17 juin 2018

Who’s Winning the Self-Driving Car Race? A scorecard breaking down everyone from Alphabet’s Waymo to Zoox

Who’s Winning the Self-Driving Car Race? A scorecard breaking down everyone from Alphabet’s Waymo to Zoox. In the race to start the world’s first driving business without human drivers, everyone is chasing Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo.  The Google sibling has cleared the way to beat its nearest rivals, General Motors Co. and a couple of other players, by at least a year to introduce driverless cars to the public. A deal reached in January to buy thousands of additional Chrysler Pacifica minivans,... [Lire la suite]
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15 juin 2018

Safety and self-driving vehicles

Safety and self-driving vehicles The government wants to promote self-driving vehicles as a key feature of its strategy for economic growth. At a meeting last month of the government council on investing in the future, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hailed autonomous driving technology as “a major weapon for a productivity revolution” and ordered relevant ministries and agencies to accelerate work on regulations permitting self-driving cars. Road testing has already begun in Japan under tight conditions, and the government has an... [Lire la suite]
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14 juin 2018

China Wants Its Own Brains Behind 30 Million Self-Driving Cars

China Wants Its Own Brains Behind 30 Million Self-Driving Cars China’s aspiration to deploy 30 million autonomous vehicles within a decade is seeding a fledgling chip industry, with startups like Horizon Robotics Inc. emerging to build the brains behind those wheels. The Beijing-based company is taking aim at Nvidia Corp. and Mobileye NVjust as the autonomous-driving business takes off and uncertainty looms over international trade. Annual revenue from the chips used in driverless vehicles globally should... [Lire la suite]
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10 mai 2018

Apple’s latest AI research explores the problem of mapping systems for self-driving cars

Apple’s latest AI research explores the problem of mapping systems for self-driving cars   Apple’s ambitions to build a self-driving car have reportedly shifted gears over the years, but we know the company is focusing on the software side of the equation. This June, CEO Tim Cook said the iPhone maker is building autonomous systems that could power a range of different vehicles (rather than, say, working on its own Apple-branded SUVs). “We sort of see it as the mother of all AI projects,” said Cook. Now,... [Lire la suite]
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18 avril 2018

2018 SELF-DRIVING SAFETY REPORT by GM

2018 SELF-DRIVING SAFETY REPORT by GM You might think it looks like any other vehicle, but the Cruise AV was built from the start to operate safely on its own, with no driver. We engineered safety into the vehicle in every single step of design, development, manufacturing, testing and validation. Our self-driving vehicle is the result of intensely focused development, and countless hours of real-world testing and validation. It doesn’t drink and drive, doesn’t text and drive, doesn’t get upset, doesn’t get tired, never gets... [Lire la suite]
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14 avril 2018

Self-driving cars need humans less and less, California data shows

Self-driving cars need humans less and less, California data shows A Cruise self-driving car rides on 11th Street in San Francisco in 2017. The General Motors subsidiary logged many more autonomous miles last year. The robot cars test-driving on California roads seem to need their human overseers less and less. The state on Wednesday released reports showing how many miles the companies testing self-driving cars in California logged last year, and how often their engineers had to take control of the vehicles. For... [Lire la suite]

13 avril 2018

Autonomous Vehicle Essentials You Need to Know Part Two: Impact on Drivers, Fleets and the Industry

Autonomous Vehicle Essentials You Need to Know Part Two: Impact on Drivers, Fleets and the Industry There’s a saying about life that it’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey. The same can be said of the next decade as the transportation industry navigates its way through the transition toward autonomous technologies. As it does so, there’s likely to be great upheaval, according to panelists who spoke at Lytx’s annual User Group Conference this year in San Diego. In the first part of this two-part article, we... [Lire la suite]
06 février 2018

How to log sensor data in ADAS applications

How to log sensor data in ADAS applications The road to autonomous driving is built on Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), and new applications focused on safer driving environments for drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. It’s an engineering environment comprised of forward looking machine vision cameras, video sensors, radar, and light detection and ranging (LIDAR) sensors. These systems produce streams of raw video data – much of it need in duplicate or multiple copies for machine vision, viewing, parallel processing... [Lire la suite]
02 février 2018

Free space detection with RoadNex : real time implementation on a regular smartphone

Free space detection with RoadNex : real time implementation on a regular smartphone  Panoramic movement (the most complex for any detection algorithm) with smartphone in hand (so calibration must be very robust as heigth and angle of camera is changing all the time). The goal of this free space detection is to detect as more drivable surface as possible (including sidewalks if not too high, including security area, etc ...). Indeed, the "lane" borders are detected by a borders detection algorithm (different from free space). ... [Lire la suite]
27 janvier 2018

Self-Driving Cars Are Coming to Serve You

Self-Driving Cars Are Coming to Serve You Auto companies are planning to launch autonomous vehicles into the service industry before selling them to consumers Based on some of the announcements and demonstrations we've seen at CES 2018, the first self-driving car most consumers encounter may be delivering a pizza. But that's not the only job autonomous car developers are exploring for future fleets. Think self-driving delivery pods for companies like Amazon and robo-taxis that will take you to your destination with minimal to no... [Lire la suite]
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