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  
25 juin 2015

Jaguar Land Rover Road Safety Research Includes Brain Wave Monitoring To Improve Driver Concentration And Reduce Accidents

Credit : Jaguar The automaker Jaguar is developing a battery of technological innovations to optimize the concentration and well-being of drivers to limit the number of accidents on the roads. These research projects are grouped in a global intiative called Sixth Sense. Among them: a technology from NASA that measures brain waves through the hands. Jaguar Land Rover's pioneering Mind Sense project is researching measuring  brainwaves to monitor driver concentration in the car Researchers are developing a Wellness Seat in a... [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]

17 mai 2015

Scientists Are Simulating Life After Driverless Cars

Cameras mounted inside the university's modified Nissan Versa. Image: The University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute While today's autonomous vehicles can to adapt to far more situations than even just a couple of years ago, it’s dealing with humans that remains the biggest problem—having cars adapt to humans, and us adapt to them. That’s why Dr. Anuj K. Pradhan, an assistant research scientist at the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute, believes it’s all the more important to study human... [Lire la suite]
04 mai 2015

European Roadmap Smart Systems for Automated Driving by EPoSS

This roadmap is based on surveys and consultations among major European automotive manufactur-ers and suppliers. Starting from an analysis of goals and challenges towards the introduction of auto-mated driving (AD) and a description of the state-of-the-art technologies, technology roadmaps that provide information about content and timescales of actions in Research and Innovation (R&I) on technology and in framework conditions, are presented. These roadmaps are organized along mile-stones for implementation of highly automated... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2015

AutonomousDriving is here: Governments need to set ground rules. New report shows way forward

Many cars sold today are already capable of some level of autonomous operation and prototype cars capable of driving autonomously have been and continue to be tested on public roads in Europe, Japan and the United States. These technologies have arrived rapidly on the market and their future deployment is expected to accelerate since autonomous driving promises many benefits – including improved safety, reduced congestion and lower stress for car occupants. With the uptake of on-road autonomous driving being years rather than... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2015

Moving Closer to Automated Driving, Mobileye Unveils EyeQ4® System-on-Chip with its First Design Win for 2018

March 4, 2015 - Mobileye N.V. (NYSE: MBLY), the global leader in the design and development of camera-based Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) to the automotive industry, introduced its 4th generation system-on-chip, the EyeQ4®. Leveraging expertise in designing computer-vision specific cores for over 15 years, the EyeQ4® consists of 14 computing cores out of which 10 are specialized vector accelerators with extremely high utilization for visual processing and understanding. The first design win for EyeQ4® in series production... [Lire la suite]