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Cloud Simulation Assists Active-Safety Development for Electric Refuse Truck

North America’s first electric, fully integrated custom cab and chassis refuse collection vehicle — slated for initial customer deliveries in mid-2024 —...

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Road Ready
Energy

2024 Lincoln Nautilus: The Brand’s First Global SUV

While there is a tendency for new vehicles to have a focus on ride, handling, performance and other dynamic elements, the model year 2024 Lincoln Nautilus team added another element...

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Software

Full Speed Ahead for Second-Generation Indy Autonomous Racers

After three years and more than 7,000 miles (11,265 km) of racing, the Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC) enters year four with an updated platform and embedded software...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Testing ADAS Functions in Parallel with EMS Measurement

Many advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) use radar sensors for functions such adaptive cruise control (ACC) or autonomous emergency braking (AEB). These sensors are...

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Data Acquisition

Toyota’s Advanced R&D Puts Humans First

Gill Pratt has a gift for explaining complex topics in simple terms. And as Toyota Motor Co.’s chief scientist and CEO of the Toyota Research Institute (TRI), he also speaks frankly about the...

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Technology Report
Semiconductors & ICs

Lumotive’s New LCM Underpins Next-Gen Lidar

“The future happened yesterday” is an appropriate description of the rapid pace of development in automated-driving technology. The expression may be most accurate in sensor tech where,...

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Manned Systems

Vehicle Sensors Go Longer Range

Sensors are the frontline technology for advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and future vehicles with high-level (SAE Levels 4-5) automation. Designers at all levels are working to find the optimal...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Flash! Lidar’s Next Generation Arrives

Electronics engineers may best know what typically happens in an emerging, rapidly moving technology space. First, innovation: Start-ups bring new solutions amid rounds of funding. Next is the...

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Original Equipment
Manned Systems

Western Star Ups Vocational-Truck Ante with All-New 49X

Purpose-built from the ground up, the next-generation Western Star 49X vocational truck is underpinned by a stronger, lighter chassis and equipped with a new X-series...

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Imaging

New Roles for Lidar in Autonomy’s Lower Levels

Laser-based li ght d etection a nd r anging (lidar) sensors were only recently thought to be applicable within the realm of fully automated vehicles (AVs). The spinning lidar...

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Unmanned Systems

Lunewave Promises Low-Cost Radar with High-Performance 360-Degree View

Radar sensing has been used for various functions in passenger vehicles for more than two decades. Like all sensors intended an automated vehicle (AV), radar has...

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Unmanned Systems

Roush Lands in AV Territory

Famous as an engineering-services company, a NASCAR racing icon, and the name behind many high-performance Ford cars and trucks, the Roush brand is a go-to for OEMs and suppliers needing projects executed on...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Faurecia Creates ‘Personal Bubbles’ for AVs

App-led exercises that unfold while seated, and audio selections heard via the seat headrest illustrate the types of wellness and comfort options that supplier Faurecia envisions with its...

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Unmanned Systems

Continental's Lidar in a Flash

A precise three-dimensional profile of a vehicle’s surroundings is a fundamental prerequisite for automated driving. A new high-resolution 3D flash lidar (HFL) sensor developed for use at close range –...

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Technical Innovation
Software

Low-Latency Cameras, Onboard Computing Combine to Advance Operator Assistance

Modern industrial machines have been using cameras for years to improve visibility and eliminate blind spots. With the introduction of Ethernet cameras, an...

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Q&A
Unmanned Systems

ZF Advancing ADAS, Autonomy with Next-Gen Sensors

Together with its many partners, ZF supplies camera and radar technology and advanced components for both the passenger car and truck markets, the latter being especially suited for the...

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Technology Report
Design

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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Technical Innovation
Transportation

How HMI Displays Impact Operator Productivity in Industrial Vehicles

The latest research indicates that well-integrated HMI (human-machine interface) systems lead to more attentive users that better retain task-related information and...

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Articles
Energy

Improving Lidar – or Defeating It

For more than a decade, the lidar market has been led by Velodyne and its spinning towers of 64 or 128 laser beams. But the relatively high cost, delicate architecture, and beefy form factor have made...

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News
Test & Measurement

Bell Incorporates Bird-Deterring Lights as Standard Equipment on Bell 407 Helicopters

Helicopter manufacturer and Textron Inc. subsidiary, Bell Flight, is adding a new piece of standard equipment to its Bell 407GXi single-engine, civil...

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News
Manned Systems

Delivering on Autonomous Transport

“Data is the most efficient propellant.” This expression underpins the founding in 2016 of the Swedish startup Einride. Now, the fledgling tech company is partnering with well-established...

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Articles
Connectivity

Rearview Cameras for CVs Edge Closer to Regulatory Approval

To borrow from a well-known automotive phrase, “Objects in mirror” aren’t really closer than they appear—because the mirror itself appears poised to become another relic...

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News
Connectivity

Automated-Vehicle ‘Goiters’ Be Gone!

Warts. Bumps. Blisters. Protruberances. These and other less-flattering terms are used by vehicle designers and engineers to describe the bulging, non-integrated sensor placement that has become...

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Unmanned Systems

Citroën Frames a Motion-Sickness Solution

Following Jaguar Land Rover’s (JLR’s) detailing of a new system to help alleviate motion sickness in vehicles, French company Citroën has announced its own undeniably unique solution:...

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News
Manned Systems

NATS Will Test AI at Heathrow to Reduce Weather-Related Flight Delays

NATS Holdings (NATS), formerly National Air Traffic Services and the United Kingdom’s (UK’s) main air navigation service provider, is exploring the impact of...

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News
Power

2018 Los Angeles Auto Show: Hyundai Unveils the 2020 Palisade Midsize SUV as Its Flagship

The three-row 2020 Hyundai Palisade is the brand’s biggest SUV yet, providing more passenger room and more thermal-management performance to...

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Road Ready
Lighting

2019 Toyota Corolla Injects Sport, Adds Hatchback

There are three good reasons why Toyota’s compact Corolla overtook the original VW Beetle, the VW Golf and even the Ford F-Series to become the top-selling vehicle nameplate ever...

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Technology Report
Connectivity

WePredict Ready to Rock Component-Quality Analytics

Somewhere near the zip code of Big Data is the emerging neighborhood of Big Analytics, where computer scientists, research analysts, mathematicians and statisticians intake the...

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Briefs
Imaging

Terahertz (THz) Radar: A Solution For Degraded Visibility Environments (DVE)

An accurate view of the physical world is frequently vital. For example, rotary wing aircraft pilots must have knowledge of the terrain in order to safely fly...

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