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MIT’s Semi-Autonomous Car Balances Human, Computer Control

There are autonomous cars, and there are drivers’ cars. Now we have something in the middle. Sterling Anderson and Karl Iagnemma of MIT have created a semi-autonomous driving system that gives drivers full control of the vehicle, but kicks when the car gets too close to another object. This sounds like the adaptive cruise control found in expensive Mercedes-Benzes, but this software is much more nuanced and ambitious than anything on the road.




Robotic Co-Pilot Makes Dangerous Drivers Safer

The day when we leave the driving to robots may yet be in the distant future, but we could soon have robotic co-pilots to keep us safe on the road.



MIT's Smart Automotive Co-Pilot Secretly Helps You Drive Better

Before cars start driving themselves completely, they’ll most likely start helping humans behave better on the road, politely ignoring instructions to run a red light or noticing traffic cones or other obstacles a driver might not see. A new system developed at MIT could help cars have our backs, letting them serve as semi-autonomous co-pilots.





'Intelligent Co-Pilot' Keeps Cars From Crashing

It's not a full-fledged self-driving car like the one Google has developed, but the "intelligent co-pilot" created by a pair of MIT researchers could prove to be more practical technology for a broader swath of drivers.



Intelligent Car Takes the Wheel to Dodge Trouble

A new intelligent navigation system could keep your car on the road and away from obstacles even when you're not paying attention.





Coming Soon: The Idiot-Proof, Thinking Car

What if you could make your car absolutely idiot-proof? What if you were dumb enough to aim your vehicle straight at a stone wall, but the car was smart enough to sense an imminent crash and stop you in time—despite your pressing the pedal to the metal?




Semiautonomous Driving System Takes Over When Drivers Make Mistakes

We all like to think we're in control ... never more so than when we're behind the wheel of a car, but there are occasions when errors in judgement can lead to a gentle bump, or something far worse. MIT researchers have developed a semiautonomous collision avoidance system where the human driver has full control of the vehicle until the system detects that the car is headed for a collision or is too close to an obstacle for safety.





Mechanical Engineers Develop an ‘Intelligent Co-Pilot’ for Cars

Barrels and cones dot an open field in Saline, Mich., forming an obstacle course for a modified vehicle. A driver remotely steers the vehicle through the course from a nearby location as a researcher looks on...





Need a nap? Call on your car copilot

Self-driving cars are all very well and good, but what if you are not ready to give up the driver’s seat? Gimlet Systems offers an alternative: a car copilot that not only avoids collisions but can train you to be a better driver. Its makers expect a similar system to be in on the road within a decade.




MIT's 'Intelligent Co-Pilot' Helps You Avoid Obstacles While Driving

While some researchers are trying to create cars that can drive themselves, a team at MIT is attempting something a little different — an "intelligent co-pilot" that helps prevent you from crashing. The system uses a number of sensors, including a camera and laser rangefinder, which are able to detect any hazards near your vehicle. It's then able to determine if you're heading towards danger, and if so, it takes over and adjusts course.




System Offers Drivers a Robot 'Co-Pilot'

Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say they've developed an automatic "intelligent co-pilot" for cars that can help drivers avoid obstacles.





MIT's New On-board Safety System Can Steer Cars Round Crash Obstacles

Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a semi-autonomous vehicle safety system capable of assuming control of a car to avert an imminent crash.



MIT team develops semi-autonomous system as ‘intelligent co-pilot’ for cars

Researchers at MIT have developed a new semi-autonomous safety system for cars that allows a driver to control the vehicle, only taking the wheel when the driver is about to exit a “safe zone”. The system uses an onboard camera and laser rangefinder to identify hazards and identify the safe zones.






MIT Researchers Develop an Intelligent Co-Pilot Safety System to Help Drivers Avoid Collisions

Two mechanical engineers at MIT are developing a new semiautonomous safety system that automatically steers a vehicle around obstacles in the event that the driver does not manually take control.



Automated Co-pilot Can Help You Avoid Collisions

With current automobile safety systems like crumple zones and air bags focused on mitigating the damage caused by a crash, MIT researchers have shifted their attention to preventing automobile accidents altogether. redOrbit (http://s.tt/1hVI4)





Intelligent Driving System Will Make Sure You Don't Hit Anything

Advances in driving mean that soon we may all be cruising along highways with our hands free to text, eat, and whatever else comes to mind. A team of researchers from MIT's Department of Mechanical has chosen a different path - an intelligent co-pilot that will simply make sure you don't hit anything.






MIT Researchers Develop Semiautonomous System To Improve Vehicle Safety

People have long been calling for a solution to help limit the prevalence and magnitude of car accidents, and they may eventually see significant progress in this regard due to research done by scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.





Engineers Develop an Intelligent Co-Pilot for Cars

Barrels and cones dot an open field in Saline, Mich., forming an obstacle course for a modified vehicle. A driver remotely steers the vehicle through the course from a nearby location as a researcher looks on...





MIT desarrolla un sistema que toma el control del coche para evitar accidentes

Uno de los detalles más significativos de los coches que poseen las autoescuelas, y que se usan para la enseñanza práctica a aquéllos que aspiran a obtener el permiso de conducir, es que cuentan con los pedales duplicados, es decir, que tanto el conductor como el copiloto poseen un acelerador, un freno y un embrague...



[Brazil] Cientistas Criam Carro que Desvia de Obstáculos sem a Intervenção do Motorista e dão Passo Decisivo para a Chegada dos Veículos que se Dirigem Sozinhos

O motorista acorda, se arruma, entra no carro e diz “toca para o escritório”. Enquanto o automóvel se desloca sem ninguém ao volante, o condutor toma um café, lê o jornal e checa os e-mails. Tudo isso sem riscos de acidentes ou multas...





[UK] Semi-Autonomous Safety System Acts as an Intelligent Co-Pilot for Drivers

The brainchild of Sterling Anderson, a PhD student at MIT's Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Karl Iagnemma, a principal research scientist at MIT's Robotic Mobility Group, the system consists of an on-board camera and laser rangefinder, which identify hazards in a vehicle's environment.





[Germany] MIT-Assistenzsystem greift nur bei Gefahr ein

Zwei MIT-Forscher haben ein semiautonomes Assistenzsystem entwickelt, das Unfälle vermeiden helfen soll. Es überwacht die Fahrt und greift nur ein, wenn Gefahr droht.




[Germany] Das MIT entwickelt einen "intelligenten" Copiloten

Forscher des Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) entwickeln einen neuartigen halbautomatischen Copiloten, der nur im äußersten Notfall dem Autofahrer ins Lenkrad greift. Die Grundlage für die Technik besteht aus einer Kamera und Lasersensoren, um Hindernisse auf der gefahrenen Strecke zu erkennen – das ist bei anderen voll- oder teilautonomes Fahren aber nicht anders...





[Ghana] ENJOY SELF-DRIVING CARS TO AVOID CRASHES

A future full of self-driving cars may be awesome, terrifying or sad — it depends on whom you ask. But one group of researchers doesn’t want this to be an all-or-nothing choice: They are racing to develop the first robotic “co-driver” that works with human motorists.



[Iran] Intelligent Co-Pilot Created for Cars

TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists said they have developed a new semiautonomous safety system for cars.





[Chile] MIT desarrolla sistema de piloteo automático para evitar accidentes automovilísticos

MASSACHUSETTS.- Un equipo de ingenieros del Instituto Tecnológico de Massachusetts (conocido como MIT) ha estado trabajando en un innovador sistema de conducción automática de autos que busca disminuir la cantidad de accidentes automovilísticos.





[Italy] Meno collisioni accidentali grazie al ‘co-pilota intelligente’ sviluppato al MIT

Grazie alle nuove soluzioni tecnologiche, la guida dei veicoli è resa sempre più sicura, affidabile e a volte totalmente autonoma, ricordiamo ad esempio gli ultimi test europei del progetto SARTRE e i numerosi test drive eseguiti da Google che ha perfino ottenuto la licenza nello stato del Nevada per rendere l’auto indipendente ufficialmente una realtà.





[Spain] El MIT desarrolla un copiloto inteligente

Uno de los campos en los que más se investiga, sobre todo por su rentabilidad y aplicación a corto plazo, se trata de la seguridad vial, ya sea sobre los propios vehículos como en las vías que estos transitan.



[Spain] ¿El fin de los accidentes? Desarrollan un sistema que controla el coche cuando es necesario

Con el objetivo de mejorar la seguridad vial y reducir la siniestralidad, el MIT ha desarrollado un sistema que actúa de copiloto y es capaz de tomar el control del coche para evitar accidentes.





[Hungary] Vészhelyzetben ment a robotsofőr

A magát vezető autó népszerű kutatási terület mostanában. Sterling Anderson és Karl Iagnemma, az MIT kutatói viszont nem szeretnék teljesen átengedni a kormányt a gépeknek: olyan robot segédvezetőt fejlesztenek, amely együttműködik az emberi sofőrrel.





[Russia] В MIT разработали «второго пилота» для подстраховки водителя автомобиля

Экспериментальная полуавтоматическая система безопасности вождения, построенная сотрудниками Массачуссетского технологического института Стерлингом Андерсоном (Sterling Anderson) и Карлом Ягнеммой (Karl Iagnemma), использует встроенные камеру и лазерный дальномер для выявления опасностей вблизи автомобиля. Разработанный командой алгоритм анализирует поступающие от приборов данные и определяет зоны безопасности.





[France] Le MIT planche aussi sur sa voiture intelligente

Pour leurs recherches, les cerveaux de l'Institut de technologie de l'université du Massachusetts se sont principalement concentrés sur la sécurité de la conduite. Plus précisément, les chercheurs Sterling Anderson et Karl Iagnemma, du département de robotique mobile au MIT, ont conçu un mécanisme semi-automatique doté de caméras et de télémètres capables de déterminer les obstacles susceptibles de perturber l'avancée du véhicule.



[Poland] System kierowania pomoże uniknąć wypadku

Dr Sterling Anderson i dr Karl Iagnemma, naukowcy z Robotic Mobility Group w Massachusetts Institute of Technology, opracowali rozwiązanie ułatwiające prawidłową jazdę ciężkim pojazdem po wąskiej drodze lub na drodze z przeszkodami. Nazwany „inteligentnym kopilotem” system składa się z komputera pokładowego z oprogramowaniem, kamery oraz dalmierza laserowego, typu często stosowanego we wszystkich armiach świata.





[Portugal] MIT desenvolve copiloto de segurança para automóveis

Con el objetivo de mejorar la seguridad vial y reducir la siniestralidad, el MIT ha desarrollado un sistema que actúa de copiloto y es capaz de tomar el control del coche para evitar accidentes.





[Sweden] System kierowania pomoże uniknąć wypadku

Det är forskarna Sterling Anderson och Karl Iagnemma vid MIT:s Robotic Mobility Group som utvecklat systemet och det använder bland annat en kamera och laserscanner för att upptäcka hinder på vägen. När systemet upptäcker ett eller flera hinder försöker det hitta en lämplig väg förbi dem och tar tillfälligt över bilen ifall föraren inte själv väjer för dem.





[Indonesia] Ahli Kembangkan 'Asisten Pintar' untuk Pengemudi

Cambridge – Teknisi di Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), AS, berhasil mengembangkan ‘asisten pintar’ otomatis untuk mobil. Ini akan membantu pengendara menghindari rintangan.



[Peru] Ingenieros del MIT crean un copiloto virtual que interviene ante el riesgo de chocar

Sterling Anderson, estudiante de doctorado del Departamento de Ingeniería Mecánica, y Karl Lagnemma, investigador principal del Grupo de Movilidad, han creado un sistema de seguridad incorporado en los vehículos que podría evitar accidentes causados por conductores que se quedan dormidos mientras manejan.





[Asia] 'Intelligent Co-Pilot' for Cars that Keeps Drivers Safe Developed

Washington, July 14 (ANI): Engineers have developed a new semiautonomous safety system that uses an onboard camera and laser rangefinder to identify hazards in a vehicle's environment.





[India] MIT’s Co-Pilot Tech Averts Car Crashes

Washington, July 14 (ANI): Engineers have developed a new semiautonomous safety system that uses an onboard camera and laser rangefinder to identify hazards in a vehicle's environment.





MIT creates Intelligent Car Co-Pilot that only Interferes if You’re About to Crash

Mechanical engineers and roboticists working at MIT have developed an intelligent automobile co-pilot that sits in the background and only interferes if you’re about to have an accident. If you fall asleep, for example, the co-pilot activates and keeps you on the road until you wake up again.





MIT Semi-Autonomous Driving Technology Allows Humans and Tech to Share Control

Thanks to new technology being developed by MIT, narcoleptics could someday regain confidence behind the wheel or even potentially have less restrictive license capabilities. MIT, with funding from DARPA and the U.S. Army, created an “intelligent co-pilot for cars” where if one fell asleep at the wheel, it would take over and keep driving until you awoke.





Mechanical Engineers Develop an 'Intelligent Co-Pilot' for Cars

Barrels and cones dot an open field in Saline, Mich., forming an obstacle course for a modified vehicle. A driver remotely steers the vehicle through the course from a nearby location as a researcher looks on...





Intelligent Driving System Will Make Sure You Don't Hit Anything

Jennifer Chu of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) news office has reported on a new semi-autonomous safety system developed by Sterling Anderson, a PhD student in MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering...






Mechanical Engineers Develop an ‘Intelligent Co-Pilot’ for Cars

Barrels and cones dot an open field in Saline, Mich., forming an obstacle course for a modified vehicle. A driver remotely steers the vehicle through the course from a nearby location as a researcher looks on...





Developed: An 'Intelligent Co-Pilot' for Cars

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- Barrels and cones dot an open field in Saline, Mich., forming an obstacle course for a modified vehicle. A driver remotely steers the vehicle through the course from a nearby location as a researcher looks on...





Mechanical Engineers Develop an 'Intelligent Co-Pilot' for Cars

Barrels and cones dot an open field in Saline, Mich., forming an obstacle course for a modified vehicle. A driver remotely steers the vehicle through the course from a nearby location as a researcher looks on...





MIT's "intelligent co-pilot"

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is currently developing a vehicle system it calls an “intelligent co-pilot” that will nudge a vehicle in the right direction when drivers make a mistake.





An ‘Intelligent Co-Pilot’ for Cars

Barrels and cones dot an open field in Saline, Mich., forming an obstacle course for a modified vehicle. A driver remotely steers the vehicle through the course from a nearby location as a researcher looks on...





'Intelligent Co-Pilot' Makes Driving Safer

Scientists have now developed a new system for cars that can steer a vehicle to safety just in time. The safety system, known as a co-pilot, was developed by Sterling Anderson, doctoral student in mechanical engineer at the MIT and Karl Iagnemma, a principal research scientist in MIT's Robotic Mobility Group.





New Intelligent Co-Pilot Promotes Road Safety

Sterling Anderson, a PhD student in MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering and Karl Iagnemma, MIT Robotic Mobility Group’s principal research scientist have developed a new semiautonomous safety system.





MIT Creates Car That Avoids Crashes, But Doesn't Otherwise Interfere

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has developed a system called "intelligent co-pilot". Rather than aiming for fully autonomous artificial intelligence-driven driving, à la Google Inc.'s (GOOG) self-driving car project, the new MIT study focuses on a "semi-autonomous" system.





MIT Engineers Develop an ‘Intelligent Co-Pilot’ for Cars [Video]

Barrels and cones dot an open field in Saline, Mich., forming an obstacle course for a modified vehicle. A driver remotely steers the vehicle through the course from a nearby location as a researcher looks on...



MIT Researchers Develop Your Newest Car Co-Pilot: One That Keeps You From Crashing

The roads could become a little less hazardous thanks to researchers from MIT. Sterling Anderson and Karl Iagnemma have developed the “intelligent co-pilot,” a semi-autonomous safety system that takes over a car when a collision with an obstacle is imminent, steering the car around the danger before returning control to the driver.





MIT Designs 'Intelligent Co-Pilot' for Cars

MIT engineers have developed a semi-autonomous vehicle safety system that takes over if the driver does something stupid.





Robotic 'Co-Pilot' Designed to Take Over Your Car If You're About to Crash

Driverless cars controlled by robotic systems may seem like science fiction, but they could soon be real. Mechanical engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have made driving a bit easier with the creation of an intelligent automated system that will kick in should you be in danger of a collision.





The Perfect Backseat Driver

A new vehicle safety system developed by two MIT alumni is the perfect backseat driver. Dubbed “the intelligent co-pilot,” the system stays mostly idle, never chirping directions or taking full control of the wheel. It only reacts in situations when an accident is imminent, quietly steering the car to safety and immediately transferring control back to the driver.





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July 16, 2012