19 août 2014

Sony wants to equip autonomous cars with high-tech optical sensor

According to Nikkei, the Japanese electronics giant Sony has developed a technology to equip the cameras of future autonomous vehicles.  A ten times light-sensitive sensor that existing technologies. According to the Japanese business daily Nikkei, Japan's Sony have developed this new technology to "sharpen" the gaze of cameras for automobiles. Sony sensor will notament better detection of objects in a dark environment. Selon Nikkei, le géant de l'électronique japonais Sony a développé une technologie de pointe pour équiper les... [Lire la suite]

20 mai 2014

Self-driving Cars and the army / La voiture autonome séduit l’armée

Evolutionary Assistance Lockheed Martin adapted this idea to military convoys and proposes an evolutionary solution of automation of various vehicles. The American company of defense finalized two kits to adapt machines already in circulation. The first one integrate electric commands to pilot the vehicle, the second is sensors' pack including a Lidar (rangefinder laser), a GPS and a dedicated computer Lockheed Martin designed several levels of intervention of this device. The first one is an assistance to the rather classic... [Lire la suite]