21 décembre 2015

Rinspeed Etos – BMW i8-based self-driving concept

Wacky concept car builder Rinspeed is at it again, this time showing its latest creation, the Rinspeed Etos, away from Switzerland for the first time – at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Like the Budii before it, the new self-driving car is based on a BMW i model, this time the RM1.2 million BMW i8. It’s inside where the Etos is a real departure from the car on which it’s based. The i8’s swooping dashboard has been replaced by twin rectangular “shelves,” with one of them storing the ZF TRW steering wheel when... [Lire la suite]

17 mai 2015

Scientists Are Simulating Life After Driverless Cars

Cameras mounted inside the university's modified Nissan Versa. Image: The University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute While today's autonomous vehicles can to adapt to far more situations than even just a couple of years ago, it’s dealing with humans that remains the biggest problem—having cars adapt to humans, and us adapt to them. That’s why Dr. Anuj K. Pradhan, an assistant research scientist at the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute, believes it’s all the more important to study human... [Lire la suite]