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]
13 janvier 2015

Self-Driving-Vehicle Features Could Represent a $42 Billion Market by 2025

Partially Autonomous Vehicles Are Likely to Hit the Roads in Large Numbers by 2017; One-Fifth of U.S. Drivers Say They Would Pay More Than $5,000 Extra for Features Such as Highway or Urban Autopilot, BCG Study Finds. Powered by surprisingly strong consumer interest, partially autonomous vehicles (AVs) are likely to penetrate the market as early as 2017, followed by a series of enhancements that will make fully self-driving cars a market reality in a decade and a common sight within two decades, according to new research by The... [Lire la suite]

06 janvier 2015

Nvidia launches Tegra X1, bringing deep neural learning to self-driving cars

Move over, Tegra K1, you’re already obsolete. At a Sunday night press conference, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang launched a new mobile superchip, the Tegra X1. If Nvidia has its way, the X1 will be the graphics and artificial intelligence engine for the car of tomorrow. The Tegra X1 includes a 256-core “Maxwell” CPU, the same architecture that Nvidia launched last February. Maxwell powers the GTX 980 and GTX 970 chips that the company launched this fall. But the new X1 also includes an 8-core, 64-bit Denver CPU. All told, the new... [Lire la suite]
05 janvier 2015

Will Google become Google Insurance?

As we know, Google is developing a driverless car – and has been for several years. Knowing that Google is slowly working its way into just about everything in our lives, we’re wondering … could Google be working on driverless car insurance for their driverless car? Not so fast, says Rory Joyce with CoverHound.com. Joyce has come up with three very strong reasons why Google will not be offering auto insurance in the future. Why? High opportunity cost since Google would cannibalize their costs per click and, thus, their earnings; ... [Lire la suite]
23 décembre 2014

Microsoft's vision of the connected car

Meet the Windows Embedded Automotive team to find out its vision for the future of the connected car. Read more: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsembedded/fr-fr/auto.aspx
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23 décembre 2014

Accident Management Costs Rise 6.2 Percent in 2013

How much do road accidents cost to fleet company ? Accident management costs in 2013 were on the rise, increasing by up to 6.2 percent in some cases, over 2012 figures. The rising cost of raw materials, new-vehicle technologies, parts and labor, use of advanced materials, and additional components for parts assemblies have all contributed to an overall increase in cost. Illustration by Armie Bautista. "Parts increases are passed from the manufacturer to the delivering dealer, to repair shops, thus the increases are included in... [Lire la suite]