30 janvier 2015

Nissan and NASA form 5-year R&D partnership for autonomous drive vehicles

Nissan Motor Co., through its North American-based organization, and NASA have formed of a five-year research and development partnership to advance autonomous vehicle systems and prepare for commercial application of the technology. Researchers from Nissan’s US Silicon Valley Research Center and NASA’s Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif., will focus on autonomous drive systems, human-machine interface solutions, network-enabled applications, and software analysis and verification, all involving sophisticated hardware and... [Lire la suite]

13 janvier 2015

Self-Driving-Vehicle Features Could Represent a $42 Billion Market by 2025

Partially Autonomous Vehicles Are Likely to Hit the Roads in Large Numbers by 2017; One-Fifth of U.S. Drivers Say They Would Pay More Than $5,000 Extra for Features Such as Highway or Urban Autopilot, BCG Study Finds. Powered by surprisingly strong consumer interest, partially autonomous vehicles (AVs) are likely to penetrate the market as early as 2017, followed by a series of enhancements that will make fully self-driving cars a market reality in a decade and a common sight within two decades, according to new research by The... [Lire la suite]
16 décembre 2014

VISION-BASED PERCEPTION KIT FOR PROJECTS OF AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE

VISION-BASED PERCEPTION KIT FOR PROJECTS OF AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE   The “ADAS Groupement” of Mov'eo (imagine mobility) proposes to research laboratories (universities, laboratories), which develop autonomous vehicles demonstrators, a very effective image perception kit: camera, data/signals/images/video acquisition in real time, road detection, obstacle detection, pattern recognition over obstacles.     This kit consists of three parts: RT-MAPS software to acquire data, signals, video, all time stamped. RT-MAPS... [Lire la suite]
12 décembre 2014

Velodyne's Sensor cuts self-driving car costs

You can't buy one yet, but the autonomous vehicle just got a little cheaper. As long as Google Inc. has been testing its experimental self-driving car, the costliest bit of hardware has been its rotating roof-mounted turret, which uses a laser-based radar system called lidar to map the car's surroundings in three dimensions. These spinning sensors, supplied by Morgan Hill, Calif., technology firm Velodyne Inc., cost $30,000 to $85,000 -- cheap enough for automakers and suppliers to buy them for research but far too expensive for a... [Lire la suite]
30 octobre 2014

The Massive Economic Benefits of Self Driving Cars

Why would self-driving cars even be a big deal? Let me run down some rough calculations of the benefits.First up is the most obvious: saved lives. When I hear people say that “autonomous cars won’t work” I want to ask “Compared to what?”. Because human-driven cars don’t work very well either. In 2012, there were 30,800 fatal car crashes. These crashes lead to the deaths of 22,912 drivers and passengers of cars, 4,957 on motorcycles, 4,743 pedestrians, and 726 on bicycles. So if autonomous cars worked so poorly that they killed 10,000... [Lire la suite]
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01 septembre 2014

How we gave sight to the Mercedes Robotic Car

Radar is theKey to Mercedes Benz's autonomous car. It is August 2013, and we are sitting in what looks like a standard S-Class Mercedes, nosing through traffic in a small town in southern Germany. The streets are narrow and jam-packed with cars, and pedestrians are everywhere. Yet nobody has a hand on the wheel, and nobody has a foot anywhere near the pedals. Still, you can’t fault the driving: This car is in charge of itself. Le radar est l'élement clé de la voiture autonome de Mercedes Benz. Nous sommes en  Août 2013, et nous... [Lire la suite]
25 août 2014

Changement à la tete de la strategie High-Tech chez continental

Ever since it went public with its self-driving car in 2010, Google Inc. has often been the one snapping up outside talent to bring autonomous cars closer to reality.German supplier Continental AG turned the tables last week by picking off Seval Oz, Google's head of global strategic partnerships for self-driving cars, to lead a new "intelligent" transportation project in Silicon Valley. Depuis qu'il a rendu publique sa voiture autonome en 2010, Google Inc. a souvent été celui qui a su attiré les talents pour amener les voitures... [Lire la suite]
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21 août 2014

ADAS Groupment at the Vision leading world trade fair for machine vision

ADAS Groupment  was part of the Vision international show in Stuttgart from November the 4th to 6th 2014). ADAS members representatives were be GlobalSensing Technologies (GST) , Intempora and Nexyad.    
21 août 2014

Google's autonomous cars can exceed the speed limit...and happily !

According to an engineer working on the project "Google car", future autonomous vehicles to the American giant will be able to exceed 16 km / h speed limit allowed. What panic just over an already fearful-public about  the arrival of the first passenger driverless car even if this predisposition was actually to strengthen security on board public.! D'après un ingénieur travaillant sur le projet "Google car", les futurs véhicules autonomes du géant américain seront capables de dépasser de 16 km/h la vitesse limite autorisée.... [Lire la suite]