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Unmanned Systems

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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Robotics, Automation & Control

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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Power

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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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

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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AR/AI

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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Power

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
Sensors/Data Acquisition

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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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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Power

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
Connectivity

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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Transportation

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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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Dining on Data

Every year, NVIDIA hosts its GPU Technology Conference, a multi-day news conference/ expo to highlight the advances the tech company has made in the past 12 months.

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Data Acquisition

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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Editorial
Transportation

Infineon Semiconductor Technology Helps Makes Electrified Vehicles Greener, Smarter and More Secure

Electrified vehicles are growing in popularity exponentially. For this Expert Insight interview, SAE’s Automotive Engineering spoke with Bill Stewart of Infineon on how his company helps automakers meet climate and government pressures.

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Transportation

Data Management and Storage for Autonomous-Vehicle Developers

Dell EMC chief technology officer Dr. Florian Baumann, Ph.D, discusses with SAE’s Autonomous Vehicle Engineering the important role of storage systems and data management in the face of growing data volumes and increasing performance requirements.

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Electronics & Computers

Pothole Detectives

Vehicles traveling repeated routes are data-gatherers for Aisin’s Road Maintenance Solution (ARMS) technology, ready for beta testing in the U.S.

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Energy

Getting EV Battery Gigafactories Up to Speed

The term “gigafactory” has become common lexicon for a manufacturing facility constructed to produce the almost incalculable number of individual battery cells required for the millions of...

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Unmanned Systems

Autonomy’s ‘Pirouetting’ Future

Designing and engineering a 360-degree steering capability for a production electric autonomous road vehicle’s four wheels is no mean achievement. But Protean Electric also combines this pirouetting capability with an in-wheel electric motor, “innovative” suspension and pneumatic ride height control.

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Transportation

Wired for Autonomy

Engineers and product planners are already grappling with the complexity of autonomous vehicles (AVs), with the prospect of complexity increasing.

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Technology Report
AR/AI

Tier 1s Tout Newest Mobility Tech at CES 2020

At this year’s CES, Automotive Engineering was impressed by new developments in ADAS and AV sensing and processing, V2X connectivity, vehicle cabin sensing and related technologies, electrification advances and a number of vehicle introductions.

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Software

Mercedes-Benz Concept CLA Class Updates VISION EQXX Tech for a 466-Mile EV

Over ten years ago, Volkswagen built a small number of ultra-efficient ICE-powered vehicles called XL1. VW never put these sleek teardrops into mass production,...

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Design

Meet The 2020 SAE Prez

Todd Zarfos aims to help SAE navigate the disruption occurring across industry sectors.

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Articles
Design

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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Technology Report
Energy

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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Robotics, Automation & Control

The Mind of Argo AI

Argo AI is a leader in SAE Level 4 systems development, partnering with Ford and Volkswagen to put autonomous people-movers and delivery vehicles into revenue-generating road use in the next few years.

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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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