02 juin 2018

Tencent, BMW Get Approval To Test Autonomous Car Technology In China

Credit: South China Morning Post China is surging into the lead globally on every aspect of electric vehicles, battery production, autonomous cars, and solar power. The latest push involves autonomous cars and mobility services, a market that is projected to be worth $500 billion a year in China alone by 2030, according to a report in the South China Morning Post. The number of Chinese companies pursuing autonomous driving technology is long and getting longer. Tencent, the internet giant that has a stake in Tesla, is the... [Lire la suite]
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11 février 2018

Forget self-driving cars — these self-driving slippers are the future we deserve

As marketing gimmicks go, I’ll take self-driving slippers over flamethrowers any day. Nissan recently developed a system for slippers to “park” themselves at the entrance of a traditional Japanese inn at the push of a button, in a bid to both delight travelers and market its semi-autonomous ProPilot driving technology. 【TECH for LIFE】ProPILOT Park RYOKAN | Inspired by NISSAN ProPILOT Park #技術の日産   Each slipper is equipped with two tiny wheels, a motor, and sensors to “drive” across the wooden lobby... [Lire la suite]
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05 février 2018

Self-Driving Cars Explained

The age of autonomous driving is upon us. Automakers are making the tech-tastic promise of self-driving cars a reality. From street ready auto-drive systems to beta-tests of fully automated vehicles, the industry is driving towards a future where humans no longer sit behind the wheel. Most players in this space are ushering in this era through incremental innovation. The “levels” of innovation are based on a six-part classification system published in 2014 by the Society of Automotive Engineers International, an automotive... [Lire la suite]
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26 octobre 2017

Pioneering CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk, is committed to the development of self-driving cars

Pioneering CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk, is committed to the development of self-driving cars In 2012, there were 33,561 deaths from motor vehicle accidents. Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors, announced in 2015 that Tesla cars would handle 90 percent of driving within five years. This plan included all Tesla vehicles being equipped with an autopilot system. Musk compared Tesla's autopilot to the autopilot in airplanes, where people still manually control the vehicle in risky situations. Tesla vehicles will use optical equipment and... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2017

LeddarTech, winner of "Dans l'oeil de l'AQTr" contest

LeddarTech has won laureate of the "Dans l'oeil de l'AQTr" contest, in the Innovation - Product category, for its Leddar Technology that allows the mass adoption of the LiDAR in automobile and intelligent transport systems.  AQTr is the acronym of Quebecers Association of Transports. Founded in 1964, this association has the mission to rally all members of the transports community in order to encourage knowledge and competences exchange and to favour formation in that area. On the strength of its... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2016

What the First Driverless Car Fatality Means for Self-Driving Tech

What the First Driverless Car Fatality Means for Self-Driving Tech A crash that killed a driver in a Tesla Model S electric car in self-driving mode has called into question the safety of driverless vehicle technology. This week, federal officials announced the launch of a formal investigation into the accident. The crash occurred on May 7 in Williston, Florida, when a tractor-trailer made a left turn in front of the Tesla, and the car failed to apply the brakes, the New York Times reported. It is the first known fatal... [Lire la suite]

21 juin 2016

Mobileye To Race Tesla, Google, Nvidia In Car Mapping Data

  Mobileye To Race Tesla, Google, Nvidia In Car Mapping DataMobileye ( MBLY) and partner General Motors aim to overtake Tesla Motors ( TSLA) and Alphabet's ( GOOGL) Google in collecting mapping data from self-driving cars, says RBC Capital. While Israel-based Mobileye has alliances with many automakers, Nvidia is pushing into the self-driving-car market using artificial intelligence, analysts say.http://www.investors.com  
06 mai 2016

Do driverless cars need to make their passengers feel like drivers ?

Do driverless cars need to make their passengers feel like drivers? Driverless cars and 'humanized driving' The world of movement is evolving, and soon, being in the driver's seat could be a thing of the past. At the GigaOm conference in San Francisco, industry experts debated the future of transport design. Peter Skillman, Head of Design at HERE, gave a talk on how the perception of driverless cars must be changed before they can be accepted as the future of transportation.Driverless cars need to make their passengers feel... [Lire la suite]
29 février 2016

KIA Roadmap

  Kia autonomous driving roadmap - Car EngineerKia Motors has today announced significant investment into the development of new autonomous driving technologies. By 2020, Kia plans to introduce a range of partially-autonomous driving technologies to its model line-up, and is aiming to bring its first fully-autonomous car to market by 2030.http://www.car-engineer.com  
16 septembre 2015

The autonomous car space is getting more competitive !

The autonomous car space is getting more competitive, with Google no longer the only player. Google recently admitted that its self-driving cars have been involved in 11 accidents in the past six years, but said all collisions were caused by other drivers. Last week, German automotive company, Daimler announced its autonomous 'Future Truck' would be driving itself into real traffic. The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure in Stuttgart, Germany has given the company permission to bring its autonomous 18-wheeler rigs onto the... [Lire la suite]