12 juin 2017

Key challenges in automation of earth-moving machines

Key challenges in automation of earth-moving machines A wheel loader is an earth-moving machine used in construction sites, gravel pits and mining to move blasted rock, soil and gravel. In the presence of a nearby dump truck, the wheel loader is said to be operating in a short loading cycle. This paper concerns the moving of material (soil, gravel and fragmented rock) by a wheel loader in a short loading cycle with more emphasis on the loading step. Due to the complexity of bucket-environment interactions, even three decades of... [Lire la suite]
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14 avril 2017

LeddarTech, winner of "Dans l'oeil de l'AQTr" contest

LeddarTech has won laureate of the "Dans l'oeil de l'AQTr" contest, in the Innovation - Product category, for its Leddar Technology that allows the mass adoption of the LiDAR in automobile and intelligent transport systems.  AQTr is the acronym of Quebecers Association of Transports. Founded in 1964, this association has the mission to rally all members of the transports community in order to encourage knowledge and competences exchange and to favour formation in that area. On the strength of its... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2017

The effect of ADAS & automation on fleet management

The effect of ADAS & automation on fleet management Change is coming to the world of transportation as we move closer to truly connected fleets. Advanced safety features leading to full autonomy will make today's truck drivers and the roads they travel safer as the industry slowly gravitates toward driverless trucks. When it comes to ADAS, Ian Riches of Strategy Analytics says that we're in an era of democratisation of existing features: technologies such as traffic-jam assistance, adaptive cruise control and fully autonomous... [Lire la suite]
09 février 2016

Driverless taxis, driverless buses, and the future urban mobility mix

Driverless taxis, driverless buses, and the future urban mobility mix Antonio Loro is an urban planner who focuses on the planning implications of emerging road vehicle automation technologies. He has conducted research with TransLink and Metrolinx on the potential impacts of automated vehicles, and is currently with the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario. This article was written by Antonio Loro in his personal capacity. The views expressed in this article are the author's own and do not necessarily represent the views of the... [Lire la suite]
17 mai 2015

Scientists Are Simulating Life After Driverless Cars

Cameras mounted inside the university's modified Nissan Versa. Image: The University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute While today's autonomous vehicles can to adapt to far more situations than even just a couple of years ago, it’s dealing with humans that remains the biggest problem—having cars adapt to humans, and us adapt to them. That’s why Dr. Anuj K. Pradhan, an assistant research scientist at the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute, believes it’s all the more important to study human... [Lire la suite]