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Nissan's Sunderland made 2017 Qashqai refresh to be equipped with Piloted Drive 1.0 for autonomous drive on highways

As part of the unveiling of what it calls its “Intelligent Mobility” vision at the Geneva International Motor Show this month, Nissan announced that it intends to perform on-road technology demos of what it calls its Piloted Drive technologies in 2016 , and plans to make available for sale in the form of refreshed a Qashqai model in 2017. Intelligent Mobility will, it said, ‘anchor...
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As driverless cars are prepared for testing on UK roads driver-assist features progress to the mainstream

In a recent article in the Financial Times featuring developments in driverless cars testing as exhibited at Transport Systems Catapult’s Imagine Festival Tim Armitage , who is leading a trial of autonomous road-going cars and public transport in the Autodrive consortium, said he has been approached by at least two large global car manufacturers that want to conduct tests in the UK . ...
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Intelligent assistants for helping people interact with autonomous cars

While Google works on a prototype driverless car with no user operable pedals or brakes , companies that currently sell cars will be less keen to present such complete ceding of control to machines by its market as a positive view of the future. The step-by-step process of automation of driving tasks is underway , but  manufacturers may continue to flatter the driver to perceive...
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Nissan extends roadmap towards fully automated vehicles - more intelligence required

In a speech this month to the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn's outlined his company's roadmap towards what he calls Autonomous Drive vehicles, which Nissan aims to bring to market by 2020 . However, by outlining what he considers acheivable the message was to dampen expectation for what he described as “Self-driving cars” - that would not require human...
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Apple announces iOS in the Car for displaying (and interacting with) mobile device displays in the dash

10 June 2013 - At its World Wide Developer Conference held today, Apple announced new computers, a pending desktop operating system line named after surfing beaches instead of cats, and previewed its seventh generation mobile operating system that will include a new feature called iOS in the Car . Promised as part of the upgrade to iOS7 due in the the Autumn but not actually available...
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Renault-Nissan opens bigger Silicon Valley Research Center to enhance advanced research and development

Renault-Nissan has opened a new research centre to specialise in autonomous driving and connected cars. The Nissan Research Center Silicon Valley (NRC-SV), based in Sunnyvale  is intended to enhance Nissan's research capability through collaborative partnerships with companies and research institutions in the technology hub . Sunnyvale's largest employer Lockheed...
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Oxford University Engineers demonstrate low cost autonomous part time "auto drive" solution

Seemingly uncertain about which side of the (private) road it should be driving on, researchers of Robotic technology at Oxford University's Department of Engineering Science have demonstrated to BBC and other media a Nissan Leaf that can 'auto drive' for parts of a journey, to take the strain off drivers during a busy commute or school run. The low cost solution...
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Nissan's Autonomous Emergency Steering System

Nissan demonstrated its Autonomous Emergency Steering System earlier this month at Yokohama, designed to help drivers avoid accidents. The system, fitted to a special LEAF, offers, what Nissan say is a high level of collision avoidance capability by applying automatic braking and automatic steering in situations where a collision is imminent and evading obstacles by braking may not be...
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Cosworth seeks buyer touting cheaper performance engine and IM technology

Highlighting technologies promising future growth, Northamptonshire based Cosworth , an unusual mix of manufacturer, technical consultant and research business, is promoting itself in order to find a new owner . Cosworth was set up in 1958 by Mike Costin and Keith Duckworth, two UK engineers, and is best known for designing a series of high-performance engines for Formula One racing....
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Nissan's Sunderland made 2017 Qashqai refresh to be equipped with Piloted Drive 1.0 for autonomous drive on highways

As part of the unveiling of what it calls its “Intelligent Mobility” vision at the Geneva...

As driverless cars are prepared for testing on UK roads driver-assist features progress to the mainstream

In a recent article in the Financial Times featuring developments in driverless cars testing...

Intelligent assistants for helping people interact with autonomous cars

While Google works on a prototype driverless car with no user operable pedals or brakes ,...

Nissan extends roadmap towards fully automated vehicles - more intelligence required

In a speech this month to the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan, Nissan CEO Carlos...

Apple announces iOS in the Car for displaying (and interacting with) mobile device displays in the dash

10 June 2013 - At its World Wide Developer Conference held today, Apple announced new...

Renault-Nissan opens bigger Silicon Valley Research Center to enhance advanced research and development

Renault-Nissan has opened a new research centre to specialise in autonomous driving and...

Oxford University Engineers demonstrate low cost autonomous part time "auto drive" solution

Seemingly uncertain about which side of the (private) road it should be driving on, ...

Nissan's Autonomous Emergency Steering System

Nissan demonstrated its Autonomous Emergency Steering System earlier this month at Yokohama,...