27 janvier 2015

Google Has Begun Discussions With Top Automakers On Self-Driving Car

Google has begun discussions with most of the world’s top automakers and has assembled a team of traditional and nontraditional suppliers to speed efforts to bring self-driving cars to market by 2020, a Google executive said. “We’d be remiss not to talk to … the biggest auto manufacturers. They’ve got a lot to offer. For us to jump in and say that we can do this better, that’s arrogant” – Chris Urmson, director of Google’s self-driving car project.  Those manufacturers, he said, include General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co, Toyota... [Lire la suite]

16 décembre 2014

Delphi Working With Ottomatika For Autonomous Driving

Autonomous driving and driver assistance technologies are set to move forward at a quick pace over the next few years. Manufacturers rely on many different suppliers for these technologies to move forward; one such supplier involved in many innovations is Delphi.  Delphi Automotive PLC just announced it will partner with Ottomatika, Inc., a company started by Carnegie Mellon University, which provides advanced automated driving software, to jointly develop technology that will help accelerate automated driving. Using their... [Lire la suite]
08 décembre 2014

Audi: "Eventually, we will have the possibility to upgrade his car"

With its third Audi TT, generation, the German manufacturer provides new dashboard with a virtual cockpit futuristic look as attractive to the eye than effective while driving. Beyond these developments, Audi prepares its small technological revolution, particularly through the autonomous car. On the occasion of a test of the new Audi TT and its "virtual cockpit", an array of fully digital board in a single screen of 12.3 inches, Les Numériques spoke with Benoit Tiers, Managing Director of Audi France. Avec sa 3e génération d'Audi... [Lire la suite]
06 novembre 2014

The two cultures of robocars

The conservative view sees robocars as an automotive technology. For the aggressive school, this is a computer technology, and will be developed — and change the world — at the much faster pace that computer technologies do. The conservative and aggressive approaches to robocars will clash when it comes to deciding how to measure the safety of the products and how they should be regulated. Read more : http://robohub.org/the-two-cultures-of-robocars/ Le point de vue "conservateur" voit les robocars comme une technologie automobile.... [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]
18 août 2014

"The empty car convoy" : the latest Hyundai Big show to promote its semi-autonomous vehicle

Last year, Volvo Trucks has set a new standard for commercials automobiles with his incredible movie starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. Hyundai has created in the same way a global buzz with its campaign "The empty car convoy" involving half a dozen stunt. Gradually, they leave the cabin and leave their Genesis behave herself ... One way to stage the many embedded technologies: the "smart cruise control" system of automatic emergency braking and radar detection of white lines. Equipment that will be on board for future brand models. ... [Lire la suite]

10 juillet 2014

Merdedes shows it semi-autonomous Heavyweight prototype

Few days ago Mercedes introduced on a highway near Magdeburg its semi-autonomous truck prototype . The "Future Truck 2025" is capable of running without pilot up to 85 km / h.  With its "Future Truck 2025", Mercedes offers to rethink the role of the driver: in his terminology, it is more "transport manager" than "truck driver" talk. Driver may work on other tasks while driving through a cockpit connected. Mercedes will tell us more about the technology and its industrialization projects in September at the IAA... [Lire la suite]
14 juin 2014

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems: Future ECU TTTech use VxWorks

During the exhibition Telematics Detroit held on 4 and 5 June, Wind River announced a collaboration with the Austrian company TTTech to develop electronic control units (ECU) for automotive applications, especially suitable for areas aid to advanced (ADAS) and the autonomous vehicle. A l’occasion du salon Telematics Detroit qui s’est tenu les 4 et 5 juin, Wind River a dévoilé une collaboration avec la société autrichienne TTTech afin de développer des unités de commande électroniques (ECU) pour applications automobiles, plus... [Lire la suite]
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27 mai 2014

The Thrick That Makes Google's Self-Driving Cars Work

By Alexis C. Madrigal Google's self-driving cars can tour you around the streets of Mountain View, California. This article available online at: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/05/the-trick-that-makes-googles-self-driving-cars-work/370871/ Copyright © 2014 by The Atlantic Monthly Group. All Rights Reserved.  
20 mai 2014

Self-driving Cars and the army / La voiture autonome séduit l’armée

Evolutionary Assistance Lockheed Martin adapted this idea to military convoys and proposes an evolutionary solution of automation of various vehicles. The American company of defense finalized two kits to adapt machines already in circulation. The first one integrate electric commands to pilot the vehicle, the second is sensors' pack including a Lidar (rangefinder laser), a GPS and a dedicated computer Lockheed Martin designed several levels of intervention of this device. The first one is an assistance to the rather classic... [Lire la suite]