26 décembre 2017

The car of the future isn’t a car at all

Minivans and autonomous shuttles take center stage as automakers try to understand the future of driving   This week, a subsidiary of Volkswagen called Moia unveiled a new concept vehicle in Berlin: a six-seater all-electric van. Blandly brown in color and retaining none of the flash typical of other concept vehicles, the Moia EV probably flew under the radar for most people. But what’s interesting about it is that the vehicle is designed for ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft, and more specially for carpooling. And... [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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28 avril 2017

Self-driving Volkswagen completes 1,500-mile Mexican trek

Self-driving Volkswagen completes 1,500-mile Mexican trek As self-driving vehicles seem to be steering themselves ever closer to the mainstream, a team of researchers has completed Mexico's longest-ever journey in an autonomous car, traveling 1,500 miles in a special high-tech Volkswagen. Raul Rojas, a professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, led a team that traveled from Nogales to Mexico City this month. The car used for the journey, a 2010 Volkswagen Passat station wagon named Autonomos, was sent to Reno from Berlin, where... [Lire la suite]
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14 décembre 2016

Volvo and Mercedes-Benz Driving Roll Out of ADAS as Standard Equipment in Cars

Volvo and Mercedes-Benz Driving Roll Out of ADAS as Standard Equipment in Cars ABI Research forecasts that the global market for Driver Monitoring Systems (DMS) will reach 64.8 million units by the end of 2020 with the majority of shipments being accounted for in vehicles sold in the Asia-Pacific region. These findings are part of ABI Research’s Intelligent Transportation Systems Research Service and includes detailed installed base and forecasts of ADAS systems [‪advanced driver assistance systems‬] by regions. ... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2016

Connected Car Tech

How can Volkswagen rebuild trust with the fleet community? (c)iStock.com/josefkubes In recent times, it hasn’t been uncommon for industry sectors to face scandal or massively increased regulatory constraints; just think of the banking sector and national supermarkets, over the past few years.  But news from Volkswagen (VW) – one of the most trusted and reliable brands in the fleet business – has taken us all by surprise. There are 29.6 million cars on the road in the UK, but with reports saying that as many as 1.5... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2016

Car Manufacturers Reveal HMI Plans for ADAS Technology

Car Manufacturers Reveal HMI Plans for ADAS Technology TU-Automotive, an organisation focused on evolving automotive technology, has announced that speakers from Volkswagen, Peugeot Citroen PSA and SBD Consulting will speak on the critical role of Human-Machine Interfaces (HMI) in driving Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) technological capability and consumer acceptance in TU-Automotive’s HMI webinar, “HMI and the Changing Role of the Driver” on February 11th. As ADAS features become more prevalent in vehicles, it is a... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2015

Self-Driving-Vehicle Features Could Represent a $42 Billion Market by 2025

Partially Autonomous Vehicles Are Likely to Hit the Roads in Large Numbers by 2017; One-Fifth of U.S. Drivers Say They Would Pay More Than $5,000 Extra for Features Such as Highway or Urban Autopilot, BCG Study Finds. Powered by surprisingly strong consumer interest, partially autonomous vehicles (AVs) are likely to penetrate the market as early as 2017, followed by a series of enhancements that will make fully self-driving cars a market reality in a decade and a common sight within two decades, according to new research by The... [Lire la suite]