Yamaha Motor Company says the company’s humanoid riding robot – MotoBot – has moved into the second phase of its development, and that the current partnership in joint development with SRI International is set to continue.
Presentations on the MotoBot headed by Yamaha Motor and SRI representatives took place at the last month’s CES, the global consumer electronics and technology trade show being held in Las Vegas, where in recent years, fields such as autonomous driving and robotics have been featured.
In the less than distant future, your car may drive itself, but the infrastructure that communicates with your vehicle will require a staff of highly trained technicians.
The supply of talented technicians able to maintain and support the technology required for the autonomous transportation network will be critical for society to take advantage of the numerous safety, social, and economic benefits of this incredible technology.
A new 41 mile ‘living laboratory’ of UK roads will be used to test and develop next-generation connected and autonomous vehicle technologies
A fleet of 100 ‘smart’ connected and autonomous technology research vehicles, including Jaguar and Land Rover models, will test new systems that enable cars to talk with each other
Car-to-car communication and ‘Over the Horizon’ warnings will make driving safer, improve journey times and prevent traffic jams
Car-to-car communication will allow cars to warn others vehicles. Ambulances, Fire and Police vehicles can alert drivers that they are approaching
Jaguar and Land Rover is investing in a 41 mile ‘living laboratory’ project on UK roads to develop new Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) technologies. The new CAV test corridor, which includes 41 miles of roads around Coventry and Solihull, will be used to evaluate new systems in real-world driving conditions.
The £5.5m ‘UK-CITE’ (UK Connected Intelligent Transport Environment) project will create the first test route capable of testing both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure systems on public roads in the UK. New roadside communications equipment will be installed along the route during the three year project to enable the testing of a fleet of up to 100 connected and highly automated cars, including five Jaguar Land Rover research vehicles. Continue reading Jaguar Land Rover to road test future technology on UK’s first ‘connected corridor’
Ground-breaking research will help programme future autonomous cars to have driver-like reactions
Drivers more likely to trust autonomous cars if they don’t drive like robots
The project will help develop future insurance policies for automated vehicles
Jaguar Land Rover is investing in a multi-million-pound research project that will help future autonomous vehicles drive naturally like human drivers, rather than like robots.
A fleet of Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles will be driven daily by employees of the London Borough of Greenwich, to establish how a range of different drivers react to real-world driving situations, including heavy traffic, busy junctions, road works and bad weather.
The British government has made its first moves to support the development of the next generation of autonomous vehicles, awarding eight new projects a total of £20 million from its £100 million Intelligent Mobility Fund.
The government said the awards are intended to help fund research and development of “enhanced communication between vehicles and roadside infrastructure or urban information systems”, including what it calls new “talking car technologies”.
Brings to mind Kitt, the car nominally driven by David Hasselhoff in the 1980s classic television series, Knight Rider. Kitt – short for Knight Industries Two Thousand – was, of course, a fully autonomous car which could also talk. Continue reading UK hits the road with autonomous vehicles