03 août 2017

Smart car, smart business model

Smart car, smart business model Connected, driverless vehicles are set to overhaul not just the automotive industry, but software, finance and telecommunications too. KPMG’s Alec McCullie tells us how. On 6 April, six convoys comprising more than a dozen trucks arrived in Rotterdam after driving across Europe. The remarkable thing? In each convoy, only one of the trucks had a driver in control on the motorway. The rest were driving themselves. Connected and autonomous cars are on a fast track to becoming the norm. In February, the... [Lire la suite]

28 mai 2017

Apple gets the green light to test self-driving cars in California

Apple gets the green light to test self-driving cars in California he Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant has long been rumored to be working on its own autonomous car as part of an initiative called Project Titan, but has never officially confirmed its plans. Apple was so mum about the project that some thought it may have been shuttered, said Michelle Krebs, executive analyst for Autotrader. However, on Friday the company appeared on the state's Department of Motor Vehicle's list of approved applicants to test... [Lire la suite]
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18 juin 2016

Honda's self-driving cars stop for pedestrians and avoid obstructions - and won't cost the earth

Honda's self-driving cars stop for pedestrians and avoid obstructions - and won't cost the earth This footage shows a self-driving car being developed by Honda, that the manufacturer hopes to be affordable for all. The Japanese car maker claims most of its competitors are applying pioneering driverless technology to luxury and high-end vehicles. But it wants to use it in common brands, including the Accord and the Civic. As the footage shows, the self-driving car stops for people crossing the road, moves around... [Lire la suite]
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01 mars 2016

Japan’s Plan to Speed Self-Driving Cars

Japan’s Plan to Speed Self-Driving Cars Earlier this month Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe got to participate in Japan’s first autonomous driving test on a public road. A Nissan Leaf, a Toyota Lexus, and a prototype Honda toured the vicinity of the National Diet (parliament). It was an important step in a plan that’s meant to boost the stature of Japanese technology and the country’s lackluster economy at the same time. The scheme was hatched in June 2013 when Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2016

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Can Save Lives and Money, Study Says

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Can Save Lives and Money, Study Says Published: 09/30/2015  - by Anita Lienert, Correspondent  TROY, Michigan — Advanced driver assistance systems, including automatic emergency brakes and adaptive cruise control, have the potential to save thousands of lives and billions of dollars, if widely adopted, according to a new study from The Boston Consulting Group. The systems, which also include forward-collision warning, blind-spot detection, night vision,... [Lire la suite]
03 février 2015

Honda introducing first predictive cruise control system in CR-V in Europe

                          Honda will introduce in Europe the first predictive cruise control system, which Honda calls Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control (i-ACC), capable of foreseeing and automatically reacting to other vehicles cutting-in to the equipped vehicle’s lane. Based on extensive real-world research of typical European driving styles, Honda’s Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control (i-ACC) uses a camera and radar to sense the position of other... [Lire la suite]