Major US e-hailing ride service provider Lyft has recently received permission to test self-driving cars in California. It gives Lyft an edge among its competitors who also provide self-driving services to the target customers.
Lyft’s permit appeared recently on the California Department of Motor Vehicles’ list of permit holders giving an indication that the e-hailing ride service provider was soon coming up with its first test robot taxis. Lyft has not given any clear indication of whether it will test the vehicles with its own patented software and hardware entourage, or whether it will seek technological help from some of its partners like Ford, General Motors, Waymo, autonomy, Drive.ai, and so on, with whom it has teamed up before.
Lyft has decided to obtain a license ahead of time to step into the self-driving vehicle market. Some major automakers and companies including Apple Inc, Samsung Electronics, Tesla Inc, Volkswagen, Ford and others have also applied for the permit.
After registering with the DMV, Lyft will now have to provide specific information about its activities including an annual disengagement report regarding the number of instances, if any, when the human drivers had to manually control the vehicles
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Nauto, a leading US based transportation technology company has introduced an anti-distraction system named ‘Prevent’ that keeps tabs on commercial drivers and vehicles, with the help of extremely advanced software.
‘Prevent’ is equipped with rear and front cameras to keep an eye on driver and road view as well. Using these cameras based monitoring system, the Company aims is to make driving safer and in order to achieve this, the company will train corporate drivers to face various challenging circumstances. Nauto’s ‘Prevent’ not only notifies the driver’s suspicious behavior , but also various risky and damaging activities they are involved in.
The device can also save drivers from major fatalities by sounding an alarm. In case a driver falls asleep, based on his driving speed and duration of the changes in speed, the system can proactively sound an alarm. Device notifies the drivers with voice alert after distraction of 5 seconds and if the driver continues to be distracted, it blows an all-out alarm. It also notifies when the vehicle crosses speed limit of 60 mph.
Its installation point is near the rear-view mirror of the vehicle to track road status them lender's position. It takes care of tailgating suspect too. The device will cost $499 for the and an additional, $39.95 per month to customers.
Swedish Luxury car maker Volvo is planning to launch their electric cars worldwide. Volvo targets to produce one million electric cars to enhance their worldwide market share. Volvo owns by Chinese car making Geely Company produce electric cars. The company has planned to set up the range of mild-hybrids with a 48-volt battery, plug-in hybrids, and electric vehicles, starting in 2019.
As increased demand for electric cars in market share, all core car manufacturing companies are now focusing on their production of electric cars to make a distinct position in the market. Electric cars being considered as the future of transportation and will change the economic situations of countries. Volvo is designing its cars as per the trend to run in the competitive race. “We anticipate a big turn starting with 2021,” Green told in an interview. “We are rolling out our first full battery electric vehicle in 2019 with the Polestar, which will still be a niche, after 2021, it will become bigger with Polestar 2 followed by Polestar 3,” he said. “Eventually, by 2025 you could see half of our vehicles sold being fully electric.”
Volvo admits there are infrastructure challenges and explored capabilities of wireless charging and fast charging. “The most suitable solution is a fast-charging of 30-40 minutes,” …