11 octobre 2017

Will vertical take-off flying cars kill driverless cars ?

Will vertical take-off flying cars kill driverless cars ? A successful test flight has been carried out on a prototype ‘flying car’ created by a company in Germany. The two-seater prototype, created by Munich-based firm Lilium, is capable of vertical take-off and landing and transitions to conventional wing-borne flight. Lilium hopes the vehicle could be used for urban air taxi services  One thing is sure : it is much easier to automate a flying car than a driving car ... so who will this race of driverless transportation ? ... [Lire la suite]

27 février 2017

WHAT CHINESE DRIVERS WANT FROM THE CONNECTED CAR

WHAT CHINESE DRIVERS WANT FROM THE CONNECTED CAR The connected car will be a reality within a few years, as enhanced safety, economy and entertainment become standard features of most new vehicles. So how do the Chinese feel about the car of the future? In this extensive global project carried out at the end of 2014, we interviewed 5,800 consumers in six key markets – China, Brazil, Germany, Russia the UK and the US – to find out what the future really looks like for consumers, automotive manufacturers and the wider supply chain. We... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2016

Autonomous Cars Likely To Increase Congestion

Autonomous Cars Likely To Increase Congestion Congestion is a serious issue in developed countries, but autonomous cars are likely to be as much a part of the problem as part of the solution. Consider these US numbers from a study published in late 2015: The top 30 bottlenecks are each responsible for more than one million hours of lost time annually. Drivers stuck on these roads experience total delays of about 91 million hours every year, the equivalent of 45,500 person-work years. The lost value of time to the economy... [Lire la suite]
22 novembre 2015

Ghosn said that Renault Nissan will introduce autonomous cars to their top line of vehicles in 2016.

" ... Ghosn said that Renault Nissan will introduce autonomous cars to their top line of vehicles in 2016. These cars that will help customers navigate traffic jams because the vehicles will be able to sense when cars are close by and slow down or speed up accordingly.  However, Ghosn also said that further capabilities such as having cars make decisions regarding lane changes will not happen until 2018 ..." To read more... [Lire la suite]