15 juin 2019

Intelligent Vehicles

Intelligent Vehicles This chapter describes the emerging robotics application field of intelligent vehicles – motor vehicles that have autonomous functions and capabilities. The chapter is organized as follows. Section51.1 provides amotivation of why the development of intelligent vehicles is important, abrief history of the field, and the potential benefits of the technology. Section51.2 describes the enabling technologies for intelligent vehicles to sense vehicle, environment and driver state, work with digital maps and satellite... [Lire la suite]
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14 juin 2019

Connected and Automated Vehicles

Connected and Automated Vehicles Automated and connected vehicle technologies are among the most heavily researched automotive technologies. The vehicle technologies currently available are only a fraction of what is being developed for the future. The technologies for autonomous cars, connected cars, and advanced driver assistance systems overlap, below is an overview of the technologies, definitions, benefits and challenges of this emerging sector. Levels of Automation Fully automated, autonomous, or “self-driving” vehicles are... [Lire la suite]
13 juin 2019

ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SELF-DRIVING CARS

ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SELF-DRIVING CARS The debate on the timeline of fully autonomous vehicles traveling on US highways rages on, with the optimists in the industry predicting initial applications to begin as early as 2019 and the skeptics questioning whether 2035 is a realistic launch date. Experts agree that self-driving cars present the auto insurance industry with major challenges, but also with significant near-term opportunities. The greatest potential of automated vehicles in the short term will derive from the vast amounts of... [Lire la suite]
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12 juin 2019

The state of autonomous vehicles in Southeast Asia

The state of autonomous vehicles in Southeast Asia How do countries in the ASEAN bloc measure up in the race for driverless cars? According to KPMG’s latest Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index, Singapore ranks for the second consecutive year among the top countries ready to embrace autonomous vehicles (AVs). The country holds the first place for AV policy and regulation and second for infrastructure - surpassed only by the Netherlands - and is widely recognised as a global leader in AV development. The city-state... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2019

ADAS Technology: What It Means For Trucking Fleet Owners

ADAS Technology: What It Means For Trucking Fleet Owners Advanced Driver Assisted Systems, or ADAS technology was front and center at a discussion held by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the National Safety Counsil (NSC) at the end of July. The focus of ADAS technology was to figure out how the systems could make the trucking industry safer, and what will be done with the data gathered by the systems. ADAS Technology And Safety The emphasis for 2017 has been on safety in the trucking industry. With projected... [Lire la suite]
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10 juin 2019

ADAS in telematics systems breaks new ground

ADAS in telematics systems breaks new ground Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) have already proved to be highly effective in enhancing road safety, so that now an increasing number of new vehicles are being equipped with the systems. The technology is indeed a great help as it allows drivers to reduce and even to avoid the most common traffic accidents. Besides, ADAS becomes smarter each day, the price is getting lower, which’s truly pleasing.   Therefore, today more and more vehicles, rolling off... [Lire la suite]
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09 juin 2019

Fleets urged to fit Advanced Driver Assistance Systems to all vehicles

Fleets urged to fit Advanced Driver Assistance Systems to all vehicles Fleet decision-makers are being urged to fit Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) to improve road safety and drive down costs. Crashes involving vehicles are not only costly in terms of ‘bent metal’, but can cause death or injury to occupants and other road users, result in time away from work, cause psychological problems and have a major impact on business efficiency and administration. “Reducing vehicle off-road time is also a continual focus for all... [Lire la suite]
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08 juin 2019

ADAS and Autonomous Driving Technology in Trucks and Commercial Vehicles

ADAS and Autonomous Driving Technology in Trucks and Commercial Vehicles A wide variety of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) have enjoyed impressive growth in consumer vehicles, progressing from being  the preserve of luxury vehicles to being offered in sub-US$500 packages by mass-market players such as Toyota. Simultaneously, the capacities of these systems have expanded, with combined functions allowing the first glimpses of automation in production vehicles. At the same time, however, the market for commercial ADAS... [Lire la suite]
07 juin 2019

How ADAS Will Affect Fleet Management

How ADAS Will Affect Fleet Management Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are a collection of technologies that are designed to aid drivers and alert them to potential dangers on the road. A few examples of ADAS technology include traffic-jam assistance, adaptive cruise control, and even emergency braking. Studies show that Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), in particular, has the ability to reduce the chance of an accident by 38%.  The most common and practical examples of ADAS include intelligent headlights,... [Lire la suite]
06 juin 2019

ADAS Complexity Will Create New Maintenance Costs and Vulnerabilities for Fleets

ADAS Complexity Will Create New Maintenance Costs and Vulnerabilities for Fleets An increasing number of vehicles are equipped with advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), such as collision avoidance, surround view, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, pedestrian protection, and blind spot monitoring, to name a few. These technologies have made today’s vehicles the safest in history. Similarly, advancements in engine technology make current model-year vehicles the most fuel efficient ever and with each succeeding... [Lire la suite]