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2024 Honda Prologue Is a Cautious Invitation to Drive Electric

Despite the inherent potential of electric motors to offer blazing acceleration, Honda decided to smooth things out for its first serious all-electric vehicle for North...

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Unmanned Systems

Porsche Engineering Turns to AI to Improve AV Simulation

Porsche Engineering has teamed with a variety of partners for a new research project seeking to enhance the data available for simulating automated driving systems’ reaction in...

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Test & Measurement

IAA Mobility 2023: Munich Engages Mobility in All Forms

New definitions of “mobility” have been floating around in the automotive industry for years. Still, the IAA Mobility 2023 exposition in Munich, Germany, made absolutely clear...

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Test & Measurement

Tula’s DMD Promises Gains in EV Efficiency

Nestled in San Jose, California just south of the San Francisco Bay, the small but mighty team at Tula Technologies continues to develop advancements for optimizing the efficiency of ICE and...

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Software

Arctic Autonomy

In what is billed as “the most extensive pilot [program] in challenging weather conditions, ever,” a trio of Nordic companies is prepping an autonomous public-transport service in Bodø, a Norwegian city north of the...

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Test & Measurement

Allison Builds a Testing Powerhouse

Reducing product development time is among the industry’s top priorities, particularly as vehicle makers transition into an electrified future. Waiting on the environment – climate, weather,...

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Manned Systems

10 Best Practices for ADAS and AV Testing

Testing for automated driver-assist systems (ADAS) has required a completely new approach to testing. The most obvious reason for this is the sheer number of sensors and actuators involved in...

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Unmanned Systems

SAE J3300 Pioneers Test-Driver Certification

The best part of my job as editor of SAE Standards News is engaging with the various committee members who volunteer their time for the good of industry, and the SAE staffers who support...

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Road Ready
Unmanned Systems

Mazda3 Compact Car Spawns 2020 Mazda CX-30 CUV

Mazda’s new-for-2020 CX-30, a two-row, 5-door compact SUV, is based on the Mazda3 sedan/hatchback platform and shares its 2.5-L naturally aspirated “Skyactiv-G” gasoline four-cylinder...

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Power

Chevy Tweaks 2020 Bolt’s Battery Chemistry to Add Range

In late 2016, the Chevrolet Bolt became a breakthrough vehicle for long-range EV affordability. At the time, no other electric car came close to offering the Bolt’s 238 mi (383...

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Motion Control

UofM Research Hopes to Eliminate That Queasy Feeling

As concerns mount around how automated-vehicle (AV) passengers will react to increasing degrees of driving detachment, researchers are trying to better understand how and why humans...

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Test & Measurement

'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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2020 Range Rover Evoque

It was an unusual beginning to a test drive: navigating a narrow, winding gravel path in the grounds of an English castle with the windshield blacked out and only an image of two front wheels and a couple of...

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Transportation

Commercial Vehicle ADAS: Testing, Testing and More Testing

When it comes to testing advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), comprehensive is the word. Hours and hours and hundreds of thousands of miles are spent testing to ensure a...

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Manned Systems

Jeep’s Gladiator Takes up Arms in Midsize-Pickup Battle

Maybe the only thing more surprising than the fact it’s been more than a quarter-century since FiatChrysler’s Jeep brand sold a pickup truck is that it’s taken so long to...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

A Chat with 2019 Toyota RAV4 Chief Engineer Yoshikazu Saeki

Yoshikazu Saeki (above) is the chief engineer for the Toyota RAV4 and Toyota Highlander. Saeki (54) joined the company in 1987 as a suspension engineer on the Land Cruiser team...

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Test & Measurement

Nikola Tags Bosch, PowerCell for Fuel-Cell System Development

Nikola Motor Company named Bosch and PowerCell Sweden AB as primary suppliers in the development of the fuel-cell system for the Nikola Two day-cab Class 8 hydrogen-electric...

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