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2014-01-22
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Of eleven minicars evaluated in recent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) "small overlap front" crash testing, only one achieved an "acceptable" rating. With "good" ratings in the testing organization's four other categories, the 2014 Chevrolet Spark qualifies as an IIHS 2014 Top Safety Pick—the only one among minicars.
2014-01-20
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The system is a late step in Ford’s building-block approach to self-driving cars. Existing assistance systems will be integrated and use improved sensors, hardware, and software.
2014-01-20
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Company using new plastic technology to reduce size of heat sink on standard model, set for 2016 applications. Now offering “mini” for use with its navigation systems.
2014-01-14
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Volvo’s new SPA (Scalable Product Architecture) will make a major contribution to the company’s aim that by 2020, no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo.
2014-01-14
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Fortemedia Inc.’s FM1388 voice processor supports multiple interfaces and enables flexible system integration with voice tracking capability for in-car applications.
2014-01-12
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At the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Harman demonstrated how Google Glass can be integrated with the electronics supplier's advanced driver assistance systems engine. The demo represents a continuation of Harman's efforts to implement its ADAS engine on various devices. 
2014-01-08
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A widely used material for lightning strike protection of CFRP structures within the aerospace industry is expanded metal foil (EMF). An issue with EMF is micro cracking of the paint, which can result in corrosion of the metal foil and subsequent loss of conductivity. Boeing researchers examined the issues of stress and displacement in the composite structure layup, which contribute to paint cracking caused by aircraft thermal cycling.
2014-01-06
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As more vehicles employ telematics, there’s a growing interest in using digital data from a range of electronic controls to tell emergency responders about the severity of an accident. Service providers recently teamed up to demonstrate that these data can be transmitted to emergency dispatchers without human intervention.
2013-12-26
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Algorithms rein in redundant motor-in-wheel drives to keep lightweight EVs safe and stable.
2013-12-19
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The goal of the program, which began in 2007, is to advance development of new sensor and control technologies with the aim of applying them to the active safety systems of future vehicles.
2013-12-19
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As some features quiet children, others interfere with driver concentration on the road ahead, studies by AAA and MIT find. Toyota is testing transfer of tasks to passengers to relieve the driver of cognitive overload.
2013-12-19
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A new U.S. GAO report on the current state of V2V communications highlights the remaining obstacles to implementation.
2013-12-18
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Highly publicized hacking attacks have prompted design teams throughout the supply chain to beef up their security efforts. Chipmakers are playing a key role in this effort, adding encryption capabilities to CPUs used throughout the vehicle.
2013-12-12
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Preventing outsiders from hacking into electronic systems is becoming a greater concern as wireless technologies become the norm for vehicles. Automakers are employing different techniques to reduce vulnerability, often by teaming up with partners that specialize in security.
2013-12-10
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The sports sedan has a redesigned front end to better manage crash energy and has a direct-injected version of the 2.0-L four-cylinder intercooled turbo.
2013-12-06
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Garmin International Inc.’s Gemini is a new-navigation core designed for the automotive OEM market.
2013-12-06
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According to SAE International's AS6496, a work-in-progress standard called "Fraudulent/Counterfeit Electronic Parts: Avoidance, Detection, Mitigation, and Disposition – Authorized/Franchised Distribution," there has been a significant and increasing volume of fraudulent/counterfeit electronic parts entering the supply chain.
2013-12-06
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Two unnamed vehicle platforms for the European market are the first-time applications of TRW's latest lane keeping assist (LKA) technology, the company announced Dec. 3. What distinguishes the new technology from the former one is introduction of closed-loop control. 
2013-11-25
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Panasonic Corp.'s high-precision, wide field of view (FOV) millimeter-wave technologies are able to separately detect cars, pedestrians, and bicycles in less than 0.1 s on the condition that they are separated by 20 cm (0.7 ft).
2013-11-13
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A forum at the 2013 SEMA Show discussed three approaches to ensure performance parts compliance with federal safety standard No. 126. Panelists also explained how simulation data, and kinematics and compliance measurements, can improve performance parts design.
2013-11-12
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MESSRING offers the new M=BUS in-dummy data acquisition system for the WorldSID (Worldwide Harmonized Side Impact Dummy) 5th Small Female Dummy.
2013-11-04
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The system, called MatrixBeam, runs permanently on high beam with subtleties that include the ability to dim down for multiple “targets,” providing long-range high beam illumination that can straddle both an approaching vehicle and one traveling ahead, without dazzling the occupants of either.
2013-10-18
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Human Vision Component (HVC) from Omron Corp. is a new image sensing component that can be embedded in a variety of devices and equipment.
2013-10-15
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Encased in hermetically sealed ceramic packages, AVX Corp.’s THH Series offers a broad range of capacitance values and the highest rated temperature range of any surface-mount device (SMD) tantalum capacitor series available on the market, claims the company.
2013-10-15
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RACam from Delphi Automotive is an integrated radar and camera system that incorporates radar sensing, vision sensing, and data fusion into a single, sophisticated module to enable a full range of active safety functionalities.
2013-10-10
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Ford is helping to make its vision of driverless parallel parking and pedestrian avoidance realities. The automaker demonstrated the two technologies to journalists earlier this week at its proving grounds in Lommel, Belgium.
2013-10-04
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NH Research Inc. offers a 40-V model as a part of its 9200 family of high-power battery charge/discharge test systems.
2013-10-01
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The company's driver-assistance programs range from safer passage through road works and trailer reversing, to bundling emergency assist, advanced lane assist, and partial vehicle piloting systems to help control the outcome of a medical emergency and the effect of driver fatigue.
2013-09-30
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Vehicle-to-pedestrian accident prevention gets a research-assist from smartphones as Honda engineers study the practicality of using advanced technology to reduce the risk of collision.
2013-09-19
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Autoliv’s adaptable seatbelt features improved safety for all occupants, especially children.
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