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Transportation

Safety, Standards Crucial to AVs’ Advance

The details and cost of the Biden Administration’s $1.2-trillion ($555 billion in new spending) federal infra- structure bill may have been exhaustively debated by the time it was passed last November, but few could argue that substantial investment in the nation’s systems wasn’t long overdue.

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Electronics & Computers

Imaging Radar Is the Next Big Thing

Radar is nothing new to the automotive industry. Vehicles have been equipped with radar for adaptive cruise control since the 1990s and many current models have as many as five radar sensors. While...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Keeping Pace with In-Vehicle Data Speed

Next-generation advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) require camera and radar systems with increasingly high resolution. That means more speed and higher bandwidth for networks, switches and...

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Automotive

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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Test & Measurement

GM Announces Door-To-Door Ultra Cruise ADAS

GM has announced the next generation of its hands-free Super Cruise advanced driver-assist system (ADAS), upping the label to “Ultra Cruise.” GM claims the Ultra Cruise system, expected to...

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Imaging

Seeking More Traction in Budding EV Market, VW Adds AWD to ID.4

A second motor and free charging create a compelling offering as Volkswagen debuts the most-affordable, all-electric, all-wheel-drive SUV.

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Unmanned Systems

Opsys Tech Demos Cost-Effective Solid-State Lidar-Module Prototypes

Few argue that autonomous vehicles (AVs) will need lidar to safely reach higher levels of automation. Radar is well-understood, low-cost and low-power, but lacks the...

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Test & Measurement

DSpace Launches Simphera AV Development Simulator

The new cloud-based and scalable software is engineered to simulate and validate autonomous driving applications.

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Unmanned Systems

GM Readies Comprehensive New Vehicle-Software Platform

General Motors announced this week that it has developed a new “end-to-end” software platform designed to use over-the-air (OTA) updating capabilities to “connect customers’...

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Electronics & Computers

Engineering Ford’s Jumbo SUV for Off-Roading

Rollicking hills, rocky ravines and water fording are among the lures of off-roading, and they formed the engineering bogies for the newest edition of Ford’s largest SUV. “Expedition...

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Unmanned Systems

Vehicle Sensors Go Longer Range

Sensors are the frontline technology for advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and future vehicles with high-level (SAE Levels 4-5) automation. Designers at all levels are working to find the optimal...

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Software

Data Drives Driverless Truck Launch

Transforming raw data into high-quality structured data is a critical path to properly fueling machine-learning (ML) models and deploying artificial-intelligence (AI) applications across autonomous...

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Unmanned Systems

2022 Jeep Compass Gets Class-Leading Safety Upgrades

An all-new interior and a significant increase in onboard safety systems comprise the major design and engineering changes made to the Jeep Compass for MY2022. The compact SUV now...

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Design

Designing and Assessing Vehicle Safety Functions with a Use Case Approach

The required capabilities of a vehicle’s systems and components will vary depending on the scenarios and use cases in which they are expected to safely operate....

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Software

Lincoln Unveils Tech-Refreshed 2022 Navigator

Lincoln has revealed a refreshed 2022 Navigator that sees no drivetrain or electrification upgrades, but gains a smattering of thoughtful technology, including a hands-free advanced...

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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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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Radiated Emissions Testing Gathers Bandwidth

In a non-descript business park in Auburn Hills, Michigan, Bureau Veritas is conducting tests to help prevent electronic havoc. With today’s vehicles chock full of wired and wireless...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Sony Jumps into AV Sensors, Software

The growing prominence of sensor-based driving systems is creating opportunities for electronics companies to enter the auto industry. After years of speculation about Apple launching an electric...

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Unmanned Systems

Amending the Automated-Driving ‘Constitution’

In May, SAE International and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) jointly released a significant update to SAE’s J3016 Recommended Practice: Taxonomy and...

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Unmanned Systems

Making the Strategic Move into AV Testing

Traditional powertrain testing can be full of challenges. But it doesn’t compare to the often-bizarre edge cases that confront those testing automated-vehicle systems. Just ask Tom Tasky. He...

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Unmanned Systems

Boosting Patents During the Pandemic

Faced with more than a year of lockdown restrictions during the initial phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, mobility-industry engineers and scientists recognized that project deadlines, in most cases,...

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Power

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Grows All Around

When engineering an upscale, 3-row Jeep SUV, the development spider charts must get pretty crowded. You’ll need lots of in-cabin technology and thoughtful features for the third-row family...

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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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Power

Toyota Takes Corolla to the ‘Truck’ Side

With a globally revered nameplate in the Corolla sedan – but global buyers gravitating to SUVs – Toyota arrived at the marketing solution that’s been rumored for some time, revealing...

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Energy

Hyundai Reveals Market-Sized 2022 Tucson SUV

Hyundai has revealed its 2022 Tucson SUV, which has been upsized for the North American market. The C-class Tucson is Hyundai’s top-selling SUV, and the all-new 2022 model will feature...

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Unmanned Systems

ZF Builds Its Computational-Power Assets

Even by industry norms, Martin Fischer (right) has a lengthy job title. He is a member of the board of management for ZF and his responsibilities include electronics and ADAS, passive safety...

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Energy

ZF Hikes Performance of ProAI Supercompute Platform

Although multinational supplier ZF is widely recognized for conventional components such as its transmissions and braking systems, at April’s Auto Shanghai – one of the few major...

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Automotive

After a 30-Year Hiatus, Jeep Remakes the Wagoneer

You won’t have a hard time distinguishing the all-new 2022 Jeep Wagoneer from the old one. Automotive design and engineering have moved on dramatically in 30 years, even if the...

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Software

Ford Gets in the ‘Hands-Free’ Game with BlueCruise

There's a whole lot about Ford's hands-free driving technology that the automaker isn't revealing just yet. But at least it now has a name – BlueCruise – and some preliminary...