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Manned Systems

REE Unveils P7-C Chassis Cab at ACT Expo

As a company focused on offering modular answers to the world’s mobility questions, REE knows the value of being flexible. That’s why the new P7-C chassis cab fills a gap in REE’s...

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Technology Report
Sensors/Data Acquisition

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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News
Regulations/Standards

Wolfspeed, ZF to Collaborate on New Uses of Silicon Carbide

Leading silicon carbide chipmaker Wolfspeed joined German officials to announce construction of what it said would be the world’s largest silicon carbide device factory. The...

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Supplier Eye
Unmanned Systems

CASE Struggles to Fulfil Expectations

The saying ‘Two steps forward, one step back’ describes the overall progress of CASE — Connected, Autonomous, Shared and Electrified vehicles and infrastructures. While electrification and...

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Articles
Unmanned Systems

Hopeful but Closer Scrutiny for SAE Level 4 Automation

As the auto industry and its suppliers, along with technology developers and startups, recalibrate for what appears to be a new and more pragmatic phase of automated-driving...

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News
Manned Systems

May Mobility Starts ADA-Compliant AV Transit for Rural Area

Automated-driving system developer May Mobility confirmed in late September that it launched what it called the first public-transit project to deploy American Disability Act...

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Q&A
Electronics & Computers

Bosch Tunes Its Business to Face Mobility’s Challenges

Components and systems that make up the heart of combustion-engine powertrains have long reigned as a major profit center for Bosch, and the company’s commitment to sustaining...

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Technology Report
Unmanned Systems

Hyundai Enters the Metaverse Via Its PnD Technology

When Facebook announced last October that it was changing its name to Meta, most wondered whether people would want to spend as much time in a virtual world as they do on the platforms...

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Articles
Manned Systems

BrightDrop Innovates Last-Mile Delivery

On a city street, two delivery vans are unloading cargo. One driver carries a package out of his van and delivers it inside an apartment building. Then he returns for another and carries it in....

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Technology Report
Automotive

IAA Munich and the Future of ‘Mobility’ Shows

Enormous anticipation guided me as I entered the expansive Munchen Messe on Sept. 7, the inaugural media day and official kickoff for the first IAA – Germany’s combination auto show...

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Articles
Automotive

Advanced Mobility, Rideshare Pilot Programs Expand

Transportation-sector entities and cities and towns around the globe are continuing to define the role of ridesharing – while vehicle automation, the efficiency- and...

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News
Test & Measurement

Michigan, Tech Coalition Launch Autono-Parking Lab

The state of Michigan, Ford, Bosch and real-estate company Bedrock announced last week their collaboration for the Detroit Smart Parking Lab (DSPL), claimed to be the first real-world...

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Articles
Manned Systems

The ‘Buzz’ in Driverless Shuttling

Promising the future “digital driver will be even safer than the human driver,” Christian Senger, divisional director at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV), announced in mid-May that his...

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Technical Innovation
Software

WCX 2021: Top Engineers Talk Industry Transformation

Despite more than a year of COVID-19, lockdown, component shortages and uncertainties, the outlook for mobility engineering hasn’t shifted too dramatically during the global...

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Articles
RF & Microwave Electronics

Does Your UAV Program Need a Transponder?

UAV designers need to understand the current and anticipated requirements to make an informed decision on incorporating transponders into an aircraft.

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News
Unmanned Systems

Preview: SAE 2021 WCX

SAE International’s 2021 WCX event will unfold entirely online April 13-15 with hundreds of technical paper presentations and insights from top mobility-industry leaders, who will share their perspectives on...

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Technology Report
Manufacturing & Prototyping

CES 2021: Bosch Consolidates Computing Talent in New Mobility Division

Bosch announced on January 7 during its CES 2021 conference event that it has created a new division labeled Cross-Domain Computing Solutions (CDCC). The CDCC...

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News
Power

Magna Charging Ahead on Contract EV Production

Magna isn’t waiting around for the electrified world to come to the company. As one of the few Tier-1 suppliers with full-vehicle manufacturing capabilities, the Ontario, Canada-based...

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News
Unmanned Systems

2020 Hype Cycle for Connected and Smart Mobility

Gartner Inc.’s annual Hype Cycle (below) has become a much-anticipated metric of the maturity and market viability of numerous technologies related to automated driving and new...

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Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Preliminary Development of an Integrated Mobility, Lethality, and Survivability Soldier Performance Testing Platform

Develop a methodology that incorporates objective measures of performance and is sensitive to changes in soldier-system equipment.

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News
Materials

SAE Live: TuSimple and Penske Executives to Detail the Automated Freight Network Partnership

With pressures from the COVID-19 situation pressuring U.S. business and economic structures, development and deployment of high-level vehicle...

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SAE Standards News
Manufacturing & Prototyping

New Cooperative Driving Automation Standard Provides Clarity to Support Advancement of Full Automation

In May, amid quarantine and lockdowns for the Coronavirus pandemic, SAE International published SAE J3216 Standard: Taxonomy and Definitions for Terms Related to Cooperative Driving Automation for On-Road Motor Vehicles. The new standard...

News
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Aiding Automotive Workers Displaced by Coronavirus

The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Assn., in partnership with APA Search, has initiated a free platform to match automotive- and transportation-sector employers with industry employees...

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Editorial
Transportation

Clean Is the New Safety Paradigm for AV Development

Privately-owned vehicles were never so safe as they are today. Nor have they made so much sense. That thought hit me between the nostrils recently, as I sprayed a pungent disinfectant...

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Articles
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Magna Fighting COVID-19 with Ozone

An ozone-generating process that kills germs is being evaluated by supplier Magna for potential use in vehicle cabins, as the mobility industry seeks sustainable solutions for protecting passenger...

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Q&A
Design

Toyota Focuses Its Advanced-Mobility R&D

With a growing number of R&D activities centered on advanced mobility, defining and aligning the efforts are the goals of a newly created position at Toyota Motor North America: Group VP of...

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News
Unmanned Systems

Quadricycle AV Pod Pops Open in London

Mobility “pods” regularly pop up in the automated-driving universe and the latest is a quadricycle prototype called MOTIV, claimed by its creators to “break the mold for future mobility...

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News
Connectivity

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...

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News
Connectivity

The AV Industry Searches for a Near-Term Business Case

In July 2019, an impressive lineup of the world’s leading autonomous vehicle (AV) companies gathered in San Jose for the TechCrunch Sessions: Mobility 2019 conference....

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