26 août 2016

Opposite strategies fuel driverless car development

credit photo : John F. Martin / Delphi Automotive Automakers are on two separate paths to creating self-driving cars. Some, like General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co., have enough cash reserves that they are developing their own proprietary autonomous systems in close partnership with technology companies. Others are waiting to buy off-the-shelf systems like the fully autonomous one announced by Delphi Automotive PLC and Mobileye NV, which they said Tuesday will be ready for any automaker to purchase by 2019. Both approaches have... [Lire la suite]

26 juillet 2016

Automakers choose Microsoft as connected car partner

Automakers choose Microsoft as connected car partner When Microsoft talks about mobility, our interest is the mobility of the person, not of any single device. After all, people now want their technology experience to move with them, from place to place and device to device, at home, at work, and on the move. Nowhere is this more evident than in today’s connected cars. People expect their car’s computing power to match its horsepower. And automakers are leading the way, bringing mobility solutions to their cars to meet drivers’... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2016

Toyota acquires stake in AI specialists Preferred Networks

Toyota acquires stake in AI specialists Preferred Networks (Image Credit: iStockPhoto/dogayusufdokdok) As manufacturers such as Ford seek ways to get ahead in the race towards self-driving cars, Toyota has boosted its own capabilities through acquiring a stake in Tokyo-based machine-learning specialists Preferred Networks.  Preferred Networks was separated from software developer Preferred Infrastructure in 2014. Since the split, the company has received significant interest from investors and its value has been... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2016

New tests of road detection in thick fog

New tests of road detection in thick fog Road detection in thick fog is complicated because is is not easy to recognize the texture, and becausemarkings are burred with fog. NEXYAD is currently testing robustness of their road detection module RoadNex in order to show that it may be much reliable and robust than any other competitor solutions. To read more : http://nexyad.net/Automotive-Transportation/?p=2027
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10 janvier 2016

Can General Motors 'Pull an F-150' By Standardizing ADAS ?

Can General Motors 'Pull an F-150' By Standardizing ADAS?Anthony Sanfilippo , Benzinga Staff Writer Itay Michaeli, an analyst at Citigroup, gave an update of the automotive industry on Tuesday, saying that General Motors Company GM 1.53% can, "pull of an F-150," to increase their profits. Michaeli's thesis is that, "GM might be uniquely positioned to pull an F-150 by standardizing ADAS ahead of competitors in a way that's profitable, differentiating and possibly brand redefining." "Pulling a F150" refers... [Lire la suite]
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09 décembre 2015

Apple's virtual assistant Siri is coming to 5 million more cars

Apple and Ford have signed a deal which will mean Siri, the company's virtual assistant, is available on five million more cars, Engadget reports.  Ford owners with a car purchased after 2011 that have the SYNC functionality can download an update that brings Siri to their vehicle via CarPlay, Apple's in-car software.   Read more: http://uk.businessinsider.com/apples-siri-is-coming-to-5-million-fords-2015-12?r=US&IR=T  
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20 novembre 2015

Ford CEO claims autonomous cars could be ready in four years

Ford CEO claims autonomous cars could be ready in four years " Ford CEO Mark Fields sees the potential for fully autonomous cars to be available for use on U.S.streets in four years’ time. Speaking to reporters in San Francisco, Fields said that Ford should be able to have vehicles that can be fully autonomous on roads where high-definition maps are available. The key, he said, is making sure that the regulatory and legal issues get worked out.  ..." To read more : ... [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]
16 janvier 2015

At CES 2015, Connected Cars Will Steal the Gadget Spotlight

“CES has become a major launch point for a lot of the big automakers,” said Mark Boyadjis, technology analyst for researcher IHS in Minnetonka, Minnesota. “CES is a way for them to get on a global stage for technology.” The evolution of Ford’s CES exhibit tells the story of the automotive ascent at the trade show that attracts 140,000 visitors. Five years ago, Ford displayed its new Taurus on a 20-foot-by-20-foot piece of carpet. This year, Ford has a two-story display with five vehicles, a wall of digital screens and private... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2014

OpenXC: The platform that drives Ford on the connected car

Non-production and open-source designed to attract the best developers to create projects using the data of vehicles in real-time hardware and software platform, OpenXC program provides access to more than 15 data types. Data on speed, engine rpm, fuel level, the use of equipment such as windshield wipers or door openings can be used by developers, as does any other data sources on a smartphone, tablet or internet application.An example of the potential OpenXC: a Ford engineer, Zac Nelson, used the platform to design a control gearbox... [Lire la suite]
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