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 […]

Mobileye considers taking lidar production in-house

The Intel-owned ADAS innovator Mobileye is considering making its own lidar sensors for self driving cars, as it explains its business plans to 2025. Amnon Shashua (pictured), CEO of Mobileye and an Intel senior vice president, told Reuters that Mobileye’s first generation of full self-driving kits – which will include lidar units from supplier Luminar […]

Van makers urged to fit better safety technology

The organisation overseeing the safety of vehicles in Europe is urging van manufacturers to fit more lifesaving collision avoidance technology to their vehicles as standard after tests for a new Commercial Van Safety Rating revealed what it calls “alarming results”. Euro NCAP, working with Thatcham Research, found that out of 19 vans tested – representing […]

Mercedes comes out top in world-first assisted driving league table

The auto safety research company Thatcham has published a list assessing the relative merits of different cars’ assisted driving technology, with the Mercedes GLE the overall highest scorer. Working with Euro NCAP, Thatcham has graded vehicles based on their vehicle assistance technology, such as speed and steering assistance and adaptive cruised control, as well as […]

HERE trumpets ADAS app

Mapping technology company HERE Technologies has developed a smartphone app that turns a phone into an in-car advanced driver assistance system. The Live Sense SDK uses the phone’s forward-facing camera to detect and point out everyday hazards such as other vehicles braking ahead, pedestrians and cyclists in close proximity, dangerous weather conditions, roadworks, speed limits, […]

Nissan adds multiple ADAS features to mid-range vehicle

In the late 90s car companies advertising in the UK were keen to promote air conditioning in their vehicles as a new standard – beforehand it’d been the preserve of only top-of-the-range vehicles. Now the same could be happening to automatic driver assistance systems. The £15,000 Nissan Sentra is offering a range of driver aids […]

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