Autonomous Vehicles http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/609091/more en CORRECTED-Two rival self-driving cars have close call in California http://wardsauto.com/corrected-two-rival-self-driving-cars-have-close-call-california <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(In June 25 story, changes attribution in last sentence to the companies, instead of the California Department of Motor Vehicles and the companies)</p> <p>By Paul Lienert</p> <p>MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 25 (Reuters) - Two self-driving prototype cars, one operated by Google Inc and the other by Delphi Automotive Plc, had a close call on a Silicon Valley street earlier this week, a Delphi executive told Reuters on Thursday.</p> <p>It was believed to be the first such incident involving two vehicles specially equipped for automated driving.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/corrected-two-rival-self-driving-cars-have-close-call-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Autonomous Vehicles Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:20:39 +0000 1304891 at http://wardsauto.com The Future of Autonomous Technology http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/future-autonomous-technology <div class="node-body gallery-body">Mega supplier Continental details technology and gives roadmap of global rules for implementation of autonomous tech through 2020. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/future-autonomous-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/future-autonomous-technology#comments Public Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Auto Makers Continental Autonomous Vehicles Design Future Products National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Product Development Safety Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:59:00 +0000 1302441 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Sales of components related to autonomous driver assist technologies set to soar.</strong></p> Ford R&D Chief Expects Autonomous Car This Decade http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/ford-rd-chief-expects-autonomous-car-decade <div class="node-body article-body">CEO Mark Fields tells reporters at Ford’s new Silicon Valley R&D facility that an autonomous vehicle or driverless car will fit within the company's century-old tradition of offering affordable transportation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/ford-rd-chief-expects-autonomous-car-decade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/ford-rd-chief-expects-autonomous-car-decade#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Autonomous Vehicles Cameras Collision Avoidance Future Products Fri, 26 Jun 2015 15:50:00 +0000 1305131 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fusion Hybrid rolling autonomous-car research laboratory.</strong></p> Kamaz Cuts Spare Autonomous-Truck Development http://wardsauto.com/europe/kamaz-cuts-spare-autonomous-truck-development <div class="node-body article-body">Driving the cutbacks in both investment and production is a 40% decline in year-to-date sales from like-2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/kamaz-cuts-spare-autonomous-truck-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/kamaz-cuts-spare-autonomous-truck-development#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Russia Auto Makers Autonomous Vehicles Finance Future Products Product Development Production Sales Results Fri, 26 Jun 2015 09:51:00 +0000 1304011 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Weak ruble could strengthen exports of Kamaz dump trucks.</strong></p> JLR Researchers Getting Inside Drivers’ Heads http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/jlr-researchers-getting-inside-drivers-heads <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker’s JLR Sixth Sense research borrows advanced sports, medicine and aerospace technology to monitor the driver’s heart rate, respiration and levels of brain activity to identify stress, fatigue and lack of concentration.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/jlr-researchers-getting-inside-drivers-heads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/jlr-researchers-getting-inside-drivers-heads#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Jaguar Land Rover Autonomous Vehicles Cameras Collision Avoidance Electronic Control Units (ECU) Future Products Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Seats Fri, 19 Jun 2015 18:06:00 +0000 1300981 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Technology expands on human-machine interface.</strong></p> Smartphone Remote Control Belies ‘Hang Up and Drive’ http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/smartphone-remote-control-belies-hang-and-drive <div class="node-body article-body">Future possibilities for the JLR technology could include greater autonomous functionality where the driver gives a command from the handset to traverse an obstacle or exit a parking space, and the car does the rest.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/smartphone-remote-control-belies-hang-and-drive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/smartphone-remote-control-belies-hang-and-drive#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Jaguar Land Rover Autonomous Vehicles Cameras Collision Avoidance Electronics Future Products Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Wed, 17 Jun 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1299471 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Remote control Range Rover Sport research vehicle demonstrates how driver could operate vehicle from outside car using smartphone.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Ford, Conti Simplify Trailer Backup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/ford-conti-simplify-trailer-backup <div class="node-body article-body">Ford’s Pro Trailer Backup Assist, developed with Magna, and Continental’s Trailer Reverse Assist use a separate knob to steer the truck while in reverse. The driver turns it to the right if he wants the trailer to go in that direction, and vice versa.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/ford-conti-simplify-trailer-backup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/ford-conti-simplify-trailer-backup#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Continental Ford Magna Automatic Braking Autonomous Vehicles Cameras Future Products Product Development Android Apple automated parking Power-over-Ethernet Pro Trailer Backup Assist rear camera module surround view tablet trailer Trailer Reverse Assist Wi-Fi Fri, 12 Jun 2015 09:34:00 +0000 1290651 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>With Conti system, tablet allows driver to exit vehicle and maneuver vehicle and trailer.</strong></p> Tom Murphy JLR Technology ‘Reads’ Roads to Spot Potholes http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/jlr-technology-reads-roads-spot-potholes <div class="node-body article-body">JLR’s Mike Bell says the Range Rover Evoque research vehicle can identify the location and severity of road hazards and adjust the suspension in milliseconds. The automaker believes the information could be shared with other road users.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/jlr-technology-reads-roads-spot-potholes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/jlr-technology-reads-roads-spot-potholes#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology United Kingdom Jaguar Land Rover Autonomous Vehicles Cameras Collision Avoidance Future Products Fri, 12 Jun 2015 09:02:00 +0000 1296591 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Road-hazard alerts likely feature of autonomous cars, JLR says.</strong></p> BMW Rolls Out Lightweight, Luxurious 7-Series http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/bmw-rolls-out-lightweight-luxurious-7-series <div class="node-body article-body">A new plug-in hybrid powertrain, active-chassis control, rear-wheel steering, gesture recognition and automated parking are among innovations appearing on BMW’s all-new flagship.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/bmw-rolls-out-lightweight-luxurious-7-series" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/bmw-rolls-out-lightweight-luxurious-7-series#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany BMW Autonomous Vehicles Carbon Fiber Chassis Cockpit Collision Avoidance Design Fuel Economy Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Product Development Turbocharger 7-Series 740e 740i 750i xDrive Active Kidney Grille Carbon Core Double-VANOS Dynamic Damper Control gesture recognition i3 i8 PHEV plug-in hybrid Valvetronic Wed, 10 Jun 2015 17:30:00 +0000 1296101 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Pricing for all-wheel-drive 750i xDrive starts at $97,400.&nbsp;</strong></p> Hyundai, President Park Shape South Korean Synergy http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hyundai-president-park-shape-south-korean-synergy <div class="node-body article-body">Park Geun-hye’s Hyundai connection goes back to her first day in office, when she became the first Korean president to use a Korean car – a stretched Equus – as the official inauguration vehicle. Her predecessors rode in foreign-made limousines.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hyundai-president-park-shape-south-korean-synergy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/hyundai-president-park-shape-south-korean-synergy#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology South Korea Hyundai Kia Politics Autonomous Vehicles Collision Avoidance Future Products Information & Entertainment Product Development Fri, 05 Jun 2015 08:56:00 +0000 1291861 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Park inspects semi-autonomous car technology in Hyundai Genesis test vehicle.</strong></p>