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2013-05-17
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Driver Distraction and Inattention: Advances in Research and Countermeasures, Vol. 1, published by SAE International and Ashgate Publishing Co., explores the definition and meaning of driver distraction and inattention, the mechanisms that characterize them, the measurement of their effects, strategies for mitigating their effects, and recommendations for further research.
2013-05-10
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Automated road trains such as the one demonstrated on a test track in Tsukuba City, Japan, help prove out new truck platooning technology for real-world use. Similar programs have been conducted in Europe and the U.S.
2013-05-10
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The AVL series of radial-leaded automotive varistors from Stackpole Electronics, Inc., through its alliance with KEKO Varicon, is designed to protect automotive-level electrical systems from transient voltage events.
2013-05-08
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At an April 2013 NTSB forum on batteries, a Saft representative says the company tests every one of the cells it produces—something not all cell makers can say.
2013-05-08
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Stranded energy refers to the residual charge or stored energy left in a battery after an automobile accident that cannot be directly accessed but still poses a potential shock or fire hazard.
2013-05-01
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Phil Zulueta, Chairman of the SAE G-19 Committee, provides an update on committee subcommittee activities.
2013-04-24
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NHTSA (U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) is recommending that in designing their vehicles, automakers disable manual text entry for text messaging and Internet browsing if the vehicle is not stopped and in park.
2013-04-23
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An SAE International study group comprising 10 global automakers has completed an updated fault-tree analysis of R-1234yf that indicates "the risk of passenger exposure to a vehicle fire associated with this refrigerant is exceptionally remote."
2013-04-23
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TRW has launched its first integrated remote keyless entry (RKE) and direct tire-pressure-monitoring system (TPMS) with a major Japanese vehicle manufacturer. "Integrating RKE and TPMS can offer enhanced value and performance," said Ken Kaiser, Vice President, Global Electronics Engineering, TRW.
2013-04-22
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U.S. National Transportation Safety Board on April 23-24 will hold a hearing focusing on the design and certification of the 787's battery system.
2013-04-17
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Debby Bezzina, Senior Program Manager for Safety Pilot Model Deployment at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, talks about where the program stands today and where it goes after completion in August 2013.
2013-04-09
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Having last updated its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), NHTSA (U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) in MY2011, and having witnessed what it terms "rapid deployment of vehicle safety technologies," the agency wants to bring the program up to date.
2013-04-05
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AVX Corp.’s automotive U series radio frequency chip capacitors are designed to help automotive engineers satisfy consumer demands for increased connectivity and high-tech safety features.
2013-03-26
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Fortemedia Inc.’s FM-1288 automotive voice processor integrates a powerful digital signal processing (DSP) subsystem for voice processing.
2013-03-12
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An "attentive co-pilot," rather than self-driving robot, is the automaker’s stepwise goal, at least at first.
2013-03-11
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The Cadillac ATS development team used a new GM visibility evaluation technique involving "hedgehog" visualization to create a corporate Driver Visibility Calculator. It enables vehicle-development teams to quickly study how structural design areas, such as pillar cross-section, affect the driver’s field of vision.
2013-03-04
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NHTSA (U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) is seeking input into a just-released report on the effectiveness of LEDs as used in taillights. The agency noted in the Feb. 28 Federal Register that the report "does not support a firm conclusion about whether LED stop lamps and LED CHMSL are more effective than incandescent lamps."
2013-02-26
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Continental's Driver Focus Vehicle concept uses a streaking comet of interior lights to direct a driver's wandering eyes back to the road.
2013-02-13
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The Intelligent Transportation Society of America and two major automaker lobbying groups were among the entities co-signing in a letter to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission urging it to protect the 5.9-GHz radio band for use with connected-vehicle technologies including vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) systems.
2013-02-12
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While no driver injuries have been suffered from debris striking the windshield, an opportunity for improvement was identified, pursued, and implemented for the 2013 NASCAR racing season.
2013-02-12
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Confidence in the safety of R1234yf as an automotive A/C refrigerant continues to grow in the ranks of an SAE International Cooperative Research Project team as it continues to review relevant research and testing to finalize risk assessment.
2013-02-11
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The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN ECE) on Jan. 8, 2013, published a new regulation on LED light sources, according to InterRegs, an online resource for global vehicle safety and emissions regulations. 
2013-01-10
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MESSRING Systembau’s compact impact simulator (CIS) is designed to test vehicle components, such as safety belts, airbags, seats, or roof carriers, effectively, precisely, and reproducibly within a relatively small floor space without requiring a complete crash test facility.
2013-01-10
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Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) is set to eclipse the airbag, antilock brakes, and even electronic stability control as one of the most significant developments in automotive safety, believes Andrew Miller, Research Director at Thatcham Research in the U.K.
2013-01-08
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Cars being driven on battery power represent a danger to pedestrians—especially the blind and visually impaired—because the vehicles produce no engine noise. To mitigate that danger, NHTSA (U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) will require that electrified vehicles emit sound at low speed (less than 18 mph).
2013-01-02
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Ecco’s Stick-A-LED warning lights are compact, high-intensity auxiliary LEDs designed to provide a strong warning signal with improved installation.
2012-12-19
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Continental on Dec. 19 became the first automotive supplier to be granted a license from the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to test autonomous vehicles on the state’s public roads. Continental’s testing license is for the company’s highly automated vehicle equipped with an integrated vehicle-control and safety system consisting of four short-range radar sensors, one long-range radar, a stereo camera, and a Motion Domain Controller interfacing with the vehicle’s engine, brakes, and steering.
2012-12-19
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Daimler's decision to halt use of the new refrigerant on safety concerns leads to a product defense by joint-venture suppliers Honeywell and DuPont, citing SAE studies and their own tests. Although GM is the only U.S. maker with R-1234yf cars, Ford also backs the refrigerant's use.
2012-12-14
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A further improvement of TRW’s DI10 family of airbag inflators, the DI10.1G45 inflator is the company’s lightest and smallest inflator to date.
2012-12-11
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An extension of the EPCOS multilayer varistors product range, TDK Corp.’s new E series protects from current surge pulses in automotive electronics.
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