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2008-08-14
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Mercedes-Benz will launch the revised model at the IAA Hannover Show in September, incorporating a range of new safety features such as the company’s Active Brake Assist system first seen on the Actros heavy truck.
2008-08-11
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The potential danger to pedestrians—particularly those who are blind or partially sighted—of near-silent hybrid and EVs (electric vehicles) approaching at low speeds has prompted Lotus Engineering to develop a synthesized internal combustion (IC) engine sound system that can be used to warn of the vehicle's approach.
2008-08-06
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A weight-saving, anti-submarining rear-seat ramp system designed to reduce body-in-white (BIW) complexity across platforms has been announced by JSP.
2008-08-04
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Efforts to set up a national network to let vehicles communicate with each other and with roadside stations are continuing. Highway tests for the Vehicle Infrastructure Integration system are finishing, and techniques for funding production networks are beginning to take shape.
2008-08-01
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Autoliv Inc. has agreed to acquire the automotive radar-sensors business of Tyco Electronics Ltd. for $42 million. The Tyco unit designs and manufactures­ active radar proximity and attribute sensor systems used in vehicle driver assist and safety applications for the global automotive market.
2008-07-11
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Providing design engineers with a robust, ultra low-profile braking resistor, IRC offers a family of thick-film planar power resistors on insulated stainless-steel substrates.
2008-07-09
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Safety advocates are trying to determine what potential technologies are the most substantive and what technologies do not meet the hype. A panel session at April's SAE World Congress, Strategies for Active Safety Technology Delivery, touched on NHTSA’s Advanced Collision Avoidance Technologies (ACAT) program.
2008-07-03
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The FIA Institute and Toyota, along with its luxury brand Lexus, revealed that they have “combined technology and expertise” in a move to enhance safety levels in high-speed racecar accidents.
2008-06-30
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The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) expects to save hundreds of millions of dollars annually under performance-based logistics (PBL) contracts, where aerospace and defense contractors are paid to deliver operational readiness of weapons platforms rather than spare parts.
2008-05-18
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A new road traffic simulation model provides a way for engineers to replicate driving environments that can test the effectiveness of pre-crash and driver assistance systems in the virtual world.
2008-05-14
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The Abaqus 3D BioRID II (Biofidelic Rear Impact Dummy II) finite element model, created by Dassault Systèmes’ Simulia brand, simulates the crash dummy used for rear testing.
2008-05-13
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According to SAE 2008 World Congress panelists, safety advocates are trying to determine what potential technologies are the most substantive and what technologies do not meet the hype.
2008-03-31
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A part of Continental Automotive Systems’ Vision Zero road-safety package, the company’s adaptive cruise control (ACC) features a radar sensor and computer in the front of the car that measures the distance from the vehicle in front and the relative speed of the two vehicles.
2008-03-31
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At a recent session of the World Forum for the Harmonisation of Vehicle Regulations (also known as WP.29), amendments to ECE Regulation No. 13 were adopted that will mandate the fitment of electronic stability control (ESC) systems to all goods vehicles and trailers with a gross vehicle weight greater than 3500 kg and to all buses and coaches with more than nine seats, according to InterRegs.
2008-03-31
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Chrysler’s traditional approach to vehicle development has taken a detour as engineers recently started using bio-mimetic topology optimization and an advanced engineering process as a means of designing safer, lighter automobiles. The new process helps to identify which body-in-white zones have the highest strain as well as prime locations for the various critical load paths on the vehicle.
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