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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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Photonics/Optics

VW Introduces Singular ID.Buzz in Three-Row Layout

As automakers keep rolling out new EV models, a kind of sameness has crept into the proceedings. Put a four-door sedan or crossover on a skateboard platform with a 90-kWh-or-so battery,...

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Energy

Electrification Forces Fresh Perspectives on Vehicle NVH

The quietness of EVs is, for many, a compelling selling point. But vehicles becoming inherently quieter overall hasn’t translated into making the job of noise abatement any...

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Unmanned Systems

2022 Jeep Compass Gets Class-Leading Safety Upgrades

An all-new interior and a significant increase in onboard safety systems comprise the major design and engineering changes made to the Jeep Compass for MY2022. The compact SUV now...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Velodyne Preps for Volume Lidar

Prior to 2020 there were allegedly 80 to 100 “lidar companies” in the world, depending on who in Silicon Valley was compiling the list. Such was the over-inflated bubble of autonomous mobility prior...

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Imaging

Illuminating New Roles for Vehicle Lighting

Vehicle lighting used to be about seeing and being seen, but Audi has much larger ambitions for automotive illumination. New LED and digital control technologies are moving the humble headlamp...

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Software

2021 Ford Bronco Aims to Kick Some Jeep

“There is nothing on this truck that is superfluous – no decorative chrome or extraneous styling. It’s designed for function, not fashion,” explained Paul Wraith, chief designer for...

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Motion Control

Driver-Monitoring Systems to Be as Common as Seat Belts

Regulators across the globe, most notably in Europe, are calling for driver-monitoring systems to become standard vehicle-safety equipment. The ability for a vehicle to combine...

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Lighting

A Solution for Ice-Free Sensors

Sensor surfaces that are exposed to weather need to be kept clean so that ADAS and autonomous driving systems can function safely. Ice build-up in cold conditions is of particular concern, but Canatu thinks...

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Software

Volkswagen Turns Classic Van into Innovative, Retro-Ride EV

“Hello, Eric,” said the vehicle. “Are you ready to go?” responded Eric Glaser, a principal product designer at Volkswagen’s Innovation and Engineering Center...

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AR/AI

A View Inside Volkswagen's Silicon Valley Lab

On July 1, Volkswagen renamed its Silicon Valley outpost. The former Electronics Research Lab (ERL) based in Belmont, Calif., now is the Innovation and Engineering Center California (IECC)....

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Manned Systems

2020 GMC Sierra to Debut New Diesel Along with Expanded 10-Speed, Towing Tech and Carbon-Fiber-Bed Applications

The 2020 GMC Sierra will be the first model year to provide the light-duty truck the option for GM’s new 3.0L Duramax...

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2020 Range Rover Evoque

It was an unusual beginning to a test drive: navigating a narrow, winding gravel path in the grounds of an English castle with the windshield blacked out and only an image of two front wheels and a couple of...

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Photonics/Optics

2019 Nissan Leaf plus Nets Extended EV Range

The 2019 Leaf Plus has a longer driving range and provides quicker acceleration than its platform-sharing counterpart, the second-generation Leaf, thanks to a higher-output motor and...

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Photonics/Optics

2019 Toyota RAV4: Doubling down on a Best-Seller

To say the RAV4 is a crucial product for Toyota might be underselling it. In the U.S., the 5-seat, 5-door FWD/AWD C-class SUV is Toyota’s best-selling vehicle, the nation’s...

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Test & Measurement

A Chat with 2019 Toyota RAV4 Chief Engineer Yoshikazu Saeki

Yoshikazu Saeki (above) is the chief engineer for the Toyota RAV4 and Toyota Highlander. Saeki (54) joined the company in 1987 as a suspension engineer on the Land Cruiser team...

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Automotive

'Electrifying' New Range Rover Evoque

At first glance, it may take the shrewd eye of a Land Rover aficionado to notice the difference between the new Range Rover Evoque luxury crossover and its predecessor (which debuted 2010), but every...

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Unmanned Systems

2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan Gets a New Platform and Adds Premium Content, Hybrid Version on the Way

Toyota has revealed the 12th-generation Toyota Corolla sedan, bringing with it similar updates announced with the arrival of the hatchback...

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Photonics/Optics

Audi Confirms E-Tron EV to Use Cameras Instead of Side Mirrors

In what is claimed to be the world’s first series-production application of camera technology to replace exterior side-view mirrors, Audi announced that its upcoming e-tron...

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Energy

Paccar Reveals New and Future Tech at CES 2018

Although 2018 marked its first-ever presence at the enormously influential Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Paccar made sure it fit right in with the show’s technology- and...

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