06 décembre 2016

The Creator of Google’s Self-Driving Car Now Competes with It

Robotics pioneer Sebastian Thrun is building an open-source autonomous car.   If Sebastian Thrun’s third self-driving-car project is as influential as his first two, we’ll be tearing up our driver’s licenses sooner than anyone expected. As a robotics professor at Stanford, Thrun won the Pentagon’s 2005 contest for self-driving vehicles that fired the starting gun in the race to commercialize the technology. He then established and led Google’s car project, which has racked up more autonomous miles than any competitor. The one... [Lire la suite]

29 janvier 2015

Google develops embedded Android auto software, system faces resistance in Europe

Google is reportedly developing a version of Android to be built directly into cars. However, developing an onboard system robust enough might only be the first hurdle Google needs to overcome in its quest to become further embedded into people's daily lives. Google is reportedly developing Android-based software that could be embedded directly into vehicles to provide map and infotainment services — and potentially access vehicle systems directly. On the other hand, other reports indicate the Android model faces some resistance,... [Lire la suite]