04 janvier 2017

Driverless cars: Don’t ignore the human factor

Driverless cars: Don’t ignore the human factor Tesla Motors has announced what is thought to be the first fatal accident in one of its electric, self-driving cars that was under its own control. Details are unclear, Tesla said the accident happened on a divided highway when a tractor trailer, or articulated lorry, drove across the highway “perpendicular to” the car and continued. “Neither Autopilot nor the driver noticed the white side of the tractor trailer against a brightly lit sky, so the brake was not applied”, reports say. ... [Lire la suite]

30 décembre 2016

Tech trends we’re most looking forward to in 2017

Tech trends we’re most looking forward to in 2017 Autonomous driving While it would’ve been a terrifying sight a few years back, chances are we’ll be noticing vehicles without drivers more often next year. As technology continues to evolve, industry titans are gradually venturing into building autonomous vehicles. In fact, the competition in the self-driving market is heating up at exponential rates – and the good results aren’t falling behind. Since initially introducing its ‘Autopilot‘ feature back in 2015, Tesla has... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2016

Tesla Autopilot 2.0 Full Self Driving Hardware

Tesla announced on Wednesday that from now on all of its electric cars will be built with the components required to turn them into fully autonomous vehicles at a later date. Now chief executive, Elon Musk, has released a video showing what that really means.The video shows a Tesla Model X driving out of a garage, picking up a human driver – who is required to be in the driving seat for the car to legally self-drive in the US – and then driving itself around some public roads, navigating junctions and highways before returning to a... [Lire la suite]
02 novembre 2016

Obstacle detection : ObstaNex new release

Obstacle detection : ObstaNex new release   NEXYAD show a new release of ObstaNex (artificial vision-based obstacle detection for ADAS, driverlesscar, and connected intelligent robots).                           3 cars detected by ObstaNex   read more :     http://nexyad.net/Automotive-Transportation/?p=3000
25 octobre 2016

Tesla “autopilot” Properly Tested With Motorcycles?

Tesla “autopilot” Properly Tested With Motorcycles? Norway – The Norwegian Motorcyclists’ Union (NMCU) has contacted Elon Musk, founder of Tesla Motors and asked him: Is Tesla “autopilot” properly tested with motorcycles? This is as a follow-up letter to the Minister of Transport, where NMCU took up the issue of people being fooled into believing that adaptive cruise control makes the vehicle “self-executing”. NMCU insists that any system being basis for the term “self-driving” must be thoroughly tested with... [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]

28 septembre 2016

Google demos Self-Driving cars during SXSW weekend

Google demos Self-Driving cars during SXSW weekend Google brought models of its self-driving cars to SXSW to be tested and get consumer opinion, with Mayors from across the country checking the cars out as well. “This is so important for the country. We have so many challenges in front of us and the way we’re going to address those challenges is through innovation. Bringing technology and working together to try and solve them,” said Chris Urmson, the director of Google’s Self-Driving cars. Urmson has been working on the idea since... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2016

The car industry has never witnessed what Tesla is about to go through

The car industry has never witnessed what Tesla is about to go through   Tesla Motors unveiled its latest electric car, the Model 3, on March 31, with a lower price tag and 2017 delivery date. Tesla chief executive Elon Musk heralded the Model 3 as a way to accelerate the world's "transition to sustainable transport."(Jenny Starrs/The Washington Post) Most of the best selling cars in America, such as the Honda Accord or Nissan Altima, generally hit around 300,000 in sales every year. Tesla saw 276,000 people sign-up to... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2016

Tesla Autopilot Drives Owner to Hospital During Pulmonary Embolism

Tesla Autopilot Drives Owner to Hospital During Pulmonary Embolism A Model X navigated 20 miles of highway as its driver hovered near death. Slate tells the harrowing story of Joshua Neally, a 37-year-old attorney in Springfield, Missouri who claims that his Tesla Model X’s autopilot feature saved his life. Neally was driving home in late July when he suddenly felt something like “a steel pole through my chest.” Neally was in gathering highway traffic as the pain mounted rapidly. In the moment, Neally... [Lire la suite]
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25 août 2016

Springfield attorney says Tesla autopilot mode helped him survive medical emergency

  Mid-afternoon on July 26, attorney Joshua Neally got into his Tesla Model X near his downtown Springfield law office to make the drive home to Branson. It was his daughter's 4th birthday, and they had plans for the evening.He took Chestnut Expressway, merged onto U.S. 65 and drove south out of Springfield city limits. Then things got worse. "It was excruciating pain," Neally told the News-Leader Friday. "I've never had such pain in my life." His breathing was limited. He struggled to place a call to his... [Lire la suite]