Autopilot not only aids the driver, its array of sensors allows the system to predict what is about to happen. A case in point, as reported by DarkVision Hardware, is a recent high speed accident on a Dutch highway, which was captured by a dash cam mounted inside a Tesla. You can watch the footage below:
The International Standards Organisation and SAE International, the engineers’ association, have entered a “pilot agreement” for the joint development of new technical standards and harmonization of existing standards. The new Partnership Standards Development Organization (PSDO) cooperation agreement will apply in two areas, Road Vehicles (ISO TC22) and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ISO TC204).
Days after its launch, Alphabet’s new self-driving car division Waymo revealed the first images of its fully autonomous Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan.Currently being outfitted with self-driving technology, the 100-vehicle fleet is expected to hit streets in 2017.ADVERTISINGinRead invented by Teads”The Pacifica Hybrid will be a great addition to our fully self-driving test fleet,” Waymo CEO John Krafcik said in a statement. “[Fiat Chrysler’s] product development and manufacturing teams have been agile partners, enabling us to go from program kickoff to full vehicle assembly in just six months.
By the first quarter of 2017, this driverless shuttle bus will begin service in Singapore.The autonomous vehicle can hold 15 passengers, and will ferry them between the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) campus and the CleanTech eco-business park roughly 1.5 km (0.93 miles) awa
GM’s home state will become its third public road testing location, after San Francisco and Scottsdale, Arizona, according to GM CEO Mary Barra. The tests will involve a fleet of autonomous cars roaming around the Detroit area.”By adding Michigan to our real-world testing program, we’re ensuring that our AVs can operate safely across a wide range of road, weather and climate conditions, from desert heat to Great Lakes snow to crowded city streets,” Barra wrote in a blog post.Indeed, varied driving conditions are critical to training the artificial intelligence algorithms that process data from self-driving cars’ sensors. Both startups and established automakers alike have developed a variety of approaches to racking up enough hours and miles to train their computers. Honda is using a mock city built in an abandoned naval weapons station in California, while Ford has invested in a startup that aims to make an AI-friendly map of every road in America. Last year, it was also the first carmaker to test autonomous vehicles at the University of Michigan’s simulated urban environment, Mcity.
The Volkswagen Dynamic Road Sign Display makes it easier to check how fast you should (or shouldn’t) be going, flashing an image of the most recent sign in front of the driver.Unlike the snoozy passengers in the back seat, Dynamic Road Sign Display is always alert. It uses a forward-facing camera to recognize road signs, and then displays what it registers on the center console, instrument binnacle or head-up display. The system can detect speed signs, highway exits, no overtaking zones and motorway-end signs, and couples with the rain sensor fitted to some cars to work out when weather-specific limits apply.
Spotting your Uber is about to become easier, with the ride-sharing firm set to roll-out its new Beacon feature. The Beacon is an LED light in the shape of the Uber logo that attaches to the inside of a windshield and glows in a color that the rider chooses.If the concept sounds familiar, it’s likely because Lyft announced a similar feature, called the Amp, last month. Whereas the Amp is being limited to only five or six colors as it is rolled out, though, Uber riders will be able to select from what the firm calls “an endless number of colors.”