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Volvo Cars is testing “kangaroo detection” ADAS tech in Australia


Published: 30th October 2015 Volvo Cars is developing kangaroo detection technology to solve one of the most costly causes of traffic collisions in Australia. Volvo Cars will start research this week at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve near Canberra.  Canberra is one of the nation’s hot-spots for kangaroo collisions. A team of …

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Tweddle makes vehicle user guide application for FCA UConnect infotainment


Published: October 30, 2015 | Auburn Hills, MI Tweddle Group has partnered with the FCA US Uconnect team to create the first mass-market in-vehicle user guide with touchscreen delivery. Debuting in the 2016 Dodge Charger, Challenger and Chrysler 300, the Vehicle User Guide application lets drivers access their owner’s manual …

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LG and Freescale collaborate to develop intelligent camera systems for automated driving

Published: 29 October, 2015 | Seoul LG Electronics is working together with Freescale Semiconductor to develop a technology that is vital to self-driving cars, which they will call Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). The latest technology recognizes its role in the future where driverless cars may be seen on roads. …

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Bosch develops ADAS system to prevent car-pedestrian collisions


Published: October 29, 2015 | Stuttgart Bosch has plans for a pedestrian protection system that could be fitted to production cars as early as 2018. The system, developed at Bosch’s new R&D centre at Renningen, will automatically intervene if it senses that the driver’s own evasive action will not be …

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Toyota to use Continental’s Corolla crash prevention ADAS feature


Published: October 29, 2015 | Nagoya “Competition in the global automotive industry is becoming fiercer.” Akio Toyoda, Toyota President Toyota launched a new Corolla in Japan with cutting-edge crash prevention system made by Continental.  Until now, Toyota relied on Denso Corp., a major parts maker and key member of its traditional …

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Mercedes Benz unveils “Vision Tokyo” concept car for with autonomous capabilities


Published: October 29, 2015 | Tokyo Following on from the introduction of F 015 Luxury in Motion research vehicle as an autonomous luxury saloon last year in Las Vegas, Mercedes-Benz is now presenting a new show car of the same ilk which has been developed with the needs and wishes …

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Mitsubishi Electric introduces directional illumination ADAS feature for pedestrian detection


Published: October 27, 2015 | Tokyo Mitsubishi Electric has announced an innovative directional-indicator system that illuminates road surfaces at night to inform pedestrians and other drivers of a vehicle’s intended path forward/backward, or when turning, opening doors or making emergency stops. Selected features of the new system will be exhibited …

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CityMobil2 brings automated public transport vehicles in Greece


Published: October 27, 2015 | Trikala, Greece The city of Trikala, in central Greece, is the first in Europe to host a driverless bus in the city center. It is part of CityMobil2, an EU-funded pilot project to revolutionise mass transport and wean Europe’s cities off oil dependency over the next 30 …

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Self-driving cars won’t hit the roads before 2030 despite the hype, says Honda’s autonomous vehicle veteran


Published: October 27, 2015 | Tokyo Today we cannot say the actual timeline for fully automated driving. Personally I think it’s not before 2030. Yoichi Sugimoto, Sr. Chief Engineer | Honda R&D Americas In the lead-up to the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, the autonomous car expert for Honda, Yoichi Sugimoto, …

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Tesla autopilot feature gets international regulatory approvals, Japan imminent


Published: October 27, 2015 | Palo Alto, CA         At the launch of its latest Autopilot features, Tesla CEO Elon Musk noted that it would roll out the new vehicle capabilities to nations outside the United States once it got regulatory approval. Musk has tweeted that the company has gotten …

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