Category Archives: autonomous vehicles

Significant Automotive Stories and Trends of 2018 and 2019

Journalists staring at a blank screen, the opaque prelude to upcoming 2019 deadlines and headlines, do not have the option to Tweet and Run from the responsibilities of their job. So here comes AutoInformed on significant automotive related stories of 2018-2019 and predicted future implications, with our wry awareness, as always, that AutoInformed columnists conduct their education in public. Continue reading

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Autonomous Vehicle System Oops! New 2019 Lincoln Nautilus Recall for Hands On/Off Detection Warnings

If this safety defect occurs, the hands on/off detection system may not alert the driver to place his or her hands back on the steering wheel, which could increase the risk of a crash. Such systems are building blocks for autonomous vehicles. Continue reading

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Autonomous Vehicles – OmniVision is Watching with High-Speed Global Shutter Image Sensors

Semi-autonomous vehicles use DSM to track the driver’s eye gaze and allow the vehicle to take control when the driver becomes drowsy or distracted. DSM is currently available in high-end cars, but over the next few years, the tracking will likely migrate into mainstream vehicles, a market segment that is much more cost-sensitive. Continue reading

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US Insurance Industry Group to Test Emergency Braking. Does the Driver Assist Technology Really Protect Pedestrians?

The pedestrian autobrake test is the fourth crash avoidance evaluation in the Institute’s group of safety tests, along with ratings of front crash prevention, rear crash prevention and headlights. Lurking in the background is the promise and threat of autonomous vehicles. Continue reading

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The GM Grinch that Stole Christmas, or Did It?

There will be a 15% reduction in GM’s salaried workforce, the closing of the Lordstown and Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plants in the US and the Oshawa complex in Canada in 2019. Baltimore Operations and Warren Transmission plants will also be shut down in 2019. The arrival of year-end auto sales data makes things clearer in the view of consultancy LMC. Continue reading

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Black versus White Hat Cyber Attacks on Your Vehicle

While White hat attacks may uncover significant vulnerabilities that should be calls for action, research-based attacks do not have malicious intent, according to Upstream Security. White hat attacks can cause financial damage or problems for a brand. However, it’s claimed by those doing them for sales purposes, that for many companies, the warnings they receive from researchers or even technologically capable consumers are helpful to their security optimization and improvement. Continue reading

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Automotive Cyber Attacks Continue to Increase

In 2018, for the first time in history in the automotive industry, so-called Black hat or cybercriminal attacks have overtaken White hat or security researcher attacks. Continue reading

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Hyundai Partners with Netradyne on Vision Technology

The two organizations say they will create a “strong collaborative environment” for their individual artificial intelligence and research and development teams. HYUNDAI Mnsoft will use Netradyne’s dynamic crowd-sourced deep vision technologies for the development of HD Maps in its next generation of Hyundai and Kia vehicles. Continue reading

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Cruise and GM Closer to Sale of Self Driving Vehicles

“These appointments further demonstrate our commitment to transforming mobility through the safe deployment of self-driving technology and move us closer to our vision for a future with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion,” said GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra. Continue reading

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ChargePoint Secures $240 Million in Series H Funding

The latest fundraising effort comes during a growth period caused by what it says is a broad solution portfolio that is accelerating the mass adoption of electric mobility for drivers and businesses. Continue reading

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Luminar and Volvo Show Full Autonomy Sight System that Reads Pedestrian Body Language and Predicts Movement

Pose estimation is used to understand and predict pedestrian body language, behavior and intention, but has traditionally only been achieved with dense 2D data from cameras. Continue reading

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General Motors Revises 2015 Strategy to Slash Costs and Streamline Engineering as Market and Competition Toughen

General Motors (NYSE: GM) said this morning that it will accelerate its business plan, building on the strategy it laid out in 2015 that has resulted in lack-luster returns for shareholders. GM is acknowledging what most automakers hold private: the marketplace is moving faster than automakers. Continue reading

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VW I.D. Buzz Teases New Light Commercial Vehicles

Over seven decades and six vehicle generations, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has refined and sharpened its van design,never losing sight of the role of the model series. With the debuts of the I.D. Buzz, the upcoming decade will see the advent of another series of all-round vehicles to supplement the T6 Transporter, Caravelle, Multivan and California. Continue reading

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Hyundai Motor Links to UAV Startup Top Flight

The Boston-based startup and Korean Hyundai will “explore ways to accelerate the commercial application and deployment of UAVs across various sectors and markets. Joint efforts will extend to seeking new business opportunities around UAVs, using Top Flight’s patented hybrid-electric power system. The global UAV (aka ‘drones’) market, is growing at a fast pace, expected to garner $22.1 billion by 2026. Continue reading

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Moovel Shows Digital Marketplace for Mobility as a Service

The Smart City Expo World Congress says it wants to strengthen cities with a unique platform focusing on sustainable and future-oriented urban development. As a Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) platform, moovel offers cities and transit authorities the opportunity to boost access to mobility and thus make it more attractive with a tailored mobility app. Continue reading

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