Safety regulations and standards
News Unmanned Systems
Tesla’s FSD Recall Impacts AV Industry
On February 16, 2023, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that Tesla had voluntarily agreed to recall 362,758 Model S, Model X, Model 3 and Model Y vehicles – the...
Technology Report Test & Measurement
Hyundai Breaks Ground for Safety Test and Investigation Lab
Hyundai Motor America is creating an industry-unique testing zone to address root cause crash investigations and electric vehicle/future product analysis activities at its...
Technology Report Energy
Altair Honors Innovations in Sustainability and Lightweighting
Ford follows up its top prize in last year’s Sustainable Product category – for the Mustang Mach-E – with another electric-vehicle winner, the 2022 F-150 Lightning....
The Future of Managing Mission-Critical Systems
Adhering to functional safety standards is demanding in terms of both time and money.
News Unmanned Systems
SAE WCX 2022: Vehicles Are the Gateway to Data, Data, and More Data
The mobility ecosystem is bursting with data from the passenger vehicles, buses, ride-share vehicles, delivery vans, and other transportation modes using driver assist...
SAE Government/Industry Meeting — Back in Action
After pivoting to a Digital Summit in 2021, the SAE Government/Industry Meeting was back in action for 2022, bringing engineers, policy makers, students, and the Washington Auto Show...
Technical Innovation Manned Systems
Peterbilt, Aurora Reveal SAE Level 4 Autonomous Truck
Peterbilt and Aurora have unveiled an autonomous-capable truck at CES 2022 in Las Vegas. The autonomous drive system, dubbed Aurora Driver, is making its commercial truck debut in a...
Test and Evaluation of Autonomy for Air Platforms
Tools, approaches, and insights to confidently approach the safe, secure, effective, and efficient testing of autonomy on air platforms.
Mitigating Radar-To-Radar Interference
Sensors are a fundamental building block of highly-automated and autonomous-driving vehicles. And each different sensor – radar, lidar, and camera systems, has strengths and weaknesses. Radars...
News Test & Measurement
Nissan’s Reed Is Not Your Typical R&D Boss
Chris Reed is not the typical R&D boss. In his diverse 25-year engineering career at Nissan Americas, Reed has done everything from body design to leading development of the Murano SUV,...
News 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)...
Articles Test & Measurement
Open System Software for Critical Applications
Make sure that you have a fully integrated, automated approach to test and requirements traceability.
Truck Platooning an Evolving Pathway to Full Autonomy
“We are tantalizingly close,” a recent blog post by Pittsburgh-based Locomation asserted regarding true driverless vehicles navigating public roadways. “But the challenges that...
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...
News Test & Measurement
AV and ADAS Testing from out of the Box
For self-driving vehicle systems to gain the full confidence of the public, the mobility industry and government regulators, OEMs have to prove that AVs (and those equipped with enhanced SAE...
Technical Innovation Regulations/Standards
SAE, AEM Collaborate on Underground-Equipment Standard
SAE International recently published the first standard of its kind for the vacuum excavation equipment industry – J3107, Vacuum Excavation and Sewer Cleaning Equipment - Safety...
Electrifying Opportunities at IAV
Mike Kenhard joined IAV Automotive Engineering as president in 2019, bringing a diverse career in systems engineering and “all sides of engines and engine controls” from his previous experience at...
Underwriters Labs Publishes First AV Safety Standard
On April 1, 2020, Underwriters Laboratories (UL) announced that it published UL 4600 as an American National Standard. With its publication, UL 4600 became the auto industry’s first...
News 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...
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...
GM’s Cruise Unveils Dedicated Self-Driving Vehicle Built for Upgradable Hardware
In 2016, General Motors acquired Cruise Automation, thereby launching its self-driving business. After four years using modified Chevrolet Bolt...
The Navigator Communications
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...
The Key to Autonomous Vehicle Safety Is ODD
In a perfect world, an automated vehicle (AV) would be all-knowing. Its sensors, communication systems and computing power could predict every road hazard and avoid all risks. But until a...
Who’s Making the Rules in the Fast-Moving AV Age?
Even to casual observers, it’s clear that the regulatory landscape for autonomous vehicles (AVs) is a void filled with uncertainty. Outside of requirements that mandate technologies...
Dial ‘M’ for Mobility: Smartphone as Steering Wheel
For those with a passion for automated-vehicle innovations, late September and early October meant a trip to Twitter and YouTube, which were awash with videos from owners,...
Technology Report Connectivity
A Mirrorless Future? NHTSA Seeks Input on Exterior Cameras
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in early October distributed a notice soliciting industry and public input on whether to allow “camera...
Articles Unmanned Systems
Getting Driverless Trucks onto Roadways
The developers who are creating autonomous systems have plenty of complex technical questions that must be analyzed and solved, but their challenges don’t stop there. Design teams also have to...
‘They’ Said It Couldn’t Happen: A Possible Retrofit for Automotive R-134a Refrigerant
When R-1234yf refrigerant was chosen as the low-global-warming replacement for the longtime industry staple R-134a, the consensus being the...
The Navigator Regulations/Standards
The Navigator: As the World Turns to C-V2X, Europe Picks WiFi
Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications is a relatively straightforward and inexpensive technology that has the potential to reduce crashes by improving driver situational...
Air Force Completes First Magnetic Navigation Flight on C-17 - Mobility...
University of Rochester Lab Creates New 'Reddmatter' Superconductivity Material...
Air Force Performs First Test of Microwave Counter Drone Weapon THOR - Mobility...
INSIDERElectronics & Computers
MIT Report Finds US Lead in Advanced Computing is Almost Gone - Mobility...
Navy Selects Lockheed Martin and Raytheon to Develop Hypersonic Missile -...
Boeing to Develop Two New E-7 Variants for US Air Force - Mobility Engineering...
How Metal Additive Manufacturing Is Driving the Future of Tooling
Microelectronics Design Security: Better with Formal Methods
Solving Complex Thermal Challenges of Today’s Space Market
Manufacturing & Prototyping
Traction-Motor Innovations for Passenger and Commercial Electric...
5 Ways to Test Wearable Devices
Mastering the Challenges of the Software Defined Vehicle: Digital...