07 février 2018

Waymo’s driverless taxi service will open to the public soon

Waymo’s driverless taxi service will open to the public soon Waymo is working on an autonomous taxi fleet, modeled after the pilot program it currently offers outside of Phoenix. The big difference here is that once fully launched, Waymo's service won't have a driver behind the wheel. Additionally, the company will up its fleet of self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans from 100 to 500. As you'd imagine, the entire ride-hailing process will be handled via a mobile app. While the initial service area will be... [Lire la suite]
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19 janvier 2018

Development of Driverless Cars to Speed Up with ADAS Technology

Development of Driverless Cars to Speed Up with ADAS Technology The desire to improve Advanced Driver Assistance and other safety systems will speed up the development of autonomous cars over the coming decade.   In the 1997 film Tomorrow Never Dies, James Bond drives a modified silver BMW that he controls from the backseat with a mobile phone during a parking lot chase sequence. The vehicle also has special tires: In the event of a puncture, they simply reinflate. It may be a while before consumers get to enjoy some... [Lire la suite]
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18 janvier 2018

Samsung, Harman unveil driverless car components, digital cockpit at CES

Samsung, Harman unveil driverless car components, digital cockpit at CES Samsung unveiled its first set of components for autonomous driving and infotainment solutions developed with Harman International, which it bought about a year ago in a major push into the auto electronics market. The automotive industry is one of the fastest-growing segments of the technology market, with carmakers looking to add more autonomous features as the race to put driverless cars on the road heats up. At the annual CES trade show in Las Vegas this... [Lire la suite]
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08 janvier 2018

Innoviz debuts an aftermarket LiDAR product for self-driving car development

Innoviz debuts an aftermarket LiDAR product for self-driving car development LiDAR is a key ingredient in the overall sensing package required to make autonomous cars a reality (though Tesla would disagree), but it’s also prohibitively expensive, especially for companies just starting out, and researchers not tied to companies with deep pockets. That’s why Innoviz has created a new aftermarket LiDAR unit offering good performance at more budget-friendly prices, set to go into mass production starting early next year. The solution... [Lire la suite]
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31 décembre 2017

Driving Towards Autonomous Cars and ADAS – The Future is Now

Driving Towards Autonomous Cars and ADAS – The Future is Now Read any automotive-related article and I’m sure it discusses autonomous cars and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)  – the benefits, the challenges and what the future may hold. More and more auto makers are moving towards autonomous developing vehicles, but many of the systems that will eventually be integrated into these vehicles to make them fully autonomous are being developed today. In fact, you probably have some of them in the car you are driving now —... [Lire la suite]
20 décembre 2017

Human Factors Evaluation of Level 2 And Level 3 Automated Driving Concepts

Human Factors Evaluation of Level 2 And Level 3 Automated Driving Concepts Chapter 1 Background on Automated Driving Concepts Project Background and Purpose The examination of automation and to what extent various functions should be allocated to either the human or the machine has been a topic of discussion for decades in the field of human factors (Fitts, 1951). Automation can allow for the human to shift from a role of primary responsibility for planning, executing, and monitoring, to one of supervisory control (Sheridan, 1970).... [Lire la suite]

04 décembre 2017

Waymo Is Launching A Fleet Of Actual Driverless Cars In Arizona

Waymo Is Launching A Fleet Of Actual Driverless Cars In Arizona Waymo, the self-driving car project launched by Google, spent last week showing off the company’s autonomous vehicles to reporters. Now, Waymo said Tuesday, it’s deploying driverless cars for testing in Phoenix as part of a pilot program. Cars without actual people in the driver seat. Driving people around. It’s wild to watch. Read more : https://jalopnik.com/waymo-is-launching-a-fleet-of-actual-driverless-cars-in-1820217901
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27 novembre 2017

ADAS is steering us towards driverless vehicles

ADAS is steering us towards driverless vehicles Consumers are getting used to assisted driving systems and will soon want full autonomous features, says Andrew Miller chief technical officer with Thatcham Research. [Auto.Myles.2016.02.01] Q: Why has ADAS technology suddenly taken off in the automotive industry? “The main driver is that new technology, vis-à-vis computing power and sensor technology, has enabled this sector to grow over the last 10-15 years. In turn this presents a new market possibility for... [Lire la suite]
25 novembre 2017

Uber plans to buy 24,000 autonomous Volvo SUVs in race for driverless future

Uber plans to buy 24,000 autonomous Volvo SUVs in race for driverless future ‘It only becomes a commercial business when you can remove the vehicle operator from the equation,’ says ride-hailing firm battling Lyft and Waymo.    ‘It only becomes a commercial business when you can remove that vehicle operator from the equation,’ said Jeff Miller, Uber’s head of automotive alliances. Photograph: Eric Risberg/AP View more sharing options Shares 208 Samuel Gibbs Monday 20 November... [Lire la suite]
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16 novembre 2017

Google sibling Waymo launches fully autonomous ride-hailing service

Google sibling Waymo launches fully autonomous ride-hailing service Waymo’s self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans will start picking up passengers without a human behind the wheel, even for emergencies, in the next few months, as the Google-sibling steps up war with Uber. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters       Waymo, formerly known as Google’s self-driving car, is launching a fully autonomous Uber-like ride-hailing service with no human driver behind the wheel, after testing the vehicles on public roads... [Lire la suite]