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Manned Systems

Making Safety Standard

I’m not sure who claims to have coined the often-repeated phrase, “Safety comes standard.” But that tagline came to mind as authorities in Texas and officials with the National Transportation Safety Board...

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Manned Systems

Bosch Quantifies Cost Savings for ADAS-Equipped Trucks

Heavy-duty trucks still are disproportionately involved in deadly crashes on U.S. roadways. “Ten percent of the fatalities involve large trucks when large trucks only account for...

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Medical

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...

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Unmanned Systems

Silicon Valley Summit Refines Autonomous Safety Thinking

Until recently, leading autonomous vehicle (AV) technologists posited that ultra-safe, go-anywhere robotaxis would soon be on the road. But questions about those timelines –and...

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News
Imaging

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
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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Unmanned Systems

'Road Race' for AV Testing May Be Slowing

Chris Hoyle, Technical Director of software specialist rFpro, believes the race by auto and technology companies to be ahead of competitor programs involving autonomous vehicle (AV) testing on...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

WCX 2019: The AV “Money Race” Is On

Automated-and-connected vehicles may be on a longer adoption path than the hype around them suggests, but AVs and their related technologies will eventually become a multi-trillion-dollar market,...

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Unmanned Systems

WCX 2019: Regulators Grapple with Autonomous Challenges

The long reach of autonomous vehicles clearly extends to the regulatory environment, which will undergo changes that are as significant as those seen in the discipline of...

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The Navigator
Unmanned Systems

Needed - a Step Beyond STEM

For more than a decade, education advocates have made the case for a greater effort in teaching kids about science, technology, engineering and math. As an engineer, I’m all for STEM. More of our population needs to understand these topics. However, as I get older and continue to observe the impact of technology...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

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...

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Connectivity

Bob Lutz at SAE WCX 2018: ‘It’s All Over’ for Brands, Driving Pleasure

Speaking to a crowd of hundreds of engineers at SAE International’s WCX 2018 in Detroit, long-serving auto-industry executive and revered “car guy” Bob...

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Unmanned Systems

Jaguar, Waymo to Partner for Automated Driving with New I-Pace EV

Alphabet’s Waymo automated-driving unit aLand Rover announced prior to the 2018 New York auto show the two companies will partner with Jaguar Land Rover to develop...

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Briefs
Test & Measurement

Selective, Sensitive, and Robust Electrochemical Detection of Anthrax

There exists an unmet need for rapid, sensitive, and field-stable assays for pathogen detection. Bacillus anthracis is the causative agent of anthrax poisoning. This Gram-positive bacterium secretes a tripartite toxin including a cell-binding protective antigen (PA), and the...

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Defense

Reaching the Benchmark in Secure Unmanned Vehicle Software

Security concerns currently dominate software thinking wherever sensitive or safety-critical information is potentially accessible. Embedded software is no exception. Security...

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Design

GM Creates New Executive Position to Oversee Safety Globally

Amid its recall of 1.62 million vehicles for faulty ignition switches, linked to 12 fatalities, General Motors Co. on March 18 announced the creation of a new position, Vice...

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Application Briefs
Aerospace

Pictorial Representation Tool for First-Aid Training

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Reducing combat fatalities demands quick and effective emergency care on the battlefield, and all soldiers...

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Briefs
Materials

Enhanced Blast-Resistant Windows

AFRL entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Dlubak Technologies, Inc., of Freeport, Pennsylvania, to pursue ongoing research in blast-resistant window and glazing...

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Briefs
Automotive

AFRL Teams With Indy Racing League® for Neck Protection

The bulletlike, open-wheel Indy racing cars hurtle around oval tracks at breakneck velocities, often approaching speeds of 220 mph or higher. While a crash at this speed is a violent,...

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