07 août 2017

Driverless truck system will cruise Russian roads in 2017

Driverless truck system will cruise Russian roads in 2017 Russia's Eduard Nikolaev, co-pilots Sergey Savostin and Vladimir Rybakov compete with their Kamaz truck during the 11th stage of the Dakar Rally 2013 from La Rioja to Fiambala on Jan. 16, 2013. Source: Reuters Moscow-based Cognitive Technologies said it's ready to release a pre-commercial version of an advance driver assistance system with artificial intelligence, or ADAS, for Russia's KAMAZ truck. ADAS qualifies as Level 1 according to the Society of... [Lire la suite]
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01 juillet 2017

WABCO advances autonomous through ADAS

WABCO advances autonomous through ADAS   WABCO was busy near the end of 2016, bringing its advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) to multiple partnerships to advance autonomous driving and platooning of commercial vehicles. The supplier is working with Silicon Valley-based Peloton Technology to further develop its solution for truck platooning that uses vehicle-to-vehicle communication to sync the braking and acceleration between the trucks. WABCO’s OnGuardACTIVE... [Lire la suite]
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]
09 avril 2017

Singapore to start trials of driverless trucks for port transport

Singapore to start trials of driverless trucks for port transport SINGAPORE: Following various trials on the use of driverless cars and buses, Singapore is now ready to put driverless trucks to the test, announced the Ministry of Transport (MOT) and PSA Corporation in a joint news release. The trucks will be used to transport containers from one port terminal to another. Agreements were signed on Monday (Jan 9) with two automotive companies, Scania and Toyota Tusho, to develop and test-bed an autonomous truck platooning... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2017

Caltrans, Volvo Test Truck Platooning on Busy Los Angeles Freeway

Caltrans, Volvo Test Truck Platooning on Busy Los Angeles Freeway The convoy of three Volvo semi-trucks zipping along Southern California’s busy 110 Freeway hauling cargo containers looked like other big rigs that ply that busy stretch of highway daily — except that they were only 50 feet apart and there were robots controlling the pedals in two of the vehicles. The journey Wednesday was a joint demonstration of truck platoon technology by the California Department of Transportation, local agencies, Volvo Group of North America... [Lire la suite]
18 février 2017

Migration of ADAS from Passenger Cars towards Heavy Truck and Military Applications

Migration of ADAS from Passenger Cars towards Heavy Truck and Military Applications Advanced Driver Assistant Systems (ADAS) features currently available in the passenger car domain include Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Blind Spot Detection (BSD), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Lane Change Assist (LCA), Lane Keeping Control (LKC) and Automatic Parking Assist (APA).  Manufacturers of heavy trucks (for example, class 8 tractor-trailer trucks), mass transit buses and military vehicles are also developing ADAS features. In fact,... [Lire la suite]

14 janvier 2017

Trucking Industry Gets a Glimpse of its Automated Future at CES 2017

Trucking Industry Gets a Glimpse of its Automated Future at CES 2017 The heavy- and light-duty trucking industries will benefit from the automated driving technologies rolling out of the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show this week in Las Vegas. Automated trucking innovators Peloton Technology and partner FEV North America Inc., a smart-vehicle technology business, are demonstrating so-called SAE Level 1 truck platooning technology, which allows tightly contained, digitally connected packs trucks to drive in formation... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2016

PLATOONS OF SELF-DRIVING TRUCKS CROSS EUROPE

PLATOONS OF SELF-DRIVING TRUCKS CROSS EUROPE ROBO-CONVOY By Mary Beth Griggs Yesterday, six platoons of self-driving trucks converged in Rotterdam in the Netherlands, part of the 2016 European Truck Platooning Challenge and marking the first time that trucks equipped with the technology had crossed international borders. Platooning is when a group of automated or semi-automated trucks (a.k.a. a road train) is connected via wi-fi on the road. The trucks communicate with each other, maintaining a small... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2016

Compulsory ADAS for European trucks set to expand

European Commission drive to cut HGV kill rates will see more mandating of driver assistance technology. Since 1 November, 2015, all new heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) sold in the European Union have had to be equipped with lane departure warning systems (LDWS) and autonomous emergency braking systems (AEBS). Fitting out trucks and buses with these two advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) was mandated in an European Commission (EC) regulation published 13 July, 2009 and covers Category M2 and M3 vehicles, which are designed to... [Lire la suite]
11 mars 2016

Obstacle detection using 2 cameras : application for rear vision, by NEXYAD (ObstaNex BiCam V1.0)

Obstacle detection using 2 cameras : application for rear vision, by NEXYAD (ObstaNex BiCam V1.0) : NEXYAD is proud to annouce ObstaNex BiCam : 2 cameras for obstacle detection. This is not stereovision : this is twomonovision obatacle detection (using OnstaNex V2.1) plus a data fusion algorithm that makes it 3D. Then even is one camera is off, then the system still can detect objects (precision is lower, but system is still operational). Here is an example of application to REAR VISION (for trucks, vans, ...) : To read more... [Lire la suite]