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]
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]