Insights From the 2017 State of Driving Survey – Raven – Medium

today’s consumers aren’t quite yet bought into the idea of self-driving cars. On one side of the spectrum, 17.6 percent are terrified by self-driving cars, while, on the other side, only 4.6 percent say they will be purchasing one as soon as they can

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These numbers seem pretty unimpressive in both cases, but might grow with some good experiences of advanced driving systems saving lives, without as much hyperbole. 

ARM launches new technology, will foster development of driverless cars | Telematics Wire

DynamIQ brings greater levels of responsiveness for ADAS solution and increased safety capabilities which will enable partners to build ASIL-D compliant systems for safe operation under failure conditions.

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All systems will fail at some point, the key is to enable them to fail safely. A fine grained solution is more likely to be able to support a managed failure, which is critical in a car.

BMW to deliver self-driving car by 2021 | Telematics Wire


German carmaker BMW is on track to deliver a self-driving car by 2021, the company’s senior vice president for Autonomous Driving, Elmar Frickenstein, said recently.

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He actually said “We are on the way… to deliver in 2021” and did not say when a driver would still be needed in the ultimate driving machine and on what roads you could remove the steering. 

Frickenstein later clarified that the vehicle they will release that year will only have Level 3 automation.

Auto Windscreens leads the way forward in ADAS recalibration as manufacturers back its aftermarket solution

Auto Windscreens is the only glass repair and replacement company using the vehicle manufacturers to recalibrate its customer’s windscreens, working with over 4000 dealerships to ensure that it has access to all of the vehicle manufacturer’s latest technology.

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This is another example of the complexity of supporting future vehicles if access to advanced technical information is not widely distributed to aftermarket repair shops, ADAS systems that are compromised could result in new accidents, who will be liable? The original OEM?

Data exchange is the key to unlocking connected car advancement

Standards-based vehicle software such as RVI, deployed across multiple vehicle brands, will make this new connectivity a reality and will strengthen the foundation for future autonomous vehicle deployments in cities.

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The challenge is to motivate carmakers to alter their business processes around collaboration, then competition versus the other way around. Many proposals are out there once they decide there is a greater gain in working together.

People still apprehensive of the Self-driving vehicles | Telematics Wire

These numbers are significant considering the fact that major automakers are planning to launch self-driving cars by the end of the decade.

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Self-Driving cars are at the top of the Gartner Hype Cycle this year, you know what comes next…the trough of disillusionment. Get ready for a rough landing and hopefully a smooth re-takeoff following VR and AR.

New record for the fastest Autonomous Car set by NIO | Telematics Wire

On February 23, the NIO EP9 drove autonomously without any interventions, recording a time of 2m 40.33s (two minutes, 40.33 seconds) at a top speed of 160 mph. The same day, the NIO EP9 also beat the fastest COTA lap time for a production car with a driver, achieving a lap time of 2m 11.30s (two minutes, 11.30 seconds) and reaching a top speed of 170 mph.

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Welcome to the most boring race car event in the world, no crashes, no human drivers, just smart engineers in the back room.