27 mars 2016

Google argues that if self-driving cars can pass safety tests, they should be legal

Google argues that if self-driving cars can pass safety tests, they should be legal Chris Urmson, director of Google's self-driving car project, has sent a letter to US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today with a plan for selling autonomous vehicles that have no steering wheels or pedals, AP reports. The plan appears to be pretty straightforward: Urmson argues that if a self-driving car can pass standardized federal safety tests, they should be road-legal. Urmson adds that regulators could "set conditions that limit use... [Lire la suite]
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15 mars 2016

Smart Exterior Cameras Enhance Vehicle Safety, Security

Smart Exterior Cameras Enhance Vehicle Safety, Security April 28, 2015  by John Day    Cameras installed in various locations around a vehicle exterior, in combination with cost-effective, powerful and energy-efficient processors, deliver numerous convenience and protection benefits. By Brian DipertEditor-in-ChiefEmbedded Vision Alliance Sue PoniatowskiStrategic Applications Manager, Automotive Business UnitAltera Tom WilsonVice President, Product Management and MarketingCogniVue Laszlo... [Lire la suite]
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12 mars 2016

SafetyNex by NEXYAD : measurement of RISK OF ACCIDENT for actuaries (Insurance Companies)

SafetyNex by NEXYAD : measurement of RISK OF ACCIDENT for actuaries (Insurance Companies) To read more : http://nexyad.net/Automotive-Transportation/?page_id=441    
08 mars 2016

NEXYAD member of Groupement ADAS will talk at CONNECTED CAR INSURANCE EUROPE 2016

NEXYAD member of Groupement ADAS will talk at CONNECTED CAR INSURANCE EUROPE 2016 :the congress on Insurance Telematics : NEXYAD will show solution for REAL RISK OF ACCIDENT measurement (easy-to-use by actuaries) To read more : http://www.tu-auto.com/connectedcar-insurance-eu/conference-speakers.php
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]
04 mars 2016

The challenges and opportunities for ADAS stereo vision applications, part I

The challenges and opportunities for ADAS stereo vision applications, part I Cameras are the most precise mechanism available to capture accurate data at high resolution. As with human eyes, cameras capture the resolution, minutiae, and vividness of a scene with such beautiful detail that no other sensors, including radar, ultrasonic, and lasers, can match. Prehistoric paintings discovered in caves across the world are testament that pictures and paintings coupled with visual sense has been the preferred method to convey accurate... [Lire la suite]

25 février 2016

THE ULTIMATE SOLUTION FOR INSURANCE COMPANIES THAT NEED ONBOARD RISK ASSESMENT : SafetyNex

NEXYAD explains clearly why the usual telematics systems CANNOT predict the risk of accident because they make WRONG HYPOTHESIS (for instance : severe braking as an indicator of bad driving). NEXYAD has been working for 15 year on risk of accident computing and explains the methodology and all the results using SafetyNex. This paper is French spoken (under translation)  Calcul du risque d’accident pris par les conducteurs. Fév 2016 (pdf) To read more : http://nexyad.net/Automotive-Transportation/?p=1838
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20 février 2016

NEXYAD EXPLAINS Some insurance companies gave up measuring driver behaviour : Nexyad explains why their settings are ineffective

According to the newspaper ‘Les Echos”, AG Insurance gave up linking driving behavior to accident. For eight months, the insurer has equipped the car of staff members with “smartbox”. Verdict? Nah, nothing interesting linkable to driving style !In 2014, the bank insurer KBC had reached the same conclusion after a test conducted with 150 employees, whose car was equipped with a device provided by TomTom. ” Read more... [Lire la suite]
18 février 2016

Nissan Shows Fully Autonomous Cars It Plans To Build By 2020

Nissan Shows Fully Autonomous Cars It Plans To Build By 2020 Cars that can drive themselves--under certain circumstances--are increasingly in the news. Even so, Nissan surprised the world with its recent announcement of a program to develop a fully autonomous car by 2020. The Japanese carmaker obviously isn’t the first to experiment with self-driving vehicles, so how will Nissan contribute to the rise of the machines? At the Nissan 360 event in Southern California, executive vice president Andy Palmer said “zero emissions”... [Lire la suite]
05 février 2016

Newletter of NEXYAD Automotive & Transportation : risk of accident,visibility measurement,

Here is the new issue of the newsletter of NEXYAD Automotive & Transportation : NEXYAD ADAS : newsletter of NEXYAD Automotive & Transportation : risk of accident, visibility measurement, autonomous car NEXYAD Automotive & Transportation Newsletter #7, February the 4th, 2016 Summary : – French National Projects : Initiative PME (ADEME) – Safety/Risk of Accident – Visibility Measurement : Release v2.0 of VisiNex Onboard – Risk & Safety Estimation in Driving : SafetyNex Software Module – Nexyad expertise about... [Lire la suite]