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]

25 février 2015

Driverless car beats racing driver for first time

Driverless cars now out-perform skilled racing drivers, engineers at Stanford University have shown, after pitting their latest model against a track expert.The team has designed a souped-up Audi TTS dubbed ‘Shelley’ which has been programmed to race on its own at speeds above 120 mph at Thunderhill Raceway Park in Northern California.When they tested it against David Vodden, the racetrack CEO and amateur touring class champion, Shelley was faster by 0.4 of a second. To get the cars up to speed, the Stanford team have been... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2015

Audi A7 Piloted Driving concept

Audi’s showpiece event for CES 2015 was the Audi A7 Piloted Driving Concept, which was able to guide itself the vast majority of the way from California to Nevada in time for the show.  At the show, Daniel Lipinski, project leader for Audi’s automated driving projects, explained how his team developed the A7 Piloted Driving car, nicknamed Jack, and all the ins and outs of the technology under its skin. Compared to a regular A7 that you or I can buy, assuming we had enough dosh or credit, of course, the semi-autonomous A7 is... [Lire la suite]
03 février 2015

Honda introducing first predictive cruise control system in CR-V in Europe

                          Honda will introduce in Europe the first predictive cruise control system, which Honda calls Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control (i-ACC), capable of foreseeing and automatically reacting to other vehicles cutting-in to the equipped vehicle’s lane. Based on extensive real-world research of typical European driving styles, Honda’s Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control (i-ACC) uses a camera and radar to sense the position of other... [Lire la suite]
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]