10 décembre 2015

Researcher Hacks Self-driving Car Sensors

By Mark Harris The multi-thousand-dollar laser ranging (lidar) systems that most self-driving cars rely on to sense obstacles can be hacked by a setup costing just $60, according to a security researcher. “I can take echoes of a fake car and put them at any location I want,” says Jonathan Petit, Principal Scientist at Security Innovation, a software security company. “And I can do the same with a pedestrian or a wall.” Using such a system, attackers could trick a self-driving car into thinking something is directly... [Lire la suite]
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07 décembre 2015

The French High-Tech SME NEXYAD proposes to uberize the world of ADAS

NEXYAD is proud to annonce that their 4 modules will be soon available on smartphones (IOS, Android, Windows Phone). The aftermarket business models imagined by NEXYAD may uberize many pure players applications, fiding the money out of the car industryand bringing ADAS functionalities to low cost and second hand cars.      To read more : http://www.nexyad-adas.com/ http://nexyad.net/Automotive-Transportation/  
06 décembre 2015

Top misconceptions of autonomous cars and self-driving vehicles

Self-driving cars are a rapidly evolving technology which only a few years ago was still considered science fiction. In such a dynamic context, quick intuitions can be very misleading and misconceptions about the technology, its impact, and the nature of the innovation process abound. In the following we address some of the most widely held misconceptions about autonomous vehicles: Top misconceptions Driver assistance systems will evolve gradually into fully autonomous cars The first models of fully autonomous cars will be... [Lire la suite]
05 décembre 2015

Toyota promises driverless cars on roads by 2020

Toyota has become the latest car manufacturer to test a driverless vehicle on a public road. The car, a modified Lexus GS, was tested on Tokyo's Shuto Expressway, where it carried out a range of automated manoeuvres. These included merging into highways, changing lanes and keeping inter-vehicular distance. Toyota said it aimed to launch related products "by around 2020", when Tokyo is due to host the Olympic Games. To read more : http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-34464450
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04 décembre 2015

Google’s Driverless Cars Are Cruising the Streets of California

Some say they look like koalas. Others say they’re the smiling face of the future. And if you live in California, you’re already sharing the road with them. Google had told the world that its line of itty-bitty self-driving vehicles was poised to hit the roads in summer. Well, they’re here. Last week, a few prototype vehicles started cruising around Mountain View, Calif., and the folks at Google are eager to see how the public receives them. The Next Step Although the self-driving cars are out of the garage and onto the roadways,... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2015

RoadNex v2.2 Road Detection – Scooter passing by in City Traffic

RoadNex v2.2 Road Detection – Scooter passing by in City Traffic RoadNex v2.2 Scooter passing by in City Traffic RoadNex v2.2 Road Detection – Scooter passing by in City Traffic RoadNex detecting the lane on the road with or without markings. Here, see the red line that reduces with scooters and cars; and the red surface highlighted which stops with scooters and cars, telling us it's not road anymore, so detecting obstacles in negative. The green Arrow shows the possible direction to follow. Nexyad provides modules for ADAS... [Lire la suite]

02 décembre 2015

Why Would Apple Make an Electric Car, Not a Driverless One?

Apple is doubling down on developing an electric car, and has assigned a 2019 ship-date to its secret automotive project, code-named Titan, according to a report this week in The Wall Street Journal. The latest news builds on earlier reports that indicate Apple is increasingly committed to entering the car market at a time when many believe the industry faces unprecedented disruption. Earlier this year, Apple lawyers met with officials at California's Department of Motor Vehicles and Apple engineers quietly scoped out a 2,100-acre... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2015

Tesla’s Cars Now Drive Themselves, Kinda

Tonight, Tesla makes its cars autonomous. Well, semi-autonomous. And it did it with an over-the-air update, effectively making tens of thousands of cars already sold to customers way better. There are two things to talk about here. There’s the small story about the features and what the upgrade actually looks like and how it works. That’s a good place to start: This is the biggest change to the visual display of the Model S and X ever. There are new instrument panels, app windows are larger and take up more of the 17-inch... [Lire la suite]
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24 novembre 2015

Newletter of NEXYAD about ADAS, connected car, autonomous vehicule

Here is the issue #6 of NEXYAD newsletter : Summary : – SafetyNex & EcoGyzer : the Driver Behaviour Signature An App for Insurance companies, and Automotive electronic device : estimation of both Eco Driving and Road Safety. – Nexyad ADAS Validation Database still in progress NEXYAD is currently recording a validation database for artificial vision-based ADAS. Part of this database will be soon available for free on the internet. – ProgressRoadNex v2.2 Robustness demonstration More and more demos of the road detection... [Lire la suite]
17 novembre 2015

New blog on Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), by NEXYAD

New blog on Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), by NEXYAD : http://www.nexyad-adas.com/ . Road Detection. Obstacle Detection. Road Safety Estimation. Visibility Measurement