10 septembre 2018

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WAYMO SELF-DRIVING TAXI

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WAYMO SELF-DRIVING TAXI Waymo is ready to start charging for its self-driving trips, but first, it needs to master the dreaded art of fleet management In a nondescript depot in suburban Arizona, the future of transportation is getting a tune-up. This is where Waymo, the self-driving unit of Google parent Alphabet, houses its growing fleet of self-driving cars: hundreds of Chrysler Pacifica minivans fitted with highly advanced hardware and software that enables them to safely ride on public roads without a... [Lire la suite]
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05 juillet 2018

HOW TESLA AND WAYMO ARE TACKLING A MAJOR PROBLEM FOR SELF-DRIVING CARS: DATA

HOW TESLA AND WAYMO ARE TACKLING A MAJOR PROBLEM FOR SELF-DRIVING CARS: DATA Autonomous cars won’t happen without tons of data, but Tesla and Waymo have a big head start  There’s a race happening right now that stretches from Silicon Valley to Detroit and back: who can make a self-driving car that behaves better than a human driver? It’s a far harder task than it sounded even a few years ago because human drivers know a lot — not just about their cars but about how people behave on the road when they’re behind the... [Lire la suite]
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17 juin 2018

Who’s Winning the Self-Driving Car Race? A scorecard breaking down everyone from Alphabet’s Waymo to Zoox

Who’s Winning the Self-Driving Car Race? A scorecard breaking down everyone from Alphabet’s Waymo to Zoox. In the race to start the world’s first driving business without human drivers, everyone is chasing Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo.  The Google sibling has cleared the way to beat its nearest rivals, General Motors Co. and a couple of other players, by at least a year to introduce driverless cars to the public. A deal reached in January to buy thousands of additional Chrysler Pacifica minivans,... [Lire la suite]
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09 mai 2018

Waymo Vs. Tesla: Who Is Winning The AV Tech War?

AV tech, which is the computer software and hardware that will allow vehicles to actually drive themselves, requires the acquisition and accurate processing of massive amounts of data. Tesla is using information collected from every car produced since October 2016 — the date when cars equipped with the first generation Autopilot suite of sensors went into production. Waymo is relying more on computer simulations. It has racked up nearly 6 billion simulated miles so far, according to The Verge. The Autopilot system collects data... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2018

General Motors to roll out fleet of self-driving taxis by 2019, ahead of Ford, Uber, and Waymo

General Motors to roll out fleet of self-driving taxis by 2019, ahead of Ford, Uber, and Waymo On Thursday, General Motors (GM) executives said the company plans to deploy a large-scale fleet of driverless taxis in large cities by 2019—making it among the first autonomous car developers to provide a timeline to their efforts, The Wall Street Journal reported. While Ford, Waymo, Uber, and other auto and tech companies have been testing autonomous cars, taxis, and trucks, most have avoided naming a date for official... [Lire la suite]
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08 avril 2018

Waymo CEO: Self-Driving Tech Not to Blame for Tesla Death

As controversy swirls around the death of a Model X driver last month, the head of Alphabet Inc.’s self-driving car unit is drawing distinctions between his company’s technology and Tesla Inc.’s Autopilot. Wei Huang, 38, died March 23 when his sport utility vehicle using the driver-assistance system Autopilot collided with a highway barrier in Mountain View, California, and caught fire. Computer logs recovered from the vehicle showed he didn’t have his hands on the steering wheel for six seconds before the crash, according to a Tesla... [Lire la suite]
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07 avril 2018

Now California's DMV can allow fully driverless car testing

Credit: Waymo Automakers can now start testing fully driverless cars on California's roads. According to the state DMV's new regulations that became effective on April 2nd, it can now issue three types of autonomous vehicle testing permits. The first kind is the original one it approved years ago, which needs a driver behind the wheel, while the other two could pave the way for the release of Level 4 to 5 autonomous vehicles. See, the second type of permit it can dole out will allow automakers to test fully... [Lire la suite]
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05 mars 2018

Retrospective #2 : ADAS Groupement & automotive industry news

This second retrospective will contain all articles posted in February on the groupement ADAS blog. You can easily browse through our last articles to learn more and fast about the ADAS market. As usual the summary will approach ADAS by different angles as technologies, market perspectives or market player’s progress in order to give you a global overview of what happen in February in the field of ADAS technologies and the car industry.   Groupement ADAS Here is a first article about RoadNex, by our member Nexyad: Free... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2018

Why Has Waymo Taken So Long to Commercialize Autonomous Taxis?

Why Has Waymo Taken So Long to Commercialize Autonomous Taxis? In November 2017, Waymo GOOG announced it was testing autonomous cars in Phoenix, without drivers behind the steering wheels but with safety engineers in the back seats. Next, the company plans to commercialize a ridesharing service. According to data from the California Department of Motor Vehicles,1 Waymo’s cars are improving rapidly enough to support a commercial launch within the next two years. The same data, however, also suggest that Waymo will... [Lire la suite]
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17 février 2018

How robot taxis will change mobility over the next 10 years

How robot taxis will change mobility over the next 10 years A silent revolution is arriving on our streets. Before too long, commuters will use their mobiles to summon fully autonomous robot taxis. These will collect them from home and drive them to the closest metro station, from where they can catch a train to work in the city centre. These zero-emission vehicles will be electric, powered by solar or wind generation. We believe this transformation is just around the corner. It promises to change the mobility market, and much... [Lire la suite]
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