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Pulse & Glide : le tutoriel de l'éco-conduite de voiture hybride épisode 2
Pour les lecteurs qui ont (ou auront) la joie de conduire une voiture hybride, vous constaterez qu’on est très vite pris au jeu de consommer le moins de…
tutorial  car  howo  tips 
march 2019 by aries1988
Self-driving cars face a new test: snow
Autonomous vehicles must overcome technical difficulties to manage winter weather
snow  winter  ai  car  driving 
december 2017 by aries1988
What Happens When We Give up Control of Our Cars? | Feature | Car and Driver
Drivers’ licenses origi­nated as a means of reining in the early chauffeurs. Garages installed security systems. Meanwhile, cars themselves grew steadily more reliable, making the chauffeur less and less necessary. And as the automobile matured, owners ultimately realized that what they wanted from the new technology was not convenience at all. They wanted control. They discovered that the act of driving was the kind of pleasure best kept for themselves.

Words like “autonomous” and “self-driving” mislead because they promise a kind of self-sufficiency on the part of the machine. The autonomous entity is the thing that is supposed to take care of itself. But the coming class of cars does not take care of itself at all. These cars are dependent and, as such, require a larger conversation about what the rules and expectations of that dependency should look like. Once a car belongs to a network, you have to worry about whether the network is safe. Once an algorithm is in command, you have to worry about how the algorithm thinks. We are surrendering control as surely as the first car owners of a century ago did, and when you surrender control, you could end up with a chauffeur problem.

It was Apple, Google, and Intel, companies for which the automobile is not primarily an aesthetic object and driving is not an instrument of pleasure.
driving  car  future  opinion  gadget  automation  debate  history 
october 2017 by aries1988
L’impasse technologique du diesel propre
De la désormais fameuse vanne EGR au filtre à particules, l’arsenal antipollution ne permet plus de respecter les normes.
2017  car  france  industry  crisis 
september 2017 by aries1988
雪铁龙:这曲折的两笔,一笔是浪漫,一笔是疯狂 | 车标史
car  français  history 
august 2017 by aries1988
Des voitures sans essence ni diesel ? Comment s’y retrouver parmi les alternatives
Si l’on en croit Nicolas Hulot, ministre de la transition écologique, les voitures à essence et diesel auront disparu d’ici à 2040. Avec quel véhicule pourrons nous alors rouler ?

dans l’Hexagone 100 000 voitures électriques ont été vendues ces dernières années, pour moins d’une centaine de voitures à hydrogène. Le tout à comparer à un marché automobile carboné où s’écoulent 2 millions de voitures neuves et 6 millions de véhicules d’occasion par an.
reportage  car  france  motor  electric  oil&gas 
july 2017 by aries1988
10 Months, 45 National Parks, 11 Rules -
I knew I would learn from every moment and every mile, but only if I paid attention to what was happening around me. So I adopted a series of daily practices — I called them my roadtripology rules — to force myself to be as deliberate as possible about the trip.

I rarely felt the temptation to accelerate. I made peace with my pace, accepting that I would get there when I got there.

When I permit myself to follow that blue line, I sometimes lose track of where I am and forget the bigger picture. I was not going to let that happen on this trip.

It was one of the most memorable detours of my entire trip, but the blue line of a digital map would have ignored it.
story  usa  nature  park  camping  howto  driving  tips  car  advice  discovery  travel 
july 2016 by aries1988
London is set for driverless car roll-out – so what comes next?
What's the difference between a guardian angel and a chauffeur? That's just one of the things you need to know about the robot-on-the-road revolution

“If you look at what a full autonomous experience would be, it offers many more possibilities of what a car’s interior can be,” says Dominique Taffin at Yanfeng Automotive Interiors, one the world’s leading suppliers of car interiors, such as the panelling and instruments that adorn the inside of a vehicle.
explained  robotics  automobile  automation  transport  future  city  chinese  car 
may 2016 by aries1988
日系高档车在全球“快跑” 日经中文网
2015  car  japanese 
february 2016 by aries1988
Posture Affects Standing, and Not Just the Physical Kind
I bought my current vehicle, a Toyota Sienna minivan, largely because I was immediately comfortable when I got behind the wheel for a test drive. My entire back was supported, so not a twinge was felt there, unlike what happens in many other cars. I could also easily see over the steering wheel without tilting my head back, which is not the case in most other vehicles. And I could reach the floor pedals without unduly extending my leg and straining my lower back.

Poor posture can have ill effects that radiate throughout the body, causing back and neck pain, muscle fatigue, breathing limitations, arthritic joints, digestive problems and mood disturbances. It can also create a bad impression when applying for a job, starting a relationship or making new friends.
buy  car  driving  body  health 
december 2015 by aries1988
The First Person to Hack the iPhone Built a Self-Driving Car. In His Garage.
The car does, more or less, have it. It stays true around the first bend. Near the end of the second, the Acura suddenly veers near an SUV to the right; I think of my soon-to-be-fatherless children; the car corrects itself. Amazed, I ask Hotz what it felt like the first time he got the car to work.

Dude, he says, the first time it worked was this morning.

There are two breakthroughs that make Hotz’s system possible. The first comes from the rise in computing power since the days of the Grand Challenge. He uses graphics chips that normally power video game consoles to process images pulled in by the car’s camera and speedy Intel chips to run his AI calculations. Where the Grand Challenge teams spent millions on their hardware and sensors, Hotz, using his winnings from hacking contests, spent a total of $50,000—the bulk of which ($30,000) was for the car itself.

Sometimes the Acura seemed to lock on to the car in front of it, or take cues around a curve from a neighboring car. Hotz hadn’t programmed any of these behaviors into the vehicle. He can’t really explain all the reasons it does what it does. It’s started making decisions on its own.

As Hotz puts it in developer parlance,  ‘If’ statements kill. They’re unreliable and imprecise in a real world full of vagaries and nuance. It’s better to teach the computer to be like a human, who constantly processes all kinds of visual clues and uses experience, to deal with the unexpected rather than teach it a hard-and-fast policy.

The truth is that work as we know it in its modern form has not been around that long, and I kind of want to use AI to abolish it. I want to take everyone’s jobs. Most people would be happy with that, especially the ones who don’t like their jobs. Let’s free them of mental tedium and push that to machines. In the next 10 years, you’ll see a big segment of the human labor force fall away. In 25 years, AI will be able to do almost everything a human can do. The last people with jobs will be AI programmers.

He thinks machines will take care of much of the work tied to producing food and other necessities. Humans will then be free to plug into their computers and get lost in virtual reality.

All this talk represents an evolution in Hotz’s hacker ethos. He used to rip apart products made by Apple and Sony, because he enjoyed solving hard puzzles and because he reveled in the thought of one person mucking up multibillion-dollar empires. With the car, the retail software, and the plans to roil entire economies, Hotz wants to build a reputation as a maker of the most profound products in the world—things that forever change how people live. I don’t care about money, he says. I want power. Not power over people, but power over nature and the destiny of technology. I just want to know how it all works.
ai  transport  car  driving  future  self  hacking 
december 2015 by aries1988
Japan Seeks to Squelch Its Tiny Cars -
Keis have also become an important mode of transport for Japanese women, who make up an estimated 65 percent of kei car drivers, according to the manufacturers association. Women in Shinshiro said that their husbands drove standard-size cars, but that their households would struggle to buy and maintain a second standard car.
today  japan  car 
june 2014 by aries1988
Marseille reste la ville la plus embouteillée de France
Lyon se situe en 3e position du classement avec un taux de congestion de 31 %. «Sur un trajet de 30 minutes en conditions de circulation optimales, un conducteur perd en moyenne 39 minutes par jour lorsqu'il effectue ce trajet aller-retour aux heures de pointe du matin et du soir et comme à Paris, la situation s'est détériorée puisque ce temps a augmenté de 3 minutes par rapport à l'an dernier», commentent les auteurs de l'étude.
france  city  life  car  data  comparison 
november 2013 by aries1988

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