18 novembre 2014

Fatigue sensor: When EPFL innovates

Fatigue and drowsy driving are often the cause of accidents of traffic. Several drowsiness detection systems already been tested in practice. EPFL innovates in this area: a student recently proposed a fatigue detection algorithm based on video the analysis of eye closure. A prototype will be tested in terms actual driving. La fatigue et la somnolence au volant sont bien souvent à l’origine d’accidents de la circulation. Plusieurs systèmes de détection de la somnolence ont déjà été testés dans la pratique. L’EPFL innove dans ce... [Lire la suite]

01 septembre 2014

How we gave sight to the Mercedes Robotic Car

Radar is theKey to Mercedes Benz's autonomous car. It is August 2013, and we are sitting in what looks like a standard S-Class Mercedes, nosing through traffic in a small town in southern Germany. The streets are narrow and jam-packed with cars, and pedestrians are everywhere. Yet nobody has a hand on the wheel, and nobody has a foot anywhere near the pedals. Still, you can’t fault the driving: This car is in charge of itself. Le radar est l'élement clé de la voiture autonome de Mercedes Benz. Nous sommes en  Août 2013, et nous... [Lire la suite]