04 septembre 2016

European Roadmap Smart Systems for Automated Driving

European Roadmap Smart Systems for Automated Driving 1 Introduction Smart components and their systems integration, traditional strengths of the European high technology industries, more and more develop into key enabling technologies (KET) for innovative products and applications [2]. This trend has been most obvious in the automotive sector for many years, where driver assistance systems enabled breakthroughs in road and passenger safety, energy efficiency and emission reduction [3]. Further along this path, higher degrees of road... [Lire la suite]

01 septembre 2016

ANALYSIS OF LIDAR SENSORS FOR NEW ADAS APPLICATIONS. USABILITY IN MOVING OBSTACLES DETECTION.

ANALYSIS OF LIDAR SENSORS FOR NEW ADAS APPLICATIONS. USABILITY IN MOVING OBSTACLES DETECTION. ADAS applications feasibility is connected with the necessity of trustable sensors. The lack of cheap and reliable sensors underlines the need to use different sensors at the same time. LIDAR provides reliable but limited information of the surroundings for a vehicle application. This paper presents a comparison between two different kinds of LIDAR sensors focusing on their possibilities of being used in ADAS... [Lire la suite]
31 août 2016

When the Trial Lawyers Come for the Robot Cars

When the Trial Lawyers Come for the Robot Cars long the way to a world of driverless cars there are many potential roadblocks: infrastructure issues, different technical standards, restrictive state licensing policies, and more. But something more problematic might be the one most likely to derail this important technology: excessive lawsuits. To avoid the chilling effect that excessive litigation might have on this life-saving innovation, Congress may need to provide a certain amount of legal immunity for creators of... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2016

NEWS issue (#11) of the NEXYAD newsletter : SafetyNex the driving force of NEXYAD onboard products

NEWS issue (#11) of the NEXYAD newsletter : SafetyNex the driving force of NEXYAD onboard products   Headlines : . NEXYAD invited to present SafetyNex on the BMW booth at the Mondial de l'Automobile. How could NEXYAD modules have helped avoiding TESLA fatal accident. White paper on telematics for auto insurance and focus on SafetyNex. new NEXYAD tool for ADAS validation using a scale model car NEXYAD is member of MOV'EO and of the MOVEO Groupement ADAS (see : http://groupementadas.canalblog.com/) Read the Issue #11 of... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2016

Opposite strategies fuel driverless car development

credit photo : John F. Martin / Delphi Automotive Automakers are on two separate paths to creating self-driving cars. Some, like General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co., have enough cash reserves that they are developing their own proprietary autonomous systems in close partnership with technology companies. Others are waiting to buy off-the-shelf systems like the fully autonomous one announced by Delphi Automotive PLC and Mobileye NV, which they said Tuesday will be ready for any automaker to purchase by 2019. Both approaches have... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2016

The Issue of 'Self-Driving' Is Back as China Sees First Tesla Autopilot Crash

The Issue of 'Self-Driving' Is Back as China Sees First Tesla Autopilot Crash The driver who crashed says Tesla’s sales staff promoted the system as “self-driving.” Tesla  TSLA 0.12%  said on Wednesday that one of its cars had crashed in Beijing while in “autopilot” mode, with the driver contending sales staff sold the function as “self-driving,” overplaying its actual capabilities. Tesla said it had reviewed data to confirm the car was in autopilot mode, a system that takes control of steering and... [Lire la suite]

25 août 2016

Springfield attorney says Tesla autopilot mode helped him survive medical emergency

  Mid-afternoon on July 26, attorney Joshua Neally got into his Tesla Model X near his downtown Springfield law office to make the drive home to Branson. It was his daughter's 4th birthday, and they had plans for the evening.He took Chestnut Expressway, merged onto U.S. 65 and drove south out of Springfield city limits. Then things got worse. "It was excruciating pain," Neally told the News-Leader Friday. "I've never had such pain in my life." His breathing was limited. He struggled to place a call to his... [Lire la suite]
25 août 2016

OLDER DRIVERS AND ADAS: Which Systems Improve Road Safety?

OLDER DRIVERS AND ADAS: Which Systems Improve Road Safety? In the coming decades, the number of older drivers that experiences difficulties in traffic as a result of functional limitations will strongly increase. Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) could resolve some of these difficulties, by providing personal assistance in a road environment that does not always allow for the possibilities and limitations of the older road user. As a result, ADAS would extend the older adult's safe mobility as a driver. The aim of this paper... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2016

JD Power Study: Active safety systems make new cars more appealing

  Popular driver-assist technologies help make vehicles considerably more appealing to their owners, according to the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study,SM released today. The study finds that new vehicles equipped with safety features such as blind spot monitoring and low speed collision avoidance have overall APEAL scores substantially higher than similar vehicles without the technologies. Overall APEAL scores are higher among the 41% of owners whose vehicles have blind spot... [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]