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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.
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.
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