How to Fix Tesla Autopilot

Source: EETimes  – May 22nd, 2018   The National Transportation Safety Board’s widely anticipated preliminary report on the crash of a 2017 Tesla Model X on March 23in California is out. The review of the Mountain View accident remains “preliminary” and the NTSB offers neither a probable cause nor any recommended fixes. The play-by-play chronology leading up to…

Report: Software bug led to death in Uber’s self-driving crash

Source: AraTechnica  – May 8th, 2018   The fatal crash that killed pedestrian Elaine Herzberg in Tempe, Arizona, in March occurred because of a software bug in Uber’s self-driving car technology, The Information’s Amir Efrati reported on Monday. According to two anonymous sources who talked to Efrati, Uber’s sensors did, in fact, detect Herzberg as she crossed the…

Driver Monitoring: ‘Shut Up, Mom, I See It!’

Source: EETimes  – April 30th, 2018   Ever since last fall, when Euro NCAP, a voluntary vehicle safety rating system, made the Driver Monitoring System (DMS) a primary safety standard by 2020 in Euro NCAP’s Roadmap, car OEM and Tier Ones have been scrambling, according to EE Times’s sources.There is no mandate for OEMs to have their cars…

Brembo: Electrified Performance Brakes Will Be a Thing Soon

Source: CarAndDriver  – April 30th, 2018   C/D: Will we see electrification in the braking system? Canavotto: Electrified braking systems will become a strong trend over the next decade. Brake-by-wire systems really give us and carmakers flexibility with tuning. We have used them in Formula 1 for years. In future cars, they can be tailored to the driver…