05 octobre 2017

GOOGLE'S SELF-DRIVING CAR COMPANY IS FINALLY HERE

GOOGLE'S SELF-DRIVING CAR COMPANY IS FINALLY HERE WHEN STEVE MAHAN was a kid in the 1960s, his mother would sometimes wake him in the early hours of the morning to watch the hours of television coverage preceding the launch of the Mercury space missions. "We would hear about all of the preparations, all of the technology, everything that led up to these moments," Mahan says. "And then we would count down 'till you finally got to zero and ignition, and one of those rockets begins bellowing fire and smoke, and slowly begins to... [Lire la suite]
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06 décembre 2016

The Creator of Google’s Self-Driving Car Now Competes with It

Robotics pioneer Sebastian Thrun is building an open-source autonomous car.   If Sebastian Thrun’s third self-driving-car project is as influential as his first two, we’ll be tearing up our driver’s licenses sooner than anyone expected. As a robotics professor at Stanford, Thrun won the Pentagon’s 2005 contest for self-driving vehicles that fired the starting gun in the race to commercialize the technology. He then established and led Google’s car project, which has racked up more autonomous miles than any competitor. The one... [Lire la suite]
28 septembre 2016

Google demos Self-Driving cars during SXSW weekend

Google demos Self-Driving cars during SXSW weekend Google brought models of its self-driving cars to SXSW to be tested and get consumer opinion, with Mayors from across the country checking the cars out as well. “This is so important for the country. We have so many challenges in front of us and the way we’re going to address those challenges is through innovation. Bringing technology and working together to try and solve them,” said Chris Urmson, the director of Google’s Self-Driving cars. Urmson has been working on the idea since... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2016

GOOGLE’S SELF-DRIVING CARS EXPECTED IN 2017

GOOGLE’S SELF-DRIVING CARS EXPECTED IN 2017 Google’s forward-thinking and experimental Google X division has been working on self-driving cars for some time. However, at a conference in California yesterday, Sergey Brin announced that Google will start building its own self-driving cars rather than modifying vehicles built by other manufacturers. “We’re really excited about this vehicle – it’s something that will allow us to really push the capabilities of self driving technology, and understand the limitations,” said Chris Urmson,... [Lire la suite]
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04 juin 2016

How Google Is Writing the Rules of the Driverless Road

How Google Is Writing the Rules of the Driverless Road The company is pushing for fully autonomous cars. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Plaza here is a strip mall with a pet-accessories store, a Thai restaurant and a yogurt shop, an unlikely venue to display the high-tech future. But one Saturday morning in March, Google  GOOGL 0.19%  did just that. A small convoy of its driverless cars cruised into the fading asphalt parking lot to give test drives – test rides, actually – to American mayors visiting... [Lire la suite]
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27 mars 2016

Google argues that if self-driving cars can pass safety tests, they should be legal

Google argues that if self-driving cars can pass safety tests, they should be legal Chris Urmson, director of Google's self-driving car project, has sent a letter to US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today with a plan for selling autonomous vehicles that have no steering wheels or pedals, AP reports. The plan appears to be pretty straightforward: Urmson argues that if a self-driving car can pass standardized federal safety tests, they should be road-legal. Urmson adds that regulators could "set conditions that limit use... [Lire la suite]
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23 mars 2016

L'ordinateur de la google car sera reconnu comme un conducteur devant la loi

  L'ordinateur de la Google Car sera reconnu comme un conducteur devant la loiLa National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), l'agence américaine de sécurité des transports, a récemment annoncé que l'ordinateur permettant de faire avancer la voiture autonome de Google sera reconnu comme le chauffeur du véhicule d'un point de vue légal. Une décision qui répond à de nombreuses questions planant autour deshttp://www.tom.travel  
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23 février 2016

NHTSA rules that AI can be sole driver of Google’s self-driving cars

Highway Administration ruling means steering wheel, pedals not needed. credit photo Google   The US government has cleared the way for Google to create a self-driving car that doesn't also have a human driver inside the vehicle that can take over if necessary. In this setup, the autonomous driving software itself would be the vehicle's legal "driver"; none of the human passengers would require a driving licence. In November last year, Google submitted a proposed design to the US National Highway Traffic... [Lire la suite]
18 décembre 2015

Audi boss warns Google's self driving cars could monitor where you are to sell ads

Audi boss warns Google's self driving cars could monitor where you are to sell ads Information about location and speed of a car attractive to advertisers Rupert Stadler said car is 'like one's living room and should be private'   By REUTERS PUBLISHED: 20:23 GMT, 9 June 2015 | UPDATED: 04:00 GMT, 10 June 2015 Volkswagen's Audi will take a stringent line on guarding customers' data, the carmaker's chief executive said on Tuesday, in a thinly veiled swipe at new rival Google. The emergence of... [Lire la suite]
16 décembre 2015

Laser Breakthrough Could Speed the Rise of Self-Driving Cars

Google's self-driving car relies on a roof-mounted LIDAR sensor to see the world around it.   The eyes of a self-driving car are called LIDAR sensors. LIDAR is a portmanteau of “light” and “radar.” In essence, these sensors monitor their surroundings by shining a light on an object and measuring the time needed for it to bounce back. They work well enough, but they aren’t without their drawbacks. Today’s self-driving cars typically use LIDARs that are quite large and expensive. Google, for instance, used $80,000 LIDARs with... [Lire la suite]