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Unmanned Systems

Expanding ADAS Roles for Radar and Cameras

Cameras and radar have become so widely used in advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) that it’d be easy to label them as commodities. The well-known technologies, in use in the automotive...

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Automotive

ZF Debuts New Modular Inverter, ADAS Supply Deal at CES

ZF's long history of working with automakers now extends to Vietnam. ZF and VinFast Automotive, the automotive arm of the VinFast Global conglomerate, announced at CES 2022 that it...

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AR/AI

Panasonic Augments Driver Safety with New HUD Tech

At CES 2022 Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America unveiled AR HUD 2.0 (Augmented Reality Head-Up Display 2.0), the first system to include a new, patented eye-tracking system...

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Electronics & Computers

New Lidar Tech Illuminates CES 2022

While marquee automakers and suppliers ditched CES 2022 due to a COVID surge, more than a dozen lidar suppliers unveiled their latest products and innovations during the show. Here’s a highlight of...

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Automotive

Valeo Debuts New Lidars, EV Tech at CES 2022

The breadth of Valeo’s news announcements during CES 2022 effectively showcased just how much the show has turned into an automotive tech event. From autonomous driving technologies to...

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Power

GM CEO Barra Promises $30K EV SUV by Fall 2023; Automated Driving by Mid-Decade

In a January 5 keynote presentation at CES 2022, General Motors CEO Mary Barra did more than unveil an electric version of one of the company’s profit...

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Transportation

Hyundai Enters the Metaverse Via Its PnD Technology

When Facebook announced last October that it was changing its name to Meta, most wondered whether people would want to spend as much time in a virtual world as they do on the platforms...

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Manned Systems

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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Connectivity

Prepping Cities for Vehicle Autonomy

While automated vehicles (AVs) use existing streets, highways, traffic lights and signage for guidance, they interact with roadway infrastructure much differently than human drivers. Because AVs are...

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Test & Measurement

Horiba to Expand Virtual AV Vetting with Physical-Body Testing

Measurement and analysis specialist Horiba has a host of virtual tools available for suppliers and OEMs to aid the development of autonomous vehicle (AV) sensor suites. The...

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Unmanned Systems

Advanced Mobility, Rideshare Pilot Programs Expand

Transportation-sector entities and cities and towns around the globe are continuing to define the role of ridesharing – while vehicle automation, the efficiency- and...

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Unmanned Systems

Suppliers Battle a New Set of ILLs

Slammed by ‘black swan’ events, the global auto supply base now faces a severe cost crunch.

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Unmanned Systems

Honda Puts Autonomous Vehicles to Work

Honda and Black and Veatch, a global engineering and construction firm, said they recently conducted a month-long field test of a prototype Honda Autonomous Work Vehicle (AWV) at a Black and Veatch...

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Design

Driving DAQ Product Development with the Customer’s Voice

Dewesoft is engineering its data acquisition tools for the new rigors of vehicle electrification and autonomy.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

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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Electronics & Computers

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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RF & Microwave Electronics

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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Connectivity

Autonomy’s Computing Edge

Computing clouds get more headlines, but edge computing is likely to play a more crucial minute-by-minute role in the autonomous-vehicle (AV) future. Roughly defined as bringing the processing of data...

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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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Propulsion

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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Software

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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Sensors/Data Acquisition

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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Sensors/Data Acquisition

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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Energy

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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Manned Systems

Labor Cost, OEM Complexities Pressure Suppliers

Fast-food restaurants are paying hourly wages similar to starting rates at automotive assembly plants, and the accelerating shift to electric vehicles (EVs) promises a wholesale...

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Regulations/Standards

Nissan’s Reed Is Not Your Typical R&D Boss

Chris Reed is not the typical R&D boss. In his diverse 25-year engineering career at Nissan Americas, Reed has done everything from body design to leading development of the Murano SUV,...

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Power

Making the Case for In-Wheel Motors

Much of an IC engine-powered vehicle’s ride, handling, sound and overall character derives from the engine. Some believe that electric vehicles (EVs), propelled by electric motors with no intake or...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

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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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...