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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.

The company McLaren will build a second production center

The company McLaren will build a second production center

Leonid Popov, 3 hours ago. Photo: McLaren

The success of the brand, of course, are the models of Sports Series (coupe and spider 570S, for the first time 570GT and 540C). Together they found in 2017 2119 buyers.

The firm of McLaren Automotive, McLaren replaced the predecessor Cars in 2010, can not be called a major manufacturer. And yet, since entering the market in 2011, her first child, the MP4-12C coupe, the sales of the brand grew steadily. In 2011 were sold just 400 cars in 2012 and 1200 in 2013-m — 1395, in 2014-m — 1649, in 2015-m — 1654, in 2016 — 3286, and last year — 3340 machines. Surprisingly, with this growth still coped in the only production center of the company in his native Woking. In the McLaren decided to take geography outside of Surrey in the town of Rotherham, South Yorkshire, near Sheffield.

Today, may 31, representatives of the company received the symbolic keys to a large industrial building constructed in Rotherham Harworth contractor Group.

In Rotherham will be placed McLaren Composites Technology Centre (MCTC) is a production facility for serial production of CFRP monokoko, the basis for all modern McLaren. On the establishment of MCTC, the firm has allocated 50 million pounds. The complex is very useful in further increasing production (by the way, the first months of 2018 optimistic). Shown in the title photo of the Roadster 570S Spider colors Blue Curacao just a few days ago became the fifteen-thousand car from the company McLaren Automotive. This bar has been passed in seven years — since the beginning of serial production of modern models of the brand.

The company McLaren will build a second production center

Low weight has always been one of the highlights of McLaren, and it is not surprising that in this area it was decided to make the next step forward.

It will also improve the technology of CFRP. Nearby is a research centre leading industries of the University of Sheffield, which has already sent 45 maclarenbaby to work together. In the coming months in MCTC will host the installation of large press and other equipment, and in 2019 he will come into operation. Then the number of employees and production center will reach two hundred. Hence monocoque will be let in Woking for the final Assembly of machines.

Test drive Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

His first in eight years the brand new crossover was brought to Russia Mitsubishi Motors. At Eclipse Cross unusually bright for brand design, all-wheel drive and a bunch of options. What are the chances of a crossover with the borrowed from the coupe name to gain a foothold in one of the fastest growing segments of the market, on the roads around Sochi versed correspondent “Газеты.Ru”.

Almost 30 years ago in North America started selling Mitsubishi Eclipse coupe. Model four generations have lived, in the beginning appeared in the first two parts of the epic “fast and furious” and the first popular computer game about the aesthetics of street racing — Need For Speed: Underground.

Test drive Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

The product of the Japanese brand to Japan relationship is not particularly I have made it in Illinois, together with the Chrysler platform, and the right-hand homeland did not deliver. And was named in honor of the undefeated English racehorse, not natural phenomena.

With the new Eclipse Cross all different: despite the nostalgic name, it is made in Japan and in the brochures has pictures with a solar Eclipse.

And if a couple of decades ago it was a Dogdore, now — no less presentable crossover from the now fashionable category of four-door compartment (lift up the waist line to the back and ready). It looks really nice, although when you look at the back and is split horizontally glass remember the Honda Civic hatchback.

Test drive Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

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And become the feature of the brand X-shaped chrome on the front bumper unobtrusively remind the new Lada design.

What else how years ago lamented in conversations with “Газетой.Ru” the chief designer of the Russian brand Steve Mattin. Although later experts agreed that the copyright on the use of x’s in the design are unlikely to be available.

The most important thing in the appearance of the new items that from the moment of the presentation of the Mitsubishi ASX in 2010, Eclipse is the first of a new crossover brand, as the first car for the less pragmatic of the audience. For young and active users, deprived of a thrust to the utilitarian as to travel to the country and fishing.

Test drive Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

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The model number is Eclipse Cross between ASX and Outlander.

Sent for a test drive cars to Russia tested in Sochi. We got the Ultimate supercomplete, which is about all the way up to the panoramic roof and the hatch. To open the hatch failed on a scenic mountain serpentine around deserted after the winter Olympic facilities. There did experience and handling of the new crossover. In short — the cart from Japanese engineers turned out good.

Test drive Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

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The car is cornering with minimal roll. In this too active driving technique is better left for other classes, as the seat is simply not enough lateral support.

Although in General in the cabin to sit nice: for standard seats are comfortable, and headroom in the front enough even very tall drivers and passengers. Companions in the back also won’t scream excitedly: “are we there yet?”, — on the second row is also comfortable and enough space.

Cargo characteristics of the “Japanese” with the class. Simply put, they are quite modest: 310 l and 1060 litres of space with the rear seats folded. But under the raised floor — full size spare wheel. The rear seat is in the ratio of 40/60, moves and bends when moved away seats for them and formed a niche for itself, but it is located far below the floor of the Luggage compartment. A good glove box, organizer between the front seats and pockets in the doors — in stock.

Test drive Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

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With ergonomics everything is more or less in order: controls functionality are in their usual places, reach anywhere. Control a media hub so all duplicated. So, besides the usual “poking” on the Central display you can use the touch joystick under the right hand around the control stick automatic transmission. The system seems to be not too clear — the smartphone was able to connect immediately, and the sound settings was not the first approach.

Features: in a fairly expensive car stand out for their chopped plastic forms of heated seat buttons, they obviously came from other cars of the brand.

It is possible to speculate about the peculiarities of the adaptive cruise control. Crossover obediently moves in the flow ahead of the vehicle, but stops brusquely, and the collision avoidance systems to trust while I don’t want — especially when someone’s poop already 10 meters, and the alarming warning beeping is not heard, not to mention the fact emergency braking. However, this is not going smoothly.

Of the really useful options — a retractable display with a projection speed and hold function of the car when you stop (in the people — autohold).

What else exactly should be commended Eclipse Cross, the suspension (front — McPherson, rear memorycache) — the machine is not only firmly standing on the highway, but gives to accelerate on gravel, and the city of the pit is not a hindrance. All excellent and sound insulation: the motor and CVT do not howl, and the stones hit the inner part of the arches with a barely perceptible whisper.

The engine in the Russian line of single — turbocharged 150-horsepower engine capacity of 150 h. p. — it comes with either a 6-speed manual transmission or a CVT Jatco.

Both modifications do not Shine hurricane dispersal (11.1 and 11.4 seconds to 100 km/h), but the overall capacity is sufficient. As for overtaking on the highway and light off-road. During the test drive on the roads around Sochi managed to find a few places where the mountain path led somewhere upstairs, and the road with every meter was getting worse.

Stopped and a new crossover not due to the low clearance (183 mm), and the other prosaic reason — road protector rubber huddled mess of wet clay and sand.

Although the moment of 250 Nm enough to surely creep into a serious slide, to overestimate off-road capabilities of a city, by definition, machine is not worth it. Reason for Mitsubishi in the description of the local system of full drive S-AWC Lancer Evolution recall, and not some Pajero. More importantly, remember that a more serious technique is necessary and when scrolling through the price list. Prices for a compact crossover the Japanese Assembly will start with a tolerance level of 1 399 000 rubles, but for the money give monoprovodu the car on “mechanics”. Version with the CVT — 1 633 000.

Test drive Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

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A popular combination of AWD and CVT becomes available when approaching and crossing the psychological mark of — 1 963 000 roubles in picking Instyle to 2 163 000 rubles in the Ultimate.

In General we can say that the new crossover look nice and fresh, well managed, relatively cheap motor eats 92-octane gasoline, and the suspension allows you to travel in comfort. But competitors in the niche of serious and good at stuff, too. The Japanese hope that the car will start to collect in Russia at the facilities in Kaluga — then it is possible that the selling prices will allow them to reduce the head office, then it will be a very different conversation.

Seven Favorites from the Nissan Heritage Collection

Hidden below the brick-lined floor of the Lane Motor Museum in Nashville, a fleet of the world’s strangest automotive obscura wait in a sprawling basement. Continue walking between the rows of dusty Renault 5s, Citroen BTX4s, and Saab rally cars, and you’ll encounter an inconspicuous garage door flush against the far back wall of the catacomb. It’s in this hidden white-walled garage where Nissan keeps its heritage collection—more specifically, the U.S.A collection, reserved for vehicles that were originally sold in the States or raced by American drivers. We recently visited this collection, and picked eight of our favorite cars.

1984 Newman/Sharp Trans Am 300ZX

Gotcha! This isn’t the real Newman/Sharp 300ZX that ran during the 1984 and 1985 showroom stock series. This is a special demonstration model built for promotion, presumably rotated amongst prominent dealers, auto shows, and corporate functions.

Seven Favorites from the Nissan Heritage Collection

1999 Nissan Z Concept

For longtime Z enthusiasts, the late 90s and early 2000s were full of heartache. After the 300ZX left our shores in 1996, we watched from afar as Japan enjoyed the smooth coupe uninterrupted until its discontinuation in 2001. Halfway through this six-year drought, Nissan unveiled the all-new Z Concept in 1999, highlighting what the future of Nissan’s sports car could look like. Gone was the powerful V-6, turbocharged or otherwise, supplanted for a 2.4-liter four-cylinder. The orange concept mashed the Z32’s soap-smooth styling with classic styling features from the 240Z, incorporating slightly scalloped headlights and a long hood. It proved controversial, and three years later, the well-received 350Z filled the void. Now, the Z Concept remains a forgotten footnote in Nissan’s history, spending the rest of its days hidden from public view.

Seven Favorites from the Nissan Heritage Collection

1978 Datsun B210 GX

Landing on U.S. shores on the heels of the 1973 oil crisis, the lightweight, efficient, and affordable B210 proved quite popular with consumers who were looking to escape the two-ton gas-guzzling albatross from major American automakers. When equipped with the 1.4-liter four cylinder and the five-speed manual, the B210 was rated at an impressive 50 highway mpg.

Seven Favorites from the Nissan Heritage Collection

1968 Nissan Patrol

Remember, this collection is comprised of only models sold on U.S. soil, so don’t go looking for and JDM weirdoes among the rows of pristine Infinitis and Zs. Because of this, the Patrol left us confused. Despite the droves of Toyota FJ40 Land Cruisers that populate car shows, we’ve yet to see a single Patrol in the wild. This bright blue example is bone stock, and reportedly “drives more like a truck than an actual truck.” We’re big fans.

Seven Favorites from the Nissan Heritage Collection

Seven Favorites from the Nissan Heritage Collection

1961 Datsun Fairlady 1200

Nashville was rainy when we visited, but this maroon Fairlady roadster reminiscing back to when we drove this exact car in sunny California. With 59 hp and 67 lb-ft of torque from the 1.2-liter four-cylinder, it wasn’t the quickest car, but it made up for the lack of motivation with oodles of charm. Good luck finding one, though—only 217 SPL212 were produced.

Seven Favorites from the Nissan Heritage Collection

Seven Favorites from the Nissan Heritage Collection

A Pair of Nissan Hardbody Pickups

The collection of Zs were great fun, but a large portion of the garage was filled with low-mileage trucks. Nissan has a long history with the pickup truck market, and it was fun to see an abridged evolution of its truck lineage, ending with a pair of mint-condition D21s. These trusty haulers are affectionately known in the States as the Hardbody, so-named for its  rugged construction and double-walled bed. Few D21s have escaped wear and tear from over two decades of hard work and off-road excursions, so peeking inside these wrapper-fresh examples was almost eerie.

Seven Favorites from the Nissan Heritage Collection

Nissan R35 GT-R

Settle down, fanboys—here’s the lone GT-R in the collection. It’s not special at a surface level, but once you stick your head through the window, you’ll notice the steering wheel, is on the wrong side. This was the first Nissan GT-R shown in the U.S., currently serving as the only right-hand-drive GT-R in the country—legally, at least.

Upcoming Chevrolet Blazer Spied On The Road And Showing Interior

It doesn’t appear the new Blazer will be built for the trail.

The Chevrolet Blazer is back… well, sort of. As Ford readies not one but two off-road focused SUVs, and Jeep finds success with its relatively new JL Wrangler, Chevy is reading for the return of its iconic Blazer. The nameplate hasn’t been on the market since 2005, but new spy photos suggest the SUV will be back on the road in just a few months.

Captured testing just outside of GM’s Milford Proving Grounds in Michigan, the prototype is wearing plenty of camouflage to hide its final design — but there are a few unique elements to point out. For one, this new Blazer ditches many of the boxy cues found on the outgoing model in place of a more traditional look. You might not be able to tell it and the Equinox apart if they were both covered up.

Upcoming Chevrolet Blazer Spied On The Road And Showing Interior

The prototype also has a pretty standard ride height, which may suggest that it won’t be capable of conquering some of the same terrains as its Ford and Jeep counterparts — at least not in this trim. The Blazer will ride on the new Chi crossover platform, which will also underpin vehicles like the second-gen GMC Acadia, and the new Cadillac XT5. It will likely also only have two rows.

The taillights, grille, and portions of the interior appear to be production ready. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to distinguish most of those features because of the heavy camo, not inside and out.

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Power is expected to come from two engines, an entry-level 2.5-liter inline-four, and a more powerful 3.6-liter V6, paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission. The new Blazer will compete directly with crossovers like the Ford Edge, Nissan Murano, and others in that segment. Expect to see it before the end of the year, most likely at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

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Chevrolet Blazer Spy Photos

Upcoming Chevrolet Blazer Spied On The Road And Showing Interior