28 juin 2019

7 Best Semi-Autonomous Systems Available Right Now

7 Best Semi-Autonomous Systems Available Right Now There's no doubt about it: autonomous cars are coming. And while fully autonomous cars are undoubtedly still a few years away, several automakers are rolling out semi-autonomous systems that are getting ever closer to the idea of jumping inside the car and letting it take over from there. The seven systems we've listed below -- all of which are out right now or are coming out very shortly -- represent the best in autonomous driving technology you can buy today, even if they don't... [Lire la suite]
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11 avril 2019

Volvo new driverless truck is self-driving, electric and cloud-based

Volvo new driverless truck is self-driving, electric and cloud-based   Volvo is charging ahead in the self-driving vehicle race. Volvo has just revealed its vision for driverless truck fleets with Vera, a self-driving, all-electric truck cab that, in the words of Volvo’s vice president of autonomous solutions Mikael Karlsson is “quiet and totally predictable”. Those aren’t two words normally associated with the tech or automotive industries but Karlsson believes this is what really makes Vera great. Read more... [Lire la suite]
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04 mars 2019

Volvo Trucks and FedEx Successfully Demonstrate Truck Platooning on N.C. 540 (Triangle Expressway)

Volvo Trucks and FedEx Successfully Demonstrate Truck Platooning on N.C. 540 (Triangle Expressway) Volvo Trucks North America, together with FedEx and the North Carolina Turnpike Authority, used advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) technology to conduct on-highway truck platooning as part of ongoing research collaboration. Volvo Trucks North America announced today the successful on-highway demonstration of its truck platooning technology. The company has been working closely with FedEx and the North Carolina Turnpike... [Lire la suite]
01 janvier 2019

Five Boldest Automotive Tech Trends to Watch for in 2019

Five Boldest Automotive Tech Trends to Watch for in 2019 Reaching level 3 automation won’t flood the roads with autonomous vehicles There are no clear signs that we’ll see driving automation above level 3 among the top automotive trends in 2019. No particular legal frameworks and technical requirements have been developed in the past year. Autonomous cars continue to be vulnerable to cyberattacks. And the driving environment still lacks smart traffic regulation and monitoring. While major manufacturers including GM, Ford, Honda,... [Lire la suite]
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17 octobre 2018

By 2021, you could be sleeping behind the wheel of an autonomous Volvo XC90

By 2021, you could be sleeping behind the wheel of an autonomous Volvo XC90 By 2021, you could be sitting behind the wheel of a truly driverless Volvo. The Swedish automaker’s research and development chief recently told The Car Connection that the company is planning to sell a Level 4 self-driving crossover SUV in 2021. Level 4 autonomy describes cars that can drive themselves without any human interaction, other than entering a final destination. According to Volvo Senior Vice President... [Lire la suite]
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04 octobre 2018

Volvo’s new semi trucks now have more autonomous features and Apple CarPlay

Volvo’s new semi trucks now have more autonomous features and Apple CarPlay Volvo unveiled its new VNL series of semi trucks today with a host of high-tech goodies that are sure to appeal to many long-haul truck drivers. Volvo Truck, a separate entity from the Swedish automaker’s car group, is adding a suite of advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) to its truck lines as standard equipment. This includes forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control. Advanced driver... [Lire la suite]
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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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