Autonomous off-highway vehicles are a growing presence around the globe, from Norwegian mines to Brazilian sugar cane fields, and while limited access sites foster more controllable environments, rough and tumble usage raises a host of other challenges.
While the trend of autonomous driving is also catching on in off-highway vehicles, the use cases are very different compared to on-road vehicles where the main purpose is to move from Point A to Point B on their own with help of onboard sensors and systems.
Navigant says that plug-in electric vehicle sales last year doubled in North America, and sales in Europe and China increased 39% and 77%, respectively. And by 2030, annual PEV sales are estimated to be between 15% and 32% of the global light-duty vehicle market.
Traditional OEMs face a challenge in the coming years as new competitors and fresh approaches to personal transportation appear. Daimler and Volvo are two of the old-guard leaders preparing for the new battle. According to recent interviews, full assaults on the IT (information technology) and safety fronts are just two of the highlighted strategies being deployed.
Better sensing technology, both on and off vehicle, is a must for safer, smoother, and more convenient systems for advanced driver assistance and greater levels of automation. Here is our curated roundup of the latest and greatest news from the CES 2020 show in Las Vegas.
The companies building tomorrow’s autonomous vehicle sensors are looking to go beyond current radar and camera limitations to identify obstacles and eliminate car crashes, greatly improving the safety of automated driving systems.
Battery electric vehicles could be on the fast track to reach an installed base of over 100 million by 2029, but much of the growth in electrification hinges on battery technology as well as educated and willing consumers.
The electrification of automotive powertrains has accelerated as the world's automakers come to the realization that traditional ICE (internal combustion engine) vehicles can no longer keep pace with stringent global emissions requirements, especially those in Europe.
Recent industry developments are looking to save lives, reduce injuries, and spread mobility equitably, but education—of developers and consumers—is one important element to AV technology development and adoption.
This year kicked off where 2018 finished when a huge number of developments were announced in autonomous and connected vehicles. The biggest platform for these reveals, demonstrations, and announcements was the CES 2019 Show in Las Vegas, which saw an unprecedented amount of automotive applications being showcased and a glimpse given to a world that is fast becoming a reality.
The twin technologies of big data and machine technology will have to work together in order to propel autonomous vehicle development forward, and industry players from automakers to chipmakers are gearing up for a long and winding road.
September 10, 2020
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have become vital tools for the production of next-generation automated vehicles, particularly because of the need to recognize and react to the nearly infinite number of scenarios encountered on real-world roads.