22 septembre 2016

How the Future of Driverless Trucks Will Disrupt the Global Economy (DDAIF, VLKAY)

How the Future of Driverless Trucks Will Disrupt the Global Economy (DDAIF, VLKAY)   Recently, about a dozen trucks from major manufacturers including Volvo, Daimler AG (OTC: DDAIF) and Volkswagen (OTCMKTS: VLKAY) completed a week of autonomous driving across Europe, to take part in the European Truck Platooning Challenge, organized by the Dutch government as one of biggest events for its 2016 presidency of the European Union.   Truck “platooning” involves a few trucks linked wirelessly that... [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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09 septembre 2016

Autonomous driving levels 0 to 5: Understanding the differences

Autonomous driving levels 0 to 5 : Understanding the differences The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration defined five different levels for self-driving cars, ranging from complete driver control to complete autonomy. Here's a primer. Between the buzz over self-driving cars at CES 2016 and the Obama administration's announcement to invest almost $4 billion in autonomous vehicle research over the next 10 years, the race to create the best self-driving car has never been hotter. And, the rise of... [Lire la suite]
08 septembre 2016

First driverless taxi hits the streets of Singapore

First driverless taxi hits the streets of Singapore The first driverless taxi began work on Thursday in a limited public trial on the streets of Singapore.     Developer nuTonomy invited a select group of people to download their app and ride for free in its "robo-taxi" in a western Singapore hi-tech business district, hoping to get feedback ahead of a planned full launch of the service in 2018. "This is really a moment in history that's going to change how cities are built, how we really look at our surroundings,"... [Lire la suite]
04 septembre 2016

European Roadmap Smart Systems for Automated Driving

European Roadmap Smart Systems for Automated Driving 1 Introduction Smart components and their systems integration, traditional strengths of the European high technology industries, more and more develop into key enabling technologies (KET) for innovative products and applications [2]. This trend has been most obvious in the automotive sector for many years, where driver assistance systems enabled breakthroughs in road and passenger safety, energy efficiency and emission reduction [3]. Further along this path, higher degrees of road... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2016

What the First Driverless Car Fatality Means for Self-Driving Tech

What the First Driverless Car Fatality Means for Self-Driving Tech A crash that killed a driver in a Tesla Model S electric car in self-driving mode has called into question the safety of driverless vehicle technology. This week, federal officials announced the launch of a formal investigation into the accident. The crash occurred on May 7 in Williston, Florida, when a tractor-trailer made a left turn in front of the Tesla, and the car failed to apply the brakes, the New York Times reported. It is the first known fatal... [Lire la suite]

08 août 2016

How Will Driverless Cars Affect Car Insurance?

How Will Driverless Cars Affect Car Insurance? Driverless cars aren’t just for sci-fi fanatics anymore. In fact, elements of the technology—such as park assist and collision avoidance systems—are already commonplace on many cars. However, full-fledged autonomous vehicles pose a number of challenges to the status quo, from state laws to insurance coverage. What possibilities can driverless cars offer? How close are they to becoming a reality? And what will have to change before they do? Google’s self-driven vehicle software,... [Lire la suite]
07 août 2016

The great driverless car race: Where will the UK place?

The great driverless car race: Where will the UK place? Updated 11 July 2016: The British government has launched a consultation to explore how autonomous vehicles can be insured, as well as hashing out rules of the road for self-driving cars and existing regulations that may hold back adoption. The proposals include changes to insurance laws so that “motorists who have handed control to their self-driving cars can be insured properly”. It also suggests amendments to the Highway Code along with redrafting regulations... [Lire la suite]
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05 août 2016

Introducing a New Map for Semi-Autonomous Cars

Introducing a New Map for Semi-Autonomous Cars It’s all but certain that autonomous vehicles are the future of driving. But to get there, we’re going to need a better map. That map will need to do two things: On the technical side, it needs to be able to talk to the vehicle in computer-speak about where to go, in what gear, and how fast. On the design side, it should be as intuitive, fun, and useful to a human being as the best app on her smartphone. Mapbox, the firm that creates map software using mainly open-source data,... [Lire la suite]
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23 juillet 2016

auto insurance companies : Disruptive approach for risk assessment using telematics that works

auto insurance companies : Disruptive approach for risk assessment using telematics that works A disruptive approach is now available for risk assessment using telematics that works : the smartphone App SafetyNex really estimates, in real time, the risk taken by the driver. Yet insurance companies are currently deploying this disruptive solution. SafetyNex has been selected by BMW (BMW tech date challenge)   SafetyNex will be able to monitor driverless car risk too. Read more... [Lire la suite]