21 août 2016

France: BMW selects start-up Nexyad for driving risk estimation

France: BMW selects start-up Nexyad for driving risk estimation BMW’s French subsidiary has selected three innovative companies to develop the mobility of the future. The start-up Nexyad is one of them. Nexyad has developed SafetyNex an APP onboard real-time that estimates the risk in driving. Based on artificial intelligence, the system can calculate at every moment the risk taken by the driver, by comparing the driving behavior (speed, acceleration, etc.) to the difficulties of the road (crossroads, school, turns tight, etc). ... [Lire la suite]

20 août 2016

The role of HERE in developing ADAS and other automotive standards

The role of HERE in developing ADAS and other automotive standards HERE has always understood that a map is not simply a navigational tool. Back in the late 1990s, the team could see its potential above and beyond the map’s traditional remit. Take, for example, its use as a sensor in cars. Dietmar Rabel, senior product manager in the automated driving side at HERE, told us: “We created a patent in 1999 for what we call ‘Electronic Horizon’ which allows cars to ‘see around the corner’ – basically the car can adapt cruise control or... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2016

Trends in Automotive Safety: Eliminating the Blind Spot

Trends in Automotive Safety: Eliminating the Blind Spot The importance of automobile safety has been the force behind a number of key innovations over the years from anti-lock brakes to airbags. German auto-makers have been first to leverage many of the most advanced technologies to improve driver safety and the overall driving experience. For example, over the last two decades alone, German vehicles were the first to offer active lane keeping assist, which introduces a vibration to the steering wheel when the driver veers from his... [Lire la suite]
18 août 2016

Self-driving cars will not help the drinking driver

Self-driving cars will not help the drinking driver   There is an unexpected revolution underway in road safety. True, the highly visible community-wide programs continue, but behind the scenes there are major changes underway in how safety will be managed within road transport systems. The self-driving car (or “autonomous vehicle”) has emerged with a practical suite of technologies for more efficient, safer, and eco-friendly road travel. This emergence has been rapid: for example, the Australian... [Lire la suite]
17 août 2016

Global Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Market Analysis & Trends 2016-2025 - Growing Count of Driverless Cars

Research and Markets - Global Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Market Analysis & Trends 2016-2025 - Growing Count of Driverless Cars The Global Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Market is poised to grow at a CAGR of around 22.8% over the next decade to reach approximately $168 billion by 2025. This industry report analyzes the global markets for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) across all the given segments on global as well as regional levels presented in the research scope. The study... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2016

Un motard accidenté sauvé par le service de géolocalisation de Google

Un motard accidenté sauvé par le service de géolocalisation de Google  Disparu après un accident, un motard a été retrouvé quatre jours après sa disparition grâce à la géolocalisation de google de son téléphone portable grâce à l'historique des positions de Google. Ce motard sarthois peut dire merci à Google. Un homme de 38 ans a été localisé vivant, quatre jours après sa mystérieuse disparition grâce à la détermination de sa famille et aux données de géolocalisation de son téléphone portable rapporte ce mardi France... [Lire la suite]
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15 août 2016

Teenagers : Driving carries extra risk for them

Teenagers : Driving carries extra risk for them In the United States, teenagers drive less than all but the oldest people, but their numbers of crashes and crash deaths are disproportionately high. 1 In the United States, the fatal crash rate per mile driven for 16-19 year-olds is nearly 3 times the rate for drivers ages 20 and over. Risk is highest at ages 16-17. In fact, the fatal crash rate per mile driven is nearly twice as high for 16-17 year-olds as it is for 18-19 year-olds. Beginning in... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2016

Cadillac CT6 Offers Rearview Mirror with Video

Cadillac CT6 Offers Rearview Mirror with Video The 2016 Cadillac CT6 luxury sedan offers such advanced safety features as night vision, pedestrian collision mitigation, Surround Vision, and a rear camera mirror just recently approved by federal safety regulators. The available rear camera mirror is designed to provide a better view of what’s behind the car. With just a touch, the driver can activate it and stream HD video through the rearview mirror itself. A camera located at the rear of the vehicle generates the live video... [Lire la suite]
13 août 2016

Video: Toyota Accelerates Automatic Braking to 2017

Video: Toyota Accelerates Automatic Braking to 2017 Toyota will begin to include advanced driver assistance packages — anchored by automatic emergency braking (AEB) — as standard equipment on almost every new vehicle by the end of 2017, the automaker announced. As a result, Toyota will make AEB technology widely available four years ahead of the 2022 industry target announced last week by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Lexus models will include... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2016

Google Self-Driving Car Exec Talks Fatal Tesla Crash

Google Self-Driving Car Exec Talks Fatal Tesla Crash Google has finally broken its silence on the fatal Tesla crash that killed 40-year-old Joshua Brown. And it seems Google is blaming both Brown and Tesla for what tragically occurred. In an interview with Bloomberg, John Krafcik, CEO of Google’s Self-Driving Car Project, called what happened on May 7, 2016 in Williston, Fla. “a tragedy.” But Krafcik also pointed out that Brown was “one of probably a hundred or so people who died that day in automotive fatalities, in... [Lire la suite]