16 février 2018

2 Key Ways Robotaxis Can Entice Humans (& Get Them To Ditch Their Cars)

Credit: NHTSA There’s a common claim that autonomous vehicles will definitely take over the market and we humans will essentially stop driving ourselves places (except to the extent that some of us still keep horses to ride on). There’s an often combined claim that people will give up auto ownership and use robotaxis instead. Then there’s the perhaps equally common response: “nuh-uh.” Or: “I don’t see it happening. People like driving, like being in control, and treat having a car as a status issue.” I haven’t... [Lire la suite]
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16 février 2018

Common car Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems and the impact on your car insurance

Common car Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems and the impact on your car insurance In a recent article, we took a look at car safety ratings and their impact on insurance. Truth be told, in many cases when people start looking for a new car, especially those with a family, the vehicle's safety will be among the most important things considered. In recent years we have seen smart technologies employed in cars with increasing frequency, especially when it comes to safety. Here we take a look at the most commonly requested... [Lire la suite]
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15 février 2018

HOW ADVANCED DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS (ADAS) WILL IMPACT FLEETS

HOW ADVANCED DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS (ADAS) WILL IMPACT FLEETS ADAS are already having a huge impact on the fleet industry, not just from a driver safety aspect, but from a vehicle maintenance standpoint too. Core functionalities include adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking (AEB), crash collision mitigation and blind spot monitoring. There are plenty more that could be included, and each has been designed to improve driver safety. For example, AEB has been cited as reducing real-world crashes by 38%. The... [Lire la suite]
15 février 2018

HELLA LAUNCHES NEW BUSINESS MODEL FOR CAMERA-BASED DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS

Credit: HELLA Software modules are already realizing key safety functions: lighting control as well as lane/traffic sign/pedestrian and object recognition Flexible system updates with new autonomous driving functions also possible Rollout projected for 2019 Lippstadt/Berlin, January 10, 2018. With its new business model for front camera software, lighting and electronics expert HELLA is further driving the trend toward autonomous driving. The Berlin-based subsidiary HELLA Aglaia is rolling out an open platform for... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2018

Talking Headways Podcast: This Is Not Mapping Just for Humans

Talking Headways Podcast: This Is Not Mapping Just for Humans This week I’m joined by Christof Hellmis, a vice president at HERE Technologies in Berlin, Germany. HERE invited me to CES in Las Vegas to check out the next wave of data mapping. I got to sit down with Christof and a couple of other folks to talk about how mapping and location data will play an increasingly important role in the new transportation technologies. As Christof says, this isn’t just mapping for humans, it’s maps for everything.   Read more and get... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2018

DENSO DEVELOPS NEW VISION SENSOR FOR IMPROVED NIGHT DRIVING SAFETY

Credit @DENSO – Sensor reduces accidents by detecting pedestrians and other road users in low-light situations – DENSO Corporation, one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers, announced it has developed a new standard vision sensor that detects pedestrians at night, cyclists, road signs, driving lanes and other road users. Working in conjunction with a millimeter-wave radar sensor, the new vision sensor allows automobiles to automatically activate emergency braking when obstacles are identified, helping reduce accidents... [Lire la suite]

13 février 2018

TESLA roadster in space

TESLA roadster in space A true aeronautics performance, and a car in space with a slice of humour
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13 février 2018

ADIENT SHOWCASES PASSENGER PROTECTION FOR AUTONOMOUS-DRIVING VEHICLES

Global seat supplier's solutions keep passengers safe regardless of seat position As seat systems become more flexible to address the rise of autonomous vehicles, they will change occupant seating positions, creating new safety challenges. Adient, the world's largest automotive seating supplier, is showcasing its advanced passive and active safety solutions for occupants, property and data at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). "One major change to vehicle seating on the way to autonomous driving is the change from... [Lire la suite]
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12 février 2018

Watch Waymo remove safety drivers from autonomous taxis for the first time

Watch Waymo remove safety drivers from autonomous taxis for the first time Phoenix, Arizona is home to the world's first fully driverless robot taxi service. Google sibling Waymo now has driverless cars on public roads, with no one behind the wheel. The autonomous Chrysler Pacifica minivans had kept safety drivers onboard, ready to take over in emergencies or when the vehicle fails to navigate on its own. But Waymo has let its cars off the leash in Phoenix, AZ, giving them permission to drive entirely on their own. A... [Lire la suite]
11 février 2018

Tesla flying car? Elon Musk teases 'special upgrade' of Roadster supercar

Tesla flying car? Elon Musk teases 'special upgrade' of Roadster supercar Tesla has unveiled a new Roadster, the new version of its original sports car. It’s the fastest production car ever made "period," according to CEO Elon Musk. USA TODAY Want to take your Tesla for a joyride ... through the air? In a tease that would be utterly ludicrous if it had come from practically anyone else, Tesla CEO Elon Musk hinted Sunday that a "special upgrade" of the company's new Roadster supercar may be capable of briefly flying. The... [Lire la suite]
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