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Re: Autonomous Vehicles, LEAF and others...

Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:45 pm

GCC:
USDOT releases paper on public sentiment regarding automated vehicles
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/0 ... dotav.html


The US Department of Transportation has released a paper summarizing the results and implications of past research on the dynamics of consumer adoption of automated vehicles.

The paper, “Understanding Surveys of Public Sentiment Regarding Automated Vehicles: Summary of Results to Date and Implications of Past Research on the Dynamics of Consumer Adoption,” explores the public’s outlook on automated vehicles, focusing specifically on attitudes regarding safety, trust, and willingness to try, as well as the factors that influence those opinions.

It compiles the results of numerous surveys and studies conducted over the past 4 years and tracks consumer attitudes over time, against the backdrop of newsworthy events in the development, testing, and early deployment of automated vehicles.

The paper also presents an overview of research on the factors that affect consumer technology adoption, particularly in the context of innovative technologies, and identifies implications of this research for future assessments of the public’s interest in automated vehicles.

The authors reviewed 22 surveys conducted by 15 entities/partnerships, several of which recur annually. . . .
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Re: Autonomous Vehicles, LEAF and others...

Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:35 pm

GRA wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:45 pm
GCC:
USDOT releases paper on public sentiment regarding automated vehicles
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/0 ... dotav.html


The US Department of Transportation has released a paper summarizing the results and implications of past research on the dynamics of consumer adoption of automated vehicles.

The paper, “Understanding Surveys of Public Sentiment Regarding Automated Vehicles: Summary of Results to Date and Implications of Past Research on the Dynamics of Consumer Adoption,” explores the public’s outlook on automated vehicles, focusing specifically on attitudes regarding safety, trust, and willingness to try, as well as the factors that influence those opinions.

It compiles the results of numerous surveys and studies conducted over the past 4 years and tracks consumer attitudes over time, against the backdrop of newsworthy events in the development, testing, and early deployment of automated vehicles.

The paper also presents an overview of research on the factors that affect consumer technology adoption, particularly in the context of innovative technologies, and identifies implications of this research for future assessments of the public’s interest in automated vehicles.

The authors reviewed 22 surveys conducted by 15 entities/partnerships, several of which recur annually. . . .
That is progressing in a positive way, To mw world wide Tesla seems to be the most useful today. With it running behind the scene they are logging a lot of data as to what the system wanted to do and what the driver actually did at the same time.

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Re: Autonomous Vehicles, LEAF and others...

Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:39 pm

ABG:
Nuro gets green light to deploy 5,000 driverless delivery bots
NHTSA's first approval of an AV that doesn't meet all auto safety standards
https://www.autoblog.com/2020/02/06/nur ... -approval/

In a first-of-its-kind approval by U.S. regulators, a federal agency on Thursday gave permission for autonomous vehicle startup Nuro Inc over the next two years to deploy up to 5,000 low-speed electric delivery vehicles without human controls like mirrors and steering wheels.

The rollout of the R2 vehicle will take place in Houston, with plans for it to deliver items like pizza and groceries. It is about half the width of a regular car, has no steering wheel or seating positions and boasts gull-wing cargo doors reminiscent of the time-traveling car in the "Back to the Future" films.

Nuro, a privately held robotics company based in Mountain View, California, said it will begin public road testing to prepare deliveries in Houston in the coming weeks. Nuro called the regulatory approval by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration "a milestone for the industry. . . ."

The agency's approval of Nuro's petition will allow the company to deploy the R2, a vehicle designed to have no human occupants and operate exclusively with an automated driving system, as part of a delivery service for restaurants, grocery stores and others. Walmart Inc and Domino's Pizza said last year they would launch pilot delivery projects with Nuro in Houston.

The R2, which Nuro describes as an "electric-powered delivery robot," is designed to make short trips and will be restricted to pre-mapped neighborhood streets. Nuro told NHTSA in its October 2018 petition that the R2 vehicles will at all times be monitored by remote human operators who can take over driving control if needed. . . .

NHTSA is requiring real-time reporting about safety issues, regular meetings with the agency and community engagement in deployment areas.
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Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:48 am

https://www.autoblog.com/2020/01/24/ca ... os-ghosn

This guy that was at the top of Nissan for years who is now being quoted as of this year that Nissan will be in bankruptcy in 2022 is not a good thing. What bothers me the most is Nissan dealerships that show NO excitement over Nissan EV's that will be key to selling into more and more markets as gas and diesel vehicles are forced to leave the market place. I understand the negative impact have had on the bottom line of many companies including Tesla who seems to be over the half way point of the red bridge to success in the EV world.

There are not the battery sources today to put more EV's on the roads. Nissan Leafs seem fine based on my short personal experience EXCEPT for the battery pack. I was hoping Nissan would be out with autonomous vehicles by now since I could really use one due to physical limitations and Tesla's options are out of my reach today.

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Re: Autonomous Vehicles, LEAF and others...

Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:38 pm

ABG:
A huge number of Americans are willing to give up their car, use robotaxis
Automakers betting billions on this, and survey shows it may be a solid bet
https://www.autoblog.com/2020/02/08/ame ... xi-survey/

SQL errors so can't quote.
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Re: Autonomous Vehicles, LEAF and others...

Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:33 pm

GRA wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:38 pm
ABG:
A huge number of Americans are willing to give up their car, use robotaxis
Automakers betting billions on this, and survey shows it may be a solid bet
https://www.autoblog.com/2020/02/08/ame ... xi-survey/

SQL errors so can't quote.
Well since Elon Musk don't have dealerships to cut off like the other car makers do his life maybe less stressful. Wait a minute Musk was the one who spoke the Robo Taxi concept into existence.

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Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:00 pm

GaleHawkins wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:33 pm
Wait a minute Musk was the one who spoke the Robo Taxi concept into existence.
Huh? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWgrvNHjKkY was from https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100802/ in 1990. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_o ... iving_cars claims
Experiments have been conducted on self-driving cars since at least the 1920s;[1] promising trials took place in the 1950s and work has proceeded since then. The first self-sufficient and truly autonomous cars appeared in the 1980s, with Carnegie Mellon University's Navlab[2] and ALV[3][4] projects in 1984 and Mercedes-Benz and Bundeswehr University Munich's Eureka Prometheus Project [5] in 1987.

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Re: Autonomous Vehicles, LEAF and others...

Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:01 pm

Actually autonomous driving will come to semis first I expect . An article the other day said in the next 6-8 years the USA trucking industry is going to be short of like 180,000 drivers. In tight places they will be driven remotely like the military fly their drones. On the open roads the autonomous driving will be in charge.

https://interestingengineering.com/vid ... s-trucks

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Re: Autonomous Vehicles, LEAF and others...

Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:33 pm

GaleHawkins wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:01 pm
Actually autonomous driving will come to semis first I expect . An article the other day said in the next 6-8 years the USA trucking industry is going to be short of like 180,000 drivers. In tight places they will be driven remotely like the military fly their drones. On the open roads the autonomous driving will be in charge.

https://interestingengineering.com/vid ... s-trucks

Live tele-presence suffers from both reception and satellite lag issues. The vehicle has to be able to behave with complete autonomy for at least a minute, and then be able to stop and park when the lag approaches that. Drones are flying in the sky, obviously, while trucks pass under bridges, through tunnels, and through bad weather. It makes much more sense to have 'supervised complete autonomy' with humans checking in or the vehicle asking for help as needed.
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Re: Autonomous Vehicles, LEAF and others...

Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:38 pm

IEVS:
Driverless Nissan LEAF Completes UK's Longest Autonomous Trip
https://insideevs.com/news/397220/nissa ... record-uk/

A driverless Nissan Leaf has completed the longest unaided journey for an autonomous vehicle in the UK as part of a research project.

The 230-mile journey was for HumanDrive, a £13.5 million project jointly funded by the UK government through the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) and Innovate UK, and nine other consortium partners. The journey from Cranfield, Bedfordshire, to Sunderland was the result of 30 months of work between consortium partners and Nissan engineers. . . .

To complete the task, the test car was fitted with GPS, radar, LIDAR and camera technologies that build up a perception of the world around it. Then, using that perceived world, the system was able to make decisions about how to navigate roads and obstacles on the journey. . . .
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