28 avril 2016

Autonomous vehicle tests in France

  Autonomous Car: tests will take place on the roads of France European Transport ministers, including French Alain Vidal, want to go further in testing the car without a driver. It is a privilege for now reserved to a few specialists who will soon be open to the uninitiated. "The next step in the testing of autonomous vehicle, is to give the wheel to lambdas users. Read more in french : http://www.journaldunet.com  

27 avril 2016

Driverless cars are soon a reality

  The autonomous vehicle seems engaged on a fast track. For years, the driving assistance devices were preparing the ground. Today, the development of a fully autonomous vehicle - a robot equipped with analytical and management capabilities without human intervention - becomes a credible medium-term perspective. Read more in french: http://www.strategie.gouv.fr  
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27 avril 2016

Renault unveils its autonomous car-centric user experience

  The French manufacturer also announced at the EU summit on the vehicle without a driver it would introduce before 2020 autonomous features in its vehicles. Two years it was overdue. Renault finally emerges from his workshop a first autonomous car adorned for public roads, having unveiled the concept car and connected autonomous Next Two in 2014. Read more in french : http://www.journaldunet.com  
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08 avril 2016

Japan to form a team for self-driving cars

  Japanese industry to team on self-driving cars- Nikkei Asian ReviewTOKYO -- Major Japanese automakers and autoparts suppliers will join hands in research and development of autonomous driving vehicles to narrow the gap with U.S. and European rivals. An agreement has been reached among companies that have been participating in a study panel set up by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.http://asia.nikkei.com  
04 avril 2016

Will self-driving cars kill off the train?

Will self-driving cars kill off the train? Autonomous vehicles will make railways obsolete - even if new high speed routes are built, expert claims Randal O’Toole, of the libertarian Cato Institute in Washington DC, thinks commuters will choose autonomous cars over high-speed trains in 2030 Technology is predicted to feature in lots of cars in the next 15 years and mean journeys could be used for working and watching films, for example  He thinks such vehicles could be the death of the railways - even if billions of pounds... [Lire la suite]
03 avril 2016

HOW DATA SCIENCE IS DRIVING THE DRIVERLESS CAR

HOW DATA SCIENCE IS DRIVING THE DRIVERLESS CAR Google may be the first name associated with driverless cars, but they’re not the only ones interested in the technology. More importantly, it seems people have wildly different opinions on exactly how the story will play out. How much data will these cars produce? What kind of legal quandaries will we face? While the details are hazy, there is no doubt these machines will not only be available in the near future, they will soak up data like a sponge, and put that information to use... [Lire la suite]

27 mars 2016

Google argues that if self-driving cars can pass safety tests, they should be legal

Google argues that if self-driving cars can pass safety tests, they should be legal Chris Urmson, director of Google's self-driving car project, has sent a letter to US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today with a plan for selling autonomous vehicles that have no steering wheels or pedals, AP reports. The plan appears to be pretty straightforward: Urmson argues that if a self-driving car can pass standardized federal safety tests, they should be road-legal. Urmson adds that regulators could "set conditions that limit use... [Lire la suite]
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26 mars 2016

Uber Reportedly Orders 100,000 Autonomous Cars From Mercedes

Uber Reportedly Orders 100,000 Autonomous Cars From Mercedes March 21st, 2016 by Steve Hanley  Originally published on Gas2. Last year, Elon Musk proclaimed that Tesla will be making 500,000 cars a year once the Model 3 gets into production. His prediction calls for that to happen by 2020. Later, Steve Jurvetson, one of the first investors in Tesla Motors, and Uber CEO Travis Kalanik were at a Top 10 Tech Trends dinner, hosted by the Churchill Club. Jurvetson said afterwards that Kalanick would buy... [Lire la suite]
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20 mars 2016

Self-driving cars will boost demand for collision-avoidance sensors

Self-driving cars will boost demand for collision-avoidance sensors David Sedgwick Automotive News EuropeOctober 17, 2014 06:01 CET Sensing growth Global sales of collision-avoidance sensors are rising rapidly. Here are sales forecasts.   2014 2020 Radar $1.62 billion $4.38 billion Camera $1.28 billion $3.93 billion Ultrasound $990 million $1.41 billion Lidar $52 million $185 million Total $3.94 billion $9.90 billion Source: IHS Automotive Fully... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2016

First self-driving Audi due in two years 25 May 2015, by Joshua Dowling

First self-driving Audi due in two years 25 May 2015 by Joshua Dowling · CarsGuide Look, no hands! German car-maker Audi has confirmed it will have an autonomous vehicle on sale within two years, beating industry predictions that self-driving automobiles wouldn't arrive until 2020. It might not be legal to do so in some countries -- including Australia -- but drivers will, in theory, be able to keep their hands off the wheel and their feet away from the accelerator and brake pedals while the car guides... [Lire la suite]
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