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2012-11-15
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Fujitsu Ten’s compact 3-D electronic scan millimeter-wave radar for automotive applications uses 77 GHz to detect an object in three dimensions, including elevation, distance, and azimuth range.
2012-11-09
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The drive to move commercial technologies such as Ethernet and open source software into vehicles is gaining momentum. A number of companies are basing plans on the ubiquitous network, and two consortia recently teamed up to focus on boosting interest in using Ethernet in infotainment systems.
2012-11-01
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The CVLL Series of high-brightness pulsed laser diodes from OSI Laser Diode offers eye-safe devices with low divergence and high brightness to deliver reliable and stable output power of up to 75 W.
2012-10-22
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Xilinx's Zynq-7000 all-programmable system on chip (SoC) is a targeted design platform for driver assistance applications.
2012-10-22
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Autoliv said Oct. 19 that it will expand its technical center for active safety and vehicle restraint development in Shanghai, China. The expansion will enable the company to increase its crash testing, engineering of passive and active safety systems, and global core airbag development in China.
2012-10-15
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Mikrosens’ MS16070A is a small-format, analog, uncooled infrared image sensor. With a low-power, low-noise sensor readout circuit, the device provides an NETD value below 250 mK.
2012-10-12
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Suitable for advanced driver assistance systems, electric power steering, hybrid and electric vehicles, aviation anti-skid control, off-highway vehicles, rail propulsion control, and more, Texas Instruments Inc.’s 32-bit Hercules TMS570 ARM Cortex-R4 safety microcontrollers expand the product line to include 36 configurations that customers can choose from to meet application-specific needs.
2012-09-26
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A next-generation stereo camera that networks with a vehicle's dynamic control, steering, braking, and other systems debuts as part of an option package on 2013 MY Subaru Outback and Legacy models sold in the U.S. and Canada.
2012-09-24
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Ford is using hydroformed steel tubes, in DP1000 alloy, for the B-pillar and A-pillar roof rail in the new Fusion sedan. Engineers say the benefits are numerous vs. using hot-stamped, welded sheet.
2012-09-24
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Dr. Roger F. Wells’ Occupant Protection and Automobile Safety in the U.S. since 1900, published by SAE International, offers a look at the progression of automotive safety systems and examines how automotive companies, consumers, and political leaders affected that development.
2012-09-21
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Autonomous vehicles may be here sooner than anyone thought, according to a new report by KPMG and the Center for Automotive Research, but ABI Research Vice President and Practice Director Dominique Bonte believes that synergies among three connectivity categories will need to be established.
2012-09-21
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The OV7955 low-cost, high-performance National Television System Committee (NTSC) analog and digital image sensor from OmniVision Technologies Inc. is designed specifically for mainstream automotive applications.
2012-09-14
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Counterfeit electronic parts affect safety and national security, pose long-term reliability risks, and drive up sustainment costs.Those and related issues will be discussed at the SAE 2012 Counterfeit Parts Avoidance Symposium, co-located with the SAE 2012 Aerospace Electronics and Avionics Systems and Power Systems Conferences slated for Oct. 30 to Nov. 1 in Phoenix.
2012-09-13
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The U.S. government, via several of its transportation-related agencies, is sponsoring the project, which it claims is the largest-ever road test of connected-vehicle crash-avoidance technologies.
2012-09-07
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Audible, tactile, and/or visual driver warnings can be provided in Delphi's lane-departure warning system.
2012-09-04
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A recreational off-highway vehicle roll-over system simulates both untripped and tripped real-world 90° rollovers using actual ROVs on a simulator.
2012-08-30
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General Motors is advancing the state of the art in testing of rear-seat crash test dummies. One of its crash-test engineers, Barbara Bunn, recently developed and conducted tests to evaluate the ability of a new dummy named BioRID to produce consistent measurements when subjected to identical tests.
2012-08-29
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Preh’s central controller concept offers an integrated touchpad.
2012-08-29
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The all-composite commercial aircraft has become a reality, and the need for the aircraft designer to consider electromagnetic threats has also grown. Bombardier Core Electromagnetic Engineering has conducted a lightning indirect effect measurements campaign on different cylindrical barrels simulating all-metal and all-composite fuselages.
2012-08-27
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A wider, longer radar beam range and the ability to detect stationary objects are key upgrades to a collision mitigation system, one of three safety products recently unveiled by Meritor WABCO for the commercial-vehicle market.
2012-08-21
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Delivering an ‘Experience’ from the user perspective is the new watchword from the makers of CATIA and other Product Lifecycle Tools, enabled by the V6 and the 3DExperience Platform.
2012-08-20
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Ron Moore, retired Division Chief of the McKinney (TX) Fire Department, has literally written the book on extrication involving vehicles with advanced high-strength steel structures, and he shared some of the challenges of this practice at the Great Designs in Steel seminar in Livonia, MI.
2012-08-16
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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has raised the bar with its new small overlap frontal crash test. With a 50th percentile male Hybrid III dummy in the driver seat, 25% of the car’s front end on the driver side strikes a 5-ft-tall rigid barrier at 40 mph.
2012-07-30
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TRW Automotive has announced its latest Pedestrian Protection System (PPS) developed to address increasing pedestrian fatalities worldwide. The system uses a combination of acceleration and pressure sensing technology to detect a pedestrian impact.
2012-07-25
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Suitable for a range of underhood acoustical and thermal insulating applications, Woodbridge developed its flame-retardant polyurethane foam to meet increasingly stringent OEM needs.
2012-07-02
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A slew of driver assist technologies on the all-new 2013 Ford Fusion underscore the automaker's push to put smart systems on more than just luxury vehicles.
2012-07-02
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A major European report has been issued on the advanced driver assistance systems that are fitted to vehicles—and that really matter in terms of safety, efficiency and driver behavior.
2012-06-25
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EuroNCAP says that from 2014, new cars in Europe will almost certainly need to be equipped with autonomous emergency braking (AEB) to gain a 5-star safety rating. From November 2013, the European Type Approval of new commercial vehicles will require AEB to be fitted.
2012-06-22
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Dromone Engineering’s multilock coupler was designed to improve safety and allows operators to complete attachment changes without leaving the cab.
2012-06-22
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The European SARTRE (Safe Road Trains for the Environment) project has carried out a test in Spain of a road train comprising several vehicles automatically driving in convoy.
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