18 juin 2015

Future autonomous driving functions at PSA Peugeot Citroën

In the test center of La Ferte Vidame, an "Innovation" Committee of PSA Peugeot Citroën has presented its leaders and the press a few technological components of its autonomous driving program. The first demonstrator ensures the highway commonly known function highway assistant . It allows the driver to delegate the conduct of his car in monotonous situations on motorways. Thanks to the automated steering control, braking system and powertrain, the vehicle maintains its speed compared to others and moves to the center of the lane.... [Lire la suite]

15 juin 2015

New self-driving Google car smaller and even less reliant on human assistance

Only a single person is required in an emergency to take over the more compact car with a detachable steering wheel, gas pedal and brake pedal. The new vehicle was put under some significant stress before Google and the Department of Transportation okayed it to interact with primate-operated vehicles. “We’ve made the car hot, we’ve made the car cold, we’ve done reliability testing, we drive the car through a durability ‘bump track’”, said Google systems engineer Jaime Waydo in a video of the new vehicle the company put out today. ... [Lire la suite]
05 juin 2015

Why bad driving will be eliminated by 2020 - and car insurance costs will plummet

Car insurance premiums could be just a fraction of current levels in five years’ time as driverless vehicles are expected to “eliminate bad driving” by 2020. Car insurance premiums could be just a fraction of current levels in five years’ time as driverless vehicles are expected to “eliminate bad driving” by 2020. Deaths and injuries caused by accidents are expected to virtually disappear and whiplash claims and car park disputes, which together account for 94pc of all insurance claims and cost insurers almost £3bn a year,... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2015

AutonomousDriving is here: Governments need to set ground rules. New report shows way forward

Many cars sold today are already capable of some level of autonomous operation and prototype cars capable of driving autonomously have been and continue to be tested on public roads in Europe, Japan and the United States. These technologies have arrived rapidly on the market and their future deployment is expected to accelerate since autonomous driving promises many benefits – including improved safety, reduced congestion and lower stress for car occupants. With the uptake of on-road autonomous driving being years rather than... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2015

Moving Closer to Automated Driving, Mobileye Unveils EyeQ4® System-on-Chip with its First Design Win for 2018

March 4, 2015 - Mobileye N.V. (NYSE: MBLY), the global leader in the design and development of camera-based Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) to the automotive industry, introduced its 4th generation system-on-chip, the EyeQ4®. Leveraging expertise in designing computer-vision specific cores for over 15 years, the EyeQ4® consists of 14 computing cores out of which 10 are specialized vector accelerators with extremely high utilization for visual processing and understanding. The first design win for EyeQ4® in series production... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

Volvo bets on hybrids, autonomous car technology

Volvo is on the verge of a major step in its evolution, beginning with the launch of the all-new 2016 XC90. At a recent media event, we sat down with Volvo chief Hakan Samuelsson, who enlightened us about what, exactly, the Swedes are up to. Most interesting perhaps, Samuelsson believes pure electric cars are not the way forward from a market perspective. Volvo believes traditional hybrids are the future, and Samuelsson says the combustion engine will stay, acting in harmony with the electric motor. "We're rather clear on that. With... [Lire la suite]

07 mars 2015

Renault is testing autonomous vehicle technology

  Speaking at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Mr. Ghosn said that Renault could launch in 2016 versionsof these vehicles can handle driving in traffic. He added that the group planned to offer automotive technology more and more advanced in the next five years, with the aim to propose in 2020 a vehicle used on any type of road. Read more (in french): http://www.ccfa.fr/Renault-teste-des-technologies-de    
25 février 2015

Driverless car beats racing driver for first time

Driverless cars now out-perform skilled racing drivers, engineers at Stanford University have shown, after pitting their latest model against a track expert.The team has designed a souped-up Audi TTS dubbed ‘Shelley’ which has been programmed to race on its own at speeds above 120 mph at Thunderhill Raceway Park in Northern California.When they tested it against David Vodden, the racetrack CEO and amateur touring class champion, Shelley was faster by 0.4 of a second. To get the cars up to speed, the Stanford team have been... [Lire la suite]
27 janvier 2015

Google Has Begun Discussions With Top Automakers On Self-Driving Car

Google has begun discussions with most of the world’s top automakers and has assembled a team of traditional and nontraditional suppliers to speed efforts to bring self-driving cars to market by 2020, a Google executive said. “We’d be remiss not to talk to … the biggest auto manufacturers. They’ve got a lot to offer. For us to jump in and say that we can do this better, that’s arrogant” – Chris Urmson, director of Google’s self-driving car project.  Those manufacturers, he said, include General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co, Toyota... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2015

Self-Driving-Vehicle Features Could Represent a $42 Billion Market by 2025

Partially Autonomous Vehicles Are Likely to Hit the Roads in Large Numbers by 2017; One-Fifth of U.S. Drivers Say They Would Pay More Than $5,000 Extra for Features Such as Highway or Urban Autopilot, BCG Study Finds. Powered by surprisingly strong consumer interest, partially autonomous vehicles (AVs) are likely to penetrate the market as early as 2017, followed by a series of enhancements that will make fully self-driving cars a market reality in a decade and a common sight within two decades, according to new research by The... [Lire la suite]