01 février 2020

Autonomous driving to take off in 2020, China robotaxi CEO says

Autonomous driving to take off in 2020, China robotaxi CEO says   GUANGZHOU -- Self-driving vehicles will soon be as ordinary as taking a self-operating elevator, according to Tony Han, CEO of Chinese robotaxi startup WeRide.ai. "In the 19th century, elevators still needed human operators, but now they are unstaffed," Han said. "The autonomous operation of vehicles will become a commonplace service." Han sees the new year as the turning point for self-driving technology. "2020 will be the year in which we will... [Lire la suite]

25 août 2018

The Self-Driving Car Timeline – Predictions from the Top 11 Global Automakers

The Self-Driving Car Timeline – Predictions from the Top 11 Global Automakers A company by company examination of the top car makers public investment and statements by their top executives makes it clear that most car companies are betting that self-driving will be inevitable, and they’re all jumping in with investment and initiatives. With billions of dollars in R&D and acquisitions, there’s plenty of fodder for media hype, but there haven’t been many concerted efforts to bring together the facts and answer fundamental... [Lire la suite]
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11 janvier 2018

AFTER PEAK HYPE, SELF-DRIVING CARS ENTER THE TROUGH OF DISILLUSIONMENT

OH, THE UNTAINTED optimism of 2014. In the spring of that year, the good Swedes at Volvo introduced Drive Me, a program to get regular Josefs, Frejas, Joeys, and Fayes into autonomous vehicles. By 2017, Volvo executives promised, the company would distribute 100 self-driving SUVs to families in Gothenburg, Sweden. The cars would be able to ferry their passengers through at least 30 miles of local roads, in everyday driving conditions—all on their own. “The technology, which will be called Autopilot, enables the driver to hand over the... [Lire la suite]
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11 janvier 2016

100 Self-Driving Cars Set to Hit Sweden’s Public Roads in 2017

100 Self-Driving Cars Set to Hit Sweden’s Public Roads in 2017 Volvo just unveiled plans for the world’s first large-scale trial of self-driving cars. The ‘Drive Me’ project will see 100 autonomous vehicles take to the streets of Gothenburg, Sweden in 2017. The cars will traverse 30 miles of public roads while encountering heavy commuter traffic, pedestrians and shifting highway conditions. While “non-drivers” will be behind the wheel during standard trips, Volvo anticipates that the cars will be able to seek out... [Lire la suite]