Holland is testing cars that can communicate with each other and traffic lights on the road. The experiments took place in the first week of September near the city of Haarlem, the province of Noord-Holland states on its official website. Continue reading “Holland Tests Vehicles That Interact With Traffic Lights”
Toyota will start a new company this month that completely focuses on the development of self-driving car software. The Japanese automaker made that announcement on yesterday. Continue reading “Toyota Starts Self-Driving Software Company”
Robot maker Simbe Robotics has developed a new robot that can autonomously drive through a supermarket and inspect the available supplies. Continue reading “Robot Maker Tests Autonomous Supermarket Robot”
What’s next in automation? When listening to leading innovators in the field we’ll soon control hundreds of devices at home from a distance and work together with Jarvis-like artificial intelligence systems. Continue reading “Future Home And Factory Automation Systems”
The German car manufacturer Daimler has presented its first self-driving truck in Las Vegas today.
Daimler has officially been given permission to use the autonomous truck on the public roads in Nevada. Continue reading “First Self-Driving Truck Hits The US Road”
Volvo’s I-See autopilot technology lessens fuel expenditure for long-distance truck transport by up to 5 percent. The four inventors responsible for developing the autopilot solution are set to receive the Volvo Technology Award 2013. The prize will be presented today by Olof Persson, President and CEO, in conjunction with AB Volvo’s Annual General Meeting.
“I-See helps our customers reduce their fuel costs, while reducing the impact on the environment. The development of I-See has resulted in seven patents and is an example of really top-class engineering work,” Olof Persson explained.
I-See can be compared with an autopilot that automatically handles gear-changes, throttle and brakes on gradients in the most fuel-efficient way possible. Continue reading “Truck Autopilot Technology Reduces Fuel Consumption”