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]

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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