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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17 novembre 2017

SafetyNex driving risk estimation during driving : anticipation of danger

SafetyNex driving risk estimation during driving : anticipation of danger SafetyNex estimates driving risk 20 times per second, during driving (real time). On the following figure, you can see risk rising when approaching a stop sign with an inappropriate car speed : Now with a slower speed profile : And finally the "good" safe speed profile : This estimation is computed INSIDE the local device (inside the car). Current implementation is on smartphones (IOS and Android), then computing of risk is completely done INSIDE the... [Lire la suite]
12 octobre 2016

Tesla Autopilot 2.0: next gen Autopilot powered by more radar, new triple camera, some equipment already in production

  Tesla Autopilot 2.0: next gen Autopilot powered by more radar, new triple camera, some equipment already in production Tesla introduced the first Autopilot hardware suite, a front-facing camera, a front-facing radar, and 360° ultrasonic sensor in September 2014. A year later, in October 2015, Tesla released the first ‘Autopilot update’ (v7.0) to introduce features like Autosteer and Autopark. While the automaker was able to significantly improve the software and release new features on the same hardware, the sensor... [Lire la suite]