31 mars 2018

Just How Safe Is Driverless Car Technology, Really?

Just How Safe Is Driverless Car Technology, Really? Self-driving cars are supposed to be our salvation, drastically reducing the 1.3 million road fatalities worldwide each year by replacing humans with robots who can do precision piloting and never get distracted, drowsy or drunk. So why did a self-driving Uber SUV being tested in Tempe, Arizona, strike and kill a woman March 18 without so much as hitting the brakes? The accident will only drive more anxiety about autonomy given that 63 percent of Americans... [Lire la suite]
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19 mars 2018

Today’s Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are gradually evolving into full autonomous vehicle systems.

Today’s Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are gradually evolving into full autonomous vehicle systems. The hype and overblown expectations continue. And the auto companies along with the many OEM and technology suppliers are collectively spending billions of dollars to create the first practical self-driving (SD) cars. Good progress is being made. Analyzing this effort to create the first automated vehicles (AVs), it is clear what must happen. The challenges are mostly technical, but there are major... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2018

Why the Rise of Self-Driving Vehicles Will Actually Increase Car Ownership

Why the Rise of Self-Driving Vehicles Will Actually Increase Car Ownership It’s been a long time coming. For years Waymo (formerly known as Google Chauffeur) has been diligently developing, driving, testing and refining its fleets of various models of self-driving cars. Now Waymo is going big. The company recently placed an order for several thousand new Chrysler Pacifica minivansand next year plans to launch driverless taxis in a number of US cities. This deal raises one of the biggest unanswered questions about autonomous... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2018

AI should help increasing road safety for robot taxi allowing to put them in function soon

AI should help increasing road safety for robot taxi allowing to put them in function soon Robot taxis are under testing in many cities such as Phoenix Arizona. Globally it works but the issue is still the rate of accident. Human driver has an accident in average about every 70 000 km and there are about 3 deads every billion km. This very high performance of human driver makes it difficult to automate driving, especially in urban traffic where road infrastructure characteristics are very complex. This explain why tests long more... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2018

Low CPU consumption road detection and free space detection running in real time on a regular smartphone : RoadNex

Low CPU consumption road detection and free space detection running in real time on a regular smartphone : RoadNex The company NEXYAD showed to its partners and customers at CES 2018 in Las Vegas the RoadNex road detection system running on a regular smartphone (using CPU and camera of the smartphone). RoadNex detectes two things, independently : . borders of the lane : borders may be road markings, other cars, construction area signs, pedestrians, bicycle, ... . free space : part of the world ahead that is flat and drivable... [Lire la suite]
16 février 2018

2 Key Ways Robotaxis Can Entice Humans (& Get Them To Ditch Their Cars)

Credit: NHTSA There’s a common claim that autonomous vehicles will definitely take over the market and we humans will essentially stop driving ourselves places (except to the extent that some of us still keep horses to ride on). There’s an often combined claim that people will give up auto ownership and use robotaxis instead. Then there’s the perhaps equally common response: “nuh-uh.” Or: “I don’t see it happening. People like driving, like being in control, and treat having a car as a status issue.” I haven’t... [Lire la suite]
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30 janvier 2018

Lexus says its new luxury barge will drive itself by 2020

Lexus says its new luxury barge will drive itself by 2020 Lexus is the latest automaker to leap into the fray of highly automated driving, announcing that its “Highway Teammate” advanced driver assist system (ADAS) will be available in 2020. The system, which offers “automated driving from entrance ramp to exit ramp on motor-vehicle-only roadways,” is featured as part of the sleek, glowing LS+ concept that Lexus is showing off at the Tokyo auto show this week. Highway Teammate will “enable automated merging, lane changes... [Lire la suite]
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29 janvier 2018

Hyundai to Test Autonomous Driving With Fuel-Cell Vehicle

Hyundai to Test Autonomous Driving With Fuel-Cell Vehicle   Hyundai Motor Co. said it will start testing a fuel-cell powered sport utility vehicle for autonomous driving as the South Korean automaker speeds up development of self-driving cars with a goal to bring a model to the market by 2021. Unveiling the fuel-cell SUV named “NEXO” Monday at the CES in Las Vegas, Hyundai said the vehicle will be used to try out the driverless technology it is developing with Aurora, a startup formed by former executives from... [Lire la suite]
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12 janvier 2018

Four predictions for Pittsburgh’s self-driving cars in 2018

This year in self-driving car news started with Mayor Bill Peduto hoping for a better relationship with Uber and ended with policy recommendations from Carnegie Mellon University students on using autonomous vehicles to improve access to public transit. In between, the city’s self-driving scene grew by two. Ford invested $1 billion into Pittsburgh self-driving startup Argo AI and Aurora Innovation launched, bringing the number of autonomous vehicle testers in the city up to five — Aptiv (formerly Delphi), Argo AI, Aurora Innovation,... [Lire la suite]
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09 janvier 2018

LG ELECTRONICS AND HERE TECHNOLOGIES PARTNER ON AUTONOMOUS CARS

LG Electronics (LG) is partnering with HERE Technologies (HERE), a global provider of digital mapping and location services, to offer a next-generation telematics solution for autonomous vehicles. The solution combines LG’s advanced telematics technology with high-precision map data and location services powered by the HERE Open Location Platform. Through their planned collaboration, the companies aim to support automakers globally with a robust and secure data communications hub for highly automated and fully autonomous cars. ... [Lire la suite]