20 septembre 2017

Smartphones, ADAS and the connected car

Smartphones, ADAS and the connected car Forget expensive pedestrian avoidance systems using embedded cameras and radars.   A new system being developed by General Motors explores how pedestrians’ smartphones could be used to alert drivers to potential collisions. And the broader automotive community is taking note. Automakers like Volvo and Toyota have unveiled pedestrian detection in the last few years, but those systems are based on refinements to in-car accident avoidance systems, such as vehicle-embedded cameras and... [Lire la suite]
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20 août 2017

Can in-car electronics catch up to consumer tech?

Can in-car electronics catch up to consumer tech? Smartphone functions and capabilities don’t necessarily translate directly to in-car electronic systems, and the two sectors have very different demands and characteristics. Vehicle manufacturers have a number of extra factors to consider, such as safety, driver distraction, and the methods with which we interact with in-car tech. These are challenges for the industry to grapple with, but from a consumer point of view these issues are perhaps of less concern. How can this be... [Lire la suite]
14 juin 2017

2017 will be the year the connected car becomes a reality

2017 will be the year the connected car becomes a reality 2016 was full of talk of autonomy, but little action beyond crazy, futuristic concept cars and announcement after announcement from automakers. If this year's CES is any indication, 2017 is going to focused on connectivity. More than that, CES showed that traditional barriers between automakers are breaking down in favor of universal and open source technology standards that will benefit both consumers and developers.CES, traditionally a showcase for the... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2017

Bosch connected motorcycle technology: innovative or unnecessary?

Bosch connected motorcycle technology: innovative or unnecessary? This week at CES in Las Vegas, international electronics and engineering company Bosch showed off a connectivity suite of technologies for motorcycles. It starts with the connectivity control unit, which links the motorcycle's onboard brain to the outside world, and finishes with the integrated connectivity cluster, which communicates with the rider via the bike's digital dashboard. In between is an interface called mySPIN that mirrors the user's smartphone –... [Lire la suite]
06 mai 2017

Google, Amazon eye car insurance

Google, Amazon eye car insurance The move into car insurance by tech giants - just when the industry faces the problem of a shrinking risk pool - was the topic du jour at a recent insurance industry gathering in Florida’s Boca Ratan. The conference delegates concluded that car technology and shared mobility is creating massive opportunities for disruptors to capture 20 per cent of the US$400 billion global car insurance market by 2020. Data analytics and consumer experience are key to the future of auto insurance, according to... [Lire la suite]
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14 avril 2017

ADAS, The Connected Car and The Aftermarket

ADAS, The Connected Car and The Aftermarket   A panel of industry analysts at the AASA Technology Conference on Tuesday, Oct. 4, will compare the commercial and passenger vehicle markets, focusing on advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and connected car technologies – and the opportunities these present for new products and services. The Conference is slated for Sunday, Oct. 2 through Wednesday, Oct. 5, in Clearwater, Fla. Brian Daugherty, MEMA chief technology officer, will moderate the panel,... [Lire la suite]

22 février 2017

Detecting hypovigilance, fatigue, and distraction with the NEXYAD real time driving risk assessment SafetyNex

Detecting hypovigilance, fatigue, and distraction with the NEXYAD real time driving risk assessment SafetyNex SafetyNex estimates driving risk in real time. The approach is to estimate if the driving behaviour (speed and acceleration) are appropriate or inappropriate to the infrastructure difficulty : on a disused airport, high speed and aggressive behaviour is not dangerous, although it is in front on a school, or approaching a narrow curve, etc ... read more :... [Lire la suite]
03 février 2017

SafetyNex, a SmartPhone App that revolutionizes the automotive world

SafetyNex, a SmartPhone App that revolutionizes the automotive world : smart vehicle, car insurance, fleet management, digital App for retail Nudge SafetyNex is a smartphone application developed and marketed by NEXYAD and which reduces by 20% the number of road accidents [1]. This application is of direct interest to many application targets. 1 - Driver NEXYAD is convinced that the applications of vehicle telematics must first target. Driver’s satisfaction, and not only businesses that live of the automobile. It is a strong value... [Lire la suite]
09 janvier 2017

Google introduces Android Auto ‘phone-screen experience’ to expand market

  Google introduces Android Auto ‘phone-screen experience’ to expand market Initiative seeks to make Android Auto experience accessible on the handset, to those without compatible in-dash displays. According to Google, Android Auto is now available from “more than 50 [automotive] brands” on in-dash screens. However, seeking to accelerate adoption and reach the broader market of drivers who don’t own one of those compatible cars, the company is introducing an Android Auto experience for smartphones. Read... [Lire la suite]
05 janvier 2017

Telematics Smartphone Applications: Safety, Monitoring, Tracking, Diagnostics, Remote Control, and Infotainment Software

Telematics Smartphone Applications: Safety, Monitoring, Tracking, Diagnostics, Remote Control, and Infotainment Software he integration of smartphones and smartphone applications into vehicles represents nothing less than a renaissance of the interest in both consumer and commercial telematics markets. Car OEMs, automotive "tier ones," telematics service providers and independent system and software developers are rushing to launch smartphone applications, with new solutions being announced almost on a daily basis. The dynamics of... [Lire la suite]