Latest autonomous vehicles publications
A virtual visor for drivers which uses artificial intelligence and a face-tracking camera to automatically shield a driver’s eyes from the sun has been unveiled by Bosch. The sun visor uses a transparent LCD panel combined with the AI sensors which intelligently darken the part of the display through which light hits the driver’s eyes.
The CAV Roadmap for Scotland, newly released by the government, aims to make Scotland a leader in driverless technology with a plan that combines the efforts of government, industry, academics and key stakeholders to drive adoption of connected and automated vehicles.
Anticipated benefits of the new plan include reducing air pollution and congestion, reliability, and improved access to public transport for elderly, disabled, and underserved populations.
Driverless technology could also significantly impact the economy in the UK, with one report from Frost & Sullivan estimating that early adoption could result in the creation of 420,000 new jobs by 2030. Another report noted that by improving access, automated vehicles could provide an additional 1 million UK citizens with better access to higher education.
With autonomous vehicles becoming ever smarter, autonomous and prevalent on the world’s roads, drivers who previously had to have both hands on the wheel can now lounge in leisure from the comfort of their driver’s seats.
What will road users of the not-so-distant future do with all their newfound car freedom? Experts expect us to catch up on emails, conduct meetings, tune into Netflix and so on, essentially extending our work and leisure lives into the cabin.
But UK researchers have been working on a slightly different project that will be music to the ears of the world’s autonomous car-owning gamers, but lead to a few raised eyebrows in road safety circles: turning windscreens into displays for VR multiplayer in-car gaming.
The Department of Transport and industry bodies will work together to create safety and technology standards for driverless cars A programme to help create industry standards for autonomous vehicles has been unveiled in the hope of accelerating the successful rollout of self-driving cars in the UK. The scheme has been launched by the Department for… Read More
Kitty Hawk is backed by Google co-founder Larry Page Aerospace firm Boeing has announced plans to work on self-flying taxis with an American start-up backed by Google co-founder Larry Page. The company will collaborate with Kitty Hawk on future efforts to advance safe urban air mobility, with a focus on providing its aerospace expertise to… Read More