Autonomous Vehicles

World News:  Tracker recovers stolen cars in record time
9th May 2007

World News: Tracker recovers stolen cars in record time

Tracker (UK) recovered a stolen BMW in the record-breaking time of eleven minutes. Tracker in South Africa, however, holds a record that may prove impossible to beat. The BMW...

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America News:  University computer scientist receives patent for automatic emergency and position indicator
7th May 2007

America News: University computer scientist receives patent for automatic emergency and position indicator

Leandra Vicci of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a patent for a device that contacts the emergency response service, reports its exact location and...

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Europe News:  BlueSky reduces cost and complexity of e-Call compliance
30th April 2007

Europe News: BlueSky reduces cost and complexity of e-Call compliance

BlueSky Positioning is set to help mobile operators meet new EU emergency call legislation without having to upgrade or replace the handsets of around 500 million mobile phone users....

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Europe News:  More Th>n launches GPS- based eco-insurance
23rd April 2007

Europe News: More Th>n launches GPS- based eco-insurance

More Th>n, the direct arm of Royal & SunAlliance (R&SA), has announced a telematics car insurance policy that uses GPS technology to help people drive in a greener way...

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World News:  Continental develops new pre-crash sensor
19th April 2007

World News: Continental develops new pre-crash sensor

Continental Automotive Systems has developed an optical sensor – the closing velocity sensor. The pre-crash system assists the driver in braking if there is the risk of a rear-end...

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Asia News:  Nissan to test ITS using cell-phones
18th April 2007

Asia News: Nissan to test ITS using cell-phones

Nissan Motor Co is developing an advanced Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) using cellular communications to help reduce accidents involving pedestrians. Nissan is also conducting research on pedestrian-related communication involving...

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America News: Plateau Wireless becomes E-911 compliant
16th April 2007

America News: Plateau Wireless becomes E-911 compliant

TruePosition has agreed to provide its wireless location system to Plateau Wireless, enabling the New Mexico-based wireless carrier to satisfy the Phase II requirements of the Federal Communication Commission’s...

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Europe News:  69% of UK drivers risk fines and penalty points
16th April 2007

Europe News: 69% of UK drivers risk fines and penalty points

According to a recent poll conducted by Motorpoint, 69% of UK drivers are still using hand-held phones, despite the increased penalties that became effective nearly two months ago. Under...

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World News: New event aims to save drivers’ lives and push up profits in the vehicle safety industry
12th April 2007

World News: New event aims to save drivers’ lives and push up profits in the vehicle safety industry

Since the introduction of air bags in the early 1950s, driver and passenger safety in cars and trucks has gone from strength to strength – but road accidents are...

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America News:  AIG Auto Insurance launches GPS-based teen driver program
10th April 2007

America News: AIG Auto Insurance launches GPS-based teen driver program

AIG Auto Insurance has teamed up with MobileTeenGPS to launch the AIG Teen GPS Program for auto insurance policyholders with teen drivers. The program, which will initially be piloted...

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America News:  Teletrac announces TBT automated nav system
4th April 2007

America News: Teletrac announces TBT automated nav system

Teletrac has announced the availability of the FleetDirector® Turn-By-Turn (TBT) vehicle routing and navigation system. The TBT software module provides speed-calibrated, real-time, turn-by-turn, verbal directions. As an integrated component...

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World News:  ADAS market to reach 63 million units by 2013
2nd April 2007

World News: ADAS market to reach 63 million units by 2013

Based on an extensive study into the various high technology advanced driver assistance systems, Strategy Analytics has released a new report – ADAS: Assessing Opportunities & Challenges. The report...

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