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]
16 septembre 2015

The autonomous car space is getting more competitive !

The autonomous car space is getting more competitive, with Google no longer the only player. Google recently admitted that its self-driving cars have been involved in 11 accidents in the past six years, but said all collisions were caused by other drivers. Last week, German automotive company, Daimler announced its autonomous 'Future Truck' would be driving itself into real traffic. The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure in Stuttgart, Germany has given the company permission to bring its autonomous 18-wheeler rigs onto the... [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]
13 janvier 2015

Self-Driving-Vehicle Features Could Represent a $42 Billion Market by 2025

Partially Autonomous Vehicles Are Likely to Hit the Roads in Large Numbers by 2017; One-Fifth of U.S. Drivers Say They Would Pay More Than $5,000 Extra for Features Such as Highway or Urban Autopilot, BCG Study Finds. Powered by surprisingly strong consumer interest, partially autonomous vehicles (AVs) are likely to penetrate the market as early as 2017, followed by a series of enhancements that will make fully self-driving cars a market reality in a decade and a common sight within two decades, according to new research by The... [Lire la suite]