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Leveraging AI for EV Performance Improvement

As commercial fleets adopt more electric vehicles, they need accurate state-of-health measurements and smart charging algorithms to ensure their EVs have minimum unscheduled downtime. To solve these problems effectively, we need comprehensive data collection, capable computing infrastructure, and intelligent algorithms.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Volvo EX90 Uses AI, NVIDIA SoC to Make Automated Driving Safer

As head of software engineering at Volvo Cars, Alwin Bakkenes is involved not just with all of the software and electronics in Volvo’s vehicles but also the automaker’s...

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Technology Report
AR/AI

Cybersecurity Firm Enlists AI in Battle as Threats Increase

Following its annual report detailing the growing cybersecurity threats to vehicles, fleets, and the networks they rely on, Upstream Security announced the launch of a...

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Q&A
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Q&A: Owl AI Making Better ADAS Systems with Help from Drones

Owl AI has steadily been improving the SWaP-C (Size, Weight, Power and Cost) of the electronics in its thermal camera sensors while also improving capability. The company’s...

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Road Ready
Power

2025 Kia Carnival MPV Hybrid Brings Unplugged PHEV Power

The 2025 Kia Carnival MPV is acquiring a hybrid powertrain as part of the minivan’s model year update that debuted at the Chicago Auto Show. The internal-combustion engine...

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Electronics & Computers

Sensor Fusion Expanding in Step with Advancing Vehicle Sophistication

When drivers of passenger vehicles change lanes, brake at stop lights, or accelerate on the highway, they’re probably not thinking about sensors. Sensors monitor,...

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AR/AI

Tuning-Up AI’s ‘Understanding’ to Make Safer ADAS, AVs

In December 2023, Kognic, the Gothenburg, Sweden-based developer of a software platform to analyze and optimize the massively complex datasets behind ADAS and...

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Transportation

Nvidia’s ‘Kitchen Sink’ for AV Testing

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang laid out the problem during his keynote address at the company’s 2018 GTC conference in San Jose in late March. Autonomous driving technology is “probably the...

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Transportation

Detecting Pedestrians

Automakers and legislators are focusing on pedestrians, aiming to reduce injuries that are rising as more people worldwide migrate to cities. Camera systems have surpassed passive technologies to become the key...

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AR/AI

CES 2024: VW, Cerence Integrate ChatGPT in IDA Voice Assistant

ChatGPT has entered the car. At CES 2024, Volkswagen and technology partner Cerence introduced an update to IDA, VW’s in-car voice assistant, so it can now use ChatGPT to...

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Transportation

Underway on Nuclear Power

At Ford Motor Co., CTO Dr. Ken Washington is driving new approaches to technology innovation — from inside and outside the enterprise.

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AR/AI

CES 2024: SDVs Redefine OEM and Supplier Relationships, Deliver New Features

For a technology set to define our automotive future for years to come, it’s surprising that not everyone in the industry can agree on what a...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

End Public ‘Shadow’ Driving!

The fundamental premise of shadow driving is that the vehicle has learned the proper management of possible events which may occur during the maneuvers, and the human observer can react fast enough to stop any negative results from occurring.

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AR/AI

View from a Visionary

Chris Urmson helped give birth to vehicle autonomy. His new company, Aurora, is leading the technology to maturity and widespread adoption. Read on to learn more about this visionary's view.

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AR/AI

CES 2019: Blueprint for Future Auto Shows?

It’s a mind-boggling, often unwieldy and grueling grind in Las Vegas for reporters, but CES is undeniably a must-attend event both for media and for all organizations working in autonomous and connected mobility.

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AR/AI

The Swedish Word for AV Tech

The first automotive camera with built-in Deep Learning — considered to be a significant step forward in autonomous-vehicle sensor technology — is due to launch this year.

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Transportation

Autonomy for the Masses

Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC aims to do for AVs what the Model T did for just about everyone, CEO Sherif Marakby explains in an interview.

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Automotive

Harnessing the Power of Sim

Reliance on building and testing physical prototypes of systems and vehicles is giving way to more virtual testing using CAE simulations. It’s one of the most significant trends in the mobility industry.

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Q&A
Unmanned Systems

Engineering Volvo’s Next Big Leap

Henrik Green, SVP of research & development, Volvo, is pleased with his company’s progress in both the electrification and automated-driving areas. He spoke with Editor-in-Chief Lindsay Brooke on Volvo’s technology trajectory.

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Materials

SPE Names 2023’s Best Automotive Plastics Innovations

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) in early November, 2023 announced the winners of the 52nd annual Automotive Innovation Awards Gala (IAG). The annual competition highlights...

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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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Q&A
Energy

Clarios Sees Low-Voltage Electricals as Vital in EV, AV Future

In an increasingly electrified world, there’s still a need for 12-volt batteries and a low-voltage electrical architecture in vehicles. Clarios, which provides the...

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Editorial
AR/AI

Automated Driving’s Journey: One Step Forward…

The AV sector was stunned by the late-October headline that the California Department of Motor Vehicles suspended robotaxi developer Cruise’s permits for deployment and testing of...

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News
Software

TE Connectivity Enhances Digital Platform with CT Data Analysis

As impressive as interconnected digital-platform benefits are for traditional CAD/CAE/CAM disciplines, computed tomography (CT) data analysis for quality inspection has greatly expanded its reach and purpose within today’s growing digital landscape.

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Articles
AR/AI

Transforming ZF

ZF’s expertise in the hardware and software sides, and in systems integration, "should enable it to keep a competitive advantage."

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The Navigator
Power

Are Robotaxis Ready for Prime Time?

The driverless ride-hail services currently in operation, Waymo and GM-owned Cruise, lately have been in the news, and not usually for positive reasons. So seems an appropriate time to offer an...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Can Autonomous Vehicles Make the Right ‘Decision?’

Experience would suggest we seek to incorporate many types of diversity into our designs. We need to understand the ethical issues, even if the Trolley Problem is merely a diversion away from seeking a design that makes the best decisions based on information available at the time.

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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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