14 février 2018

DENSO DEVELOPS NEW VISION SENSOR FOR IMPROVED NIGHT DRIVING SAFETY

Credit @DENSO – Sensor reduces accidents by detecting pedestrians and other road users in low-light situations – DENSO Corporation, one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers, announced it has developed a new standard vision sensor that detects pedestrians at night, cyclists, road signs, driving lanes and other road users. Working in conjunction with a millimeter-wave radar sensor, the new vision sensor allows automobiles to automatically activate emergency braking when obstacles are identified, helping reduce accidents... [Lire la suite]

31 janvier 2018

Toyota Expands ADAS Safety Features Launches 2nd Gen Safety Sense

Toyota Expands ADAS Safety Features Launches 2nd Gen Safety Sense Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMNA)  announced that the second generation of its Toyota Safety Sense(TSS) package of active safety features will begin rolling out as standard equipment on certain Toyota vehicles beginning in mid-2018. The updated safety package will add new technologies and capabilities that enhance protection for drivers, passengers, and others who share the road, while helping to provide peace of mind in even more driving situations. ... [Lire la suite]
31 décembre 2017

Driving Towards Autonomous Cars and ADAS – The Future is Now

Driving Towards Autonomous Cars and ADAS – The Future is Now Read any automotive-related article and I’m sure it discusses autonomous cars and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)  – the benefits, the challenges and what the future may hold. More and more auto makers are moving towards autonomous developing vehicles, but many of the systems that will eventually be integrated into these vehicles to make them fully autonomous are being developed today. In fact, you probably have some of them in the car you are driving now —... [Lire la suite]
23 décembre 2017

Bad weather, traffic are true tests for robotic cars

It’s one thing for a self-driving car to navigate the sunny freeways around Phoenix. It’s another thing entirely to survive the streets of Manhattan or Detroit, much less in a snowstorm. That’s why industry experts are watching where carmakers, automotive suppliers and technology companies decide to launch autonomous car fleets. They say companies that successfully roll out robotic cars in congested cities prone to extreme weather will send a strong signal as to who’s leading and who’s playing catch-up in developing the cars of the... [Lire la suite]
10 novembre 2017

A.I. guardian-angel vehicles will dominate auto industry, says Toyota exec

A.I. guardian-angel vehicles will dominate auto industry, says Toyota exec CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- While much of the media attention around autonomous vehicle technology has been focused on fully self-driving cars, consumers shouldn't expect cars to act like chauffeurs any time soon. The vast majority of mainstream vehicles adopting autonomous driving features will be controlled by advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) or "guardian angels" that learn over time, Gil Pratt, CEO Toyota Research Institute, told reporters and analysts... [Lire la suite]
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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