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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16 février 2018

2 Key Ways Robotaxis Can Entice Humans (& Get Them To Ditch Their Cars)

Credit: NHTSA There’s a common claim that autonomous vehicles will definitely take over the market and we humans will essentially stop driving ourselves places (except to the extent that some of us still keep horses to ride on). There’s an often combined claim that people will give up auto ownership and use robotaxis instead. Then there’s the perhaps equally common response: “nuh-uh.” Or: “I don’t see it happening. People like driving, like being in control, and treat having a car as a status issue.” I haven’t... [Lire la suite]
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12 février 2018

Watch Waymo remove safety drivers from autonomous taxis for the first time

Watch Waymo remove safety drivers from autonomous taxis for the first time Phoenix, Arizona is home to the world's first fully driverless robot taxi service. Google sibling Waymo now has driverless cars on public roads, with no one behind the wheel. The autonomous Chrysler Pacifica minivans had kept safety drivers onboard, ready to take over in emergencies or when the vehicle fails to navigate on its own. But Waymo has let its cars off the leash in Phoenix, AZ, giving them permission to drive entirely on their own. A... [Lire la suite]
07 février 2018

Waymo’s driverless taxi service will open to the public soon

Waymo’s driverless taxi service will open to the public soon Waymo is working on an autonomous taxi fleet, modeled after the pilot program it currently offers outside of Phoenix. The big difference here is that once fully launched, Waymo's service won't have a driver behind the wheel. Additionally, the company will up its fleet of self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans from 100 to 500. As you'd imagine, the entire ride-hailing process will be handled via a mobile app. While the initial service area will be... [Lire la suite]
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15 janvier 2018

As Lyft Begins Testing Autonomous Cars, Insurance Concerns for California Drivers

The newest company to gain approval for testing autonomous cars in California is ride-hail service, Lyft. This should come as no surprise since the company announced their autonomous car expansion plan earlier this year. Lyft has partnered with companies like Ford to achieve a goal of streamlined and affordable transportation and is just one of many companies that already have or plan on applying for permits to test autonomous cars in California. With the rise of autonomous car usage, California residents need to prepare for insurance... [Lire la suite]
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