and Fayes into autonomous vehicles. By 2017, Volvo executives promised, the company would distribute 100 self-driving SUVs to families in Gothenburg, Sweden. The cars would be able to ferry their passengers through at least 30 miles of local roads, in everyday driving conditions—all on their own. “The technology, which will be called Autopilot, enables the driver to hand over the... [Lire la suite]
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11 janvier 2018

The Future Of Car Insurance: Digital, Predictive And Usage-Based

The Future Of Car Insurance: Digital, Predictive And Usage-Based Imagine shopping for your next car insurance and the car company offers an insurance that connects a black box, dongle or a mobile phone app, which tracks how you drive, and saves you up to 30 percent on premiums. This, in essence, is the future of connected car insurance, also called usage-based car insurance (UBI), whereby based on how you drive, when you drive and where you drive, you will receive a competitive quote if you are what the technology deems a ‘safe... [Lire la suite]
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10 janvier 2018

Ultimate Guide to Connected and Autonomous Car Tech at CES: Auto Tech Suppliers & New Car Reveals

CES 2018 will feature over three hundred automotive vehicle technology exhibitors as well as many speakers, demonstrations, parties and events. New this year is CES Smart Cities to show smart cities ecosystems. There will also be track demonstrations of autonomous driving and test drives around Las Vegas hotels. Many of the nominees of the Tech CARS Awards will be on display. This year we have received more invites than ever before to look at the latest in car tech that will probably not be available for two-to-three years on the... [Lire la suite]
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10 janvier 2018

Auto insurance industry and InsurTechs can learn from telematics in Italy

Auto insurance industry and InsurTechs can learn from telematics in Italy Matteo Carbone, Principal at Bain & Company in Italy, reflects on how InsurTechs can learn from the experiences the Italian auto insurance industry has gained from its use of telematics.  The insurance sector is becoming more innovative. Various initiatives and projects launched around the globe are proof of that: from the classic “call for ideas” and corporate venture capital to innovation labs and accelerators that involve the largest insurance... [Lire la suite]
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09 janvier 2018

LG ELECTRONICS AND HERE TECHNOLOGIES PARTNER ON AUTONOMOUS CARS

LG Electronics (LG) is partnering with HERE Technologies (HERE), a global provider of digital mapping and location services, to offer a next-generation telematics solution for autonomous vehicles. The solution combines LG’s advanced telematics technology with high-precision map data and location services powered by the HERE Open Location Platform. Through their planned collaboration, the companies aim to support automakers globally with a robust and secure data communications hub for highly automated and fully autonomous cars. ... [Lire la suite]
09 janvier 2018

Mobileye wins 2018 contract for next gen ADAS camera system-on-chip

Mobileye wins 2018 contract for next gen ADAS camera system-on-chip Mobileye, a designer and developer of camera-based Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) to the automotive industry, has introduced its 4th generation system-on-chip, the EyeQ4. Leveraging expertise in designing computer-vision specific cores for over 15 years, the EyeQ4 consists of 14 computing cores out of which 10 are specialized vector accelerators with extremely high utilization for visual processing and understanding. The first design win for EyeQ4 in... [Lire la suite]
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08 janvier 2018

Collision-free, emission-free driving – no zero-sum game

Crash data reports make for sombre reading. The latest to be published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that 37,461 lives were lost on US roads in 2016, marking a 5.6% increase from 2015 and the second consecutive year of rising fatalities. In Europe, 25,670 people died in road traffic-related collisions according to statistics from the European Transport Safety Council. While this represents a 2% decrease compared to the previous year, it is still a long way from the target set by the European... [Lire la suite]
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