29 octobre 2016

Why Drones and Self-Driving Cars Make a Great Match

Why Drones and Self-Driving Cars Make a Great Match Drones and self-driving cars are two of the hottest topics in technology, and in some ways are made for each other. While autonomous cars can "see" all around them, their sensors are limited to a certain distance, whereas drones can scout obstacles and trouble far ahead. Read more : http://www.pcmag.com/commentary/344411/why-drones-and-self-driving-cars-make-a-great-match

27 octobre 2016

On the Road to Driverless

On the Road to Driverless Differential GNSS+INS for Land Vehicle Autonomous Navigation Qualification By Gilles Boime, Emmanuel Sicsik-Paré and John Fischer Land-vehicle autonomous navigation requires centimeter-level qualification tools to enable confidence build-up for delivery to open-road traffic insertion. External positioning sensors over a dedicated road section can be replaced with an embedded high-accuracy, highly responsive epoch-by-epoch differential GNSS receiver coupled with an inertial navigation system. The... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2016

Merging ADAS and Infotainment for Cloud Enhanced Safety

Merging ADAS and Infotainment for Cloud Enhanced Safety Trends : • Commoditization of hardware • Differentiation on HMI, software, services, content • Changing ownership models • Market maturity – volume from developing world • Infotainment + Safety in developed markets • Safety + Device integration in developing markets • Modularity? Upgradability? • On-board commerce • Gesture-based, multimodal interfaces • Thought control – biometrics • Driver monitoring read more... [Lire la suite]
01 octobre 2016

Advanced telematics for enhancing the SAFEty and comfort of motorcycle RIDERs

Advanced telematics for enhancing the SAFEty and comfort of motorcycle RIDERs Background & policy context:  Motorcycle and moped fatalities account for 17,8% of the total number of road accident fatalities in Europe and, compared to a passenger car occupant, a motorcycle rider is 26 times more likely to die in a crash, based on vehicle miles travelled, as riders are among the vulnerable road users. Objectives:  SAFERIDER aimed to enhance PTW riders' safety by applying ADAS/IVIS on PTWs of all types... [Lire la suite]
30 septembre 2016

ADVANCED DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS FOR TRUCKS

ADVANCED DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS FOR TRUCKS Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADASs) are today becoming increasingly common in the market. This also applies to trucks, in particular. In order to quantify the effects of ADASs on truck accidents in Germany, a comprehensive study was performed, using third-party vehicle claims involving personal injury and a total claim value of at least €15,000. This study is based on a total of 443 truck accidents. Statistical methods were used to extrapolate these accidents up to 18,467 claims.... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2016

Enhancing safety

Enhancing safety Transport is increasing and safety is becoming even more important. Ninety percent of accidents are caused by driver error. So to handle difficult traffic situations in the future our researchers are working to make vehicles smarter than ever before, helping the driver to avoid potentially dangerous situations. Today's Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) include, for example, warning systems and driver awareness support. In most cases the driver is simply warned when something is wrong. Tomorrow's smart... [Lire la suite]

14 septembre 2016

SafetyNex for Insurance companies

SafetyNex for insurance companies   . SafetyNex is a Smartphone road safety App that works like a true digital co-pilot : warning the driver when approaching a dangerous area,once the excessive speed of the vehicle clearly shows that the driver did not notice the danger. SafetyNex records for insurers profiles of risk and usage.   . Insurance Companies can use SafetyNex for several purposes :   - Increase operating margin of the insurer SafetyNex can prevent 20% of road accidents according studies published... [Lire la suite]
10 septembre 2016

Deep changes in the business of car insurance. Contribution of the smartphone App SafetyNex in this global context

Deep changes in the business of car insurance. Contribution of the smartphone App SafetyNex in this global context by NEXYAD 1 - Role of the insurer The insurance idea would have appeared on the occasion of the first great journey by boat, and the appearance of "modern" insurance is generally dated from the 19th century. The principle of insurance is easy to understand : if accidents are rare (compared to the number of occurrences - travel, car trips, etc.), a simple and prudent idea then is to "put aside" a certain amount of money... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2016

Toyota, Tesla or Google: who's spending the most on artificial intelligence in the car industry?

Toyota, Tesla or Google: who's spending the most on artificial intelligence in the car industry?   Which businesses are investing in artificial intelligence? Read how artificial intelligence will change the car industry, and other sectors, as we know it.   Toyota has put $1 billion (£663 million) aside for a Silicon Valley artificial intelligence and robotics research unit to further its driverless car technologies, but is it enough to take Elon Musk's crown as the biggest tech spender in the car industry? The... [Lire la suite]
31 août 2016

When the Trial Lawyers Come for the Robot Cars

When the Trial Lawyers Come for the Robot Cars long the way to a world of driverless cars there are many potential roadblocks: infrastructure issues, different technical standards, restrictive state licensing policies, and more. But something more problematic might be the one most likely to derail this important technology: excessive lawsuits. To avoid the chilling effect that excessive litigation might have on this life-saving innovation, Congress may need to provide a certain amount of legal immunity for creators of... [Lire la suite]