05 mars 2016

How Google driverless cars deal with emergencies

How Google driverless cars deal with emergencies Google has shed some light on why one of its driverless cars was stopped by police for driving too slow last month, an incident that attracted widespread attention as the vehicles continue to capture the public's imagination. Google's driverless car was stopped by police in California in a curious incident – moving at a speed of 24 miles per hour (mph) in a 35 mph zone. The firm does not send its self-driving car on roads with a speed limit above 35 mph. In its monthly... [Lire la suite]

28 février 2016

Experts say driverless cars will require artificial intelligence

Experts say driverless cars will require artificial intelligence Automakers intending to bring driverless cars to market need to work as much on software design as mechanical engineering, the researcher leading Nissan Motor Co.’s automated-vehicle program said. Making cars that are “deliberative” in assessing road conditions, rather than just reactive, requires artificial intelligence, Maarten Sierhuis, director of Nissan’s Silicon Valley research center in Sunnyvale, California, said in an interview. The carmaker, which aims to... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2016

NHTSA rules that AI can be sole driver of Google’s self-driving cars

Highway Administration ruling means steering wheel, pedals not needed. credit photo Google   The US government has cleared the way for Google to create a self-driving car that doesn't also have a human driver inside the vehicle that can take over if necessary. In this setup, the autonomous driving software itself would be the vehicle's legal "driver"; none of the human passengers would require a driving licence. In November last year, Google submitted a proposed design to the US National Highway Traffic... [Lire la suite]
03 janvier 2016

Who are the Biggest Names in the Driverless Car Trend ?

Who are the Biggest Names in the Driverless Car Trend? August 19, 2015, 05:22:00 PM EDT By Madeleine Johnson, Zacks.com What we traditionally think of cars-how they work and what powers them-is undergoing a dramatic change, both in aesthetic as well as functionality. Cars, once largely mechanical machines controlled by humans, are increasingly utilizing complex technology that is taking over many of the driver-related functions. Cars are now becoming driverless. By definition, an autonomous vehicle is a car that is... [Lire la suite]
18 décembre 2015

Audi boss warns Google's self driving cars could monitor where you are to sell ads

Audi boss warns Google's self driving cars could monitor where you are to sell ads Information about location and speed of a car attractive to advertisers Rupert Stadler said car is 'like one's living room and should be private'   By REUTERS PUBLISHED: 20:23 GMT, 9 June 2015 | UPDATED: 04:00 GMT, 10 June 2015 Volkswagen's Audi will take a stringent line on guarding customers' data, the carmaker's chief executive said on Tuesday, in a thinly veiled swipe at new rival Google. The emergence of... [Lire la suite]
16 décembre 2015

Laser Breakthrough Could Speed the Rise of Self-Driving Cars

Google's self-driving car relies on a roof-mounted LIDAR sensor to see the world around it.   The eyes of a self-driving car are called LIDAR sensors. LIDAR is a portmanteau of “light” and “radar.” In essence, these sensors monitor their surroundings by shining a light on an object and measuring the time needed for it to bounce back. They work well enough, but they aren’t without their drawbacks. Today’s self-driving cars typically use LIDARs that are quite large and expensive. Google, for instance, used $80,000 LIDARs with... [Lire la suite]

11 décembre 2015

A new patent reveals how Google's self driving cars could talk to pedestrians

As Google works towards the dream of the total driverless car, one of the problems that has been cropping up is that the vehicles are, by design, very defensive drivers. This can leave them stuck at four-way intersections where a little bit of aggression is required before other cars will make space on the road. It can throw off the humans around them, who are prone to rear-ending a vehicle that stops a little too courteously. And it can result in speeding tickets for, well, driving too slow. Earlier this week Google... [Lire la suite]
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16 septembre 2015

The autonomous car space is getting more competitive !

The autonomous car space is getting more competitive, with Google no longer the only player. Google recently admitted that its self-driving cars have been involved in 11 accidents in the past six years, but said all collisions were caused by other drivers. Last week, German automotive company, Daimler announced its autonomous 'Future Truck' would be driving itself into real traffic. The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure in Stuttgart, Germany has given the company permission to bring its autonomous 18-wheeler rigs onto the... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2015

How a driverless car sees the road by Chris Urmson

Statistically, the least reliable part of the car is ... the driver. Chris Urmson heads up Google's driverless car program, one of several efforts to remove humans from the driver's seat. He talks about where his program is right now, and shares fascinating footage that shows how the car sees the road and makes autonomous decisions about what to do next.   More about the google car self driving car project : http://www.google.com/selfdrivingcar/      
01 juillet 2015

Solve For X Lecture on Google’s Driverless Cars May 2013

Good introduction to  the Google driverless car