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Bosch and Daimler will launch unmanned shuttles in California

Bosch and Daimler will launch unmanned shuttles in California

Leonid Popov

1 day ago. Photo: Daimler

Bosch is involved in this project, a mechatronics and software, and there is a known Nvidia partner responsible for the chips and software to artificial intelligence algorithms.

Recently, Daimler announced that it will be the first international manufacturer, who will lead the experimental drones of the fourth level on the streets of Beijing. And now daimlerbenz told about an even more ambitious project: in conjunction with Bosch, they intend to organize the Autonomous Shuttle service (levels four and five, that is, the maximum) on a few selected roads in California, particularly in San Francisco and Silicon valley.

Bosch and Daimler will launch unmanned shuttles in California

The drones will receive a combination of cameras, radars, ultrasonic sensors and lidar. By the way, to debug as iron, and software company Daimler recently took on the road in different countries of the prototypes, which are mostly led drivers. However, in this automatic collecting gigabytes of data about the environment.

Decision-making in UAVs will answer a set of multiple control units with a total capacity of hundreds of trillions of operations per second. The authors emphasize that in the first place for their safety. It should provide a “redundant architecture”, and parallel computing.

Bosch and Daimler will launch unmanned shuttles in California

To manage the separation of Daimler Mobility Services. The experiment, apparently, will begin with the vans V-class, however, worked out for them technology can be extended to other models, capable of becoming Autonomous minibuses and taxis.

In addition to checking the actual Autonomous cars in real traffic with ordinary passengers partners want to debug a tight integration between all services mobility on demand, owned by Daimler, namely networking Mytaxi, Car2Go and Moovel. It is assumed that people will use different modes of transport, including Autonomous cars.

Bosch and Daimler will launch unmanned shuttles in California

In the future, California is seen as the Daimler oasis Autonomous vehicle.

Bosch and Daimler will launch unmanned shuttles in California

Leonid Popov

1 day ago. Photo: Daimler

Bosch is involved in this project, a mechatronics and software, and there is a known Nvidia partner responsible for the chips and software to artificial intelligence algorithms.

Recently, Daimler announced that it will be the first international manufacturer, who will lead the experimental drones of the fourth level on the streets of Beijing. And now daimlerbenz told about an even more ambitious project: in conjunction with Bosch, they intend to organize the Autonomous Shuttle service (levels four and five, that is, the maximum) on a few selected roads in California, particularly in San Francisco and Silicon valley.

Bosch and Daimler will launch unmanned shuttles in California

The drones will receive a combination of cameras, radars, ultrasonic sensors and lidar. By the way, to debug as iron, and software company Daimler recently took on the road in different countries of the prototypes, which are mostly led drivers. However, in this automatic collecting gigabytes of data about the environment.

Decision-making in UAVs will answer a set of multiple control units with a total capacity of hundreds of trillions of operations per second. The authors emphasize that in the first place for their safety. It should provide a “redundant architecture”, and parallel computing.

Bosch and Daimler will launch unmanned shuttles in California

To manage the separation of Daimler Mobility Services. The experiment, apparently, will begin with the vans V-class, however, worked out for them technology can be extended to other models, capable of becoming Autonomous minibuses and taxis.

In addition to checking the actual Autonomous cars in real traffic with ordinary passengers partners want to debug a tight integration between all services mobility on demand, owned by Daimler, namely networking Mytaxi, Car2Go and Moovel. It is assumed that people will use different modes of transport, including Autonomous cars.

Bosch and Daimler will launch unmanned shuttles in California

In the future, California is seen as the Daimler oasis Autonomous vehicle.

In the end, all efforts will be a special program that is able to choose the best option travel. All the planning, of course, will be done from your smartphone. This should be implemented the principle of “the car arrives to the client” not “client car”, as now occurs in conventional networks of car sharing. Unmanned service Daimler in California will be put into trial production in the second half of 2019.

Tesla technical support rushes to the rescue! And asleep …

Tesla technical support rushes to the rescue! And asleep ...

Electric vehicles Tesla, as is known, have the function of an autopilot, but the manufacturer calls it auxiliary, that is, although the car can drive independently, the driver is obliged to monitor the road and, if necessary, immediately take control of himself. Alas, some clients neglect this rule and on trips completely trust their life with artificial intelligence – they are engaged in driving affairs, for example watching movies or even sleeping. Dormant tax conductors have been seen on the roads more than once – “At the wheel” he told about one such case in 2016. But on June 4 near the city of Fremont, California, on a freeway was seen a sleeping employee of Tesla Mobile Service! Serviceman activated the autopilot of the service Tesla Model S and dozing off. In a short clip, shot by eyewitnesses, you can see a laptop standing between the front seats – perhaps the driver decided to watch the movie on the road, but the story turned out to be boring and put the viewer to sleep.

Tesla technical support rushes to the rescue! And asleep ...

Electric vehicles Tesla, as is known, have the function of an autopilot, but the manufacturer calls it auxiliary, that is, although the car can drive independently, the driver is obliged to monitor the road and, if necessary, immediately take control of himself. Alas, some clients neglect this rule and on trips completely trust their life with artificial intelligence – they are engaged in driving affairs, for example watching movies or even sleeping. Dormant tax conductors have been seen on the roads more than once – “At the wheel” he told about one such case in 2016. But on June 4 near the city of Fremont, California, on a freeway was seen a sleeping employee of Tesla Mobile Service! Serviceman activated the autopilot of the service Tesla Model S and dozing off. In a short clip, shot by eyewitnesses, you can see a laptop standing between the front seats – perhaps the driver decided to watch the movie on the road, but the story turned out to be boring and put the viewer to sleep.

In the company Tesla said that they began an official check for a carefree employee. He, obviously, will be punished, unless suddenly it turns out that he disconnected due to poor health.

By the way, Tesla Mobile Service outgoing vehicles solve 80% of tasks for servicing Tesla’s customer electric vehicles in the US, direct visits to the service center are very rarely required, usually after an accident or the occurrence of any contingencies.

  • In 2016, a deadly road accident involving a Tesla electric vehicle Model S, moving in autopilot mode and flying under the truck. At the wheel of the car was its owner Joshua Brown, who did not follow the road.
  • In March of this year, Uber’s UAV drone to death to knock down a crossed road cyclist. Seated at the wheel of the car operator was carried away by the smartphone and did not look at the road, and the automatics failed and did not use the brakes.
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    In Austria launched production of the new Mercedes-Benz G-Class

    In Austria launched production of the new Mercedes-Benz G-Class

    "Mercedes" started to collect the new “Gaelic”, in parallel and releasing the old.

    A new era to come for the iconic Mercedes-Benz G-Class new generation has launched into serial production. Since 1979 and to this day the G-Class is assembled at the Magna Steyr facilities in Graz, Austria. It is known that some employees work in the company in 1979. It is curious that simultaneously with the new Gelandewagen there will continue "stamp" and W 461.

    “The new G-class has experienced the greatest transformation in its 39-year history,” said Gunnar Huenke, head of group off-road products Mercedes-Benz. — The primary task in creating a new G-class was to improve its off-road capabilities. In production we continue to trust our experienced partner, Magna Steyr”.

    To be honest, it is difficult to find differences between new generation and old. This is still high, “the square” car. Even in the salon in the whole visible succession.

    The new G-class in the United States initially will be offered as a modification of the G550 with a 4.0-liter biturbo V8, which is 422 horsepower. Power is transmitted to the wheels via a new devyatikonechnoy automatic transmission. Gaining “hundreds” of SUV in just 4.5 seconds.

    Let’s say that since 1979 has collected more than 300,000 copies of G-Class. he looked at the plant. Sales have steadily increased since 2009. In 2012 G-Class has set a record for copies sold machines. Only last year sold 22 000 of “Gelika”.

    COMPARED: Ford Freestyle vs Hyundai i20 Active vs Honda WR-V

    Ford India launched its Freestyle CUV (Compact Utility Vehicle) on April 26th. The Freestyle is based on the Figo facelift and looks more rugged and even a tad more premium than its hatchback sibling. The Ford Freestyle takes on vehicles like the Hyundai i20 Active and Honda WR-V. Our Ford Freestyle vs Hyundai i20 Active vs Honda WR-V comparison here should help you choose between the three.

    COMPARED: Ford Freestyle vs Hyundai i20 Active vs Honda WR-V

    Ford Freestyle vs Hyundai i20 Active vs Honda WR-V – Price

    Ford Freestyle Prices 

    • Petrol – Rs 5.09 – 6.94 lakh
  • Diesel – Rs 6.09 – 7.89 lakh
  • Hyundai i20 Active Prices 

    • Petrol – Rs 7.04 – 8.70 lakh
  • Diesel – Rs 8.10 – 10.11 lakh
  • Honda WR-V Prices 

    • Petrol – Rs 7.86 – 9.09 lakh
  • Diesel – Rs 8.09 -10.00 lakh
  • As can be seen above, the new Ford Freestyle has a great advantage over both competitors in terms of pricing. A quick look at the prices reveals that the top-end diesel variant of the Freestyle costs Rs 7.89 lakh, which is cheaper than the base model of the diesel-powered i20 Active. Also, it’s a full Rs 20,000 cheaper than the base model of the diesel-powered Honda WR-V.

    In a similar fashion, the fully-loaded petrol model of the Ford Freestyle is slightly cheaper than the base petrol model of the i20 Active. It’s also Rs 92,000 cheaper than the base model of the petrol-powered Honda WR-V. It’s very clear that the latest Ford car in India has been priced really very competitively. It ends up being significantly cheaper than its rivals. You can buy a fully-loaded Freestyle for less than what the base models of the i20 Active and WR-V command. This makes the new car an amazing value-for-money buy.

    COMPARED: Ford Freestyle vs Hyundai i20 Active vs Honda WR-V

    Ford Freestyle Vs Hyundai I20 Active Vs Honda WR-V Specifications

    Ford Freestyle Specs 

    • Petrol – 1.2-litre, 97 PS – 120 Nm
  • Diesel – 1.5-litre, 100 PS – 215 Nm
  • Hyundai i20 Active Specs 

    • Petrol – 1.2-litre, 83 PS – 115 Nm
  • Diesel – 1.4-litre, 90 PS – 220 Nm
  • Honda WR-V Prices 

    • Petrol – 1.2-litre, 90 PS – 110 Nm
  • Diesel – 1.5-litre, 100 PS – 200 Nm
  • The Ford Freestyle enjoys a slight edge in terms of performance. The new car is available with two engine options – a 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine that churns out a maximum power of 100 PS and a new 1.2-litre petrol engine from the company’s Dragon series of motors that offers 97 PS. Both the motors come mated to a five-speed manual transmission.

    The i20 Active gets a 1.2-litre petrol engine that outputs 83 PS and a 1.4-litre diesel engine that offers 90 PS. Hence, it has a clear disadvantage when compared to the Freestyle. The Honda WR-V’s 1.2-litre petrol engine outputs 90 PS. Its 1.5-litre diesel engine offers 100 PS. While the difference in power is only marginal, the Freestyle enjoys some advantage over its rivals at least on paper.

    COMPARED: Ford Freestyle vs Hyundai i20 Active vs Honda WR-V

    Ford Freestyle vs Hyundai i20 Active vs Honda WR-V – Ground Clearance

    Ford Freestyle Ground Clearance

    Hyundai i20 Active Ground Clearance 

    Honda WR-V Ground Clearance 

    Among the strongest USPs of these pseudo-SUVs is their high ground clearance. The increased ground clearance helps these cars easily tackle rough roads. In terms of ground clearance, all three cars here are equally matched.

    COMPARED: Ford Freestyle vs Hyundai i20 Active vs Honda WR-V

    Ford Freestyle Vs Hyundai I20 Active Vs Honda WR-V Design

    While none of these three cars looks anywhere as rugged as a typical SUV, they carry enough styling updates to justify the crossover tag. The Freestyle, like we said, is based on the Figo. However, it carries enough updates to look significantly bolder than its donor hatchback. The plastic cladding and the bolder stance from the increased ground clearance help this car look more masculine.

    The Honda WR-V is based on the Jazz and hence, looks a lot like the B2-segment hatchback. However, Honda seems to have gone the extra mile to give this car its own unique identity. The styling revisions it carries, give it a SUVish stance and a more muscular look than the Jazz. The Hyundai i20 Active too gets a similar treatment. Basically, all three cars come with bits like plastic cladding, roof rails and higher ground clearance that lend them a SUVish look.

    As shown by our Ford Freestyle vs Hyundai i20 Active vs Honda WR-V comparison here, the Freestyle holds a clear edge over the i20 Active and the WR-V in most aspects. Hence, don’t be surprised to see it eating into the sales of the older hatchback-based crossovers.

    Volkswagen GTI drag race: Polo v Golf – video

    Volkswagen GTI drag race: Polo v Golf – video

    New Polo GTI takes on the Golf GTI

    How do you prove one car is faster than another? You drag race them – duh!

    The new Volkswagen Polo GTI isn’t far off its Golf GTI stablemate these days in terms of power, but how does that translate in straight-line speed?

    In this video, Car Mania aims to answer that question. The Polo GTI is smaller and lighter, though the Golf GTI has more grunt.

    Power in both cars come from a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, making 147kW and 320Nm in the Polo GTI while the Golf GTI’s unit makes a slightly meatier 169kW and 350Nm.

    Claimed 0-100km/h times are 6.7 seconds for the Polo and 6.2 seconds for the Golf – as you can see, the gap between the two hot hatches has narrowed in recent years.

    We won’t keep you any longer. Have a watch of the video above to see which Volkswagen GTI hatchback is the quickest!

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    Toyota Supra confirmed to get BMW engine by R&D Vice President

    By now, it’s pretty common knowledge among car enthusiasts that BMW and Toyota have been working together on a sports car chassis. That common chassis will underpin two new sports cars, the BMW Z4 and the Toyota Supra. There’s been a lot of speculation as to how much both cars will share. We know that they will share the same basic chassis but that tuning will be vastly different, so the Supra and Z4 will drive differently. We also know that they will share technology, as spy photos have been released of the Supra’s interior showing of iDrive tech from BMW. Now, though, there’s confirmation that the two cars will also share an engine.

    While that seems a bit obvious, there were a few rumors that Toyota would be using its own twin-turbocharged V6 engine, rather than a BMW inline-six. However, it turns out that the Supra will be Bavarian-powered after all.

    Toyota Supra confirmed to get BMW engine by R&D Vice President

    According to Toyota’s Vice President of Research & Development, Gerald Killman, who recently spoke with AutoRAI, “The platform is the same. The same applies to the powertrain.” It’s rumored that the Supra will share BMW’s B58 3.0 liter turbocharged inline-six, which is good news, as that’s one of the best six-cylinder engines on the planet. Also, the Supra has a rich tradition of using high-revving straight-six engines, so this engine fits the Supra well, despite being made by BMW.

    Killman also said that the two will drive quite differently, despite sharing so much. “The styling is of course completely different and also the adjustment of the chassis will be very different.” he said So don’t expect a Toyota GT86/Subaru BRZ-type situation, where both cars are basically identical, save for badges and interiors.

    Killman also says that the Toyota Supra will be an expensive car, something more performance-oriented than anything else Toyota makes. “It will not be a cheap car. There will be a clear difference between the GT86 and Supra. The GT86 remains the affordable sports car, the Supra becomes the performance model.”

    Toyota Supra confirmed to get BMW engine by R&D Vice President

    We don’t know if the Supra will be more or less expensive than the BMW Z4 but it’s certainly going to be a premium model, rather than a budget offering. So don’t expect it to be a poor-man’s Z4. It’s going to be a proper sports car and we can’t wait to drive it.

    [Source: The Torque Report]