05 juin 2015

Why bad driving will be eliminated by 2020 - and car insurance costs will plummet

Car insurance premiums could be just a fraction of current levels in five years’ time as driverless vehicles are expected to “eliminate bad driving” by 2020. Car insurance premiums could be just a fraction of current levels in five years’ time as driverless vehicles are expected to “eliminate bad driving” by 2020. Deaths and injuries caused by accidents are expected to virtually disappear and whiplash claims and car park disputes, which together account for 94pc of all insurance claims and cost insurers almost £3bn a year,... [Lire la suite]

28 mai 2015

Driver assistance systems glossary

Driver assistance systems: These invisible co-pilots help drivers in monotonous or difficult traffic situations. They monitor the car’s surroundings with the help of radar, video, and ultrasonic sensors. They help to steer and brake the car when parking, changing lanes, or sitting in traffic. Driver assistance systems can prevent accidents and are precursors to automated driving. Adaptive cruise control: ACC can accelerate and brake a car autonomously. With the help of a radar sensor, the system maintains both the driver’s chosen... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2015

Groupement ADAS at the Safety Week in Germany

credit photo Katrin Heyer Nexyad and Intempora were the representatives of the Groupement ADAS at the Safety Week symposium in Aschaffenburg in Germany from 19th to 21st showing its VISION-BASED PERCEPTION KIT FOR PROJECTS OF AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE. The position paper of the Groupement about ADAS validation methodology and tools was also  presented during the conference cycle.   Credit photo Katrin Heyer
17 mai 2015

Scientists Are Simulating Life After Driverless Cars

Cameras mounted inside the university's modified Nissan Versa. Image: The University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute While today's autonomous vehicles can to adapt to far more situations than even just a couple of years ago, it’s dealing with humans that remains the biggest problem—having cars adapt to humans, and us adapt to them. That’s why Dr. Anuj K. Pradhan, an assistant research scientist at the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute, believes it’s all the more important to study human... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2015

Moving Closer to Automated Driving, Mobileye Unveils EyeQ4® System-on-Chip with its First Design Win for 2018

March 4, 2015 - Mobileye N.V. (NYSE: MBLY), the global leader in the design and development of camera-based Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) to the automotive industry, introduced its 4th generation system-on-chip, the EyeQ4®. Leveraging expertise in designing computer-vision specific cores for over 15 years, the EyeQ4® consists of 14 computing cores out of which 10 are specialized vector accelerators with extremely high utilization for visual processing and understanding. The first design win for EyeQ4® in series production... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2015

NVIDIA TegraX1 Preview and Architecture Analysis : Automotive: DRIVE CX and DRIVE PX

                  With NVIDIA’s DRIVE CX, automotive OEMs have a Tegra X1 in a board that provides support for Bluetooth, modems, audio systems, cameras, and other interfaces needed to integrate such an SoC into a car. This makes it possible to drive up to 16.6MP of display resolution, which would be around two 4K displays or eight 1080p displays. However, each DRIVE CX module can only drive three displays. In press photos, it appears that this platform also has a fan which is... [Lire la suite]

27 mars 2015

Detection of the road ahead of the vehicle by mono camera: New V2.0 release of RoadNex

  NEXYAD offers the only road detection system in front of a vehicle which is operable with or without markings: RoadNex V2.0 This system is integrated into the framework of the company INTEMPORA: RT-MAPS and can be integrated with an image processing and data fusion scheme for constructing ADAS functions and perception systems for autonomous vehicle. RoadNex V2.0 can be interfaced in RT-MAPS with other products such as ObstaNex that can detect obstacles, and Neuro_RBF (by the company GLOBALSENSING Technologies) that is able... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

Volvo bets on hybrids, autonomous car technology

Volvo is on the verge of a major step in its evolution, beginning with the launch of the all-new 2016 XC90. At a recent media event, we sat down with Volvo chief Hakan Samuelsson, who enlightened us about what, exactly, the Swedes are up to. Most interesting perhaps, Samuelsson believes pure electric cars are not the way forward from a market perspective. Volvo believes traditional hybrids are the future, and Samuelsson says the combustion engine will stay, acting in harmony with the electric motor. "We're rather clear on that. With... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2015

Renault is testing autonomous vehicle technology

  Speaking at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Mr. Ghosn said that Renault could launch in 2016 versionsof these vehicles can handle driving in traffic. He added that the group planned to offer automotive technology more and more advanced in the next five years, with the aim to propose in 2020 a vehicle used on any type of road. Read more (in french): http://www.ccfa.fr/Renault-teste-des-technologies-de    
25 février 2015

Driverless car beats racing driver for first time

Driverless cars now out-perform skilled racing drivers, engineers at Stanford University have shown, after pitting their latest model against a track expert.The team has designed a souped-up Audi TTS dubbed ‘Shelley’ which has been programmed to race on its own at speeds above 120 mph at Thunderhill Raceway Park in Northern California.When they tested it against David Vodden, the racetrack CEO and amateur touring class champion, Shelley was faster by 0.4 of a second. To get the cars up to speed, the Stanford team have been... [Lire la suite]