06 octobre 2020

Lyft Talked to Bosch About Self-Driving Car Partnership, Investment

Lyft CEO Logan Green. Photo credit: JD Lasica on Flickr, under Creative Commons license  Ride-hailing company Lyft has held talks with Bosch, the German engineering multinational, concerning a self-driving technology partnership between both companies that could lead to an investment from Bosch, according to a report [paywall] from The Information. According to The Information, Lyft has considered selling a stake in its self-driving division to an outside company such as Bosch, which... [Lire la suite]

08 septembre 2020

An Autonomous Vehicle Is A New Medium

“You can have many views of what a computer is. My particular view is that a computer is a new medium. (…) A computer will be in the future more looked at in this way — as a delivery vehicle for software.” — Steve Jobs in 1995. For most, an autonomous vehicle (AV) is a car, but it also can be seen asa new medium — something that in the future will be seen as a delivery vehicle for software. It delivers software to you, and one part of its diverse software services is autonomous transportation. In that respect, the term autonomous... [Lire la suite]
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]