10 février 2017

Connected Car: mobile operators must innovate to ensure OEMs profit

Connected Car: mobile operators must innovate to ensure OEMs profit The mainstream connected car story swerves from focusing on highly conceptual driverless vehicle futurism to technophobic scaremongering like the supposed growing overreliance on sat navs causing havoc among a fresh generation of the cartographically challenged road user. The reality of the connected car is much more middle of the road. Technically, pretty much anything in connected carland is possible. Elon Musk, CEO of US-auto-firm Tesla, said recently that... [Lire la suite]
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09 janvier 2017

Google introduces Android Auto ‘phone-screen experience’ to expand market

  Google introduces Android Auto ‘phone-screen experience’ to expand market Initiative seeks to make Android Auto experience accessible on the handset, to those without compatible in-dash displays. According to Google, Android Auto is now available from “more than 50 [automotive] brands” on in-dash screens. However, seeking to accelerate adoption and reach the broader market of drivers who don’t own one of those compatible cars, the company is introducing an Android Auto experience for smartphones. Read... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2016

New Pedestrian Detector from Google Could Make Self-Driving Cars Cheaper

New Pedestrian Detector from Google Could Make Self-Driving Cars Cheaper Google’s self-driving cars roam the sunny streets of Mountain View, Calif., in public but much of the technology that powers them has never seen the light of day. Yesterday, attendees at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in Seattle got a rare glimpse into a new safety feature the tech giant is working on. Anelia Angelova, a research scientist at Google working on computer vision and machine learning, presented a new... [Lire la suite]
08 décembre 2016

Mercedes vs. Google: How two competing visions are racing to bring driverless cars to market

Mercedes vs. Google: How two competing visions are racing to bring driverless cars to market DETROIT — Two competing visions could determine how you first experience a driverless car. Traditional automakers like Mercedes and Toyota already make vehicles equipped with systems that keep cars within their lanes, apply the brakes or park by themselves. Their plan is to gradually automate more functions of driving until, perhaps by 2025, some cars will be fully capable of driving themselves. But Google, Alibaba, Baidu and other... [Lire la suite]
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01 décembre 2016

FiveAI ‘Driverless Car Project’ Ventures To Compete With Google, Tesla

FiveAI ‘Driverless Car Project’ Ventures To Compete With Google, Tesla UK based engineering-manufacturing start-up FiveAI has entered the ‘driver less car projects’ to give a strong challenge to Google, Tesla in the sector. FiveAI plans to develop an artificial intelligence (AI) system which can drive the ‘driver less car’, reported Forbes on Sunday. The company has tied up with Amadeus Capital and pumped an investment to the tune of $2.7 million in equity funding for the artificial intelligence system, added Forbes. Reportedly,... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2016

Ford tries to catch up to Uber and Google in the driverless car game

Ford tries to catch up to Uber and Google in the driverless car game The traditional car manufacturer is working to develop in-car connectivity, ride-sharing and autonomous technologies Not every self-driving car company is a hi-tech unicorn eager to disrupt the status quo. The latest firm to invite journalists to experience its autonomous technology is the epitome of traditional car manufacturing: Ford. On its sprawling campus in Dearborn, Michigan, the century-old company is trying its hardest to look and act like a... [Lire la suite]

06 novembre 2016

Self-driving Cars Will Create 2 Petabytes Of Data, What Are The Big Data Opportunities For The Car Industry?

Self-driving Cars Will Create 2 Petabytes Of Data, What Are The Big Data Opportunities For The Car Industry? Earlier I showed how Ford is driving in the right direction with big data, but basically the entire automotive industry should take advantage of the benefits of big data. Especially the automotive industry, where there are many moving parts that can be improved with sensors for data collection. When sensors within cars are combined with data from satellite navigations such as TomTom and traffic... [Lire la suite]
03 novembre 2016

APPLE’S SECRETIVE SELF-DRIVING-CAR PROJECT HITS A ROADBLOCK

APPLE’S SECRETIVE SELF-DRIVING-CAR PROJECT HITS A ROADBLOCK The tech giant has reportedly laid off dozens of employees amid a strategy “reboot” for Project Titan. The battle to build a self-driving car, the biggest, richest tech giants are falling behind. While Tesla and Uber are racing toward getting a fully autonomous vehicle to market—on Sunday Tesla announced a new update to its self-driving software, while Uber is expected to launch its first fleet of experimental self-driving cars in Pittsburgh any day... [Lire la suite]
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31 octobre 2016

Google driverless car division invents technology for automatically detecting police cars

Google driverless car division invents technology for automatically detecting police cars   Google is creating sensors that will enable its driverless cars to automatically detect police vehicles in the area, documents have indicated. Self-driving cars will be installed with technology that can identify approaching police cars and trigger an alert so that Google's vehicles can move out of the way or pull over to be questioned. In a US patent filing, the internet... [Lire la suite]
19 octobre 2016

A London startup says it will create driverless cars by 2019, beating Ford and BMW by two years

A London startup says it will create driverless cars by 2019, beating Ford and BMW by two years The future can’t come quickly enough for London autonomous driving startup Five.ai. The company, which raised $2.7 million in July, promises to deliver fully autonomous vehicles to the market by 2019. That’s two years ahead of similar projects announced by Ford and BMW. Five.ai thinks it will beat the incumbents by using more sophisticated machine-learning that will help a vehicle understand its surroundings without the need to... [Lire la suite]