06 octobre 2017

Toyota, Segway Inventor to Develop Better Wheelchairs

Toyota, Segway Inventor to Develop Better Wheelchairs Chicago: Toyota Motor Corp said it will work with DeanKamen, inventor of the Segwayhuman transporter, to develop advanced wheelchairs for disabled people and aging populations worldwide.The agreement announced Saturday gives the world's largest automaker a licence to use balancing technology that Kamen has installed in prior generations of wheelchairs for medical rehabilitative therapy and other purposes. The agreement will also help Kamen introduce a new version... [Lire la suite]

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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24 mai 2017

ADAS AND AUTONOMOUS DRIVING TECHNOLOGY IN TRUCKS AND COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

ADAS AND AUTONOMOUS DRIVING TECHNOLOGY IN TRUCKS AND COMMERCIAL VEHICLES 1. ADAS IN COMMERCIAL VEHICLES 1.1. Background A wide variety of advanced driver assistance systems (ADASs) have enjoyed impressive growth in consumer vehicles, progressing from being the preserve of luxury vehicles to being offered in sub-US$500 packages by mass-market players such as Toyota. Simultaneously, the capacities of these systems have expanded, with combined functions allowing the first glimpses at automation in production vehicles. At the... [Lire la suite]
04 mai 2017

Toyota to Finance $50 Million ‘Intelligent’ Car Project

Toyota to Finance $50 Million ‘Intelligent’ Car Project The Toyota Motor Corporation announced on Friday an ambitious $50 million robotics and artificial intelligence research effort, in collaboration with Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to develop “intelligent” rather than self-driving cars. The distinction is a significant one, according to Gill Pratt, a prominent American roboticist, who has left his position at the Defense Advanced Research Projects... [Lire la suite]
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28 avril 2017

Self-driving Volkswagen completes 1,500-mile Mexican trek

Self-driving Volkswagen completes 1,500-mile Mexican trek As self-driving vehicles seem to be steering themselves ever closer to the mainstream, a team of researchers has completed Mexico's longest-ever journey in an autonomous car, traveling 1,500 miles in a special high-tech Volkswagen. Raul Rojas, a professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, led a team that traveled from Nogales to Mexico City this month. The car used for the journey, a 2010 Volkswagen Passat station wagon named Autonomos, was sent to Reno from Berlin, where... [Lire la suite]
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12 février 2017

Toyota's Carsharing Partnership Could Fit Fleets

Toyota's Carsharing Partnership Could Fit Fleets Toyota has formed a partnership with carsharing provider Getaround that could eventually find a place in commercial or government fleets that manage a portion of their vehicles as an in-house rental fleet, a company spokesman said. Toyota is offering its Smart Key Box that enhances carsharing on Toyota's Mobility Services Platform by working independently of telematics hardware. The box is GPS enabled, according to Brian Lyons, a Toyota spokesman. Toyota plans to offer business... [Lire la suite]

14 décembre 2016

Volvo and Mercedes-Benz Driving Roll Out of ADAS as Standard Equipment in Cars

Volvo and Mercedes-Benz Driving Roll Out of ADAS as Standard Equipment in Cars ABI Research forecasts that the global market for Driver Monitoring Systems (DMS) will reach 64.8 million units by the end of 2020 with the majority of shipments being accounted for in vehicles sold in the Asia-Pacific region. These findings are part of ABI Research’s Intelligent Transportation Systems Research Service and includes detailed installed base and forecasts of ADAS systems [‪advanced driver assistance systems‬] by regions. ... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2016

Toyota, Tesla or Google: who's spending the most on artificial intelligence in the car industry?

Toyota, Tesla or Google: who's spending the most on artificial intelligence in the car industry?   Which businesses are investing in artificial intelligence? Read how artificial intelligence will change the car industry, and other sectors, as we know it.   Toyota has put $1 billion (£663 million) aside for a Silicon Valley artificial intelligence and robotics research unit to further its driverless car technologies, but is it enough to take Elon Musk's crown as the biggest tech spender in the car industry? The... [Lire la suite]
13 août 2016

Video: Toyota Accelerates Automatic Braking to 2017

Video: Toyota Accelerates Automatic Braking to 2017 Toyota will begin to include advanced driver assistance packages — anchored by automatic emergency braking (AEB) — as standard equipment on almost every new vehicle by the end of 2017, the automaker announced. As a result, Toyota will make AEB technology widely available four years ahead of the 2022 industry target announced last week by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Lexus models will include... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2016

Toyota acquires stake in AI specialists Preferred Networks

Toyota acquires stake in AI specialists Preferred Networks (Image Credit: iStockPhoto/dogayusufdokdok) As manufacturers such as Ford seek ways to get ahead in the race towards self-driving cars, Toyota has boosted its own capabilities through acquiring a stake in Tokyo-based machine-learning specialists Preferred Networks.  Preferred Networks was separated from software developer Preferred Infrastructure in 2014. Since the split, the company has received significant interest from investors and its value has been... [Lire la suite]