26 avril 2020

40+ Corporations Working On Autonomous Vehicles

40+ Corporations Working On Autonomous Vehicles Amazon experimenting with autonomous package delivery Top initiatives: Filed patent in 2015 for autonomous lane-switching technology Invested in autonomous tech startup operated by Google and Tesla veterans Autonomous delivery robot Amazon Scout currently making the rounds in Washington State Working on a multi-function autonomous vehicle with Toyota Closer look: Over the last decade, Amazon has spent billions of dollars working on finding ever-better solutions to the... [Lire la suite]

22 mars 2020

Mercedes-Benz is taking self-driving cars from the stuff of science fiction to a bold new reality

Mercedes-Benz is taking self-driving cars from the stuff of science fiction to a bold new reality Autonomous driving requires detailed map and road knowledge. Mercedes-Benz’s Autonomous Driving Team is at the heart of the skunk works, imagining and then creating an integrated and intelligent ecosystem as the foundation for completely autonomous driving. Four teams in the U.S., in conjunction with Daimler colleagues in Germany, lead the way. Our handiwork can be seen in the S500 Intelligent Drive research vehicle as it experiences... [Lire la suite]
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05 décembre 2019

DAIMLER IS BEATING TESLA TO MAKING SEMI-AUTONOMOUS BIG RIGS

DAIMLER IS BEATING TESLA TO MAKING SEMI-AUTONOMOUS BIG RIGS Elon Musk told the world in late 2017 that Tesla was taking its automotive know-how and applying it to a totally new challenge: self-driving big rigs. But one year later, he placed the Tesla Semi fourth on a list of priorities for the company, behind the upcoming Model Y compact SUV and an electric pickup truck. This week, Daimler executed a move many years in the making by announcing its own big rig (albeit diesel-powered) outfitted with semi-autonomous... [Lire la suite]
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03 décembre 2019

Self-driving trucks are being tested on public roads in Virginia

Self-driving trucks are being tested on public roads in Virginia Daimler Trucks and technology firm Torc Robotics have started to test autonomous trucks on public roads in the U.S. The routes are located on highways in southwest Virginia where Torc — which is part of Daimler Trucks following a majority stake acquisition — is based.In an announcement Monday, Daimler Trucks said that all of the “automated runs” would need an engineer to oversee the system as well as a safety driver. It added that all safety drivers held a commercial... [Lire la suite]
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26 septembre 2019

Daimler to invest US$570m in highly automated trucks

Daimler to invest US$570m in highly automated trucks Daimler Trucks has revealed plans to invest €500m (US$570m) as part of a global push to bring highly automated trucks (SAE level 4) to the road within a decade. Highly automated (level 4) driving is characterized as automated travel in defined areas and between defined hubs without any expectation that a user will respond to a request to intervene. Highly automated trucks offer enormous advantages in many areas. They enhance safety in traffic thanks to a redundancy of systems... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2019

Bosch and Daimler set to launch fully autonomous valet service in Stuttgart

Bosch and Daimler set to launch fully autonomous valet service in Stuttgart The parking garage at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, has become home to the world’s first driverless SAE Level 4 parking application, officially approved for everyday use. Developed by Bosch and Daimler, the automated parking service is accessed via a smartphone app and requires no safety driver. Mercedes-Benz owners, who possess a car equipped with the relevant self-driving technologies, simply pull into the allocated valet parking bay... [Lire la suite]
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09 avril 2019

Here come the self-driving taxis

Here come the self-driving taxis   FOR THE first time in decades, a futuristic transportation technology is on the verge of going mass market. It is not quite flying cars, but autonomous taxis—or “robotaxis”, as they are sometimes called. They will transform cities and business travel, and will hit some other industries hard on the way too. Waymo, a subsidiary of Alphabet, a tech firm, is planning to launch the world’s first commercial driverless taxi service early next month in Phoenix, Arizona. Waymo, which has yet to... [Lire la suite]
03 janvier 2019

Mercedes-Benz Vision Urbanetic Autonomous Van Started as a Comic

Mercedes-Benz Vision Urbanetic Autonomous Van Started as a Comic When designers at Mercedes-Benz set out to create an autonomous vehicle flexible enough to toggle between carrying cargo and people, they envisioned a typical day in the life of the truck. The first step was developing a storyboard that chronicled the various functions the truck would use during a 24-hour period. They sketched it like a comic book, telling the story of its double identities – a people mover and a cargo hauler – and the different routes it followed... [Lire la suite]
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04 juin 2018

China slashes auto import tariffs in boost to German automakers, Tesla

SHANGHAI/BEIJING — China will steeply cut import tariffs for automobiles and car parts, opening up greater access to the world's largest auto market amid an easing of trade tensions with the United States. Import tariffs will be cut to 15 percent from 25 percent for most vehicles from July 1, the Ministry of Finance said on Tuesday, adding that this was part of efforts to open up China's markets and spur development of the local auto sector. A small number of imported trucks are taxed at 20 percent currently. Import tariffs for auto... [Lire la suite]
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28 décembre 2017

Perspectives: Real life safety, advanced driver assistance systems and the ESF Experimental Safety Vehicle

Perspectives: Real life safety, advanced driver assistance systems and the ESF Experimental Safety Vehicle Mercedes-Benz showcases driver assistance systems simulator at the 2010 Canadian Internation Auto Show TORONTO, Feb. 11 /CNW/ - Real life safety, that's what it's all about. The Mercedes-Benz philosophy for safety is much more comprehensive than simply focusing on crash tests alone. It takes the findings from accident research into account and integrates active and passive safety systems based on more then 70... [Lire la suite]