05 novembre 2020

The culprits of consumers acting as beta testers for safety critical software

Last week Tesla sent out a beta software update called "Full Self-Driving" to a select group of customers. This release is expected to comprise of improvements to the company's Autopilot – and include advanced driver-assist features designed for local, non-highway streets. While this is a remarkable engineering feat and a courageous move, it is also a dangerous one.  on October 21, the company released a beta software update to selected Tesla owners called Full Self Driving (FSD). The problem is the same as before: the name is... [Lire la suite]

23 octobre 2020

Is Tesla’s Autopilot Unwanted In Germany?

n September 2020, the EU NCAP, an NGO that has many European government authorities as members, tested driving-assist systems and ranked Tesla Autopilot below average. The main reason for the low rank of the functionality test was explained as follows: “Tesla’s systems name Autopilot is inappropriate as it suggests full automation.” In their valuation guidelines, they explain, “A good system name should not be misleading and contain Assistance to clearly identify the system design and its purpose to assist the driver.... [Lire la suite]
05 octobre 2020

Can We Speed up The Road to Full Autonomy?

    For the past few years, there’s been an unending parade of news, hype and enthusiasm about the introduction of self-driving cars with full autonomy. Autonomous vehicles promise to deliver a range of benefits, including reduced travel time, improved passenger experience and perhaps most importantly, improved safety. To be clear, it’s no longer a question of whether we will see self-driving cars en masse; it’s a question of when. But as the timeline for fully autonomous vehicles keeps getting pushed further out,... [Lire la suite]
30 septembre 2020

V2X technology in the Euro NCAP rating by 2024

V2X technology in the Euro NCAP rating by 2024 Rennes & Clermont Ferrand, September 2020   YoGoKo and 4D Virtualiz announce their partnership to optimize ADAS features development time, cost and engineers safety for 2023 and 2024 application. This joint innovative solution answers mobility industry needs required by Road safety providers, OEM and DAS, and Telematic Tier1 suppliers. Y-GHOST and 4DV|SIM will enable them to catch up with the OEM safety plan for 2022, with the up-coming European General... [Lire la suite]
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16 décembre 2018

How safe is ADAS? Euro NCAP tests automated driving technology for first time

How safe is ADAS? Euro NCAP tests automated driving technology for first time As autonomous functions and advanced driver assistance system increase their presence in vehicles, the motoring safety organization Euro NCAP has put the driving technology to the test for the first time. To highlight how safe the systems actually are, Euro NCAP performed a set of three driving scenario tests on 10 vehicles that were using ‘highway assist systems’ – functions such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Centering and Speed Assist Systems to... [Lire la suite]
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29 mars 2017

RETURN OF THE AFTERMARKET

RETURN OF THE AFTERMARKET   • Governments con:nue to push for greater road safety • Far too many road deaths! Strong push from EuroNCAP. Growing incen:ves from other NCAP authori:es and bodies – e.g. IIHS • Automakers need new features; consumer interest is growing • Prices are coming down – now typically in the $00s not $000s • Many ADAS systems are on evolu:onary path to autonomous driving read more... [Lire la suite]
28 juin 2015

Bosch makes emergency braking possible using just a video sensor

credit Bosch Emergency braking systems are among the most effective assistance systems in the car. In Germany alone, up to 72 percent of all rear-end collisions resulting in personal injury could be avoided if all vehicles were equipped with them. Now Bosch has developed a stereo video camera with which an emergency braking system can function based solely on camera data. Normally, this would require a radar sensor or a combination of radar and video sensors. “The Bosch stereo video camera is a single-sensor... [Lire la suite]