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Unmanned Systems

Déjà Vu: Vertical Integration Returns

The relentless flurry of technology linkups and acquisitions borne by OEMs and suppliers in sensors, software, artificial intelligence, mobility capabilities, and those offering innovative business...

The Navigator
Data Acquisition

Shifting Sands in the AV Landscape

Over the past 130 years, the auto industry playing field has become scattered with the ashes of countless defunct companies. Where there once were thousands of OEMs, a mere 10 vehicle makers took 73% of...

Articles
Defense

Technology Time-Warp

While auto engineers like to quip that vehicle electrification “is a century old and still in search of a battery,” it’s no joke that many of today’s “advanced” technologies are rooted in concepts first...

Technology Report
Test & Measurement

Soft Tests for Autonomous Vehicles

There is enormous pressure on the entire automotive industry to achieve and demonstrate unprecedented levels of validation to gain and maintain public confidence in the safety of autonomous...

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Manned Systems

Adient Rethinks Interior Technology for Autonomous Vehicles

Designers are envisioning new looks for vehicle interiors, as in-vehicle connectivity and electrified powertrains usher in the autonomous driving age. As more EVs enter the...

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Connectivity

Toyota Unveils Autonomous E-Commerce Concept Vehicle, Development Alliance

Toyota used the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), to reveal an all-new, battery-electric commercial vehicle targeted for emerging e-commerce and mobility...

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Transportation

Moving Swiftly to Define the Shared-Mobility Future

Public and private partnerships to standardize data, share data, and protect sensitive data are being formed to help understand—and at the same time define—shared-mobility’s...

SAE Standards News
Regulations/Standards

Regulatory Framework Emerging as Autonomy Becomes Reality

If the future of driving is autonomous, testing and legislation must be in accord to assure public safety when autonomous vehicles (AVs) begin to deploy.

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Design

Does Autonomy Have Room for the ‘Engineer Enthusiast?’

It’s no secret that car companies cultivate the “engineer enthusiasts” in their ranks to work on niche models and other special projects intended to demonstrate that...

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Unmanned Systems

Autonomy Testing: Simulation to the Rescue

Engineers like a good challenge, and the development path for autonomous technologies is putting logical and creative thinkers to the ultimate test.

Supplier Eye
Unmanned Systems

The Future on Stage at Frankfurt

Sourcing decisions are being based on demand for electrification and capability to attain SAE Levels 4 and 5 autonomy.

Articles
Energy

Driverless Cars and Freeway Traffic Flow

The integration of driverless cars onto multilane freeways brings challenges for vehicle and infrastructure planners, not the least of which is ever increasing congestion. The threshold for...

Editorial
Data Acquisition

Kickoff to Begin Testing Program to Validate SAE J2954 Wireless Charging Recommended Practice

SAE International Ground Vehicle Standards activity is recruiting industry participants for a Cooperative Research Project (CRP) for Safe and...

SAE Standards News
Regulations/Standards

SAE Granted Special Consultative Status with the United Nations

After a nearly 18-month process to gain Special Consultative Status with the United Nations (UN) as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), SAE International was formally...

SAE Standards News
Transportation

Seeking a Common Language for Vehicle Automation

In late March, SAE had a unique opportunity—a first, according to the record books: Testifying before Congress about an SAE Standard. More specifically J3016—Levels of Vehicle...

Articles
AR/AI

AI Digs Deeper

Artificial Intelligence has been around since the 1950s, but in many ways it’s still an emerging technology. Large systems for years have utilized various forms of AI, but the technology only now is becoming viable in...

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Aerospace

WCX17: 3M Enabling Machine Vision for Self-Driving Vehicles

3M is leveraging its 78-year history in lane markings and retroreflective traffic sign material to develop products for the automated driving environment.

Articles
AR/AI

Ricardo’s Prof. Neville Jackson Elected an SAE Fellow

Recently elected an SAE Fellow, Prof. Neville Jackson is Chief Technology and Innovation Officer of Ricardo plc. He is also a member of the Boards of Ricardo Innovations and Ricardo...

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Unmanned Systems

SAE WCX17 Preview

On the centennial of the Society of Automotive Engineers’ first “Annual Meeting” in 1917, the organization is evolving the mobility sector’s all-encompassing collaborative gathering—long known as World...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

F-150 and Mustang Hybrids Part of Ford's Global Electrified Vehicles Plan

Ford Motor Co. plans to introduce hybrid versions of its iconic F-150 and Mustang in the U.S. by 2020, the company announced at a press conference at its Flat...

SAE Standards News
Connectivity

Focus for 2017: Cyber, Connected-Car, EV Charging, Vehicle Autonomy

Our new section, SAE Standards News, aims to update readers on the extensive activity in the SAE Global Ground Vehicle Standards development arena, by more than 800...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

U.S. DoT Chooses SAE J3016 for Vehicle-Autonomy Policy Guidance

The U.S. Dept. of Transportation's policy guidance released Sept. 20 on the testing and deployment of automated vehicles validates SAE International's J3016 standard as the...

Global Vehicles
Energy

SEAT to Spearhead VW's New Platform and 48V Technology

“SEAT has been through hell, in a way," asserted Luca de Meo, who became chairman of the Spanish automaker, part of Volkswagen Group, late last year. But after it survived a...

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Energy

Ford Aims for New 'Halo' Products and More Female Engineers, Says COO Barb Samardzich

Ford has a lot riding on the new Mustang. It isn’t just another Ford model; it is a statement of capability and international intent, and no one...