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Manned Systems

Allison Advances Commercial-Vehicle Electronic Controls

Allison Transmission continues to invest in and accelerate its electric-vehicle propulsion solutions, but it also remains committed to its conventional product portfolio, which the...

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Unmanned Systems

Veoneer Shows Its Latest Safety and AV Tech

Veoneer CEO Jacob Svanberg gazes at a large flat-screen display from a demonstrator van’s second-row seat. The screen shows hundreds of colored dots, including a dozen purple pixels...

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Test & Measurement

Toyota Reinvesting in Collaborative Safety Research

To adapt to a swiftly changing mobility ecosystem, Toyota announced on April 27 a new five-year, $30-million investment in its Ann Arbor, Michigan-based Collaborative Safety Research...

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Test & Measurement

In-Vehicle Software and Services Are Transforming the Industry

The auto industry is undergoing its most dramatic transformation in more than a century, and tomorrow’s vehicles will not only be electrified but as directly linked to the...

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Unmanned Systems

SAE WCX 2022: OEM Learnings from Level 2 ADAS

Drivers behave differently when a driver assist technology is engaged. They tend to drive faster, look away from the road more often and for longer periods of time, and they engage in...

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Unmanned Systems

Making the Strategic Move into AV Testing

Traditional powertrain testing can be full of challenges. But it doesn’t compare to the often-bizarre edge cases that confront those testing automated-vehicle systems. Just ask Tom Tasky. He...

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Power

Bosch’s EV Efficiency Upgrade: Continuously Variable Transmissions

As electric vehicles (EVs) move from niche offerings to mainstream roles in the product portfolios of the world’s traditional automakers, research and development to...

The Navigator
AR/AI

The Navigator: Mapping the Way to Safe Automated Driving

When it comes to automated driving systems (ADS), Tesla CEO Elon Musk often runs counter to the consensus of almost everyone else in the sector. His disdain for lidar sensing is...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

CES 2021: Cadillac Shows off Multiple EV Concepts

Cadillac unveiled three electric vehicle (EV) concepts at CES 2021. They included the Halo Portfolio autonomous van, the VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) Concept autonomous aircraft...

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Manned Systems

Ford Expands EV Lineup with E-Transit Cargo Van

Ford revealed on November 12 its next fully electric vehicle (EV), the 2022 E-Transit cargo van, with the automaker’s new president and CEO Jim Farley stating, “The transition of fleet...

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Design

Ford Engineers Charged with a Blank EV Slate for the All-New 2021 Mustang Mach-E

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is an all-new vehicle. It’s Ford’s first dedicated battery electric vehicle (BEV) and it’s built on an all-new electric...

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AR/AI

AI-Based Machine Vision & the Future of Automotive In-Cabin Technologies

Xilinx is now applying AI to the in-cabin environment.

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Imaging

What We’re Driving: 2020 Kia Telluride

The 2020 Kia Telluride is one of the classic lightning-in-a-bottle models an automaker enjoys maybe once every couple of decades. Assertive-but-not-obnoxious styling combine with a vast cabin...

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Regulations/Standards

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...

Technology Report
Unmanned Systems

SAE 2020 Government/Industry Meeting: Level-2 Driver Assistance Systems May Be Working

Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) are designed to enhance safety and reduce driving stress. Based on the results of two recent studies meant...

Technology Leaders
Imaging

Vision-Based System Validates Driver Monitoring

Vision-based convolutional neural network system detects phone usage, eating, and drinking.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Breathalyzer Detects Marijuana

The device determines if a driver is under the influence of marijuana.

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Energy

New IAAPS Powertrain R&D Center to Accelerate Development of Propulsion Systems

The auto industry needs new areas of expertise, new development tools, and new ways of facilitating collaboration and innovation to keep pace with...

Articles
Unmanned Systems

Autonomy Already Influencing Vehicle Interior Design

Just about everyone’s seen a recent rendering of future vehicle interiors, but high-function driver assistance, automated driving and mobility as a service (MaaS) are new dimensions...

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Software

FCA Claims North America’s Most-Advanced Driving Simulator

FCA recently launched what it’s billing as the most advanced driving simulator in North America at its Automotive Research and Development Centre (ARDC) in Windsor, Ontario....

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Ford Announces All-New SYNC 4 Connectivity Suite

Ford has previewed its next-gen SYNC 4 communications and entertainment system, which will provide cloud-based connectivity via larger screens and advanced voice recognition. The system...

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Aerospace

ZF’s Autonomous Systems Head Takes a Pragmatic View of the ‘Levels’ Playing Field

“We are constantly asking this question: Who is the customer likely to buy an SAE Level 4 autonomous vehicle in the consumer passenger market?”...

Articles
Energy

Electric Machines Find Their Niche

Many players in the off-highway market are announcing electrification efforts. But why? To date, global regulatory programs have spurred off-highway technological innovations, to improve fuel economy...

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Connectivity

Hot New ‘Hands-On’ Turn in ADAS Safety Research

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) recently revealed novel research into a driver-safety aid: a sensory steering wheel rim that heats or cools on each side to warn of upcoming GPS-directed...

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Automotive

As Automotive Climates Shift, GKN Ramps up Its Winter Testing

As the influx of electrification continues to roil the industry, seamlessly integrating the hardware and wealth of software it brings with it creates a far broader...

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Power

GKN Turns the CV Joint Inside-Out

GKN Driveline is developing an innovative driveshaft concept that literally turns inside out the traditional configuration of the constant-velocity joint (CVJ), bringing potential benefits to both...

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Transportation

Denso Bringing Driver Monitoring to Commercial-Vehicle Market

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), 4,440 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal accidents in 2016—a 29% increase since 2009. Driver...

Editorial
Unmanned Systems

Vital Transformation

Almost lost in discussions about autonomous-driving technology are the “other” road users and how they fit into the driverless, robotic-vehicle future.

Application Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Highway Sensor Deployment Gives Valuable Data to ‘Connected’ Drivers

In an effort to improve traffic flow, driver safety, and asset management, the Michigan Department of Transportation (DOT) has installed 17 sensors on a 50-mile stretch...