23 octobre 2014

General Motor considers credible Google's threat in the automotive sector

General Motors considers Google as a serious competitor in the car, according to Mark Reuss, product development manager interviewed by Bloomberg. The autonomous car prototype without drive or brake pedal or accelerator presented in late May by Google is taken very seriously by the auto industry "standard". Mark Reuss, product development manager at General Motors, has given notice to the agency Bloomberg on the degree of credibility of his potential rival. General Motors considère Google comme un concurrent sérieux dans... [Lire la suite]
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22 octobre 2014

ADAS meets PSA

Meeting with PSA on business opportunities
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16 octobre 2014

Toyota developing radical 3-D Head-Updisplay for production

Toyota’s 3-D HUD is a step forward on the path to intelligent cars that help drivers avoid daily-driving hardships. No special viewing goggles are required. Like the 2-D HUDs available in the Toyota Prius and several Lexus models, the 3-D demonstrator we recently experienced provides a clear windshield image that causes no headache or eyestrain. In addition to the usual car-speed information, this gizmo provides navigation assistance and traffic-hazard alerts. For example, turn arrows appear to align with the exact spot where you need... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2014

Pay as you drive insurance: Big Brother needs a Makeover

 How do you get your customers to behave? It may not be by watching our every move and then squirreling away the data. For auto insurance providers, the current method calls for a monitor in your car to collect data on your actual behavior behind the wheel so you can earn a discount for safer driving. That’s the approach championed by the Progressive Insurance Snapshot program. Other insurers are now following suit with their own pay-as-you-drive products, including Allstate and State Farm. Progressive and others are still... [Lire la suite]
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19 septembre 2014

Audi, Mercedes, Google: 29 autonomous cars allowed to drive on California roads

On September the 16th  a new law governing testing autonomous cars on open roads came into effect in California. Audi is the first manufacturer to have obtained the new license, Google and Mercedes follow. Le 16 septembre, une nouvelle loi régissant le test de voitures autonomes sur routes ouvertes est entrée en vigueur en Californie. Audi est le premier constructeur à avoir obtenu le nouveau permis, Google et Mercedes suivent. Read more:... [Lire la suite]
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17 septembre 2014

Driverless Cars Coming to streets Soon, Worldwide Shipment to hit 42 million by 2035

If anyone is wondering if the driverless car is really going to roll into our streets anytime soon, ABI Research's latest data may give some insights on what can be expected.According to ABI Research's Automotive Safety and Autonomous Driving Market Research report, global driverless vehicle shipments will hit 42 million by 2035, from 1.1 million in 2014 Pour ceux qui s'interrogent encore sur le fait de savoir si la voiture sans conducteur va vraiment rouler dans nos rues de sitôt, les dernières recherches d'ABI Research... [Lire la suite]
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14 septembre 2014

M2M : the business model for connected car

Connected cars -- vehicles augmented with Internet-connected intelligent systems and services -- are driving into the fast lane. The number of connected cars is increasing rapidly: Not only are self driving cars set to become legal in the UK from 2015 (as they are already in parts of the US), but analysts expect the market to be worth €39 billion by 2018. So, what do connected cars offer the enterprise? Les voitures connectées - Véhicules intégrant des systèmes et services intelligents connectés à Internet - se développent à grande... [Lire la suite]
10 septembre 2014

Toyota sees no future for fully driverless car

World's largest automaker embracing "full-time back-seat driver" technology. Your car soon will do more to help avoid a crash. As for one day leaving all the driving to the vehicle while you relax in back, don’t get your hopes up. That’s the message from safety executives at Toyota, who on Thursday promised by 2017 to have collision-prevention technology installed across its U.S. line-up, in both mainstream and luxury vehicles. http://www.design-engineering.com/general/toyota-sees-future-fully-driverless-car-132263 ... [Lire la suite]
08 septembre 2014

The Connected Car Will Affect Your Car Insurance

Car insurance rates and premiums have always been based on “the group” - age group, gender group, city group, vehicle type group, and so on. For years, insurance companies have been grouping drivers based on statistical and demographic data in an attempt to estimate the likelihood of any one driver getting into an accident. Which makes sense, if static data is all you have, but what if insurance companies could estimate the likelihood of any one driver getting into an accident by knowing exactly how that one driver drives? Switching... [Lire la suite]
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01 septembre 2014

How we gave sight to the Mercedes Robotic Car

Radar is theKey to Mercedes Benz's autonomous car. It is August 2013, and we are sitting in what looks like a standard S-Class Mercedes, nosing through traffic in a small town in southern Germany. The streets are narrow and jam-packed with cars, and pedestrians are everywhere. Yet nobody has a hand on the wheel, and nobody has a foot anywhere near the pedals. Still, you can’t fault the driving: This car is in charge of itself. Le radar est l'élement clé de la voiture autonome de Mercedes Benz. Nous sommes en  Août 2013, et nous... [Lire la suite]