Human Factors and Ergonomics
Human machine interface (HMI)

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Data Acquisition

Advancing HMI Development of ADAS and Active Safety Systems

The advancement of vehicles with enhanced safety and infotainment features has made evaluating human-machine interfaces (HMI) in modern commercial and industrial vehicles...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

WCX 2024: The Technologies That Will Define Future Mobility

The migration to vehicle electrification and autonomy is ushering in product development changes with software coding and artificial intelligence (AI) performing disruptor...

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Technology Report
Software

Mapping out Future Vehicle Cockpits

Game-like navigation visuals. Conversational-style voice commands. Contactless biometric sensing. A tidal wave of software code and sensing technologies are being prepped to alter in-vehicle...

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Technology Report
AR/AI

CES 2024: VW, Cerence Integrate ChatGPT in IDA Voice Assistant

ChatGPT has entered the car. At CES 2024, Volkswagen and technology partner Cerence introduced an update to IDA, VW’s in-car voice assistant, so it can now use ChatGPT to...

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News
Unmanned Systems

WCX 2023: Making the ‘Smart Cockpit’ and UX Safer

The in-vehicle experience, also known as user experience (UX), is changing as technology evolves. “Everyone talks about AI for autonomy and ADAS, but I think it [artificial...

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Application Briefs
Communications

Integrated Flight Deck

Sky Warden will become the first forward-fit deployable combat aircraft to feature Garmin's G3000 tandem integrated flight deck.

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News
Energy

BMW Previews an HMI Future Without Dashboard Screens

The BMW i Vision Dee is an electric tease, dialed up to Las Vegas wattage for a provocative unveiling at CES 2023: A novel digital grille, wrapped with Kindle-style “E-ink”...

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News
Transportation

SAE International Extends Call for Abstracts, Seeks Submissions for AeroTech Conference

Engineering Events staff at SAE International in Warrendale, Pennsylvania, have extended the call for abstracts through September 21 for the...

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Articles
Design

The Digital Cockpit of the Future

Software and automation have enabled a step forward in cockpit design, one that is stripped down to the essentials without sacrificing functionality.

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Application Briefs
Unmanned Systems

Multi-Mission UAS (MMU) Systems

XTEND will supply hundreds of its advanced Wolverine drone systems to the U.S Department of Defense.

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Road Ready
Software

Cadillac Lyriq Spearheads GM’s EV Assault

The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq isn’t the first of GM’s new-age EVs to use the company’s all-encompassing Ultium lithium-ion battery “system” and all-new family of traction motors. That...

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Imaging

Airflow Concept Presents Chrysler EV Direction

In a far corner of the main exhibition hall of the 2022 New York International Auto Show, its display flanked by the latest products from Ram and Jeep, Stellantis rolled out a second...

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Technology Report
Unmanned Systems

Panasonic Augments Driver Safety with New HUD Tech

At CES 2022 Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America unveiled AR HUD 2.0 (Augmented Reality Head-Up Display 2.0), the first system to include a new, patented eye-tracking system...

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Design

The Future of Automated Vehicle Cabins

Although there are yet no privately owned, fully automated vehicles on the road, automakers and suppliers are working to develop vehicle interior technologies, materials and designs they think will...

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Design

Lexus Goes All-Touch for New Infotainment System

When Lexus unveiled its Remote Touch infotainment interface at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show, the original iPhone had been out a little over a year, and Apple’s second-generation...

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Photonics/Optics

GM Announces Door-To-Door Ultra Cruise ADAS

GM has announced the next generation of its hands-free Super Cruise advanced driver-assist system (ADAS), upping the label to “Ultra Cruise.” GM claims the Ultra Cruise system, expected to...

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Application Briefs
Wearables

Ground Control System

Built around three core elements – software, hardware, and antennas – Crysalis was designed to simplify the operation of robotic systems.

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News
Electronics & Computers

Industry Invited to Participate in AeroTech Aerospace and Defense Technical Program

SAE International is inviting global participation in its AeroTech® aerospace and defense technology conference and exhibition, which is for the first...

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Technical Innovation
Design

Next-Gen HMI Crucial to Increasing ADAS Efficacy

Next-generation HMI (human-machine interface) technology platforms allow off-highway OEMs and system designers to support productivity tools like computer vision – including object...

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Road Ready
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Ford Engineered the 2022 Bronco to Give Jeep the Willies

Ford engineers refused to utter a single bad word about Jeep Wrangler during the course of the week-long 2022 Bronco media drive event in Austin, Texas. In fact, some among that...

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Articles
Unmanned Systems

Honda, Toyota Intro More-Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems

Honda and Toyota each recently announced the release of new, more-sophisticated driver-assistance systems for a special range of vehicles available in Japan starting in March...

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News
Unmanned Systems

Umlaut Benchmarks Vehicle Connectivity: Who’s on Top?

Connectivity’s role in today’s vehicles is mostly focused on driver information and entertainment. But seamless connectivity will play a vital role in highly automated, and...

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Test & Measurement

'Level 2+': Making Automated Driving Profitable, Mainstream

Soon after SAE International released its J3016 “Levels of Automated Driving” standard in January 2014, engineers and product planners working in automated-vehicle...

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Articles
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Built-In Google Vehicle Apps Arrive

The modern vehicle cabin experience increasingly is defined by software and interactive screens. The new prominence of digital media interactions is evident in the late 2020 debut of the all-electric...

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News
Sensors/Data Acquisition

10 Best Practices for ADAS and AV Testing

Testing for automated driver-assist systems (ADAS) has required a completely new approach to testing. The most obvious reason for this is the sheer number of sensors and actuators involved in...

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News
Nanotechnology

Supplier Tech Gets the Germs Out

Confidence in autonomous and rideshare mobility took a significant dive in 2020, as consumers shunned public transport due to the coronavirus pandemic. Technologies to safeguard the health and safety of...

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What We’re Driving
Power

What We’re Driving: 2020 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SR CVT

Easily mistaken for its Altima big brother at first glance, the 2020 Nissan Sentra finally gets the all-new platform, exterior style and interior upgrades that this thrifty compact has...

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News
Unmanned Systems

UX Designers and “Engineering Chefs” Cook up Unique User Interfaces

Cabin interiors will continue to transform in the coming years, largely driven by the advanced UI/UX (user interface/user experience) development taking place in...

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News
Power

What We’re Driving: 2020 Volvo V60 T5 Cross Country

Volvo appears to be slicing out a distinctive (if miniscule) niche by continuing to offer not only what most others have abandoned – genuine station wagons – but, in the case of...

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