26 mars 2017

The autonomous car’s reality check

The autonomous car’s reality check   A CAR sprouting a dome containing a spinning laser sensor and festooned with cameras barely draws a second glance as it edges through the crowded streets of Berkeley. Self-driving cars are no longer a rare sight on Californian roads. Over 100 autonomous vehicles from a dozen manufacturers are now being tested in public, covering hundreds of thousands of kilometres each year. But this car is different: its human driver keeps his hands firmly on the wheel. The vehicle, nicknamed “George” by... [Lire la suite]
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15 mars 2017

Challenges in Autonomous Vehicle Testing and Validation

Challenges in Autonomous Vehicle Testing and Validation Software testing is all too often simply a bug hunt rather than a wellconsidered exercise in ensuring quality. A more methodical approach than a simple cycle of system-level test-fail-patch-test will be required to deploy safe autonomous vehicles at scale. The ISO 26262 development V process sets up a framework that ties each type of testing to a corresponding design or requirement document, but presents challenges when adapted to deal with the sorts of novel testing problems... [Lire la suite]
15 février 2017

Google’s self-driving cars will hit public roads this month

Google’s self-driving cars will hit public roads this month We weren’t sure how this year’s North American International Auto Show was going to fare considering all of the car news at CES 2017 last week, but the Detroit show got off to a big start on Sunday. Waymo, the new company formed when Google spun off its autonomous car division in 2016, announced that its first fleet of self-driving minivans will hit public roads later this month. Read more... [Lire la suite]
04 janvier 2017

Driverless cars: Don’t ignore the human factor

Driverless cars: Don’t ignore the human factor Tesla Motors has announced what is thought to be the first fatal accident in one of its electric, self-driving cars that was under its own control. Details are unclear, Tesla said the accident happened on a divided highway when a tractor trailer, or articulated lorry, drove across the highway “perpendicular to” the car and continued. “Neither Autopilot nor the driver noticed the white side of the tractor trailer against a brightly lit sky, so the brake was not applied”, reports say. ... [Lire la suite]
30 décembre 2016

Tech trends we’re most looking forward to in 2017

Tech trends we’re most looking forward to in 2017 Autonomous driving While it would’ve been a terrifying sight a few years back, chances are we’ll be noticing vehicles without drivers more often next year. As technology continues to evolve, industry titans are gradually venturing into building autonomous vehicles. In fact, the competition in the self-driving market is heating up at exponential rates – and the good results aren’t falling behind. Since initially introducing its ‘Autopilot‘ feature back in 2015, Tesla has... [Lire la suite]
21 décembre 2016

Exponential Technology and the Self-Driving Car‏

Exponential Technology and the Self-Driving Car‏ On a crisp autumn day, two sleek Mercedes sedans smoothly joined the flow of traffic on French Autoroute 1 near Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport. For hours the two vehicles drove along the highway in heavy traffic, passing other cars when necessary. Although no obvious signs distinguished them as unique, close observation would reveal that both were autonomous vehicles, driving themselves with human-level competency. Self-driving vehicle... [Lire la suite]

30 novembre 2016

Astonishing self-driving Uber cars hit the road and will take over 'within five years'

Astonishing self-driving Uber cars hit the road and will take over 'within five years' Self-driving Uber vehicles have hit the streets today as the industry predicts the technology could be as little as five years away from replacing normal cars . Residents in the US city of Pittsburgh began using the new technology under Uber's self-driving pilot program. Automotive industry executives remain sharply divided over a timeline for a full roll-out of the technology, with some expecting fully autonomous cars... [Lire la suite]
24 octobre 2016

YAMAHA SPEEDS UP THE DEVELOPMENT OF SELF-DRIVING MOTORCYCLES

YAMAHA SPEEDS UP THE DEVELOPMENT OF SELF-DRIVING MOTORCYCLES The Japanese tech group moves to bring automated motorbikes with help of Silicon Valley know-how. Definitely cars, probably trucks:  the current discussion on automated and intelligent mobility takes for granted that we are talking about four-wheelers. However, Japanese tech giant Yamaha has other plans. According to a Financial Times article, the corporation sets about developing self-driving motorbikes. Don’t get too... [Lire la suite]
10 octobre 2016

Self-driving cars are here, but that doesn't mean you can call them 'driverless'

Self-driving cars are here, but that doesn't mean you can call them 'driverless' I went to college nine hours away from home — easily doable in a day's drive, but tedious nonetheless. On one trip through the cornfields of Indiana, I remember turning to my friend wondering why we hadn't figured out cruise control for steering wheels. I had already been cruising at a steady 70 m.p.h. for hours with my feet on the floor. Why did I have to touch the steering wheel to keep it in the lines too? Less than six years later, the answer is... [Lire la suite]
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28 septembre 2016

Google demos Self-Driving cars during SXSW weekend

Google demos Self-Driving cars during SXSW weekend Google brought models of its self-driving cars to SXSW to be tested and get consumer opinion, with Mayors from across the country checking the cars out as well. “This is so important for the country. We have so many challenges in front of us and the way we’re going to address those challenges is through innovation. Bringing technology and working together to try and solve them,” said Chris Urmson, the director of Google’s Self-Driving cars. Urmson has been working on the idea since... [Lire la suite]