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Self-Driving Cars means more safety and happiness for motorcyclist

The technology of self-driving cars promises to transform the automotive industry as we know it, but could also change the motorcycle industry, albeit in very different ways. According to Karl Viktor Schaller, head of development at BMW Motorrad, the motorcycle division of BMW, it’s all a matter of safety. When will the robots to control the steering wheel, deaths of motorcyclists on the road will diminish considerably, something that will not leave indifferent all those people who would like a bike but have always been too scared to buy one. “It would be a big improvement for motorcycle safety,” said Schaller, “which would ensure the expansion of the group of potential…

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Main challenges for self-driving car manufacturers

The initial goal of self-driving car manufacturers is clear. Reducing the rate of accidents and traffic jam. The sensor-based solutions, in fact, intervene where human error is more likely (very low speeds and very high speeds, that is to say in urban traffic and on long motorway stretches) and prevent based on data derived from the outside by means of video cameras , radar and other such tools. These systems, integrating with those connectivity-based (real-time communication between vehicle and vehicle, V2V, and between vehicle and infrastructure, V2I) positively revolutionize the security and road mobility in our congested cities by car, where the accident rate is reduced. Where’s the catch? According to…

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Self-Driving Cars – An updated market share analysis

Self-driving tecnology is able to revolutionize the automotive industry becoming a driver of growth in a market which is no longer just the preserve of the traditional car manufacturers, but also of players from the IT. In the self-driving arena we have now  Google Self-Driving Car (recently teamed with FCA), the chip maker Nvidia (Audi partners), but also the web giant Baidu (biggest Chinese search engine) that is conducting self-driving tests in China and California. Baidu strengthened their existing alliance with BMW. This looks a very smart move being the German giants celebrating their 100 years and focusing on accelerating the self-driving technology and try to not loose the market share…

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Self-driving Car comparison – Google vs Tesla

Unlike Tesla, which just presented to the world its “almost 100% self-driving car“, Google has not yet presented to the public their own cars, and definitely will not do it before 2019. Google is adopting a different strategy: Google is studying ways to make fully autonomous car, without requiring the pilot input. When Google began to deal with self-drivings (in 2010) the plan was to build similar auto-pilot systems to those of Tesla, which would have required so that the pilot intervene at the slightest problem. However, in 2013 by videos taken from internal cameras, Google realized that the drivers distracted almost immediately, playing with the internal display, looking at the…

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