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2014-01-23
Article
As evidenced on the show floor of the 2014 North American Auto Show in Detroit last week, new car models increasingly include features such as lane-departure-warning, adaptive-cruise-control, and parking-assist systems. 
2014-01-22
Article
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
Article
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
Article
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
Article
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
Article
Fortemedia Inc.’s FM1388 voice processor supports multiple interfaces and enables flexible system integration with voice tracking capability for in-car applications.
2014-01-14
Standard
AIR1168/4A
This section presents the basic equations for computing ice protection requirements for nontransparent and transparent surfaces and for fog and frost protection of windshields. Simplified graphical presentations suitable for preliminary design and a description of various types of ice, fog, frost, and rain protection systems are also presented.
2014-01-12
Article
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
Article
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.
2014-01-07
Standard
AIR512F
This document covers the general recommendations for cabin lighting in order to provide satisfactory illumination for, but not limited to: a. Boarding and deplaning b. Movement about the cabin c. Reading d. Use of lavatories e. Use of work areas f. Using stowage compartments, coat rooms, and closets g. Using interior stairways and elevators (lifts)
2014-01-07
Standard
AIR171E
This document presents a glossary of many of the terms that can be found in literature covering issues related to aviation oxygen systems and associated topics. Such a listing can never be all inclusive but the majority of important terms are anticipated to be included for reference.
2014-01-07
Standard
AS18276B
This specification covers the installation of aircraft interior lighting for military aircraft.
2014-01-07
Standard
ARP5029A
This SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) provides the user with standardized guidelines for the measurement of effective intensity of strobe anticollision lights for aircraft in the laboratory, in maintenance facilities, and in the field. A common source of traceability for calibration of the measurement systems, compensation for known causes of variation in light output, and recommendations which minimize sources of errors and uncertainties are included in this document. Estimates of uncertainty and error sources for each class of measurement are discussed.
2014-01-06
Article
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
Article
Algorithms rein in redundant motor-in-wheel drives to keep lightweight EVs safe and stable.
2013-12-20
Journal Article
2013-01-9003
Gaurav Bindal, Sparsh Sharma, Frank Janser, Eugen Neu
Body motions of flying animals can be very complex, especially when the body parts are greatly flexible and they interact with the surrounding fluid. The wing kinematics of an animal flight is governed by a large number of variables and thus the measurement of complete flapping flight is not so simple, making it very complex to understand the contribution of each parameter to the performance and hence, to decide the important parameters for constructing the kinematic model of a bat is nearly impossible. In this paper, the influence of each parameter is uncovered and the variables that a specified reconstruction of bat flight should include in order to maximally reconstruct actual dimensional complexity, have been presented in detail. The effects of the different kinematic parameters on the lift coefficient are being resulted.
2013-12-19
Article
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
Article
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
Article
A new U.S. GAO report on the current state of V2V communications highlights the remaining obstacles to implementation.
2013-12-18
Article
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.
2013-12-17
Standard
J1308_201312
This practice applies to guarding of engine cooling fans used on Off-Road Self-Propelled Work Machines defined in SAE J1116. It does not include guarding for belts, pulleys, or other rotating equipment used on these machines.
2013-12-12
Article
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
Article
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
Article
Garmin International Inc.’s Gemini is a new-navigation core designed for the automotive OEM market.
2013-12-06
Article
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
Article
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. 
2013-11-27
Technical Paper
2013-01-2762
Kannan Elumalai
Automotive industry is moving towards a stage that anticipates probability of accidents and instructs safety system to take immediate actions. Safety systems in automotive domain protect vehicle occupants and even pedestrians from accidents. High powered engines and good road infrastructure naturally thrills people to drive at very high speed which would result into forward collision. With the help of latest technologies, such accidents can be avoided and thereby many persons would be saved from major injuries. This does not indicate that people could drive as they wish irresponsibly. The safety systems will help vehicle occupants to be safe in case of inadvertent errors. Nowadays safety has become an important feature to be considered for selling vehicles.
2013-11-27
Technical Paper
2013-01-2765
Lev M. Vozchikov
Determining vehicle mirrors effectiveness is the present novel ergonomic method in this research about how its performance affects School Bus safety. The unique impact classification system developed in advance achieves unique mathematic algorithm count for vehicle impact structure in a 3-dimensional vehicle model. The paper discusses principle experimental data-base language conversion in an Excel algorithm and with a, - factor plan observation diagram. Given the definition of accident in commercial motor vehicle applications, the study conducts a field collision follow-up record. The study based on factual data of a 50 fleet units, in observation between 2007 and 2009. This study classified the statistical spreading impact zones analysis in a 3-dimensional vehicle model calculation. Results are there discussed in paper in the ergonomic concept of hygienic operator performance responsibility.
2013-11-27
Technical Paper
2013-01-2905
Prateek Bansal, Akhil gupta, Alan Babu, Ankur Wadhwa
The Team aims towards designing, validating and fabricating a three wheeled hybrid human powered electric vehicle, which has a capability to act as a good viable option for city local transportation. The vehicle would be capable of being driven electrically as well as by a single driver. There are three proposed models of the vehicle: racing, commercial and agricultural. Team designed and manufactured the racing model in their college campus to test the vehicle in the extremities. All other models are designed based on the success of the racing model. The vehicle is designed keeping ergonomics and value engineering in mind. The vehicle is designed to give high performance at a lower rate. The racing design is capable of carrying two riders, of 5′7″ height and weighing 75 kg maintaining a average speed of 28km/hr.
2013-11-27
Technical Paper
2013-01-2860
Prakash A . K., Amol Patil, Kalyani U
Modeling of driver plays an important role in predicting vehicle performance accurately by a forward looking vehicle system models. It is quite difficult to capture driver behavior accurately as different driver behaves differently based on his/her judgment & reflex action. In this paper an Artificial Neural Network (ANN) based driver model is developed & compared with a traditional PID based driver model. The ANN driver model is developed based on a real accelerator pedal by a driver to follow standard drive cycle for a medium duty truck on a chassis dynamometer. The proposed ANN driver model is simulated with a validated vehicle model and comparison shows that the ANN driver model predicts vehicle performance better than PID based driver model. This method of developing driver model would be useful to improve performance prediction & control algorithm development using a vehicle system model.
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