23 février 2015

Look Out! Driverless Cars are Coming!

A University of Michigan study says a system with both driverless and human-operated cars would not be safe, especially for the human-driven vehicles. In 2015, driverless cars have made huge leaps in progress, with exhibitions of their reliability taking place in England while American companies vie for attention with announcements about their own driverless car innovations. In mid-February, Sony announced it is teaming with Japanese robotics company ZNP to create a self-driving automobile. Sony has invested almost $1... [Lire la suite]

18 février 2015

Vision at Odds With Automakers

A man drives a Google Inc. self-driving car in front of the company's headquarters in Mountain View, California, U.S., on Sept. 27, 2013. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg Google Inc., with its vision for a future where cars drive themselves, is putting itself at odds with an auto industry that shares its desire for safer, less-congested roads -- yet won’t abide the “driverless” part. The clash pits the Internet giant, public for barely a decade, against companies that spent a century building the machines that put people... [Lire la suite]
15 février 2015

Validation of Advanced Driving Assistance Systems

Authors: Gérard Yahiaoui [NEXYAD], Nicolas DU LAC [INTEMPORA],   Contributors: Laurent RAFAELLI [ALL4TEC], Roman KATZ [Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH], Philippe DE SOUZA  [CIVITEC] Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS) will soon be a rule in the automotive domain: Drivers are now used to advanced interaction with computers, smartphones and tablets. They more and more expect to get the same evolutions in the interactive services provided by their cars. The EURO NCAP organization rates the vehicles from 0 to 5 stars... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2015

Audi A7 Piloted Driving concept

Audi’s showpiece event for CES 2015 was the Audi A7 Piloted Driving Concept, which was able to guide itself the vast majority of the way from California to Nevada in time for the show.  At the show, Daniel Lipinski, project leader for Audi’s automated driving projects, explained how his team developed the A7 Piloted Driving car, nicknamed Jack, and all the ins and outs of the technology under its skin. Compared to a regular A7 that you or I can buy, assuming we had enough dosh or credit, of course, the semi-autonomous A7 is... [Lire la suite]
09 février 2015

Personal assistant, communication between vehicles and big data: PSA explores the future of the automobile

 Soon, you talk to your car, which will respond. The vehicles will also be able to communicate with each other by sound or light signals. With big data and the connected objects, personal mobility and on board interactions will also be upset. This future, not so long ago, PSA Peugeot Citroën is preparing it in its  the OpenLab Design, which brings together engineers of the group and design students to the floor on the future of human-machine interfaces. In this video, Saran Kaba Diakite, head of innovation for the user... [Lire la suite]
05 février 2015

BMW developing high-tech goggles to help drivers park

German carmaker will showcase a wearable to help drivers who struggle with spatial awareness as soon as April. BMW is to develop virtual reality goggles to help drivers park in tricky spots by helping them ‘see through’ the car. The wearable is an extension of the self-parking technologies already installed in new BMW models. Connecting with collision detection sensors and cameras in the vehicle, the goggles will project the car’s surroundings (like the pavement, pedestrians or oncoming traffic) onto the eyewear while the car’s... [Lire la suite]

30 janvier 2015

Nissan and NASA form 5-year R&D partnership for autonomous drive vehicles

Nissan Motor Co., through its North American-based organization, and NASA have formed of a five-year research and development partnership to advance autonomous vehicle systems and prepare for commercial application of the technology. Researchers from Nissan’s US Silicon Valley Research Center and NASA’s Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif., will focus on autonomous drive systems, human-machine interface solutions, network-enabled applications, and software analysis and verification, all involving sophisticated hardware and... [Lire la suite]
27 janvier 2015

Google Has Begun Discussions With Top Automakers On Self-Driving Car

Google has begun discussions with most of the world’s top automakers and has assembled a team of traditional and nontraditional suppliers to speed efforts to bring self-driving cars to market by 2020, a Google executive said. “We’d be remiss not to talk to … the biggest auto manufacturers. They’ve got a lot to offer. For us to jump in and say that we can do this better, that’s arrogant” – Chris Urmson, director of Google’s self-driving car project.  Those manufacturers, he said, include General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co, Toyota... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2015

The Connected Car Will Be Commonplace Before 2025

The Connected Car of the future, made of self-healing materials, social media connected and communicating, Wearable and IoT compatible is more or less already here. IBM released a study, "Automotive 2025: Industry without borders," amassing interviews with 175 executives from automotive OEMs, suppliers, and other leaders in 21 countries and found that by 2025 cars will be able to learn, heal, drive and socialise with other vehicles (V2V) and their surrounding environment (V2I). "By 2025, the industry will not only recreate our... [Lire la suite]
16 janvier 2015

The Mercedes-Benz F 015: this is what tomorrow's self-driving cars look like

Mercedes-Benz took the wraps off a new concept car here at CES and considering the setting, it's appropriately loaded to the gills with technology. The F 015 Luxury in Motion  is basically a sleek pod with a huge passenger compartment, a fortuitous side effect of an imagined future where we spend most of our times chilling out in cars while they drive us around all by themselves. Mercedes actually calls the cabin "lounge-like," thanks to four rotating seats that can face each other. An array of screens throughout the car let... [Lire la suite]