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2012-08-30
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General Motors is advancing the state of the art in testing of rear-seat crash test dummies. One of its crash-test engineers, Barbara Bunn, recently developed and conducted tests to evaluate the ability of a new dummy named BioRID to produce consistent measurements when subjected to identical tests.
2012-08-29
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Preh’s central controller concept offers an integrated touchpad.
2012-08-29
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The all-composite commercial aircraft has become a reality, and the need for the aircraft designer to consider electromagnetic threats has also grown. Bombardier Core Electromagnetic Engineering has conducted a lightning indirect effect measurements campaign on different cylindrical barrels simulating all-metal and all-composite fuselages.
2012-08-27
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A wider, longer radar beam range and the ability to detect stationary objects are key upgrades to a collision mitigation system, one of three safety products recently unveiled by Meritor WABCO for the commercial-vehicle market.
2012-08-21
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Delivering an ‘Experience’ from the user perspective is the new watchword from the makers of CATIA and other Product Lifecycle Tools, enabled by the V6 and the 3DExperience Platform.
2012-08-20
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Ron Moore, retired Division Chief of the McKinney (TX) Fire Department, has literally written the book on extrication involving vehicles with advanced high-strength steel structures, and he shared some of the challenges of this practice at the Great Designs in Steel seminar in Livonia, MI.
2012-08-16
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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has raised the bar with its new small overlap frontal crash test. With a 50th percentile male Hybrid III dummy in the driver seat, 25% of the car’s front end on the driver side strikes a 5-ft-tall rigid barrier at 40 mph.
2012-07-30
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TRW Automotive has announced its latest Pedestrian Protection System (PPS) developed to address increasing pedestrian fatalities worldwide. The system uses a combination of acceleration and pressure sensing technology to detect a pedestrian impact.
2012-07-25
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Suitable for a range of underhood acoustical and thermal insulating applications, Woodbridge developed its flame-retardant polyurethane foam to meet increasingly stringent OEM needs.
2012-07-02
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A slew of driver assist technologies on the all-new 2013 Ford Fusion underscore the automaker's push to put smart systems on more than just luxury vehicles.
2012-07-02
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A major European report has been issued on the advanced driver assistance systems that are fitted to vehicles—and that really matter in terms of safety, efficiency and driver behavior.
2012-06-25
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EuroNCAP says that from 2014, new cars in Europe will almost certainly need to be equipped with autonomous emergency braking (AEB) to gain a 5-star safety rating. From November 2013, the European Type Approval of new commercial vehicles will require AEB to be fitted.
2012-06-22
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Dromone Engineering’s multilock coupler was designed to improve safety and allows operators to complete attachment changes without leaving the cab.
2012-06-22
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The European SARTRE (Safe Road Trains for the Environment) project has carried out a test in Spain of a road train comprising several vehicles automatically driving in convoy.
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.
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