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]

23 décembre 2017

Bad weather, traffic are true tests for robotic cars

It’s one thing for a self-driving car to navigate the sunny freeways around Phoenix. It’s another thing entirely to survive the streets of Manhattan or Detroit, much less in a snowstorm. That’s why industry experts are watching where carmakers, automotive suppliers and technology companies decide to launch autonomous car fleets. They say companies that successfully roll out robotic cars in congested cities prone to extreme weather will send a strong signal as to who’s leading and who’s playing catch-up in developing the cars of the... [Lire la suite]
07 décembre 2017

Intelligent Drive: Next-generation driving assistance systems

Intelligent Drive: Next-generation driving assistance systems Mercedes-Benz's highly advanced assistance and safety systems enhance safety, comfort and driver relief to new levels. Active Brake Assist is fitted as standard. It is able to warn the driver of an imminent collision, provide optimum support with emergency braking and, if necessary, also autonomously apply the brakes. In addition to slower-moving, stopping or stationary vehicles, it can also detect pedestrians crossing in the danger zone ahead of the vehicle. Likewise... [Lire la suite]
30 octobre 2017

Daimler is Building a Self-Driving Snow Plow

Daimler is Building a Self-Driving Snow Plow Most of us have been affected by flight delays due to inclement weather. In fact, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the largest cause of air traffic delays in the National Airspace System is the weather. While flight delays are a nuisance, they also translate into real losses for industry-related companies and passengers. It’s estimated that a one-hour delay can result in a loss of $1,400-$4,500 (lots of variables). If you include passengers, the loss increases by... [Lire la suite]
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13 août 2017

Daimler is investing in flying cars for some reason

Daimler is investing in flying cars for some reason Established players are only beginning to dip their toes into the weird world of "flying cars," and Daimler is the latest to do so. Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz and Smart, was part of the latest round of funding for Germany's Volocopter, Reuters reports. The total funding round scooped up about $30 million, but it's unclear just how much Daimler put down. Volocopter, like so many other "flying car" firms out there, is working on a vertical takeoff and landing... [Lire la suite]
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26 mars 2017

The autonomous car’s reality check

The autonomous car’s reality check   A CAR sprouting a dome containing a spinning laser sensor and festooned with cameras barely draws a second glance as it edges through the crowded streets of Berkeley. Self-driving cars are no longer a rare sight on Californian roads. Over 100 autonomous vehicles from a dozen manufacturers are now being tested in public, covering hundreds of thousands of kilometres each year. But this car is different: its human driver keeps his hands firmly on the wheel. The vehicle, nicknamed “George” by... [Lire la suite]
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10 mars 2017

Global ADAS unit shipments in 2020, by OEM (in millions)

Global ADAS unit shipments in 2020, by OEM (in millions)   This statistic illustrates the projected global shipments of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) in cars in 2020, with a breakdown by original equipment manufacturer (OEM). Ford's ADAS shipments are expected to grow to around 14 million units in 2020. Read more : https://www.statista.com/statistics/430012/global-shipments-of-advanced-driver-assistance-systems-by-oem/  
27 août 2016

Daimler strategic focus areas

Daimler strategic focus areas 1. Strengthening the core business. In the framework of the growth strategy Mercedes-Benz 2020, we will launch more than 30 new passenger car models by the end of the decade. Here: Mercedes-AMG E 43 4MATIC; Fuel consumption, combined (l/100 km): 8.3, CO2 emissions, combined (g/km): 189. A strong core business begins with first-class products. That is why the product range of Mercedes-Benz Cars is being renewed and expanded in all segments. In the framework of the growth strategy... [Lire la suite]
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07 juillet 2016

Daimler Trucks testing ADAS using PreScan software

Daimler Trucks testing ADAS using PreScan software While most of the existing systems focus on a limited range of driving situations and use input from a single sensor (e.g. radar-based emergency braking systems or camera-based lane keeping assistance) future active safety systems will use the input of several sensors and assist drivers in highly complex traffic scenarios, thus leading the way toward automated driving. This development puts a big challenge on the Human Machine Interface (HMI). Read more... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2016

Experts say driverless cars will require artificial intelligence

Experts say driverless cars will require artificial intelligence Automakers intending to bring driverless cars to market need to work as much on software design as mechanical engineering, the researcher leading Nissan Motor Co.’s automated-vehicle program said. Making cars that are “deliberative” in assessing road conditions, rather than just reactive, requires artificial intelligence, Maarten Sierhuis, director of Nissan’s Silicon Valley research center in Sunnyvale, California, said in an interview. The carmaker, which aims to... [Lire la suite]