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Kodiak Adapts Autonomous Tech for Military Vehicles

Kodiak Robotics launched its first autonomous military prototype vehicle in December 2023 – a Ford F-150 upfitted with the Kodiak Driver autonomous system. Developed for the...

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Unmanned Systems

UAE Previews Autonomous Future at DriftX

Publicly available autonomous vehicles have been operating in Abu Dhabi since 2021, providing over 16,000 rides covering more than 300,000 km (186,400 miles). If the organizers and supporters of...

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Electronics & Computers

Sensor Fusion Expanding in Step with Advancing Vehicle Sophistication

When drivers of passenger vehicles change lanes, brake at stop lights, or accelerate on the highway, they’re probably not thinking about sensors. Sensors monitor,...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Daimler Truck and Torc Intensify Pursuit of Autonomous Trucks

Several autonomous-truck startups faltered in 2023. Another blow to the sector came in December, when TuSimple laid off about 150 employees, or 75% of its U.S. workforce, as...

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Unmanned Systems

TE Connectivity Powers down High-Power Systems

Commercial trucks and off-highway vehicles, faced with new regulatory developments, customer demands and market pressures, are responding by undergoing a renaissance of innovation. In the...

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Technical Innovation
Electronics & Computers

Continental, Aurora Finalize Design of Scalable Autonomous Trucking System

Tier 1 automotive supplier Continental and Aurora Innovation announced that the companies have finalized the design for a scalable autonomous trucking system....

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Photonics/Optics

CES 2024: Aeva Launches 4D Lidar for SAE Level 4 Trucks

Daimler Truck announced that Aeva will supply its latest Atlas 4D lidar for the Freightliner Cascadia truck platform and collaborate with Torc Robotics to integrate the technology....

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Test & Measurement

Porsche Engineering Turns to AI to Improve AV Simulation

Porsche Engineering has teamed with a variety of partners for a new research project seeking to enhance the data available for simulating automated driving systems’ reaction in...

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Manned Systems

Nodar's GridDetect: Look, Ma, No Lidar!

The streets of Munich look different when seen through a Nodar point cloud created by a set of stereo cameras. Nodar’s Hammerhead technology uses two standard, automotive-grade CMOS cameras...

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Unmanned Systems

Taking ‘Eyes-Off’ the ADAS Future

So-called “hands-off” driver-assistance systems are now ubiquitous enough that they scarcely merit particular attention — or explanation. They’re no longer exclusive to luxury brands,...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Kia’s 2024 EV9 Stands as First Mainstream 3-Row EV

It may be time for Kia — or its Hyundai and Genesis siblings — to deliver a lousy vehicle. It’s becoming a broken record to praise every new Kia for its sophisticated and often...

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Test & Measurement

Provizio Eyes Safety with Radar, Not LiDAR

"Safety first” is more than a catchphrase. For sensing company Provizio, it’s the only way the transportation industry should introduce autonomous vehicles. In Provizio’s view, using AV...

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Imaging

Owl AI’s 3D Thermal Sensors See Further into the Dark

The race to develop low-cost and effective sensors for automated driving requires all-day effort. Getting sensors to accurately identify the world around them is easiest on a clear, sunny day, but that solves just part of the problem.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Automated Driving’s Journey: One Step Forward…

The AV sector was stunned by the late-October headline that the California Department of Motor Vehicles suspended robotaxi developer Cruise’s permits for deployment and testing of...

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Test & Measurement

The ‘Framework’ for AV Development

Over the last 100 years, the transportation industry has been developed primarily around human operators. For example, roadway signs were designed to be easily seen, read and interpreted by humans....

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AR/AI

AV Simulation Testing Faces a Long and Winding Road

Right now, millions of virtual vehicles are driving millions of virtual miles. Their long-term digital mission is to make high-level vehicle automation a reality. Settling on the best...

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Energy

BEV-Agnostic’ Systems Require Attention

Much has been written about battery-electric propulsion’s impact on the automotive ecosystem. The level of change moves much past an overhaul to a complete re-imagination. While it can be...

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Technical Innovation
Motion Control

Liebherr Deploys Autonomous Mining Truck Fleet

Liebherr’s mining division has announced that it will be conducting onsite validation tests of its autonomous T 264 mining trucks. The validation testing reportedly will take place later...

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Transportation

Ford Approved for Hands-Off Driving on German Autobahn

Ford announced in late August that its Blue Cruise (SAE Level 2 driver-assistance) ADAS that allows for hands-free driving in certain situations was approved by the German Federal...

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Manned Systems

Volkswagen Plants Autonomous-Testing Flag in Austin

Volkswagen Group of America announced on July 6 that it would launch an autonomous test fleet of ID.Buzz EVs in Austin, Texas. The company said that the three-year program would...

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Unmanned Systems

Automated Driving in Italy’s 1,000 Miglia Rally

It’s not every day that you see a $230,000 supercar with its racy looks obscured by bolted- and glued-on sensors and wiring. But this was Italy, where SAE Media was attending simulator...

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Connectivity

The Subscriptions Are Coming for Your Wallet

It’s probable that the global market for new vehicles is becoming saturated and is unlikely to grow much past 100 million sales annually. Despite that, automotive remains one of the most...

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Energy

Kodiak Targets Class 8 Electric Truck for Autonomous System

Kodiak Robotics introduced what it claims is an industry-first at the 2023 Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo: an autonomous Class 8 truck that is fully electric. Kodiak...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Making Sense of Next-Gen ADAS Sensing

“I don’t expect [SAE] Level 3-capable vehicles to ship in significant numbers until 2030,” asserted Rudy Burger, of Woodside Capital Partners, during May’s AutoSens 2023 conference in...

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Design

WCX 2023: Can You Drive like SAE J3300

A valid driver’s license from any country put attendees in the driver’s seat at SAE WCX 2023, allowing them to test their driving skills using SAE J3300, the driving skills standard used to...

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Design

Spelling Ford with an ‘E’

One year ago, Ford Motor Co. kicked off a new era in its long history when it bifurcated into two strategically interdependent auto businesses. Ford Blue, the “traditional” business, is responsible for...

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Data Acquisition

Toyota’s Advanced R&D Puts Humans First

Gill Pratt has a gift for explaining complex topics in simple terms. And as Toyota Motor Co.’s chief scientist and CEO of the Toyota Research Institute (TRI), he also speaks frankly about the...

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Editorial
Manned Systems

Autonomous Trucking Hits Rocky Road

Within a four-week stretch – from roughly mid-February to mid-March – a steady stream of autonomous-trucking news hit. A quick summary: As several startups in the autonomous-truck development...

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Connectivity

Snapdragon Ride Flex Puts Safety, Infotainment onto Single Chip

One chip, multiple benefits. That’s the claim made by Qualcomm Technologies about its new, scalable system-on-a-chip product family.

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