Summer has come to an end but the excitement from having been part of the 2017 Autonomous Vehicle Symposium hasn’t faded yet. FAAR is still reaping the benefits of meeting so many important #AutonomousMobility actors, and we’re delighted that we’ve been given another chance to share with you a little more about what we do.
Indeed, on behalf of FAAR, our Innovation Director – Randolph Toom, was interviewed by the organizers of the AVS and proudly represented our offering. He explained how we support this growing revolution in smart mobility by making it easier for companies around the world to bring the fruit of their idea to a POC and then to serial market solutions.
Randolph gives a detailed summary of our long-term vision and describes the off-the-shelf and bespokeelectronic control & power solutions we provide, as well as our open innovation platform, Self-e-Car, aimed to implement the technological bricks of companies in order to experiment and showcase them in real conditions.
You can watch the interview by playing the video below, or by following this link. Enjoy.
The advent of #SmartMobility is well on its way, and the increase of events organized around this revolution is proof. One of the most interesting festival of the sort is getting very close, it is a summit at which FAAR Industry will be represented by Randolph TOOM, our Director of Innovation. Indeed, the aptly named Autonomy convention taking place in Paris on the 19th, 20th and 21st of October is inviting Randolph to speak at the Electric Road Round Table along with Nicolas De Crémiers (Head of Marketing at Navya) and Thomas Chrétien (Electric Vehicles Director at Nissan West Europe).
This conference will see the three experts talk about the future of electric vehicles, Randolph will debate on the autonomous counterpart & the embedded electronic solutions. The whole panel will deal with the upcoming V2G technology that will see them both connected to the grid.
Come take part in this discussion about EVs, AEVs and V2G, it will be held on Oct 19th, at 10am at the Grande Halle of la Vilette, Paris.
FAAR Industry, as an expert of embedded control command systems, and autonomous driving technologies, joined the partners list of VEDECOM, at the beginning of 2016, as associated donor.
VEDECOM is an institute created in response of the French Government’s plans for investment for the future mobility. The institute is dedicated to performe in the sectors of electric, connected and autonomous vehicles, infrastructures and shared mobility services.
One of the VEDECOM projects was to develop several autonomous cars running an open road. FAAR Industry has taken part in this project, which was presented at the ITS World Congress of Bordeaux, France in October 2016.
Through this partnership, FAAR Industry renews its engagement to the development of the transport technologies of the future.
After taken part in the competition “Ubi Mobility USA mission” organized by Business France Chicago & Paris, FAAR Industry is proud to announce that our candidature has been successful and we are now ready to go to the US.
The project we have presented is the Self-e-Car™, our open innovation platform for experimentation and integration of equipment specific to autonomous driving and technological blocks developed by us as well as those of our partners (large groups, schools, research labos & startups).
This mission is to prepare us to meet with major US technology companies such as Ford, GM, Valeo and also Uber and pitch the concept to them. This opens us the doors of a “FAAR” west.
FAAR Industry is pleased to present you its new “X i.cars” demonstration at the ITS world congress in Bordeaux from 5 to 9 of October 2015. We have worked on this project with the UTBM ( Belfort-Montbeliard university of technology).
We worked on the autonomous mode, so that the car can drive itself on the road with other autonomous cars in a unique experience in early beginning of French personal rapid transit network.
“Three vehicles, equipped by our team, run on an 8-shaped circuit. No traffic lights neither stop signs will be used. The vehicles approaching the intersection inform each other about the possible conflicting situation, exchange information and find together a solution through a roadside unit. Hence, all vehicles keep safe distances not only with the precedent vehicle in the same lane but also with vehicles coming from the conflicting lane” explain the UTBM project manager.
Tomorrow your personal car will also be able to give information to other autonomous cars about accident on the way, traffic jams, fuel level, different points of interest knowing accurately their position and synchronizing their speed together.
Traffic congestion is one of the major problems of this century. Today, infrastructure managers as well as public authorities support the huge effort to alleviate the traffic. Tomorrow, your personal vehicle will contribute to improve the way of sharing the infrastructure. Indeed, the automotive industry has promised the autonomous vehicle for 2020.
This autonomous « X i.cars » will be demonstrated at the ITS congress in Bordeaux (oct 5th – 11th 2015), to make you try it and appreciate the comfort of your car driving itself in autonomous mode. We will be present during the whole Congress on the booth C22, so you can register for a free trial right now. Feel free to contact us.
ITS World Congress, the international congress dedicated to intelligent transport systems takes place this year in France, at Bordeaux from 5 to 9 of October.
This year is the 22nd session. Since 1994, the ITS Congress has grown considerably: 3,500 delegates, 300 exhibitors and 10,000 visitors from more than 100 countries, are expected to come to Bordeaux.
FAAR Industry decided to take the advantage of that and is preparing the participation to this big event. We will be present on ITS through several demonstrations in dynamic way on track and static way on our booth (#ITS15FAAR, C22).
Right now we are working on the car which will take part in the “8” intersection with 2 other vehicles, all running in autonomous mode. The main goal of the demo is that the vehicles adapt their speed in intersection when they cross each other. These 3 vehicles, equipped in hardware and software by FAAR Industry and its partner UTBM, will run on the circuit with none of traffic lights neither STOP signals.
We will also present a static car demonstration on our booth in order to illustrate the innovative HMI of the autonomous mode. Different scenarios of getting in and out of autonomous driving will be shown. Visteon is our partner for this project.
Please find us on booth C22 and on “8” track together with UTBM.
For more details feel free to contact us at contact [at] faar-industry.com