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2013-09-11
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At the Frankfurt IAA International Motor Show on Sept. 10, Continental and IBM announced an agreement to collaborate on fully connected mobile vehicle solutions for car manufacturers around the world.
2013-08-30
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TRW Automotive’s new anchor seatbelt pretensioner in a rotary configuration features a lightweight design and compact packaging for easy integration in vehicle interiors.
2013-08-15
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“With the wave of a hand” may move from magicians’ banter to car salesman’s description within a few years. Many automakers and suppliers are racing to devise gesture recognition that lets drivers manage complex functions without being distracted.
2013-08-15
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Radar is expected to expand beyond its current role as a forward-looking sensor on luxury vehicles to a mainstream offering that also scans sides and possibly the rear of the vehicle. Freescale Semiconductor is hoping to cash in on this potential growth market with a specialized chipset that it says will lower pricing, simplify the design cycle, and save as much as 40% in board space.
2013-08-06
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DOE-funded research effort aims to develop more affordable, high-strength lightweight steels. The Colorado School of Mines and the Los Alamos National Laboratory research team will pursue the quenching and partitioning (Q&P) processing method to achieve the desired material capabilities.
2013-07-15
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A safe, reliable, and easy-to-use charging infrastructure is key to further market acceptance of plug-in vehicles. With that in mind, SAE International is seeking participation from OEMs and electric-vehicle-supply-equipment (EVSE) manufacturers in a project to develop consensus-based industry standards and test procedures addressing EVSE-vehicle interoperability.
2013-07-15
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Seiko Instruments Inc.’s S-57A1/K1 series of Hall-effect sensor integrated circuits are suitable for demanding automotive applications that require high performance, reliability, accuracy, and magnetic sensitivity.
2013-07-12
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SAE International offers a scholarly journal that focuses on accident prevention and occupant protection—specifically accident reconstruction, injury investigation, intra-vehicle safety mechanisms, and mitigation related to human travel.
2013-07-03
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Talksum’s high-speed V2V and V2I DSRC data processing, management, and analytics solution for connected vehicles is designed to accelerate real-time decisions.
2013-07-03
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Freescale Semiconductor’s Qorivva MPC577xK microcontroller (MCU) and MRD2001 77 GHz radar transceiver chipset provide the embedded technology necessary for affordable radar-based advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) solutions with fewer components, helping increase adoption in mainstream vehicles.
2013-06-25
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The risk of a vehicle occupant being exposed to a fire due to use of the new refrigerant R-1234yf is conservatively estimated at 3 x 10-12 event per vehicle operating hour—almost six orders of magnitude less than the current risk of vehicle fire due to all causes and "well below risks that are commonly viewed as acceptable by the general public," according to a cooperative research project (CRP) administered by SAE International and referred to in a June 25 press release from the organization.
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.
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