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2008-12-29
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The U.S. NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) is delaying by one year implementation of a major upgrade to its light-vehicle crash-rating program. Changes to the agency's New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) will take effect for MY2011 instead of MY2010.
2008-12-23
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NHTSA (U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) plans to issue a final rule on vehicle roof strength next spring, according to InterRegs. The rule as proposed would increase the load that could be withstood from 1.5 times the vehicle's own weight, as currently required, to 2.5 times its own weight. 
2008-12-22
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The SL-V Safety Light Curtain from Keyence features highly visible indicators to aid setup and to view the current operating status.
2008-12-22
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Perspective EVS, developed by Max-Viz for Cirrus Design Corp., is a multisensor system that blends visible light with traditional infrared imagery.
2008-12-19
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The Car 2 Car Communication Consortium staged its first practical demonstration of the system’s capabilities in trials at the Opel test track at Dudenhofen, near Frankfurt in Germany. The European consortium, a collaboration between OEMs and open to suppliers and research organizations, aims to promote safety systems through vehicle-to-vehicle communications.
2008-12-15
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According to InterRegs, at the November session of the World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (also known as WP.29), the draft global technical regulation (GTR) on pedestrian protection was finally adopted.
2008-12-10
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Now is the time for small businesses and other small entities to tell NHTSA (U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) what kind of impact a certain set of rules has on them. NHTSA will seek comment on 10 different sets of rules in each of the next 10 years, beginning with a set for which comments are due on Jan. 30.
2008-12-10
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SAE International’s AS-2 Embedded Computing Systems Committee is developing a new aerospace standard that will help simplify the design of advanced integrated systems using time-triggered protocol (TTP), resulting in system life-cycle cost savings.
2008-12-04
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China's central government recently published a draft standard on tire-pressure-monitoring systems that is significantly more stringent than U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 138, according to InterRegs.
2008-11-26
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Elaborate rollout ceremonies are expected for new airplanes, but in the world of engineering and manufacturing, a stylish event built up around an engineering support structure is a rarity. This pattern was broken when engineering firm Semmco staged a ceremony to introduce its tail docking system at London’s Heathrow Airport in the maintenance hangar of U.K. operator bmi.
2008-11-26
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The idea of parachutes as a last resort for light-aircraft safety had been around for quite a while; however, it never reached the stage where it could be truly commercialized. Larry Williams, CEO and President of Ballistic Recovery Systems (BRS), said the initial concept for the BRS parachute system came about when company founder Boris Popov had a near-death experience when his wing glider collapsed.
2008-11-18
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The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is working on rules related to the sometimes dangerous quietness of hybrid-electric and electric vehicles, as well as the energy-absorption characteristics of vehicle front ends.
2008-11-13
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A recently approved amendment to a European Commission (EC) directive mandates the fitment of daytime running lamps to all types of motor vehicles in the European Union, according to InterRegs. The directive, 2008/89/EC, requires that from Feb. 7, 2011, all new types of passenger cars, multipurpose passenger vehicles, and goods vehicles with a GVW not exceeding 3500 kg be fitted with daytime running lamps.
2008-11-05
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When automotive and electronics industries converged on Detroit for the Convergence 2008 conference, they saw a subtle yet major shift throughout the keynotes, technical presentations, and show floor exhibits. Instead of focusing on new features, the conference concentrated on what will meet real customer needs.
2008-11-05
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Over the next few years, communications will play an increasing role in a drive to improve safety on America’s roadways.
2008-10-28
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Autoliv’s new "Light-Pack Anti-Sliding" airbag is equipping the coupe version of Renault’s second-generation Mégane range.
2008-10-24
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WABCO Vehicle Control Systems demonstrated at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in September an extension to the OnGuard collision mitigation system with active braking that was launched earlier this year in North America. OnGuardMax, claims the Tier 1 supplier to heavy-duty commercial vehicles, is the industry’s first system for autonomous emergency braking (AEB) in collision-imminent situations with moving or stopped vehicles.
2008-10-23
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NHTSA (U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) in early October issued a final rule that spells out more clearly for consumers which seats in a vehicle afford full safety. The agency took action to better define what constitutes a designated seating position (DSP) because of concerns that it's not clear in some vehicles; an example is a vehicle with a second or third row that has room for three passengers but has only two seating positions that provide full safety protection.
2008-10-13
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The number of vehicles available with electronic stability control (ESC) systems has increased significantly over the past 10 years, but their fitment will become even more widespread following the recent issue of two United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN ECE) regulations mandating that virtually all types of motor vehicles and some types of trailers be equipped with them.
2008-10-10
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Hella's 24-GHz radar-based lane-change warning system will be featured in the 2009 BMW 7 series.
2008-10-06
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SensorDynamics' SD755 integrates a gyrometer and accelerometer in a single package.
2008-10-03
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Sensata Technologies' CMOS-based Avocet image sensor comes in monochrome, RGB, and RGBi versions and enhances the wide dynamic range Autobrite technology to provide a dynamic range up to 154 dB.
2008-09-16
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While most automakers move toward implementation of camera systems for lane detection, BMW is bundling three vision features in a multifunction system. The BMW 7 Series uses technology from Continental and Mobileye N.V.
2008-09-16
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Functional safety management is becoming a hot topic due to the increasing complexity of vehicle electronics and new driver-assistance functions being based on more complex networking of existing systems. With the IEC 61508 standard in place since 2000, the increasing importance of ensuring functional safety in the car has led to the community draft of the specific automotive safety standard.
2008-09-10
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Lockheed Martin entered a U.S. Department of Defense mentor-protégé agreement with Aegisound LLC of Blacksburg, VA, and will assist the company as it becomes a supplier of advanced hearing-protection devices for military high-noise environments.
2008-09-04
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­Hella has given details of the Opel Eye system for the new General Motors Europe Opel/Vauxhall Insignia, stating that it can read both speed-limit and no-passing signs and even notify drivers when speed restrictions have been lifted.
2008-09-04
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The first official test house for the Euro NCAP rear impact (whiplash) ratings program will be the U.K.-based Motor Insurance Repair Research Center (Thatcham).
2008-09-04
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A driver is leaning over the steering wheel with eyes practically glued to the windshield in a desperate attempt to see the lane markings through a dense fog, but this driving situation vastly improves with the aid of an enhanced vision system under development.
2008-09-02
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Tyco Electronics' squib connectors for airbags include Universal Squib (nonserviceable) and varying pitch sizes such as 7.9 mm (0.3 in) and 10 mm (0.4 in) for sealed and unsealed applications.
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.
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