20 juin 2018

Dubai tests autonomous pods in drive for smart city

Dubai tests autonomous pods in drive for smart city Dubai has begun testing autonomous pods in a trial run the Gulf’s trade and tourism hub hopes will help its transformation into one of the smartest cities in the world. Officials from Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) displayed two cube-shaped vehicles built by U.S.-based Next Future Transportation company in Italy as they spun around on a main street in Dubai. Passersby stopped to try out the six-seat vehicles and question the Italian engineers overseeing the test. RTA... [Lire la suite]
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20 mai 2018

People don’t trust driverless cars. Researchers are trying to change that

People don’t trust driverless cars. Researchers are trying to change that This October, television and web viewers were treated to an advertisement featuring basketball star LeBron James taking a ride in a driverless car. At first, James—known for his fearlessness on the court—peers in doubtfully at the vacant driver's seat and declares: "Nope." But after a short trip in the back seat, he has changed his tune. "Hey yo, I'm keepin' this!" James exclaims to friends. The ad, from computer chip–maker Intel in Santa Clara, California,... [Lire la suite]
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15 mai 2018

Amazon builds team for autonomous vehicle technology

Amazon builds team for autonomous vehicle technology Amazon has quietly pulled together a team to home in on autonomous vehicle technology and how to leverage it for the online retail giant’s needs, potentially aiding its quest for quick delivery, The Wall Street Journal reported. The team consists of about a dozen employees who focus more broadly on how Amazon can deliver its own products more quickly but who aren’t necessarily building self-driving vehicles, people familiar with the matter told The Journal. The team... [Lire la suite]
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12 mai 2018

AROUND THE WORLD IN SELF-DRIVING CARS: ASIA

AROUND THE WORLD IN SELF-DRIVING CARS: ASIA So far in this series, we gave an overview of driverless-car pilot projects across the globe and broke down the testing locations in North America and Europe. This time, we will take a closer look at where these trials are taking place in Asia. This map zooms into Singapore, Shanghai and Tokyo, and charts the deployment sites for self-driving vehicles. Shanghai takes a holistic approach Last summer, Shanghai created a 100-square-kilometer closed course for testing of autonomous... [Lire la suite]
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10 mai 2018

Apple’s latest AI research explores the problem of mapping systems for self-driving cars

Apple’s latest AI research explores the problem of mapping systems for self-driving cars   Apple’s ambitions to build a self-driving car have reportedly shifted gears over the years, but we know the company is focusing on the software side of the equation. This June, CEO Tim Cook said the iPhone maker is building autonomous systems that could power a range of different vehicles (rather than, say, working on its own Apple-branded SUVs). “We sort of see it as the mother of all AI projects,” said Cook. Now,... [Lire la suite]
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09 mai 2018

Autonomous vehicles – Watson IoT helps pave an industry revolution

Autonomous vehicles – Watson IoT helps pave an industry revolution Even the largest and most forward-looking auto manufacturers today were built around the economics of the 20th century, not the 21st. They followed the codes of Detroit and Tokyo more than those of Silicon Valley. But everyone knew disruption was coming—it was just a matter of when. So when companies like Google, Uber and Tesla grew from startups to tech giants—each one tied very much into the future of transportation—the auto-industrial model moved into the... [Lire la suite]
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07 mai 2018

The Self-Driving Industry Forces Government Interventions By Not Regulating Itself

For all the talk of free markets and self-regulation, we are forced to observe that little to no market has proven to self-regulate itself well. Despite its rhetoric, autonomous vehicle (AV) companies proclaim working towards industry standards while acting otherwise behind the scenes. The Far, Far West Of The Self-Driving Industry Every new industry starts in a state of relative chaos. This wild far west is akin to the pioneers working their way towards California. A hodgepodge of various motivations and ideals drive a few people... [Lire la suite]
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06 mai 2018

Business models will drive the future of autonomous vehicles

Business models will drive the future of autonomous vehicles   “The technology is essentially here… We have machines that can make a bunch of quick decisions that could drastically reduce traffic fatalities, drastically improve the efficiency of our transportation grid, and help solve things like carbon emissions that are causing the warming of the planet.” Interestingly, this statement didn’t come from a futurist like Elon Musk or Mark Zuckerberg or Jeff Bezos; this was President Obama discussing autonomous vehicles in an... [Lire la suite]
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05 mai 2018

Who Is Responsible When a Self-Driving Car Has an Accident?

Who Is Responsible When a Self-Driving Car Has an Accident? Two recently reported crashes involving cars with autonomous driving systems have re-raised a key question. Who is at fault — the driver or the car? COLLISION ETHICS Two separate incidents in California involving self-driving vehicles have recently gotten attention. One accident involved a Tesla Model S, the other, a Chevrolet Bolt that was using General Motors’ Cruise Automation technology. In both cases, the vehicles were reportedly using their... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2018

Are Government Officials Souring On Automotive Autonomy?

Credit : Ford Motor Company Thanks to the incredibly lax and voluntary guidelines outlined by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, automakers have had free rein to develop and test autonomous technology as they see fit. Meanwhile, the majority of states have seemed eager to welcome companies to their neck of the woods with a minimum of hassle. But things are beginning to change after a handful of high-profile accidents are forcing public officials to question whether the current approach to self-driving cars is the... [Lire la suite]