07 septembre 2018

Volvo connected cars and trucks to share road safety data

Volvo connected cars and trucks to share road safety data   Vehicles will alert each other to dangerous driving conditions. Volvo Cars and Volvo Trucks have unveiled a joint cloud-based Connected Safety service that enables connected vehicles to warn each other automatically about dangerous road conditions. The partnership will see live, anonymised data shared between Volvo trucks sold in Sweden and Norway, and Volvo cars equipped with the Hazard Light Alert system. Hazard Light Alert has been available in Sweden and... [Lire la suite]
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05 mai 2018

Volvo Trucks plans to share electric truck battery tech across brands

  Credit : Volvo Trucks TOKYO - Volvo Trucks plans to share battery technology across its brands to tame development and production costs for the crucial but expensive component, as the world's second-largest truck maker ramps up electric offerings, the company told Reuters on Monday. As vehicle makers face growing costs to develop lower-emission vehicles and automated driving capabilities, Volvo Trucks, owned by Sweden's Volvo AB, said it would "absolutely" make sense for its brands - which include Japan's UD... [Lire la suite]
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29 mars 2018

A French startup has all the Artificial Intelligence technologies needed to avoid many accidents such as recent UBER accident

A French startup has all the Artificial Intelligence technologies needed to avoid many automous car accidents such as the recent UBER accident We all saw videos of the UBER VOLVO accident. The dashcam video shows that visibility conditions were very poor and that the pedestrian is dressed in black (pullover) and crosses a road at night without any light and out of pedestrian crossing areas. This attitude is pure suicade and you wouldn't teach your children to behave this way. But even if this pedestrian shouldn't have been in the... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2018

Human Driver Could Have Avoided Fatal Uber Crash, Experts Say

Human Driver Could Have Avoided Fatal Uber Crash, Experts Say The pedestrian killed Sunday by a self-driving Uber Technologies Inc. SUV had crossed at least one open lane of road before being hit, according to a video of the crash that raises new questions about autonomous-vehicle technology. Forensic crash analysts who reviewed the video said a human driver could have responded more quickly to the situation, potentially saving the life of the victim, 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg. Other experts said Uber’s self-driving... [Lire la suite]
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27 mars 2018

Volvo looks to supply Uber with up to 24,000 self-driving cars

Volvo looks to supply Uber with up to 24,000 self-driving cars Uber plans to buy up to 24,000 self-driving cars from Volvo, marking the transition of the U.S. firm from an app used to summon a taxi to the owner and operator of a fleet of cars. The nonbinding framework deal could offer San Francisco-based Uber a way to overcome setbacks at its autonomous driving division in Silicon Valley’s race to perfect self-driving systems.     Combining Volvo’s cars with Uber’s self-driving system builds on their nearly three-year... [Lire la suite]
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11 janvier 2018

AFTER PEAK HYPE, SELF-DRIVING CARS ENTER THE TROUGH OF DISILLUSIONMENT

OH, THE UNTAINTED optimism of 2014. In the spring of that year, the good Swedes at Volvo introduced Drive Me, a program to get regular Josefs, Frejas, Joeys, and Fayes into autonomous vehicles. By 2017, Volvo executives promised, the company would distribute 100 self-driving SUVs to families in Gothenburg, Sweden. The cars would be able to ferry their passengers through at least 30 miles of local roads, in everyday driving conditions—all on their own. “The technology, which will be called Autopilot, enables the driver to hand over the... [Lire la suite]
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19 décembre 2017

Volvo is reportedly scaling back its ambitious self-driving car experiment

It’s been awhile since we heard anything about Volvo’s audacious experiment to deliver 100 self-driving cars to regular people in Sweden for testing. The program, called Drive Me, was supposed to kick off in 2017, but now the company says it’s pushing the date to 2021. Moreover, Volvo is scaling back the number of cars involved, according to Automotive News. Under the original plans first announced in 2015, Volvo would deliver 100 of its XC90 SUVs to real families in Sweden, followed by a similar number of vehicles to families in... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2017

Caltrans, Volvo Test Truck Platooning on Busy Los Angeles Freeway

Caltrans, Volvo Test Truck Platooning on Busy Los Angeles Freeway The convoy of three Volvo semi-trucks zipping along Southern California’s busy 110 Freeway hauling cargo containers looked like other big rigs that ply that busy stretch of highway daily — except that they were only 50 feet apart and there were robots controlling the pedals in two of the vehicles. The journey Wednesday was a joint demonstration of truck platoon technology by the California Department of Transportation, local agencies, Volvo Group of North America... [Lire la suite]
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]
08 novembre 2016

Collision warning system* - detection of cyclists

Collision warning system* - detection of cyclists   "Collision Warning with Auto Brake and Cyclist and Pedestrian Detection" is an aid to assist the driver when there is a risk of colliding with a pedestrian, bicycle or vehicle in front that are stationary or moving in the same direction. If large parts of the cyclist's body or bicycle are not visible to the function's camera then the system cannot detect a cyclist.   Read more... [Lire la suite]