10 décembre 2016

The winners and losers in the race for driverless cars

The winners and losers in the race for driverless cars The ridesharing service Uber is pretty close to getting the go-ahead in almost all states and territories in Australia, with Victoria set to follow Queensland in introducing new legislation. In the short term, Uber has committed to creating tens of thousands of new jobs in Australia. Many thousands of jobs have already been created and your typical Uber driver speaks positively of being empowered in a flexible working arrangement. ... [Lire la suite]

09 novembre 2016

The Future Of Driverless Cars: A Roadmap

The Future Of Driverless Cars: A Roadmap The vehicles are coming in droves, and the drivers are conspicuously missing. Driverless cars, also known as connected autonomous vehicles—or CAVs to industry insiders—will eventually navigate themselves with no human input, making driving so different that it might someday be called something else. Auto manufacturers are already promising lounges on wheels, where amenities will carry new importance. In an earlier CenturyLinkVoice story about the commute of the future, experts said... [Lire la suite]
13 août 2016

Video: Toyota Accelerates Automatic Braking to 2017

Video: Toyota Accelerates Automatic Braking to 2017 Toyota will begin to include advanced driver assistance packages — anchored by automatic emergency braking (AEB) — as standard equipment on almost every new vehicle by the end of 2017, the automaker announced. As a result, Toyota will make AEB technology widely available four years ahead of the 2022 industry target announced last week by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Lexus models will include... [Lire la suite]
26 juillet 2016

Automakers choose Microsoft as connected car partner

Automakers choose Microsoft as connected car partner When Microsoft talks about mobility, our interest is the mobility of the person, not of any single device. After all, people now want their technology experience to move with them, from place to place and device to device, at home, at work, and on the move. Nowhere is this more evident than in today’s connected cars. People expect their car’s computing power to match its horsepower. And automakers are leading the way, bringing mobility solutions to their cars to meet drivers’... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2016

Toyota to invest $1bn on self-driving technologies and AI

Toyota to invest $1bn on self-driving technologies and AI Toyota will reportedly invest $1 billion over the next five years on self-driving technologies, artificial intelligence (AI) and technology that will help improve vehicle safety. According to NBC, Toyota aims to improve vehicle safety by enabling vehicles to identify, predict and avoid potential accident situations. The company is also planning to bring out a self-driving car by the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Gill Pratt, CEO of recently set up Toyota Research Institute (TRI),... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2016

Toyota acquires stake in AI specialists Preferred Networks

Toyota acquires stake in AI specialists Preferred Networks (Image Credit: iStockPhoto/dogayusufdokdok) As manufacturers such as Ford seek ways to get ahead in the race towards self-driving cars, Toyota has boosted its own capabilities through acquiring a stake in Tokyo-based machine-learning specialists Preferred Networks.  Preferred Networks was separated from software developer Preferred Infrastructure in 2014. Since the split, the company has received significant interest from investors and its value has been... [Lire la suite]

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]
11 janvier 2016

100 Self-Driving Cars Set to Hit Sweden’s Public Roads in 2017

100 Self-Driving Cars Set to Hit Sweden’s Public Roads in 2017 Volvo just unveiled plans for the world’s first large-scale trial of self-driving cars. The ‘Drive Me’ project will see 100 autonomous vehicles take to the streets of Gothenburg, Sweden in 2017. The cars will traverse 30 miles of public roads while encountering heavy commuter traffic, pedestrians and shifting highway conditions. While “non-drivers” will be behind the wheel during standard trips, Volvo anticipates that the cars will be able to seek out... [Lire la suite]
16 octobre 2014

Toyota developing radical 3-D Head-Updisplay for production

Toyota’s 3-D HUD is a step forward on the path to intelligent cars that help drivers avoid daily-driving hardships. No special viewing goggles are required. Like the 2-D HUDs available in the Toyota Prius and several Lexus models, the 3-D demonstrator we recently experienced provides a clear windshield image that causes no headache or eyestrain. In addition to the usual car-speed information, this gizmo provides navigation assistance and traffic-hazard alerts. For example, turn arrows appear to align with the exact spot where you need... [Lire la suite]
10 septembre 2014

Toyota sees no future for fully driverless car

World's largest automaker embracing "full-time back-seat driver" technology. Your car soon will do more to help avoid a crash. As for one day leaving all the driving to the vehicle while you relax in back, don’t get your hopes up. That’s the message from safety executives at Toyota, who on Thursday promised by 2017 to have collision-prevention technology installed across its U.S. line-up, in both mainstream and luxury vehicles. http://www.design-engineering.com/general/toyota-sees-future-fully-driverless-car-132263 ... [Lire la suite]