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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.
2012-12-10
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Although about 96% of today's passenger vehicles already are equipped with black boxes (formally called event data recorders, or EDRs), NHTSA (U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) is proposing to require their fitment to all new light passenger vehicles of less than 8500 lb.
2012-12-07
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By the year 2025, fully autonomous driving could be a reality, according to the Tier 1 supplier of advanced driver assistance systems. Its development will be spurred by safety concerns, insurance industry incentives, and even regulation.
2012-12-06
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The growing use of electronics is driving equipment makers to focus on improving safety and reliability.
2012-11-26
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Denso's new millimeter-wave radar offers a longer and wider detection range that helps improve the responsiveness of active safety technologies such as precrash safety (PCS) and adaptive cruise control (ACC) systems.
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.
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