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NHTSA Moves on Driver-Impairment Regulation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in mid-December took a significant step to formalize a safety regulation mandating technology to prevent impaired driving in new passenger vehicles. The primary question now is which technology to detect alcohol or drug impairment can get the job done.

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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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Photonics/Optics

Nodar's GridDetect: Look, Ma, No Lidar!

The streets of Munich look different when seen through a Nodar point cloud created by a set of stereo cameras. Nodar’s Hammerhead technology uses two standard, automotive-grade CMOS cameras...

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Unmanned Systems

Taking ‘Eyes-Off’ the ADAS Future

So-called “hands-off” driver-assistance systems are now ubiquitous enough that they scarcely merit particular attention — or explanation. They’re no longer exclusive to luxury brands,...

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Unmanned Systems

Kia’s 2024 EV9 Stands as First Mainstream 3-Row EV

It may be time for Kia — or its Hyundai and Genesis siblings — to deliver a lousy vehicle. It’s becoming a broken record to praise every new Kia for its sophisticated and often...

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Unmanned Systems

Provizio Eyes Safety with Radar, Not LiDAR

"Safety first” is more than a catchphrase. For sensing company Provizio, it’s the only way the transportation industry should introduce autonomous vehicles. In Provizio’s view, using AV...

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Connectivity

Simulation Developer RFpro Mimics Vehicle Sensors

U.K.-based simulation systems developer rFpro recently launched its new ‘ray-tracing’ simulation rendering technology, designed to replicate the way that vehicle sensors “see”...

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Power

Acura’s 2024 ZDX Latest Example of Honda, GM Joint Engineering

The auto industry still seems to be a generation or two away from vehicles that check every box for being a ‘software-defined vehicle.’ That is, a vehicle — combined...

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Unmanned Systems

AV Simulation Testing Faces a Long and Winding Road

Right now, millions of virtual vehicles are driving millions of virtual miles. Their long-term digital mission is to make high-level vehicle automation a reality. Settling on the best...

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Detroit Three Focus on Customer-Friendly Tech at 2023 NAIAS

Only a first-time North American International Auto Show attendee would think this year’s exhibition in Detroit was a full-fledged affair. Despite the relative emptiness of...

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Software

Advanced Electrical Architectures Demand New Developmental Strategies

As the need for sophisticated functionality increases, high-performance computers and zone controllers could be the heart of next-generation vehicle electrical platforms.

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Transportation

Ford Approved for Hands-Off Driving on German Autobahn

Ford announced in late August that its Blue Cruise (SAE Level 2 driver-assistance) ADAS that allows for hands-free driving in certain situations was approved by the German Federal...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Automaker Coalition Plans High-Power Charging Network to Rival Tesla's

In an announcement that could change the balance of power in the still-formative EV charging- station race, seven global automakers said they will work together to...

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Unmanned Systems

Hitachi-Astemo and the Electrified Future

Tim Clark became Hitachi Astemo’s CEO and president of the Americas in April 2023 after seven years as the company’s head of European operations. During a recent SAE Media interview, Clark...

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Energy

Vinfast Needs to Stop Digging

Startups are famous for moving quickly. Vinfast may want to slow things down.

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Road Ready
Power

Raptor Tops Fully Redesigned 2024 Ford Ranger Lineup

When Ford first reintroduced the Ranger to North America in 2019, it was welcomed largely because of its revered nameplate. But outside of a lauded 2.3-L four-cylinder turbo engine...

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Propulsion

New Lexus SUVs: GX for Show, TX for Dough?

Normally, automakers launch models one at a time. It generally ensures media, dealer and fan focus. Introducing more than one comes with the risk of one model getting more attention. That’s...

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Original Equipment
Power

Mercedes-Benz Details All-New Platform for EV Vans

Mercedes-Benz has revealed its electrification strategy for its commercial and private van lineup. SAE Media was in attendance for the company’s online presentation in May that...

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AR/AI

NXP Processors Evolve to Enable Software-Defined Vehicles

As efforts to develop software-defined vehicles (SDVs) intensify, the technology that powers vehicles loaded with increasingly sophisticated computing, networks, connectivity,...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Advanced Electrical Architectures Demand New Developmental Strategies

A few days after speaking with Danny Shapiro, vice president, automotive at NVIDIA, a developer of systems-on-a-chip (SoCs) with performances measured in trillions of...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

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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The Navigator
Unmanned Systems

The Subscriptions Are Coming for Your Wallet

It’s probable that the global market for new vehicles is becoming saturated and is unlikely to grow much past 100 million sales annually. Despite that, automotive remains one of the most...

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Imaging

Making Sense of Next-Gen ADAS Sensing

“I don’t expect [SAE] Level 3-capable vehicles to ship in significant numbers until 2030,” asserted Rudy Burger, of Woodside Capital Partners, during May’s AutoSens 2023 conference in...

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Connectivity

The Challenging Legal Environment of AI

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

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Power

Data-Mining the Cabin for UX, Occupant Safety

Mitsubishi Electric is using the data collected by driver-monitoring and various in-cabin sensors to help improve future vehicle safety, SAE Media recently learned at the supplier’s...

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Unmanned Systems

Honda to Reveal Autonomous Work Vehicle at CONEXPO

Honda will be revealing the prototype of its third-generation electric Autonomous Work Vehicle (AWV) at CONEXPO 2023 in Las Vegas. Accord to the company’s press release, Honda aims to...

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AR/AI

WCX 2023: Making the ‘Smart Cockpit’ and UX Safer

The in-vehicle experience, also known as user experience (UX), is changing as technology evolves. “Everyone talks about AI for autonomy and ADAS, but I think it [artificial...

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Energy

2025 Ram 1500 REV Driving Range Would Jump to Head of Class

Stellantis’ Ram brand introduced more details about the 2025 Ram 1500 REV electric pickup at the New York International Auto Show in early April, and one option is an...

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