02 septembre 2017

ZF introduces 2 new ADAS features for trucks

ZF introduces 2 new ADAS features for trucks ZF Friedrichshafen has unveiled two new advanced driver-assistance features designed to help truck drivers avoid collisions. The Evasive Maneuver Assist (EMA), which the Germany-based automotive supplier developed in cooperation with US vehicle control systems specialist Wabco, automatically steers tractor-trailer combinations around dangerous areas. ZF’s Highway Driving Assist (HDA) offers a combination of lane keeping and adaptive cruise control for trucks. Both technologies make... [Lire la suite]
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01 septembre 2017

The effect of ADAS & automation on fleet management

The effect of ADAS & automation on fleet management Change is coming to the world of transportation as we move closer to truly connected fleets. Advanced safety features leading to full autonomy will make today's truck drivers and the roads they travel safer as the industry slowly gravitates toward driverless trucks. ADAS and autonomy now and future When it comes to ADAS, Ian Riches of Strategy Analytics says that we're in an era of democratisation of existing features: technologies such as traffic-jam assistance, adaptive... [Lire la suite]
31 août 2017

What is ADAS Technology and How is it Contributing to Increased Vehicle Repair Costs?

What is ADAS Technology and How is it Contributing to Increased Vehicle Repair Costs? According to the Association of British Insurers (ABI), vehicle repair costs have increased by as much as 32% in the last three years. Thatcham—the UK’s version of the U.S.’s Insurance Institute for Highway Safety—released a study that cites increased complexity of vehicle materials, the rising cost of spare parts and advanced technology as possible reasons for the sharp increase. However, one major culprit that they cannot deny is the use of ADAS... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2017

Making Advanced Driver Assistance Systems work for fleets

Making Advanced Driver Assistance Systems work for fleets Autonomous cars and similar new technologies are on the brink of changing our world. Much debate has focussed on their potential benefits and the social issues they may cause. However, are the new technologies being introduced too quickly? In the latest Brake blog; Jeremy Rochfort, National Sales Manager at Autoglass®, says many fleets are struggling to adapt to the rapid rate of change and emphasises the need for safety to be maintained as the main priority.   ... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2017

Why trucks are leading the way when it comes to autonomous technology

Why trucks are leading the way when it comes to autonomous technology Carmakers are making incredible advances when it comes to autonomous technology, but the first fully autonomous vehicles to hit the roads may actually be trucks, with the transport behemoths proving naturally suited to self-driving technology. Packaging Self-driving vehicles cram in an incredible amount of technology. There’s LiDAR, radar, a huge array of different cameras and other sensors, mapping and GPS and a computer that has to make sense of it all. If it’s... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2017

The futuristic tech coming to a motorbike near you

The futuristic tech coming to a motorbike near you Cars and trucks may seem like the most obvious platforms when it comes to autonomous and other futuristic technology, but what about our friends on two wheels? Some amazingly innovative technology is also available or heading to motorbikes in the not too distant future, from bikes that can balance without your help to heads-up displays, so read on as we take a look at some of the best. BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100 As you can probably guess from the incredibly futuristic looks, the... [Lire la suite]
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26 août 2017

The future of motor insurance : How car connectivity and ADAS are impacting the market

The future of motor insurance : How car connectivity and ADAS are impacting the market (A joint whitepaper by HERE and Swiss RE) For the automotive industry, relatively little has changed over the past three decades – until now. New driver assistance technologies and connected services are ushering in a whole new world of mo - toring. In this new world, the driver hands over ever greater responsibility for his or her driving decisions to the vehicle. On the road today there are already cars with advanced driver assistance systems... [Lire la suite]
25 août 2017

13 Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

13 Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Automotive safety technology is pretty easy to wrap your head around, but advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are a little harder to pin down. At this point, the debate over whether anti-lock brakes are really necessary is pretty much nonexistent, but most technologies classified as ADAS are still seen as luxuries or even amusing curiosities. The issue is that advanced driver assistance systems are systems and features that provide a driver with essential information, automate difficult... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2017

The future of automotive is coming faster than you think

The future of automotive is coming faster than you think As excitedly as we talk about it, you’d think the promise of fully autonomous vehicles is right around the bend, just another few miles and we’ll pull into our destination. In truth, we’re not there yet, and a few sceptics even suggest we’ll never get there — too many bumps in the road ahead. As engineers, we know that we’ll get to the holy grail of autonomous driving. The key questions are how long will it take, what’s the best route and how much will it cost? Let’s pull out... [Lire la suite]
21 août 2017

Autonomous Cars Will Require a Totally New Kind of Map

Autonomous Cars Will Require a Totally New Kind of Map AS THE VEHICLE navigated the labyrinthine streets of London and headed for the countryside of Surrey with uncommon speed, the passengers must have felt a bit unnerved. Having selected their destination, they’d relinquished control. They had no communication with the driver, but they could check their progress on a map. The map must have been reassuring, says Peter Skillman, lead designer for Nokia HERE, the maps division the Finnish communications company. Skillman... [Lire la suite]