BMW shows handsfree driving on Autobahn w video

first_img Volkswagen announces ‘Temporary Auto Pilot’ with advanced features The video message was that the car was capable of driving on its own in certain circumstances but the driver is the one responsible, and the driver must be able to take over the driving task at all times. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. “The car adheres to all traffic laws,” assured the moderator. With the CDC system, the car can brake, accelerate and pass other vehicles while analyzing the traffic conditions. This BMW system uses radar, cameras, laser scanners, and ultrasound distance sensors to get the information it needs.According to BMW the system can also steer the car to pass a slower vehicle. If the car senses there’s a slow mover in front of it, it will search for an open lane where it can safely merge, pass the slow car, and return to the original lane. “Our main challenge was to develop algorithms that can handle entirely new situations. In principle, the system works on all freeways that we have mapped out beforehand with [a] centimeter accuracy,” said Nico Kaempchen, project manager of Highly Automated Driving. at BMW Group Research and Technology. This is no out of the box prototype destined for car showrooms in 2013, however. The video, with its cautious comments about driverless driving and a needed driver, is nowhere near showoff mode as to how the driver can just leave the driving to the vehicle tomorrow. The Autobahn feat was to show a system that might be available ten to 15 years from now, or, as the BMW put it, a “technology study” for use in advancing existing technologies.Overall, the European vendor approach in self-driving cars is not an aggressive play for headlines but rather a promotion of “driver-assistance” technologies that will incrementally lead to more and more driving automation.Driverless technology, say industry observers, will first show its face as a luxury option for high end cars before settling into the mainstream marketplace.Auto makers are selling cars with adaptive cruise control which applies the brakes during highway driving if traffic slows. BMW, according to Technology Review, will work on that kind of capability in its upcoming i3 series of electric cars. The company will offer a “traffic-jam feature” that allows the car to speed up, slow down, and steer on its own at speeds of up to 25 miles per hour, as long as the driver leaves a hand on the wheel. Explore furthercenter_img Citation: BMW shows hands-free driving on Autobahn (w/ video) (2012, January 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-01-bmw-hands-free-autobahn-video.html (PhysOrg.com) — Move over, Google, or better still, stay off the Autobahn, best not to interfere with the main show, which now stars BMW and its technology feats with self-driving cars. BMW has been drawing press interest in its recent show of what will be possible in self-driving cars 10 to 15 years from now. BMW had announced in August its “ConnectedDrive Connect (CDC) system. This week, a video was released showing a BMW on CDC realtime. BMW put it on the Autobahn, along with a human driver who nonetheless kept hands off the wheel of the car, a BMW 5 series model. © 2011 PhysOrg.comlast_img read more

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires LISTEN: John Clayton, ESPN NFL insider A guest of Doug and Wolf on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM Friday, Clayton said this year’s rookie class of quarterbacks is not a good one.“The options, particularly if Jimmy Garoppolo, as Adam Schefter reported for ESPN, is not going to be traded, this is just a bad year to be looking for a quarterback,” he said.Clayton pointed to how the quarterbacks were measured on Thursday, and most of the top options were around 6-foot-2 and had small hands.“That’s not paralyzing, but it just shows you,” he said. “The measurables don’t add up. If you take a quarterback higher than nine, well guess what, you may be getting somebody that might be good, but you don’t know.”In a lot of ways that is the case every season, since no player — let alone a quarterback — is a sure thing.Keim illustrated the danger perfectly when speaking to the media in Indianapolis Wednesday, when he said a team cannot afford to force a first-round pick of a quarterback.“Because if you take a quarterback high and he doesn’t pan out, it’s going to set you back for years because you have to give him time to develop, you have to give him a chance,” he said. “If you miss, and you miss high, it’s going to cost you.” The Arizona Cardinals have maintained a desire to find a quarterback who can eventually succeed Carson Palmer, with head coach Bruce Arians and GM Steve Keim both noting how important that will be.You do not have to go too far back in the franchise’s history to understand how rough things can be without a competent passer.With Palmer on board for at least another season, however, the Cardinals in theory have a bit of breathing room with regards to need, which is probably a good thing according to ESPN NFL insider John Clayton. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Your browser does not support the audio element. Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky (10) runs the ball during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Illinois, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Bradley Leeb) 0 Comments Share The Cardinals, who hold the 13th pick in the first round, might be in a good spot to land one of Deshaun Watson, DeShone Kizer, Mitch Trubisky or Patrick Mahomes — the quartet generally considered to be at the top of the QB class — but the way Clayton sees it, it’s possible none of them will warrant a first-round selection.If the Cardinals do not draft a quarterback in any round, they will likely enter training camp with Palmer, Drew Stanton and Zac Dysert, with perhaps an undrafted rookie free agent to help share reps and compete for a spot.That may be fine for the 2017 season, but with Palmer turning 38 in December and no guarantee to come back in 2018, it’s possible the Cardinals will soon need to find their next quarterback. Just, not yet.“Overall, it’s sometimes better to wait for next year,” Clayton said. “But the quarterbacks in need right now, is going to be a little bit of a struggle. That’s going to be a tough one.”All that said, while Clayton may not believe there are any quarterbacks who are worth taking a big chance on early in the draft, he understands some teams are going to pull the trigger.He compared it to the 2013 draft, where just one quarterback — EJ Manuel at No. 16 to Buffalo — was chosen in the first round. “You’ve got Deshaun Watson or Mitch Trubisky being the top two quarterbacks, well Trubisky’s 6-foot-4, not big hand size, and Watson’s 6-foot-2; while they have a chance to be good, if you realistically put them, they’re probably between 10 and 15, 10 and 20.”last_img read more