Motoring by Press Association 15/07/2019, 11:36 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Toyota is bringing its autonomous vehicle development program to Europe as it announces a 13-month public road trial in Brussels. A heavily modified LS saloon from sister firm Lexus will make repeated journeys around a fixed route in the Belgian capital, following successful simulator tests and further public road testing in Japan and America. Gerard Killmann, Toyota Motor Europe (TME) vice president of research and development, said: “Toyota’s ultimate goal is zero casualties from traffic accidents, and the main goal of this pilot is to study complex and unpredictable human behaviour and its impact on automated driving system requirements. “Responding to the complexity and diverse population of an urban environment like Brussels – the European capital and home to citizens of 184 different nationalities – is key to understanding human … [Read more...] about Toyota to begin testing autonomous vehicles on European roads
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AN accountant's everyday life can often seem somewhat repetitive or uneventful, unless of course it's forensic accounting or connected in some way to a multi-billion business merger.But the accountant's job might just be on the verge of becoming much more exciting! When we mention the term artificial intelligence (AI), we are inclined to think primarily of robots. We think of how much more of the mundane jobs that robots can take care of for us. As a result, many jobs and careers change and become more advanced and exciting.That excitement is about to be a part of every accountant's daily life. AI is making more and more of an impact on the accounting profession and more Irish companies need to consider getting on board with it.Accounting is traditionally a process and systems-based industry, where micro decisions are made every day. Artificial intelligence allows scalable decisions to be made for repetitive high volume tasks, allowing accountants to focus on providing quality advisory … [Read more...] about Artificial intelligence and its impact on accountancy
By Peter M. DeLorenzo Detroit. Ah yes, 2018, what a spectacular time to be in the automobile business. With the promise of new beginnings and untold profits dancing in "The New Visionaries'" heads, a Next Frontier marked by a horde of shiny happy zombie cars careening across the landscape, and a blissfully unaware populace with joker-like grins plastered on their faces as they revel in the mindless, pay-as-you-go un-involvement – what could possibly go wrong? Meanwhile the real-world market has been upended by actual paying customers and their insatiable desire for Crossovers, SUVs and Trucks, to the point that legacy auto companies like GM have been caught out of position and unprepared, forcing it to close underperforming plants and cut thousands of workers. GM blames the market conditions, but I place the blame squarely on management for their lack of planning and inability to anticipate where the market was going. Add to this chaotic situation the headlong rush of … [Read more...] about DIGITAL DISCIPLES, ZOMBIE CARS, AND ENOUGH DELUSION AND HUBRIS TO POWER THE NEW EMERALD AUTO CITY JUST OVER THE HILL. WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG, BESIDES EVERYTHING? THAT’S RIGHT, IT’S TIME FOR THE AUTOEXTREMIST 2018 YEAR IN REVIEW!
Motoring by Press Association 19/03/2018, 9:20 am Updated: 19/03/2018, 9:44 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Car safety experts have claimed that the number of people killed or seriously injured on the road could be cut by almost a quarter if autonomous emergency braking systems were made compulsory. Thatcham Research, which is the organisation behind Euro NCAP crash testing, analysed data from ‘killed or seriously injured’ (KSI) incidents in 18 major cities in the UK in 2016. It calculated that in 24 per cent of cases, the front of the car was the first impact point, meaning advanced safety systems could have lessened the effects of the crash. Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) uses radars and cameras to read the road ahead, while on-board computers analyse the data and can apply the brakes if it thinks the driver hasn’t noticed a hazard. Matthew Avery, head of research at Thatcham, said: … [Read more...] about Deaths and serious injuries on roads could be massively cut by mandatory safety tech, say experts
While the investigation into Tesla’s most recent Autopilot-rated fatality continues, Waymo chimed in to remind everyone that the company’s self-driving system isn’t actually self-driving at all. That almost makes it sound like the Google offshoot is coming to the defense of Tesla Motors. However, the truth of the matter is this was a golden opportunity for Waymo to sneak in another humblebrag that its autonomous technology is the genuine article and that most of its competitors are playing catch-up. It’s a valid point. We shouldn’t forget that Tesla’s Autopilot is not representative of true autonomy and the burden of safety still falls squarely on the driver. But the manufacturer didn’t always market it that way, and only updated the system to require hands on the wheel after the first fatality. This incident is different from the recent Uber crash in Tempe, Arizona. But just how different is debatable and largely dependent on what … [Read more...] about Waymo Comments on Autopilot Crash, Blames Driver