Tesla: Full Self Driving mode activated in US models

All new Tesla Models S, X and Y bought in the United States will now come with free access to Full Self Driving, says IOT World Today. CEO Elon Musk confirmed on X: “All US cars that are capable of FSD will be enabled for a one-month trial this week.” The trial also extends to current owners […]

Survey discovers what drivers think about the safety technology in their car

A new survey from the road charity Brake and AXA UK has been published exploring the attitudes of drivers to vehicle safety systems and highlights a lack of knowledge about the latest vehicle technology. Researchers sought to determine driver views on the technology in their car, with a focus on safety for drivers and their passengers, […]

American lorry maker introduces ADAS as standard

The American lorry maker Nikola Corporation has announced a new partnership that means its vehicles will have a host of safety features, effectively turning the driver into a “pilot”. The company is working with safety technology provider Plus to deliver enhanced driver assistance features which it says is a differentiator of its premium driver experience. […]

TomTom wins Hyundai sat nav contract

Geolocation technology company TomTom has announced that its maps and real-time traffic data have been chosen by Hyundai Motor Group to support its entire vehicle lineup in Europe. All Hyundai and Kia customers in Europe will now get to use TomTom’s maps supporting their vehicles’ in-dash navigation and level-two automated driving features. Genesis, HMG’s premium […]

Tesla says autopilot requires “constant monitoring”

For many, the technology in Tesla’s Autopilot driver assistance solution is a major step towards driverless vehicles, but the carmaker is reminding people that’s not the case. Reuters reports that while the company is defending the safety benefits of its advanced driver assistance system Autopilot and its Full Self-Driving capability, it does say they require […]

Intel could be about to float Mobileye

It’s reported that Intel has filed for an initial public offering for its vehicle safety technology subsidiary Mobileye. Reuters says the corporation has “confidentially filed for an initial public offering in the United States on Monday, setting the stage for what is expected to be one of the biggest stock market flotations of the year”. […]

Ford trials automatic driver alerts for pedestrians and cyclists

Engineers at Ford’s Research and Engineering Centre in Essex are testing smart driver alert technology – in the form of visual displays and warning tones – to clearly convey the location of other road users or pedestrians. In addition, they are testing the use of intuitive sounds – such as footsteps, bicycle bells and the […]

Researchers highlight the value of ADAS to new drivers

It’s one of the ironies of the improvement in safety features in cars – the more expensive the car, the more features there are, which means the drivers who probably need them most, don’t have them. This is because younger drivers who by definition have the least experience, tend to own older vehicles. Therefore features […]

GM sues Ford over hands-free branding

General Motors is suing rival Ford over claims it’s violated a trademarked driver-assist technology that’s used for hands-free features. Bloomberg reports that GM says it’s taking action to protect the Cruise and Super-Cruise brands after Ford renamed its Co-Pilot360 automated driving system as “Blue Cruise”. The report says that GM says talks to resolve the […]

SWARCO in ADAS line-reading tests

Traffic technology company SWARCO has carried out a series of tests in Austria to understand how driver assistance systems read lines on the road. The company, which not only provides a range of ITS solutions but also is a leading innovator in road marking,  worked with ZKW Group to test driver assistance systems in the […]

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