Autonomous Vehicles

News and features relating to partial or fully autonomous vehicles and driverless cars

Augmented navigation for advanced driver assist

The Computer Electronics Show saw demonstrations of the collaboration between QNX Systems and Luxoft on computer vision based augmented reality systems. Luxoft’s CVNAR computer vision and augmented reality software framework was successfully used in a demonstration of ADAS and automated …

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Industry support for US autonomy initiative

Bosch joins industrial supporters of recent US government announcements to improve autonomous vehicle development and crash testing in the country. Robert Bosch has applauded recent decisions by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the US Department of Transportation …

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US Government commits to enabling vehicle autonomy

The Department of Transportation has committed to working with the NHTSA on developing guidance and tools that smooth the way to autonomous vehicle development. In his last State of the Union address, President Obama made known his intent to invest …

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Ford test autonomous vehicles on snow-covered roads

Further steps are being taken by Ford in autonomous vehicle development by testing cars in conditions where road markings are obscured by snow. Taking place on roads in Michigan in the cold northern regions of the USA and specifically at …

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Autonomous drive plans for major auto alliance

The Renault-Nissan Alliance is aiming for significant progress in autonomous technology with 10 vehicles to be launched in next 4 years. Taking a bold stance on the development of driverless technology before the end of the decade, the alliance of …

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VW signs image processing partnership for driverless cars

Mobileye is partnering with Volkswagen to provide the auto manufacturer with the image processing capability to support autonomous vehicles. Announcing a new partnership at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016 this week, car manufacturer VolksWagen will work with automated image …

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Autonomous car maps released for United States regions

TomTom has released highly automated driving maps to enable driverless car testing on interstate roads in California and Michigan. Mapping and location specialist, TomTom announced today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016 taking place in Las Vegas that it …

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Ford to triple autonomous testing fleet this year

Twenty new Ford Fusion Hybrid autonomous test vehicles will be added to the existing fleet of development cars currently undergoing trials. With the ambition of making its fleet of fully autonomous test vehicles the largest in the industry, Ford is …

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Autonomy and connectivity drive innovation at Ford

Ford has submitted close to 6000 patent applications in 2015 with many relating to connectivity and vehicle autonomy. Global motor manufacturer, Ford has seen a 36% increase in the number of patent submissions in 2015 over the previous year to …

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Collective data to generate precise mapping for driverless cars

A new development from Toyota is designed to provide precise road information and mapping data for use in the navigation of autonomous vehicles. Existing vehicles from Toyota’s production range will be used to gather information from the road network to …

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