04 mai 2018

Self-driving cars face type approval standards hurdle

Self-driving cars face type approval standards hurdle Audi's new A8 may be the only series production car capable of piloting itself along highways while the driver watches the on-board TV, but it may take until the end of the decade before countries can agree on how to validate and approve its Level 3 self-driving system. The German government was the first worldwide to broadly legalize self-driving cars with a new law that came into effect June 21 that allowed automated driving as long as a driver is behind... [Lire la suite]
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30 avril 2018

Dubai's autonomous flying taxis: A reality in 2018?

Dubai's autonomous flying taxis: A reality in 2018? Autonomous flying cars may seem like an image out of a science fiction movie, but the technology already physically exists: Dubai began testing electric taxi drones in September 2017. Similar to a two-seater helicopter, the Volocopter taxi is designed for 30-minute flights to and from 'voloports,' which are basically train stations for flying taxis. But, despite the tests, experts agree: Autonomous flying taxis almost certainly won't get off the ground as a commercially... [Lire la suite]
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20 avril 2018

Telematics Lays the Foundation for Autonomous Trucking

Telematics Lays the Foundation for Autonomous Trucking Current trucking technology such as telematics and fleet management solutions are key factors in the autonomous trucking revolution that could reshape the logistics industry. Industry analysts IHS Automotive estimate that sales of autonomous vehicles could reach 60,000 per year by 2035, or about 15 percent of Class 8-weight segment sales, according to a report from the American Transportation Research Institute. However, that does not take into account... [Lire la suite]
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03 avril 2018

New laser technology lets driverless cars see round corners

New laser technology lets driverless cars see round corners A new laser-based system could allow vehicles to ‘see’ obstacles before they come into view, scientists say.   Whether it’s a child running after a ball, a herd of cows or a broken-down car, unexpected obstacles can prove deadly to drivers. But scientists say the cars of the future might be able to anticipate such perils. A team of researchers have come up with a new laser-based system that efficiently produces images of objects that are hidden around a corner – a... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2018

A French startup has all the Artificial Intelligence technologies needed to avoid many accidents such as recent UBER accident

A French startup has all the Artificial Intelligence technologies needed to avoid many automous car accidents such as the recent UBER accident We all saw videos of the UBER VOLVO accident. The dashcam video shows that visibility conditions were very poor and that the pedestrian is dressed in black (pullover) and crosses a road at night without any light and out of pedestrian crossing areas. This attitude is pure suicade and you wouldn't teach your children to behave this way. But even if this pedestrian shouldn't have been in the... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2018

Human Driver Could Have Avoided Fatal Uber Crash, Experts Say

Human Driver Could Have Avoided Fatal Uber Crash, Experts Say The pedestrian killed Sunday by a self-driving Uber Technologies Inc. SUV had crossed at least one open lane of road before being hit, according to a video of the crash that raises new questions about autonomous-vehicle technology. Forensic crash analysts who reviewed the video said a human driver could have responded more quickly to the situation, potentially saving the life of the victim, 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg. Other experts said Uber’s self-driving... [Lire la suite]
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27 mars 2018

Volvo looks to supply Uber with up to 24,000 self-driving cars

Volvo looks to supply Uber with up to 24,000 self-driving cars Uber plans to buy up to 24,000 self-driving cars from Volvo, marking the transition of the U.S. firm from an app used to summon a taxi to the owner and operator of a fleet of cars. The nonbinding framework deal could offer San Francisco-based Uber a way to overcome setbacks at its autonomous driving division in Silicon Valley’s race to perfect self-driving systems.     Combining Volvo’s cars with Uber’s self-driving system builds on their nearly three-year... [Lire la suite]
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23 mars 2018

Autonomous vehicle shuttle to Dubai Mall soon

Autonomous vehicle shuttle to Dubai Mall soon Driverless vehicles to operate on a dedicated corridor crossing 3 traffic intersections Shaikh Ahmad, Anthony Foxx, former US Secretary of Transportation & Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, Mattar Al Tayer, and Abdullah Al Mogbel, IRF Global Chairman, during the IRF Middle East & North Africa Regional Congress & Exhibition “Mobility Solutions for the 21st Century” at The Dubai World Trade Centre Shaikh Rashid Hall, Dubai. Dubai: In a significant step towards... [Lire la suite]
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08 mars 2018

The Future of European Transit: Driverless and Utilitarian

The Future of European Transit: Driverless and Utilitarian On the outskirts of Berlin, Michael Barillère-Scholz is testing a driverless vehicle that is neither sleek nor futuristic. The machine is boxy and painted white. Its top speed barely reaches 20 miles per hour. The self-driving vehicle is a shuttle with room for 12 passengers. Mr. Barillère-Scholz, who leads the driverless research team at Deutsche Bahn, Germany’s largest train and bus operator, and his team have been testing the vehicle around a local office park. Later... [Lire la suite]
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06 mars 2018

10 Million Self-Driving Cars Will Hit The Road By 2020 -- Here's How To Profit

10 Million Self-Driving Cars Will Hit The Road By 2020 -- Here's How To Profit Given the advanced state of driverless technologies and the amount of money being poured into the sector, there is little question—make that, no question at all—that within 10 years, driverless cars will be the norm. The implications are immense and widespread. There are currently about 1.4 billion cars on the road. Many of those cars, and eventually all, are going to be replaced by self-driving vehicles. Car sharing is already growing in popularity.... [Lire la suite]