09 février 2018

Senior citizens will lead the self-driving revolution

Senior citizens will lead the self-driving revolution With 125,000 residents, over 54,000 homes, 32 square miles, 750 miles of road, and three distinct downtowns, The Villages in Florida is one of the largest retirement communities in the US. It’s also been described as a raunchy, booze-filled boomtown for those who want to fill their twilight years line-dancing and no-strings-attached sex. And starting soon, it will have another distinction to brag about: a fleet of robot taxis. Voyage, a startup that has been... [Lire la suite]

14 janvier 2018

CHINA: THE WORLD’S BIGGEST MARKET FOR DRIVERLESS CARS IS PUSHING ITS INDUSTRY TO THE LIMIT

CHINA: THE WORLD’S BIGGEST MARKET FOR DRIVERLESS CARS IS PUSHING ITS INDUSTRY TO THE LIMIT Although consumer interest is high, autonomous driving is progressing slowly in China. Newcomers such as Faraday Future or Nio may have great ambitions, but their opportunities remain limited. And volume producers currently have more pressing tasks to take care of. Furthermore, some severe infrastructural hurdles complicate improvements. February 23, 2017 is not a date that William Li will easily forget. After months of preparation and a... [Lire la suite]
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05 janvier 2018

Autonomous Vehicles: Risk Management Issues and Concerns

Autonomous Vehicles: Risk Management Issues and Concerns No new technology comes without its drawbacks. As these autonomous vehicles are released into the market, what could go wrong? Several factors will need to be considered: cyber security, the shift in liability, and changes in underwriting to keep current with technology trends. New Cyber Security Risks It Comes Down to Control The link between cyber security and cars is a new concept, and it’s one that should not be underestimated. Here is an illustration. In July 2015, two... [Lire la suite]
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22 décembre 2017

Driverless Cars of the Future Confront Rules Written for Drivers

Driverless Cars of the Future Confront Rules Written for Drivers When the U.S. government finally got around to regulating auto safety in 1967, it insisted that every car have seatbelts and that the steering column be engineered to absorb impact so it wouldn’t spear the driver. The safety rulebook has since swelled to nearly 900 pages and encompasses everything from electronic stability control to rear-view backup cameras. Through all the updates, however, the regulations remain premised on an assumption that may soon be... [Lire la suite]
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06 décembre 2017

RANKED: The 18 companies most likely to get self-driving cars on the road first

RANKED: The 18 companies most likely to get self-driving cars on the road first Lyft announced Wednesday that it will team up with Ford on self-driving cars, the latest addition to a growing list of partners. The news shows how rapidly the self-driving-car space is shaping up. With so many players in the space, companies are exploring new tactics to get their product to market first. We decided to take a step back and see where each company stands in the race to make robot cars a reality. Navigant Research assessed all... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2017

Self-Driving Cars: Transforming Mobility For The Elderly And People With Disabilities

Self-Driving Cars: Transforming Mobility For The Elderly And People With Disabilities The federal government recently released guidance that will hasten the roll out of self-driving cars on American roads. The roads will not be filled with driverless cars tomorrow, but these smart, efficient vehicles are already operating in some cities and they will become widespread more quickly than most drivers think. Automakers and technology companies are making significant strides towards the connected car future. New sensor and... [Lire la suite]

21 septembre 2017

Are Driverless Cars An Auto Insurance Train Wreck?

Are Driverless Cars An Auto Insurance Train Wreck? Auto Insurers May Welcome Autonomous Cars as Accident Rates Fall Autonomous cars won’t eliminate auto-insurance premiums, even if they prove safer than human drivers, since accidents aren’t the only risk vehicles face. Auto fatalities are down 23% from 2006 to 2013, even as premiums climbed 9.8% to $186 billion and underwriting margins fell to negative 1.1% from 6.1%. Like other vehicles, autonomous cars would face perils such as storms and misuse, while complex liability... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2017

Making Advanced Driver Assistance Systems work for fleets

Making Advanced Driver Assistance Systems work for fleets Autonomous cars and similar new technologies are on the brink of changing our world. Much debate has focussed on their potential benefits and the social issues they may cause. However, are the new technologies being introduced too quickly? In the latest Brake blog; Jeremy Rochfort, National Sales Manager at Autoglass®, says many fleets are struggling to adapt to the rapid rate of change and emphasises the need for safety to be maintained as the main priority.   ... [Lire la suite]
04 août 2017

44 Corporations Working On Autonomous Vehicles

44 Corporations Working On Autonomous Vehicles Beyond trendy names like Tesla and Alphabet chasing self-driving cars, a host of auto brands and other tech heavyweights are also investing heavily in autonomous R&D. Private companies working in auto tech are attracting record levels of deals and funding, with autonomous driving startups leading the charge. Besides early-stage startups, VCs, and other investors, large companies are also eagerly chasing a slice of the self-driving pie. Using CB Insights’ investment,... [Lire la suite]
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23 juillet 2017

Apple chief: driverless car venture is ‘the mother of all AI projects’

Apple chief: driverless car venture is ‘the mother of all AI projects’ Tim Cook confirms tech giant is working on ‘autonomous systems’, but is tight-lipped on whether it is making its own vehicle. Apple has shed new light on its top-secret driverless car project, as chief executive Tim Cook described the challenge of building autonomous vehicles as “the mother of all” artificial intelligence projects. Cook said Apple was ploughing resources into developing technology to control driverless vehicles, although he... [Lire la suite]