Cars of the future. The technologies used for military drones, imported in the automotive industry

Cars of the future. The technologies used for military drones, imported in the automotive industry

Military and civilian cars drones could be based on the same technology in the near future. Valeo, a French automotive giant, wants to launch in just a few years developed an automatic driving with military equipment manufacturer Safran. But the two French companies will compete with the giants of the Internet in the United States and China, which develops its own vehicle technologies. Valeo auto parts supplier and giant Safran have signed a cooperation agreement in 2013. The two companies, both headquartered in Paris, will be to put together systems that can be used both for drivers to automatic cars, and guide systems of drones. Those from Valeo want these military-inspired systems can be purchased in more than three years of major car manufacturers. The automotive industry currently going through what may be the beginning of a technological revolution. And besides military component suppliers and companies, IT giants could not miss the scenery. They not only want to work with major car brands, but hopes at the same time develop their own cars. Electrical machines connected to the Internet, of course, inspired by the success of Tesla.

While Valeo and Safran is based on the idea that cars in the future, regardless of their motorization, would drive themselves, at least on highways and roads straight, IT hopes to turn cars into electronic devices. And if these electronic machines will be produced even IT companies, builders conventional likely to disappear if not invest in innovation. A new “wave” of devices to be fitted to vehicles in the coming period would reduce revenues from auto insurance globally with $ 20 billion in the next 5 years, according to a study by reinsurer Swiss Re and the company HERE. Thus, the use in the numbers of increasingly larger collision warning systems and parking assist, not only will successfully reduce road accidents, such as insurers will be forced to drop their prices. The study indicates that if advanced technologies available today could be used on most car accidents on highways could halve and incidents on other roads would decrease by up to 28%. Most accidents occur because a driver does not react in time or is not careful on the road, but such assistive devices help prevent accidents by changing lanes, for example. For insurers, this will mean a reduction in the amount paid for damages from accidents, and a reduction in insurance premiums for cars equipped with such systems.

Currently, automatic parking assistance are among the most popular such device is preferably fitted, but in the next five years systems such warning in case of exit from the band, the recognition of traffic lights and the automatic headlamp leveling will become increasingly widely used. At low speeds, the system makes the steering wheel would be lighter, improving drivability. At high speeds, when you need more control, the steering becomes more rigid. Now with the control of deviation from the normal course, EPAS take also into account the wind that blows in the face and other road conditions, while active vibration control reduces unwanted kickback through the steering wheel felt.


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