11 janvier 2018


OH, THE UNTAINTED optimism of 2014. In the spring of that year, the good Swedes at Volvo introduced Drive Me, a program to get regular Josefs, Frejas, Joeys, and Fayes into autonomous vehicles. By 2017, Volvo executives promised, the company would distribute 100 self-driving SUVs to families in Gothenburg, Sweden. The cars would be able to ferry their passengers through at least 30 miles of local roads, in everyday driving conditions—all on their own. “The technology, which will be called Autopilot, enables the driver to hand over the... [Lire la suite]
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07 novembre 2016


TELE-OPERATED DRIVING Since the 80’s, research on the subject of “Tele-Operated Vehicles” has been increasing significantly. In addition to the early successes of the EU-Project PROMOTHEUS from the 90’s, the competitions of the U.S. Department of Defense (Darpa Challenges) have left a mark on the public perception. After the Institute of Automotive Technology devoted itself as part of a research topic from the DFG-Collaborative Research Center, it can be stated as a summary that autonomous driving is possible, but only in certain and... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2015

Audi A7 Piloted Driving concept

Audi’s showpiece event for CES 2015 was the Audi A7 Piloted Driving Concept, which was able to guide itself the vast majority of the way from California to Nevada in time for the show.  At the show, Daniel Lipinski, project leader for Audi’s automated driving projects, explained how his team developed the A7 Piloted Driving car, nicknamed Jack, and all the ins and outs of the technology under its skin. Compared to a regular A7 that you or I can buy, assuming we had enough dosh or credit, of course, the semi-autonomous A7 is... [Lire la suite]