26 mars 2019

Telematics trends in the UK

Telematics trends in the UK Usage of telematics is growing quickly in the UK, targeting young drivers and addressing some of the issues created by the new EU gender directive. What is telematics insurance? Telematics insurance requires the installation of a device on the vehicle, commonly called a “Black Box”. This device communicates with on board instruments to monitor a series of parameters like hours of the day when the vehicle is driven, the distance driven, they type of roads where the car is driven and the speed of the... [Lire la suite]
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25 mars 2019

New Tesla software to offer 'full' autonomy, Musk says

New Tesla software to offer 'full' autonomy, Musk says An update to Tesla's Autopilot software coming in August will enable "full self-driving features" for the automaker's electric cars, chief executive Elon Musk says. Musk's comments come amid a race by automakers and tech firms to roll out fully autonomous vehicles, but also rising concerns about the safety of robotic systems. The Tesla founder made the disclosure in a Twitter conversation, responding to a user who complained about issues with Autopilot, which is currently... [Lire la suite]
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24 mars 2019

Yamaha’s autonomous motorcycle-riding humanoid robot

Yamaha’s autonomous motorcycle-riding humanoid robot What makes the MOTOBOT project unique is its approach to completely automated operation. Unlike the current methods used for automobile self-driving systems, which have progressed in recent years, the aim is for a humanoid robot to operate a vehicle unmodified for autonomous use. Based on data for vehicle speed, engine rpm, machine attitude, etc., MOTOBOT will control its six actuators* to autonomously operate the vehicle. Going forward, technology for machine position... [Lire la suite]
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23 mars 2019

Australian miner Fortescue says two driverless trucks involved in low-speed incident

Australian miner Fortescue says two driverless trucks involved in low-speed incident Australian iron ore miner Fortescue said on Friday that one of its driverless trucks, traveling at low speed, ran into another that was parked at its remote Western Australian operations in an incident earlier this week.   An autonomous truck readies to pick up a load of iron ore at Australia's Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) Chichester Hub, which includes the Christmas Creek iron ore mine, in the Pilbara region, located southeast of the... [Lire la suite]
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22 mars 2019

Recent winter weather-related accidents should serve as a cautionary tale

Recent winter weather-related accidents should serve as a cautionary tale The sheer number of car accidents in Michigan this week should be a reminder to us all that we need to exercise great caution when driving in the winter Throughout this past week, Michigan has been hammered with ice, snow, and dangerously low temperatures. Winter has certainly returned to our state. Unfortunately, with the weather being as hazardous as it’s been, we have heard countless reports of weather-related auto accidents. In fact, if you’ve not... [Lire la suite]
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21 mars 2019

ADAS Benchmarking Hits Market

ADAS Benchmarking Hits Market   Automotive chip companies talk about system-on-chips designed for Advanced Driving Assistance Systems all the time. But how can the rest of us — reporters, analysts and most important, carmakers — tell one ADAS SoC from another? Truth is, we can’t. The absence of scientific tools and benchmarks leaves little choice but to take the vendor’s word for it. Or we rely on such imperfect measures as trillion operations per second (TOPS) to compare Intel/Mobileye’s EyeQ5 with Nvidia’s... [Lire la suite]

20 mars 2019

Who is responsible when a self-driving car kills someone?

Who is responsible when a self-driving car kills someone?   An Uber-owned Volvo in autonomous mode struck and killed a pedestrian. The vehicle had a human driver behind the wheel when the tragedy occurred.  This incident brings a sudden urgency to the moral quandary that ethicists have been discussing since before self-driving cars were a reality: Whose fault was this death?  Read more : https://mashable.com/2018/03/22/self-driving-car-fatality-uber-liability/?europe=true#L.5xeH1O7Pqk  
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19 mars 2019

HIGH LEVEL FUNCTIONAL SPECIFICATION OF A SELF-DRIVING VEHICLE (POINT TO POINT, ANY DESTINATION) : WHAT ABOUT DRIVING RISK ?

HIGH LEVEL FUNCTIONAL SPECIFICATION OF A SELF-DRIVING VEHICLE (POINT TO POINT, ANY DESTINATION) : WHAT ABOUT DRIVING RISK ? A general usage self-Driving vehicle is an object that picks you at a point A (that may be anywhere) and takes you to a point B (that may be any reachable point from A), as fast as possible, in comfort and safety.And that's it (main features).   Now let's see each feature : a . as far as possible : it is the actual efficiency of transportation, as mobility is a key element of Economy b . comfort : it... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2019

Truck, Automobile and Motorcycle Collisions

Truck, Automobile and Motorcycle Collisions Because of our extensive knowledge and expertise in the field of how vehicles should perform in a wreck, we are also uniquely qualified to assist those individuals who have suffered catastrophic loss due to the negligence of another driver. The majority of the litigation in this area involves a collision between a commercial motor vehicle and one or more passenger cars. Accordingly, much of the information contained within this portion of our site is devoted to providing information about... [Lire la suite]
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17 mars 2019

Road Safety Annual Report 2018

Road Safety Annual Report 2018   The IRTAD Road Safety Annual Report 2018 provides an overview of road safety performance for 32 countries. The report outlines the most recent road safety developments across IRTAD countries and  comparative data for the main road safety indicators. It also offers detailed analysis by road user, age group and type of road. It describes the crash data collection process in IRTAD countries, the road safety strategies and targets in place and information on recent trends in speeding,... [Lire la suite]
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