30 mai 2018

Driverless pods plot new course to overtake humans

Driverless pods plot new course to overtake humans In a little over two years, a fleet of driverless cars will make its way from Oxford to London, completing the entire journey from start to finish without human intervention, including on urban streets and motorways. Organisers of the government-backed project, announced on Monday, still expect to have a human in the driving seat. But as the cars communicate, update on hazards, and automatically react, is the time coming when a human driver is not just redundant but an... [Lire la suite]
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29 avril 2018

The GATEway project announces the next phase of driverless pod trials

The GATEway project announces the next phase of driverless pod trials   The GATEway project is soon to launch its open public trial of driverless pods. These autonomous pods will provide first and last mile transportation around the Greenwich peninsula by connecting important transport hubs with business, leisure and residential locations. The GATEway team is delighted to announce that for the next phase, commencing in the Autumn, Fusion Processing will provide sensing and control equipment on the brand new pods that are... [Lire la suite]
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28 novembre 2017

Self-Driving Pods

Self-Driving Pods On October 2016, the Transport Systems Catapult was responsible for putting a self-driving vehicle on UK public streets for the first time. The demonstration of a UK developed autonomous driving system marked the conclusion of the LUTZ Pathfinder Project, which began developing autonomous technology in 2014. The vehicle demonstration took place on pavements around Milton Keynes train station and business district. A trained engineer remained in the vehicle for the duration of the trial,... [Lire la suite]
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19 juin 2017

Are driverless pods the future for world cities?

Are driverless pods the future for world cities? I've just spent a fascinating morning, being taken around North Greenwich in a driverless pod. It has no steering wheel and is modelled on the white guided pods you may have seen at Heathrow Airport. Lots of companies are racing to develop driverless technology, previously I've been out in a Nissan autonomous car. It nearly ran into the back of a street cleaning vehicle while testing in London. Nissan thinks it will take them five more years to develop it - they have been... [Lire la suite]
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13 juin 2017

General Motors EN-V: Electric Segway pod for eco-conscious supervillains

General Motors has taken to the streets with its Electric Networked-Vehicle, or -- wait for it -- EN-V. It's a crazy futuristic two-wheeled pod vehicle developed with Segway, and it looks perfect for supervillains zooming around volcano lairs zapping people. Without damaging the environment, naturally. The EN-V is an evolution of the Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility vehicle, or PUMA. This vehicle will integer ADAS and other smart options. Read more... [Lire la suite]
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