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First Electrified Dodge Arrives for 2023 MY

The industry’s red-hot and crowded compact-utility vehicle market gets a newcomer for the 2023 model year with an electrified, top-of-the-line version of the Dodge Hornet. “It’s...

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Automotive

An EV ‘Lightning Round’ with Ford’s Farley, Field and Zhang

With the industry’s first full teardown of a Ford F-150 Lightning well underway, competitive-analysis specialists Munro & Associates recently purchased a second...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Volvo Gets 'Gamey' with Info, Driver-Assist Warnings for Future EVs

As vehicles gain more and more technology such as infotainment, advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and electrification, there’s a corresponding need for ways...

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Electronics & Computers

Two-Wheeled Tech: The Latest in Motorcycle Applications

With summer looming in the northern hemisphere and the global COVID pandemic slowly abating, it’s only natural for the focus of many enthusiasts to shift towards two-wheeled...

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Software

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

Keeping Pace with In-Vehicle Data Speed

Next-generation advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) require camera and radar systems with increasingly high resolution. That means more speed and higher bandwidth for networks, switches and...

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Automotive

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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Automotive

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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RF & Microwave Electronics

Toyota Putting Software First in Global, Connected-Car Architecture

Toyota Connected was launched in 2016 in North America, established as an “innovation engine” for the global OEM. The goals of the new digital division were to...

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Software

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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Imaging

Lincoln Unveils Tech-Refreshed 2022 Navigator

Lincoln has revealed a refreshed 2022 Navigator that sees no drivetrain or electrification upgrades, but gains a smattering of thoughtful technology, including a hands-free advanced...

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Electronics & Computers

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...

Technology Report
AR/AI

CES 2021: Mercedes-Benz Hyperscreen Brings Dash-Wide Displays to Production

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its new Hyperscreen, a 56-inch IP-display that will debut on its 2022 EQS EV sedan and serve as the visual cornerstone of its MBUX...

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Software

USCAR Broadens Its Research Footprint

The project teams working under the USCAR (United States Council for Automotive Research) umbrella help carve a knowledge pathway to accelerate technology development. “We typically have...

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Unmanned Systems

Software Shift: GM to Hire 3,000 Tech Engineers

General Motors announced on November 9 that it is looking to add 3,000 new technical positions before the second quarter of 2021 to bolster its virtual testing and software expertise. The...

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Energy

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

Building Geofences to Speed AV Adoption

Vehicle and system developers have always pushed to get the most from every component and material, but design teams focused on autonomous vehicles are increasingly adopting a less-is-more...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Seeing with Sound Next-Level Ultrasonic Sensors for Intelligent Cars

Even though ultrasound has been studied by scientists for many years, its capabilities in practical applications are yet to be fully harnessed.

Road Ready
Manned Systems

All-Wheel-Drive Returns to Chrysler Pacifica for 2021

The refresh of the 2021 model-year Chrysler Pacifica minivan premiers a top-of-the-line luxury trim, the debut of a next-generation infotainment system, and the return of...

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Connectivity

GM Deploying Electricals of the Future

General Motors recently offered media a deeper look at the company’s all-new vehicle electrical architecture that was first confirmed in mid-2019, saying the vehicle-wide electrical system is...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

2021 Cadillac Escalade Brings Curved OLED to the Dash

Cadillac has unveiled the 2021 Escalade and will differentiate the full-size SUV from its Tahoe/Yukon platform-mates with a large dose of exclusive technologies including Super...

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Software

CES 2020: VW Creates New Autonomous Subsidiary

Volkswagen announced on Jan. 8 the formation of a new subsidiary called Volkswagen Autonomy, Inc. The new unit will oversee the development of Level-4 autonomous systems for VW. Alexander...

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Design

Aptiv Centralizing Computing Power to Speed Autonomous Vehicle Development

The software-intensive, electrified and increasingly automated vehicle will define the 2020s. Its rise is driving both the industry-wide re-thinking of...

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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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Unmanned Systems

BlackBerry Tech Duo Sees Emergence of Vehicle-Based Platforms

At the recent TU automotive conference in Novi, Michigan, Automotive Engineering had the opportunity to sit down with two of the industry’s most important software sages,...

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Unmanned Systems

A Legal Profile of Facial Recognition

Whether it’s using your face to confirm payment over your smartphone, monitoring your child at day-camp, or being confirmed as a ticketholder going to a concert, the possibilities for facial...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Harman Using Empathy to Help Elevate the User Experience

In-car connectivity for today’s cars and tomorrow’s autonomous vehicles is moving product development norms beyond the traditional engineering approach. “Most products are...

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Electronics & Computers

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...

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Volkswagen T-Cross

Volkswagen Group’s applications of its remarkably versatile modular MQB chassis stretch from its little Polo hatchback to the large Atlas SUV. Now there is a new addition to the family, the Polo-based T-Cross compact...