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2012-06-11
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Designed to serve the requirements for powertrain and safety applications of upcoming vehicle generations in the automotive industry, Infineon Technologies offers a new family of 32-bit multicore microcontrollers.
2012-06-07
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The GRX-5100 hybrid/electric-vehicle battery station from Midtronics safely de-powers high-voltage batteries and also enables service for the battery system at the module level, reducing manufacturer warranty costs and repair time and expense for customers.
2012-06-05
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A voluntary agreement reached among the world's major automakers in 2003 to reduce the risk of injury and death in collisions between passenger cars and larger light vehicles (LTVs) has produced questionable results, according to the NHTSA (U.S.
2012-06-01
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In addition to a conventional rear camera function, the wide-angle lens looks sideways to provide images for blind-spot and moving-object detection, and vehicle alignment with driving lane markings for lane-departure warning of forward drift.
2012-06-01
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Panasonic’s advanced radar technology for next-generation traffic safety systems can detect humans and vehicles in a range of several tens of meters.
2012-05-29
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Audi reveals that it has developed a rearview mirror for its R18 Le Mans racecar using digital technology that may eventually prove to be a viable solution for road cars. The system's first application in a closed cockpit LMP sports prototype will be the Le Mans 24-hour race on June 16-17.
2012-05-25
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Electric power steering (EPS) specialist Nexteer has developed a flexible electronic architecture designed to allow OEMs to adapt and upgrade vehicle platforms throughout their production life cycle.
2012-05-25
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SAE International has updated its trailer towing standard, J2807 - "Performance Requirements for Determining Tow-Vehicle Gross Combination Weight Rating and Trailer Weight Rating." The guidelines require vehicles to be tested under consistent conditions and parameters, giving consumers accurate information when comparing the trailer-towing capacities of similar models. 
2012-05-18
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The European Union in April adopted two regulations designed to enhance the safety of trucks with a gross vehicle weight exceeding 3500 kg and buses with more than eight passenger seats, according to InterRegs, an online resource for global vehicle safety and emissions regulations.
2012-05-18
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NHTSA (U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) on May 16 proposed a rule to require that new large commercial truck tractors and buses be equipped with an electronic stability control (ESC) system.
2012-05-16
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As the U.S. Department of Transportation prepares for field tests that will help it decide whether to mandate vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications, potential suppliers are focusing on safety and security issues.
2012-05-09
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BASF, Voestalpine, and Bekaert are working together to develop steel-cord-reinforced injection molded parts that the companies believe will make a significant contribution to vehicle safety.
2012-05-09
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A seatbelt innovation from Autoliv covers the shoulder that is unprotected in the conventional three-point belt. The company's vertically oriented two-point belt supplements the three-point, the latter of which is very effective in frontal crashes but less so in other types such as side-impact, rollover, and crashes in which the vehicle rotates.
2012-05-09
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Melexis’ MLX90620 FIRray sensing device uses the company’s noncontact temperature measurement technology to create a cost-effective thermography solution that is suitable in applications such as pedestrian detection, close-range blind-spot detection, and occupancy classification.
2012-04-30
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In response to the soaring use of cameras in vehicles, the company's Pipelined Vision Processor can accelerate up to five concurrent image algorithms, letting a single camera run several tasks such as high-beam control, front-end crash avoidance/mitigation, lane-departure warning, pedestrian detection, and traffic-sign recognition.
2012-04-24
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AEI spoke with Google's Anthony Levandowski at the SAE 2012 World Congress about his company's interest in autonomous vehicles.
2012-04-17
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With help from Hitachi, the company substitutes stereoscopic cameras for costlier radar and lasers for forward vision.
2012-04-04
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The crossover has freshened front and rear styling, a six-speed automatic with Generation II module and software for improved driveability, and a center front airbag is installed in all models.
2012-04-04
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The industry's first production driver's seat to use directional tactile sensation to warn of potential crashes will debut on 2013 XTS, ATS, and SRX models.
2012-04-03
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The test system uses a foundation of existing automotive-grade sensors and sensor fusion but no V2V or V2I. Is a 'ghost in the machine' dedicated to safety far behind?
2012-04-03
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The MLX90620 FIRray sensing device from Melexis uses noncontact temperature measurement technology to create a thermography solution.
2012-04-03
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TRW Automotive Holdings’ second-generation scalable airbag control unit (ACU) is designed for the growing low-cost vehicle and emerging markets.
2012-03-27
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The Hyundai Genesis Coupe is one example, using a cast-iron rotor. An improved carbon-ceramic manufacturing process is sought to increase production and reduce cost. Fixed caliper design provides more uniform lining wear, reduced hysteresis, and better ABS response.
2012-03-16
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As smart phones become a mainstay in the strategies throughout the infotainment industry, suppliers are racing to create techniques that let drivers use apps safely. This effort works on two levels: minimizing distraction and ensuring that apps don’t carry viruses that impact the vehicle.
2012-03-14
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Based on Nissan NV200 compact van, the new taxi could boost fuel economy 37% over the Ford Crown Victoria, the widely-used choice today. The 10-year contract with NYC includes provision for an all-electric version to be introduced by 2017.
2012-03-09
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The 2013 Cadillac XTS blends input from a number of sensors to enhance driver safety, moving the automaker a step closer to 360-degree sensing and setting the stage for semi-autonomous driving.
2012-03-08
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TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. announced the first production contract for its Active Buckle Lifter (ABL) seatbelt technology. The contract is with a major European vehicle manufacturer and will start production in 2013.
2012-02-20
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Jeju Air, the fastest-growing low-cost carrier (LCC) in South Korea, selected Honeywell Aerospace to provide a full suite of avionics for its new fleet of Boeing 737-800 NG passenger aircraft. This contract covers six aircraft that are expected to be delivered between 2013 and 2017.
2012-02-20
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With increasing complexity of automotive electronics and software making life difficult for engineers, IBM and Elektrobit integrate tresos inside Rational Rhapsody to help develop systems compliant with the AUTOSAR standard.
2012-02-20
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The number of communication channels coming into vehicles is growing as digital radio expands and automakers show more interest in vehicle-to-vehicle communications. That’s sparking more interest in software defined radio (SDR), which uses a single chipset to handle all these inputs.
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