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2013-06-21
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A suite of 30-plus intelligent drive systems available on the Mercedes-Benz models includes 11 new or significantly enhanced technologies that can prompt automated intervention.
2013-06-14
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Enhanced safety systems are getting more sophisticated, prompting many design teams to start monitoring drivers to help determine what actions should be taken. The ability to watch drivers will play a role in the transition to autonomous driving.
2013-06-14
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Active safety systems rely on input from a number of on-board sensors to monitor driving conditions and watch for situations that may cause accidents. A number of design teams are beginning to consider external inputs as a way to augment these sensors or even replace some of them.
2013-06-14
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Audi has selected Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) as a long-term strategic partner in the automaker’s Progressive Semiconductor Program (PSCP), which is designed to enhance the functionality and reliability of its vehicles through close engagement with suppliers.
2013-06-07
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Toshiba Corp. offers a full HD (1080p) complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) image sensor suitable for the automotive and security/surveillance markets.
2013-06-07
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Its new platform has a redesigned bumper beam that ties in to frame rail and body side stiffener ring for front doors to enable the heaviest Acura to pass IIHS small overlap barrier crash test. Major improvements in body sealing, structural changes, and new suspension and subframes are incorporated to reduce NVH.
2013-05-31
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Vision Research’s new Phantom Miro R-Series camera features a ruggedized body style.
2013-05-30
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The technology is not yet sufficiently developed to allow self-driving vehicles to be operated on public roads for purposes other than controlled testing, NHTSA (U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) said May 30 in issuing guidelines and recommendations to that effect.
2013-05-28
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Tekscan’s High Speed I-Scan is a pressure and force measurement system capable of capturing data from high-speed events such as impact studies and automobile safety and crash testing.
2013-05-24
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Continental and Texas Instruments Inc., through a collaborative effort, offer the first 65-nm ARM Cortex safety microcontrollers with Flash technology in volume production, claim the companies.
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.
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