05 décembre 2016

Safety of buses and coaches

Safety of buses and coaches Buses and coaches are considered to be one of the safest means of transport at all and this is why particular severe bus accidents have a great impact on the public nowadays. In order to describe the current status of the accident and loss occurrence for buses and coaches, the German Insurers Accident Research has analysed a representative data of the insurers, containing 213 cases. These data comprise not only “crash events”, but also “non-crash events” (incidents where bus passengers fall down in the... [Lire la suite]

04 décembre 2016

Advanced telematics for enhancing the SAFEty and comfort of motorcycle RIDERs

Advanced telematics for enhancing the SAFEty and comfort of motorcycle RIDERs Background & policy context:  Motorcycle and moped fatalities account for 17,8% of the total number of road accident fatalities in Europe and, compared to a passenger car occupant, a motorcycle rider is 26 times more likely to die in a crash, based on vehicle miles travelled, as riders are among the vulnerable road users. Objectives:  SAFERIDER aimed to enhance PTW riders' safety by applying ADAS/IVIS on PTWs of all types... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2016

Denso invests in Mexican startup for ADAS technologies

Denso invests in Mexican startup for ADAS technologies Denso International America, a subsidiary of Japan-based auto component giant Denso Corp, has invested in Mexico-based semiconductor laser technology startup-TriLumina Corp. TriLumina provides light sources for LiDAR and interior illumination products. With this investment, Denso said it will speed up the adoption of LiDAR and driver monitoring technologies in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). ADAS plays key role in technologies used in autonomous vehicles. Denso’s... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2016

The future of driverless cars and data security

The future of driverless cars and data security The technology is in place for driverless cars, but data security must be improved. Regulators are weighing new laws, and insurers and other stakeholders are actively studying the matter. Progress is being made, and come 2019, the first driverless cars are expected to take to our roads, according to BI Intelligence. Car manufacturers are working diligently to ensure that their driverless cars are hack-proof, given their exposure to the connected ecosystem. Some fear that hackers... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2016

FiveAI ‘Driverless Car Project’ Ventures To Compete With Google, Tesla

FiveAI ‘Driverless Car Project’ Ventures To Compete With Google, Tesla UK based engineering-manufacturing start-up FiveAI has entered the ‘driver less car projects’ to give a strong challenge to Google, Tesla in the sector. FiveAI plans to develop an artificial intelligence (AI) system which can drive the ‘driver less car’, reported Forbes on Sunday. The company has tied up with Amadeus Capital and pumped an investment to the tune of $2.7 million in equity funding for the artificial intelligence system, added Forbes. Reportedly,... [Lire la suite]
29 novembre 2016

New demo of Obstacle detection with ObstaNex (by NEXYAD)

New demo of Obstacle detection with ObstaNex (by NEXYAD) Here is a new demo of obstacle detection using ObstaNex (by NEXYAD). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZG531G_D14 NEXYAD is member of the MOV'EO Groupement ADAS    

28 novembre 2016

Global and China Automotive Night Vision System Industry Report, 2016-2020

Global and China Automotive Night Vision System Industry Report, 2016-2020 Night vision system can solve the vision problem in night driving and thus is the first to be used in Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, as well as other luxury cars such as Rolls-Royce Ghost/Wraith, Cadillac CT6, Lexus LS/GS and Maybach S Class. As the core part detector is costly, night vision system hasn't been popularized yet. According to the survey, in 2016, the penetration rate of global automotive night vision system is only 0.47%, of which, Mercedes-Benz, Audi... [Lire la suite]
25 novembre 2016

Augmented reality head-up displays: HMI impacts of different field-of-views on user experience

Augmented reality head-up displays: HMI impacts of different field-of-views on user experience Horizon cockpit Credit photo Visteon   Head-up display (HUD) technology in aviation has been known about since the 1940s. It keeps the pilot’s attention focused outside of the cockpit and supports aircraft control by information visualization within the pilot’s main sight line on a transparent combiner. What has been worked out for pilots, also worked for drivers. “The Oldsmobile 1988 Cutlass Supreme Indianapolis Pace Car and... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2016

A centralized real-time Advanced Driver Assistance System based on smartphones

A centralized real-time Advanced Driver Assistance System based on smartphones This work leverages the wide diffusion of smartphones andexisting cellular network to implement a centralized, real-time, AdvancedDriver Assistance System. Each vehicle is equipped with a smartphonethat periodically computes and sends vehicle’s global position and speedthrough GPRS or UMTS network. The centralized server snaps all run-ning vehicles into digital maps and implements safety algorithms to de-tect potential dangerous situations. The... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2016

Auto Tech vs. Motorcycles – Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

Auto Tech vs. Motorcycles – Advanced Driver Assistance Systems  You’ve probably seen the commercials… Cars fitted with Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Braking, Blind Spot Detection, and Collision Avoidance. With so many new cars offering advanced driver assistance systems, motorcyclists are left wondering how they will be affected. The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), a staunch advocate for bikers, sent letters to more than a dozen car makers to find out whether blind spot sensors, forward-and rear-looking sensors... [Lire la suite]