16 juillet 2015

Autonomous vehicle: Bosch opens R & D center in France

credit photo Bosch Bosch France has recruited thirty engineers for its new research and development activities based in Sophia Antipolis (Alpes-Maritimes) and focused on electronic assistance systems drive vehicles. Within VISIONTEC Bosch is the name of the future R & D center, engineers will conduct research "to strengthen the presence of Bosch in driver assistance systems, particularly those for the autonomous vehicle" . First of all, the engineers will be developing integrated circuits comprising high-performance processors... [Lire la suite]

01 juillet 2015

Solve For X Lecture on Google’s Driverless Cars May 2013

Good introduction to  the Google driverless car  
28 juin 2015

Bosch makes emergency braking possible using just a video sensor

credit Bosch Emergency braking systems are among the most effective assistance systems in the car. In Germany alone, up to 72 percent of all rear-end collisions resulting in personal injury could be avoided if all vehicles were equipped with them. Now Bosch has developed a stereo video camera with which an emergency braking system can function based solely on camera data. Normally, this would require a radar sensor or a combination of radar and video sensors. “The Bosch stereo video camera is a single-sensor... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2015

Future autonomous driving functions at PSA Peugeot Citroën

In the test center of La Ferte Vidame, an "Innovation" Committee of PSA Peugeot Citroën has presented its leaders and the press a few technological components of its autonomous driving program. The first demonstrator ensures the highway commonly known function highway assistant . It allows the driver to delegate the conduct of his car in monotonous situations on motorways. Thanks to the automated steering control, braking system and powertrain, the vehicle maintains its speed compared to others and moves to the center of the lane.... [Lire la suite]
15 juin 2015

New self-driving Google car smaller and even less reliant on human assistance

Only a single person is required in an emergency to take over the more compact car with a detachable steering wheel, gas pedal and brake pedal. The new vehicle was put under some significant stress before Google and the Department of Transportation okayed it to interact with primate-operated vehicles. “We’ve made the car hot, we’ve made the car cold, we’ve done reliability testing, we drive the car through a durability ‘bump track’”, said Google systems engineer Jaime Waydo in a video of the new vehicle the company put out today. ... [Lire la suite]

05 juin 2015

Why bad driving will be eliminated by 2020 - and car insurance costs will plummet

Car insurance premiums could be just a fraction of current levels in five years’ time as driverless vehicles are expected to “eliminate bad driving” by 2020. Car insurance premiums could be just a fraction of current levels in five years’ time as driverless vehicles are expected to “eliminate bad driving” by 2020. Deaths and injuries caused by accidents are expected to virtually disappear and whiplash claims and car park disputes, which together account for 94pc of all insurance claims and cost insurers almost £3bn a year,... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2015

Groupement ADAS at the Safety Week in Germany

credit photo Katrin Heyer Nexyad and Intempora were the representatives of the Groupement ADAS at the Safety Week symposium in Aschaffenburg in Germany from 19th to 21st showing its VISION-BASED PERCEPTION KIT FOR PROJECTS OF AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE. The position paper of the Groupement about ADAS validation methodology and tools was also  presented during the conference cycle.   Credit photo Katrin Heyer
27 mars 2015

Detection of the road ahead of the vehicle by mono camera: New V2.0 release of RoadNex

  NEXYAD offers the only road detection system in front of a vehicle which is operable with or without markings: RoadNex V2.0 This system is integrated into the framework of the company INTEMPORA: RT-MAPS and can be integrated with an image processing and data fusion scheme for constructing ADAS functions and perception systems for autonomous vehicle. RoadNex V2.0 can be interfaced in RT-MAPS with other products such as ObstaNex that can detect obstacles, and Neuro_RBF (by the company GLOBALSENSING Technologies) that is able... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

Volvo bets on hybrids, autonomous car technology

Volvo is on the verge of a major step in its evolution, beginning with the launch of the all-new 2016 XC90. At a recent media event, we sat down with Volvo chief Hakan Samuelsson, who enlightened us about what, exactly, the Swedes are up to. Most interesting perhaps, Samuelsson believes pure electric cars are not the way forward from a market perspective. Volvo believes traditional hybrids are the future, and Samuelsson says the combustion engine will stay, acting in harmony with the electric motor. "We're rather clear on that. With... [Lire la suite]