22 novembre 2015

Ghosn said that Renault Nissan will introduce autonomous cars to their top line of vehicles in 2016.

" ... Ghosn said that Renault Nissan will introduce autonomous cars to their top line of vehicles in 2016. These cars that will help customers navigate traffic jams because the vehicles will be able to sense when cars are close by and slow down or speed up accordingly.  However, Ghosn also said that further capabilities such as having cars make decisions regarding lane changes will not happen until 2018 ..." To read more... [Lire la suite]

21 novembre 2015

road detection for autonomous vehicule and advanced driver assistance systems

road detection is a key issue for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous véhicle (driverless car). Most artificial vision modules detect markings. Recently a French company (NEXYAD) proposed the module RoadNex that detects the borders and the surface of the drivable area on the lane. RoadNex can work on roads with markings, on roads without markings, on roads where markings are not clearly visible because they are exhausted or because vehicles hide markings (and those situations happen every day). Road Detection... [Lire la suite]
06 novembre 2015

Release 2.2 of the NEXYAD Road Detection Module : RoadNex

Robust Road Detection on desert sand track without markings; robust even with strong sun light facing the camera. Nexyad RoadNex v2.2 is efficient on different circumstances with an unique calibration.   RoadNex v2.2 Desert track   Nexyad RoadNex v2.2 Road with markings on both sides        
20 octobre 2015

Electric cars with automation support sustainability !

Volvo is getting ready to provide safe mobility in a 2017 test program for completely distracted driving on a 30 mile ring road in Gothenberg, Sweden. This movie explains what happens if the driver's attention cannot be gained. The video describes the technology solution Volvo Cars has choosen to their autonomous test fleet within the Drive Me project. The video consists of running footage of a Drive Me test car and animations of the different sensors and functionalities. With voiceover. Drive Me is a unique large-scale autonomous... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2015

Onboard road safety/risk Measurement correlated to accidents

Onboard road safety/risk Measurement correlated to accidents : How to use SafetyNex V2.1 for Insurance applications, and for Automotive applications (ADAS & autonomous vehicle) by Nexyad   INTRODUCTION: Description of 2.1 SafetyNex SafetyNex is a software module proposed by the French company NEXYAD. This module aims to match the driving style (acceleration, vehicle speed) with the danger characteristics of infrastructure. SafetyNex development started in 2001 and benefited from three national collaborative research... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2015

Mobileye Offers Alternative Route to Google’s Driverless Future

   Ziv Aviram regularly drives part of the 42-mile (67 kilometer) stretch to Tel Aviv from Jerusalem with no hands. Gliding through traffic along Highway 1, the car slows and accelerates independently as Aviram focuses on his iPhone. The on-board chips and software that allow the chief executive officer of Mobileye NV to check e-mail and read news while his Audi A7 cruises at highway speeds will reach consumers for the first time this year, he said, declining to identify the automaker. Three more manufacturers will... [Lire la suite]

16 septembre 2015

The autonomous car space is getting more competitive !

The autonomous car space is getting more competitive, with Google no longer the only player. Google recently admitted that its self-driving cars have been involved in 11 accidents in the past six years, but said all collisions were caused by other drivers. Last week, German automotive company, Daimler announced its autonomous 'Future Truck' would be driving itself into real traffic. The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure in Stuttgart, Germany has given the company permission to bring its autonomous 18-wheeler rigs onto the... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2015

Freescale Accelerates Its Solutions for Crashless and Autonomous Vehicles with the Acquisition of CogniVue

Purchase of leading image cognition processing IP provider drives innovation in the growing automotive vision space AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- To solidify its strong position in solutions for the autonomous vehicles/advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) market, Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) today announced the acquisition of Ottawa, Canada-based CogniVue Corporation, a leading developer of image cognition IP for automotive and consumer applications. Freescale has established a market-leading position through... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2015

Using the NEXYAD road detection (RoadNex) to make obstacles detection more robust

The detection of obstacles on the road, or even recognition of those obstacles, has become an important issue for the next few years, in order to propose to the driver: . Smart Systems for driving assistance : ADAS . Delegation (partial at first, later full) of the driving task, to go step by step to the so-called autonomous vehicle NEXYAD developed a vision-based obstacle detection system (ObstaNex) that aims to offer an alternative to the current reference product on the market (MobilEye). We detail the general principles... [Lire la suite]
03 septembre 2015

DRIVING DELEGATION: KEY ELEMENTS

Driving Delegation: key elements for an artificial perception systemPublication of September 2, 2015Authors : Gérard YAHIAOUI & Pierre DA SILVA DIAS INTRODUCTIONThe automotive industry starts offering ADAS, and plans to propose in the near future partial or total driving  delegation systems. Main cases to be processed first may be:. Highway driving, where the number of events per kilometer is small because the infrastructure has been designed to minimize path irregularities (little or no turns, every car in the same... [Lire la suite]