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Connectivity

Steering Toward Full Vehicle Autonomy

The vision of fully autonomous vehicles (SAE Levels 4 and 5) is fast approaching. Making this vision a reality requires automotive OEMs to move beyond the current levels of vehicle autonomy to...

Technical Innovation
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Precision Tech the ‘Backbone’ to CNH’s Digital Strategy

When CNH Industrial executives stressed at its recent Capital Markets Day that the company is fast-advancing its offerings in precision technology and accelerating autonomous...

Articles
Power

Autonomy’s Computing Edge

Computing clouds get more headlines, but edge computing is likely to play a more crucial minute-by-minute role in the autonomous-vehicle (AV) future. Roughly defined as bringing the processing of data...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

What Will 5G Do for the IoT/IIoT?

To find out about the impact of 5G mobile broadband service on the IoT/IIoT, I interviewed Jai Suri, Vice President, IoT and Blockchain Applications Development, Oracle, and Mike Anderson, Embedded Systems...

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Connectivity

GM Readies Comprehensive New Vehicle-Software Platform

General Motors announced this week that it has developed a new “end-to-end” software platform designed to use over-the-air (OTA) updating capabilities to “connect customers’...

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Unmanned Systems

Data Drives Driverless Truck Launch

Transforming raw data into high-quality structured data is a critical path to properly fueling machine-learning (ML) models and deploying artificial-intelligence (AI) applications across autonomous...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

V2X Signals Are Looking Up

Vehicle-to-vehicle/infrastructure (V2X) hasn’t lived up to expectations, but many feel it will soon become an important factor for improving safety and autonomous driving systems. To make it successful,...

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Data Acquisition

C-2VX Is Finally Gaining Momentum in the U.S.

Vehicle to everything (V2X) communications has had a rough go in North America. After more than a decade of development on the Wi-Fi-based dedicated short-range communications (DSRC)...

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Manned Systems

WCX 2021: Top Engineers Talk Industry Transformation

Despite more than a year of COVID-19, lockdown, component shortages and uncertainties, the outlook for mobility engineering hasn’t shifted too dramatically during the global...

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Connectivity

Automotive Cybersecurity Needs Serious Work

According to the BlackBerry 2021 Threat Report, which looks at cybersecurity threats of all types on a global basis, “modern automobiles are effectively insecure networks.” The authors...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

TCU Testing at the Heart of Vehicle Connectivity

The wireless connectivity between the modern vehicle and the outside world is possible thanks to a constantly evolving component called the telematics control unit (TCU). The TCU is at...

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Test & Measurement

Horiba MIRA’s Vision for World-Class AV Testing

It is a bold company that uses the description “globally unique,” but that’s the label engineering research and test provider Horiba MIRA has attached to its new AV development...

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Connectivity

Purpose, Perceptions for Driver-Assist Tech Solidify

A panel of automated-driving experts at this week’s virtual presentation of SAE International’s annual Government/Industry Meeting had strong opinions on the current state of...

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Connectivity

Vehicle Safety Communications Landscape Clarified with Controversial FCC Ruling

After years of transportation-industry tussle over competing technologies to enable communications between vehicles and a “connected” environment, the...

Briefs
Automotive

Radar Enables Cars to Spot Hazards Around Corners

Using radar commonly deployed to track speeders and fastballs, the automated system “sees” around corners to spot oncoming traffic and pedestrians.

Briefs
Imaging

Leap in Lidar Could Improve Safety and Security of New Technology

University of Colorado researchers have described a new silicon chip that improves the resolution and scanning speed needed for a lidar system.

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AR/AI

Speeding AV Testing with a Digital Twin

A European company has developed time-saving simulation software for users of the University of Michigan’s Mcity CAV (connected and autonomous vehicle) testing facility in Ann Arbor. It has...

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Connectivity

V2X Communication, Not Automation, to Usher in Next Road-Safety Revolution

Development of autonomous vehicles (AV) is moving inexorably forward, driven by staggering industry investment. It’s understood that connectivity, often...

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Design

New EU Patent System Could Unify and Simplify Process

To engineers who are developing autonomous vehicle (AV) technologies, the legal landscape around innovation can look increasingly complex. And the patent path may seem daunting. But...

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Connectivity

FCC Actions, Incompatible Options Muddy V2X Outlook

Vehicle-to-vehicle/infrastructure (V2X) communications often is touted as a critical technology for automated driving and even to derive the utmost benefit from advanced...

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Transportation

Automakers to Blame for Potential Loss of V2X Spectrum

After years of heavy lobbying from the cable and wireless industry, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is on the verge of reallocating most of the spectrum that had...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

ZF Advancing ADAS, Autonomy with Next-Gen Sensors

Together with its many partners, ZF supplies camera and radar technology and advanced components for both the passenger car and truck markets, the latter being especially suited for the...

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Connectivity

SAE Innovations in Mobility Conference: Advanced Weather Data Can Boost AV Functionality, Safety

Acknowledging that foul weather is a challenge for automated-vehicle (AV) operation, the CEO and founder of a company that creates highly...

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Energy

Shanghai’s Human Horizons Unveils a 5G-V2X-Enabled Electric, Luxury SUV

Human Horizons of Shanghai, China has debuted a premium all-electric smart brand, HiPhi, with a production-ready prototype vehicle, HiPhi 1 – a premium...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Data Connectivity in Heavy-Duty Vehicle Environments

Technology advancements are increasingly bringing a new level of connectivity to industrial and commercial vehicles. Customers are demanding functionality that automates or enhances...

News
Test & Measurement

Peloton CEO Talks Level 4 ‘Automated Following’

Daimler Trucks abruptly hit the brakes on its platooning activities, announcing at CES 2019 in January that analysis of its years-long testing on U.S. roads showed no business case for...

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Communications

Qualcomm Ready with Next-Gen Mobility Connectivity Hardware

If you start doing the modem math on the “everything-connected-to-everything” world swiftly headed our way, you could be in a worse position than the San Diego-based comm...

News
Connectivity

Debating Data Monetization Vs. Privacy

The value of data generated by drivers and passengers in vehicles on the road has been apparent to those companies who see ways to monetize it. But is the public always willing to give up its...

Articles
Unmanned Systems

5G Cellular May Be Transformational for Automakers, Suppliers

Connected vehicles are going mainstream, autonomous vehicles are poised to emerge—and cellular communications appears to be a central infrastructural base for both. The...