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The Challenging Legal Environment of AI

“Holy cats. What happens when this stuff goes wrong?”

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Manned Systems

Platooning Still Promising for Trucking

There is “no business case” for platooning, or the electronic coupling of two or more trucks in close formation. That was the assessment of Daimler Trucks in 2019 when it decided to pause its...

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Electronics & Computers

The Future of Automated Vehicle Cabins

Although there are yet no privately owned, fully automated vehicles on the road, automakers and suppliers are working to develop vehicle interior technologies, materials and designs they think will...

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Power

VW’s Newest Battery Pack Facility Is Production-Line Adjacent

The Volkswagen ID.4 electric vehicle (EV) is set begin localized production in the United States in early 2022. The MEB-platform, 2-row SUV will share an assembly line with...

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Unmanned Systems

Processing Capability TOPs-Out to Expand Vehicle Automation

Sensors are the vehicle’s eyes and ears, but their inputs must be analyzed, processed and acted upon. A hefty amount of computing power is needed to fuse complex data from...

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Data Acquisition

Precision Ag Aids Sustainability

Ten years ago, some “visionaries” at John Deere made a critical decision: that every one of its agricultural vehicles needed to be an IOT device that connected to the cloud. That way, agronomic and...

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Connectivity

Umlaut Benchmarks Vehicle Connectivity: Who’s on Top?

Connectivity’s role in today’s vehicles is mostly focused on driver information and entertainment. But seamless connectivity will play a vital role in highly automated, and...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Training Data-Hungry AI Algorithms

Training the algorithms of Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based systems for autonomous or highly automated driving requires enormous volumes of data to be captured and processed. The algorithms must be...

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Articles
Manned Systems

Autonomy Is Coming to Commercial Vehicles

Despite a pandemic that continues to punish global economic markets, not to mention vehicle manufacturers’ and suppliers’ product plans, many heavy-duty truck makers are not relaxing on...

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Power

ZwickRoell Rallies for EV Battery Testing

A lightweight, higher-capacity lithium-ion or Li-blended battery could fast-track the demand for electric vehicles (EVs) by increasing the driving range, but progress could be easily sidetracked...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

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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Unmanned Systems

AB Dynamics Supports Germany’s PEGASUS Project Test of Multiple Autonomous Vehicle Control

Test systems supplier AB Dynamics has announced it will support PEGASUS, Germany’s new testing procedure for automated vehicles (AV). PEGASUS...

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Unmanned Systems

Texas A&M Deploys Remote, Human-In-The-Loop Safety Net for Self-Driving Shuttles

Texas A&M University is putting a human behind the wheel of its autonomous shuttle fleet with a partnership with Designated Driver, a teleoperation...

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Aerospace

Impossible Aerospace US-1 Makes Long-Distance Flight over Nevada Salt Flats

During a public demonstration, an unmodified production Impossible Aerospace Corporation’s US-1 quadcopter, carrying both a FLIR Duo Pro R thermal camera and...

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Unmanned Systems

Beep and Bestmile Partner on Self-Driving Fleets in Florida

Beep Inc., an automated vehicle (AV) distributor based in Orlando, Florida, is partnering with Bestmile SA – a developer of fleet orchestration software. Through the...

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Unmanned Systems

Uber ATG Joins SAE ITC’s Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium

Uber’s Pittsburgh-based Advanced Technologies Group (ATG) has joined the Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium (AVSC) to collaborate on the development of best safety...

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Communications

Velodyne and Center for Automotive Research Latest to Join International Alliance for Mobility Testing & Standardization

The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) and Velodyne Lidar, Inc. have joined the International Alliance for Mobility...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Elektrobit Lends Software to Baidu’s Apollo Autonomous Driving Project

Elektrobit Automotive GmbH (EB) will provide automotive infrastructure software for Baidu, Inc.’s ApolloComputing Unit(ACU). Baidu, China’s leading Chinese...

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Manned Systems

Rancho Cordova Business Park Hosts Self-Driving Olli Shuttle

Olli – Phoenix-based Local Motors’ self-driving shuttle – is currently in use at a major business park in Rancho Cordova, California for its first business use pilot...

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Unmanned Systems

AirMap and Skyguide Deploy Swiss National Flight Information Management System for Drones

Swiss air navigation service provider, skyguide, AirMap, Inc. – the leading global airspace intelligence platform for drones, and the Swiss...

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Unmanned Systems

NVIDIA's Next-Generation Autonomous Driving Platforms Use Macronix Secure Flash Memory

NVIDIA Corporation is using Macronix International Co., Ltd.’s ArmorFlash memory on its NVIDIA DRIVE DRIVE AGX Xavier and DRIVE AGX Pegasus platforms....

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Transportation

Kodiak Robotics Begins Deliveries Using Self-Driving Long-Haul Trucks

Kodiak Robotics, Inc. has begun making commercial truck deliveries in Texas using its new self-driving, long-haul trucking platform with safety drivers behind the...

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Unmanned Systems

Consumer Survey Results in Low Confidence in Automated and Electric Vehicles

Consumer report specialist, J.D. Power, tracked consumer thoughts regarding automated vehicles (AVs) and electric vehicles (EVs) in its 2019 Mobility Confidence...

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Unmanned Systems

German LiDAR Specialist Ibeo Automotive Systems Chooses Detroit as the Home for Its U.S. Subsidiary

Germany’s LiDAR specialist, Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH, has identified Detroit as the ideal location for new United States...

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Electronics & Computers

Canada’s Highway 407 ETR Tests High Contrast AV Highway Markings

407 Express Toll Route Concession Company Limited is optimizing kilometers of Canadian highway for automated vehicles (AVs) in partnership with 3M Canada. 407 ERT has...

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Manned Systems

Michigan to Start a Year-Long Autonomous Vehicle Trial This Week

Michigan residents will soon have the opportunity to hop in an electric self-driving autonomous vehicle (AV) and post about their experiences on social media. The Grand...

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Software

To Optimize Electrical System Design, Mazda Turns to Siemen’s Mentor for Model-Based Generative Engineering Tools

Mazda Motor Corporation of Hiroshima, Japan, is streamlining automotive design on the system level through electrical...

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Unmanned Systems

Peloton Develops a Level 4 Automated Platooning System, but Keeps the Driver in Charge

Peloton Technology Inc. is taking a novel (or maybe traditional) approach to vehicle automation by placing the driver in control. The company, which...

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Unmanned Systems

Scope Technology Partners with Microsoft to Advance Connected Car Solutions

Scope Technology has migrated its advanced enterprise solutions to Microsoft Azure, significantly enhance the adoption of innovations in its connected car...

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