BMW Group has signed up KPIT and TTTech as software partners in its autonomous driving programme. The collaboration will involve the development of a scalable autonomous driving platform and functions at autonomous driving Levels 3 and 4/5 (Highway Pilot and Urban Pilot). KPIT is a global cross-industry consultancy with its headquarters in Pune, India. TTTech, Read More..
Renault has entered into a strategic partnership with French computer vision specialist Chronocam to get advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) ready for autonomousÂ driving. Chronocam Â develops biologically inspired vision sensors and computer vision technologies for the auto industry. Renault earlier announced it had participated in the Paris-based startup’s 15 million dlr round of funding. Chronocamâ€™s vision Read More..
Ford Motor, setting an ambitious new-mobility target, wants to have autonomous vehicles on the road in a ride-sharing or ride-hailing service by 2021. The US carmaker said last week that it is investing in or collaborating with four startups to speed up autonomous-vehicle development. It also is expanding its Silicon Valley R&D operations for the Read More..
Panasonic has acquired German embedded software specialist OpenSynergy, in a bid to strengthen its automotive cockpit portfolio. The Japanese electronics group said OpenSynergy, which can integrate different in-car software systems, will help it provide a more competitive offering for the next-generation car cockpit. The acquisition of OpenSynergy is â€œa great step toward integrating cockpit system Read More..
ZF Friedrichshafen has unveiled two new advanced driver-assistance features designed to help truck drivers avoid collisions. The Evasive Maneuver Assist (EMA), which the Germany-based automotive supplier developed in cooperation with US vehicle control systems specialist Wabco, automatically steers tractor-trailer combinations around dangerous areas. ZFâ€™s Highway Driving Assist (HDA) offers a combination of lane keeping and Read More..
LAS VEGAS — Kia said it is ready to start introducing partially automated vehicles, but fully autonomous cars will have to wait until 2030. The Korean carmaker also said at the CES consumer electronics show that it will bundle all its advanced driver-assistance technologies under a new sub-brand, Drive Wise. ItÂ will include planned technologies such Read More..
LAS VEGAS — Valeo, whichÂ is usingÂ this year’s CES to boost its credentials as an automotive technology innovator, announced fourÂ new driver-assistance systems at the world’s biggest consumer electronics show. The French automotive supplier presented a pair of smart anti-glare glasses – les lunettes – which soften the intensity of the headlights of oncoming cars. It also Read More..
Jaguar Land Rover, in a research project, is reimagining the cockpit to give drivers better visibility and, thereby, reduce the rate of traffic accidents. The UK-based premium car group unveiled what it called a “360 virtual urban windscreen,” which uses transparent roof pillars to let drivers look all around their cars.Â And, to assist themÂ with navigation, Read More..
Automated voice output systems often add to distraction in the car, when they continue to provide instructions in, for example, a difficult traffic situation. Researchers at Bielefeld University in western Germany have developed a dialog system that allows the interruption of voice output in such a situation. “In critical situations such as passing maneuvers, a Read More..
Toyota plans to launch a series of new automated driving technologies by the middle of the decade, as more automakers intensify efforts to lighten drivers’ loads. The Japanese carmaker said it has developed a next-generation advanced driving support system based on a combination of new cruise control and active lane-keeping technologies. Toyota’s cooperative-adaptive cruise control Read More..