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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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Power

ZF Builds Its Computational-Power Assets

Even by industry norms, Martin Fischer (right) has a lengthy job title. He is a member of the board of management for ZF and his responsibilities include electronics and ADAS, passive safety...

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Connectivity

ZF Hikes Performance of ProAI Supercompute Platform

Although multinational supplier ZF is widely recognized for conventional components such as its transmissions and braking systems, at April’s Auto Shanghai – one of the few major...

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Test & Measurement

Honda Ready with New Injury-Reducing Airbag

Starting next year, Honda will begin fitting vehicles with a new, advanced-design passenger-side front airbag that its engineers said is designed to mitigate brain and neck injuries by...

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Materials

Mass-Reducing Innovations Honored by Altair

The 4th generation Jeep Wrangler, which eliminated 92 kg (203 lb) compared to the previous-generation vehicle, and Ferrari’s Portofino, which is 80 kg (176 lb) lighter yet 35%...

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Defense

NASA Crash Landing Is a Complete Success

NASA just crash landed a Fokker F28 Mark 1000 Fellowship short-range, narrow-body airliner. The event, an experiment to gather crash-safety data, occurred at NASA Langley Research Center’s...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

The Rodney Dangerfield of Automated-Driving Sensors?

The emerging era of highly-automated driving comes courtesy of much-vaunted sensor technology—spinning lasers, penetrating radar and sonar blips. But the sensor that gets the least...

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Automotive

Mercedes Reveals Its Experimental Safety Vehicle 2019 – Mobile Robot Included

Mercedes-Benz is among leading OEMs focusing on autonomous vehicle safety, and will showcase its latest concept in June at the Enhanced Safety Vehicles...

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Test & Measurement

Autonomous Vehicles Present Passive-Safety Challenges

Reclined and rotated seating positions are commonly depicted for autonomously driven vehicles. But for the Autoliv engineers tasked with developing occupant safety for tomorrow’s...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

3D Printed Tools and Robo-Glove Make Inroads at GM Assembly Plant

A few General Motors manufacturing plant workers are sharing space with collaborative robots, suggesting assembly line applications for 3D printed parts—and potentially...

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Power

Can Tech Prevent Drunk-Driving Fatalities?

Despite the introduction of active and passive safety systems installed on new vehicles, the U.S. motor vehicle death rate remains high, currently some 40,000 persons. Although this number...

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