08 mai 2018

This startup’s CEO wants to open-source self-driving car safety testing

Credit : Voyage auto Uber's fatal car crash last month continues to have repercussions, with self-driving taxi startup Voyage announcing today that it will open-source its safety procedures, documents, and code in the hope of avoiding future deaths. "I had to spend time after [the Uber crash] calming people down, telling folks at our deployments that it was an isolated incident," says Voyage CEO Oliver Cameron in an exclusive interview with Ars Technica. "But the truth is that everyone in the industry is reinventing the technology... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2018

X-Matik's LaneCruise add-on kit brings self-driving tech to older cars

X-Matik's LaneCruise add-on kit brings self-driving tech to older cars If you want to experience the benefits of autonomous driving technology, you need to shell out for a late model car, right? Not so, if Toronto-based start-up X-Matik, which recently unveiled its LaneCruise system, has its way. Coming as an aftermarket add-on kit, the system is designed to give any old car self-driving capabilities. The hardware in the kit consists of five main parts: the Brainbox central processing unit, the front-facing camera and... [Lire la suite]
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11 avril 2018

After fatal Uber and Tesla crashes, self-driving car tech companies band together

  The autonomous car industry has a perception problem — and now a group of related companies has banded together to try to solve it. Uber's fatal crash last month was the first self-driving car accident to kill a pedestrian. Then a Tesla Model X in autopilot mode left the driver dead after a fiery crash into a California highway barrier. Following its deadly accident in Tempe, Arizona, Uber halted all its self-driving testing, as did companies such as Nvidia and Toyota. A group of tech and transportation companies involved in... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2018

NVIDIA Clarifies What Tech It Provides For Uber’s Self-Driving Project

Credit: Uber The unfortunate fatal crash involving an Uber self-driving car has reignited interest in the conversation related to the overall safety and security of cars that are capable of driving themselves. NVIDIA is one of the companies that provides tech for Uber’s self-driving project and the company has decided to set the record straight on the elements of its technology that are used by Uber in the wake of the fatal crash. Read more : http://www.ubergizmo.com/
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15 janvier 2018

As Lyft Begins Testing Autonomous Cars, Insurance Concerns for California Drivers

The newest company to gain approval for testing autonomous cars in California is ride-hail service, Lyft. This should come as no surprise since the company announced their autonomous car expansion plan earlier this year. Lyft has partnered with companies like Ford to achieve a goal of streamlined and affordable transportation and is just one of many companies that already have or plan on applying for permits to test autonomous cars in California. With the rise of autonomous car usage, California residents need to prepare for insurance... [Lire la suite]
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10 janvier 2018

Ultimate Guide to Connected and Autonomous Car Tech at CES: Auto Tech Suppliers & New Car Reveals

CES 2018 will feature over three hundred automotive vehicle technology exhibitors as well as many speakers, demonstrations, parties and events. New this year is CES Smart Cities to show smart cities ecosystems. There will also be track demonstrations of autonomous driving and test drives around Las Vegas hotels. Many of the nominees of the Tech CARS Awards will be on display. This year we have received more invites than ever before to look at the latest in car tech that will probably not be available for two-to-three years on the... [Lire la suite]
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06 décembre 2017

RANKED: The 18 companies most likely to get self-driving cars on the road first

RANKED: The 18 companies most likely to get self-driving cars on the road first Lyft announced Wednesday that it will team up with Ford on self-driving cars, the latest addition to a growing list of partners. The news shows how rapidly the self-driving-car space is shaping up. With so many players in the space, companies are exploring new tactics to get their product to market first. We decided to take a step back and see where each company stands in the race to make robot cars a reality. Navigant Research assessed all... [Lire la suite]