25 décembre 2019

Autonomous driving in urban environments: approaches, lessons and challenges

Autonomous driving in urban environments: approaches, lessons and challenges The development of autonomous vehicles for urban driving has seen rapid progress in the past 30 years. This paper provides a summary of the current state of the art in autonomous driving in urban environments, based primarily on the experiences of the authors in the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge (DUC). The paper briefly summarizes the approaches that different teams used in the DUC, with the goal of describing some of the challenges that the teams faced in... [Lire la suite]
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16 mars 2019

How Far Can Driverless Cars Take Us?

How Far Can Driverless Cars Take Us? Driverless cars and trucks—or autonomous vehicles (AV)—offer a tantalizing promise of safer and unclogged roadways. In 2017, 37,150 people died in accidents on America’s roads, reports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, up sharply from 32,479 in 2011, and far worse per capita than anywhere else in the Western world. And the United States has ten of the 25 most congested cities globally, according to the Inrix transportation intelligence group. Cars that drive themselves could... [Lire la suite]
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13 mars 2019

Self-Driving Vehicles, Car Sharing, and the Urban Mobility Revolution

Self-Driving Vehicles, Car Sharing, and the Urban Mobility Revolution New automotive technologies and business models are converging to spark a transformative revolution on our city streets. It’s no longer a question of if but when self-driving vehicles (SDVs, also known as autonomous vehicles) will hit the road. Multiple parties are already at work developing autonomous-driving technologies, and the trend toward putting SDVs on the road is rapidly gaining momentum across a broad front that encompasses OEMs,... [Lire la suite]
19 juin 2017

Are driverless pods the future for world cities?

Are driverless pods the future for world cities? I've just spent a fascinating morning, being taken around North Greenwich in a driverless pod. It has no steering wheel and is modelled on the white guided pods you may have seen at Heathrow Airport. Lots of companies are racing to develop driverless technology, previously I've been out in a Nissan autonomous car. It nearly ran into the back of a street cleaning vehicle while testing in London. Nissan thinks it will take them five more years to develop it - they have been... [Lire la suite]
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