14 avril 2019

The Self-Driving Car Timeline – Predictions from the Top 11 Global Automakers

The Self-Driving Car Timeline – Predictions from the Top 11 Global Automakers A company by company examination of the top car makers public investment and statements by their top executives makes it clear that most car companies are betting that artificial intelligence utalized in self-driving will be inevitable, and they’re all jumping in with investment and initiatives. With billions of dollars in R&D and acquisitions, there’s plenty of fodder for media hype in machine learning, but there haven’t been many... [Lire la suite]
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04 avril 2019

CES 2019 Cools on Self-Driving; Digital Cockpits, V2X & In-Vehicle Shopping Drive Mobility Market

CES 2019 Cools on Self-Driving; Digital Cockpits, V2X & In-Vehicle Shopping Drive Mobility Market Each year global automakers, component manufacturers and tech companies flock to Las Vegas to promote their visions of future mobility at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Consulting firm McKinsey & Company defines mobility as “the market that includes public and private passenger transport as well as the transportation of goods” It’s a huge and diverse arena, where AI and 5G are disrupting established industries... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2019

ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SELF-DRIVING CARS

ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SELF-DRIVING CARS Highlights: The debate on the timeline of fully autonomous vehicles traveling on US highways rages on, with the optimists in the industry predicting initial applications to begin as early as 2019 and the skeptics questioning whether 2035 is a realistic launch date. Experts agree that self-driving cars present the auto insurance industry with major challenges, but also with significant near-term opportunities. The greatest potential of automated vehicles in the short term will derive from the... [Lire la suite]
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20 mars 2019

Who is responsible when a self-driving car kills someone?

Who is responsible when a self-driving car kills someone?   An Uber-owned Volvo in autonomous mode struck and killed a pedestrian. The vehicle had a human driver behind the wheel when the tragedy occurred.  This incident brings a sudden urgency to the moral quandary that ethicists have been discussing since before self-driving cars were a reality: Whose fault was this death?  Read more : https://mashable.com/2018/03/22/self-driving-car-fatality-uber-liability/?europe=true#L.5xeH1O7Pqk  
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16 mars 2019

How Far Can Driverless Cars Take Us?

How Far Can Driverless Cars Take Us? Driverless cars and trucks—or autonomous vehicles (AV)—offer a tantalizing promise of safer and unclogged roadways. In 2017, 37,150 people died in accidents on America’s roads, reports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, up sharply from 32,479 in 2011, and far worse per capita than anywhere else in the Western world. And the United States has ten of the 25 most congested cities globally, according to the Inrix transportation intelligence group. Cars that drive themselves could... [Lire la suite]
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13 mars 2019

Self-Driving Vehicles, Car Sharing, and the Urban Mobility Revolution

Self-Driving Vehicles, Car Sharing, and the Urban Mobility Revolution New automotive technologies and business models are converging to spark a transformative revolution on our city streets. It’s no longer a question of if but when self-driving vehicles (SDVs, also known as autonomous vehicles) will hit the road. Multiple parties are already at work developing autonomous-driving technologies, and the trend toward putting SDVs on the road is rapidly gaining momentum across a broad front that encompasses OEMs,... [Lire la suite]

27 février 2019

Legislation facilitating use of autonomous cars could be on the way

Legislation facilitating use of autonomous cars could be on the way Autonomous vehicles might be exempt in the future from some of the safety standards put in place by the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) if changes that accommodate this new type of road vehicle sees the light of day. Automotive giants such as GM have called for legislative changes that would allow "the full deployment of self-driving vehicles" which, at the moment, have to be equipped with a steering wheel, pedals, and mirrors, although... [Lire la suite]
05 février 2019

BMW set to test 40 self driving cars for foray into ride sharing

BMW set to test 40 self driving cars for foray into ride sharing Move over Uber, BMW is doing some autonomous vehicle testing of its own in Germany next year, according to Reuters. The rise in popularity of car-sharing apps such as Uber is part of the catalyst for this, according to the news service. It reports that BMW will test 40 cars with a self-drive function around Munich’s inner city, before expanding this out to others in due course. According to Reuters, tech companies such as Uber and Lyft have prompted BMW to consider... [Lire la suite]
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15 janvier 2019

Sensor Fusion for Self-Driving Cars

Sensor Fusion for Self-Driving Cars There are essentially three main system functions of self-driving cars: (1) car sensor-related system functions, (2) car processing related functions that we tend to consider the AI of the self-driving car, and (3) car control related functions that operate the accelerator, the brakes, the steering wheel, etc. I am going to discuss today mainly the sensors and an important aspect of sensory data usage that is called sensor fusion. That being said, it is crucial to realize that all three of these... [Lire la suite]
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28 novembre 2018

Advances in ADAS – Getting Closer to the Self-Driving Car

Advances in ADAS – Getting Closer to the Self-Driving Car Automobile manufacturers are constantly making improvements to the design of cars, creating an experience that is safer and more comfortable with each new model. In the last number of years we have seen a defined move towards more technology in our cars, designed to make it easier to drive. This year’s CES was notable not only for the amount of automobile manufacturers in attendance, but also the fact that nearly all of them had a version of a self-driving car, prompting... [Lire la suite]