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Manned Systems

C-2VX Is Finally Gaining Momentum in the U.S.

Vehicle to everything (V2X) communications has had a rough go in North America. After more than a decade of development on the Wi-Fi-based dedicated short-range communications (DSRC)...

Editorial
Unmanned Systems

Autonomous Timeline: Following the Money

Acquisitions, mergers and outright departures from the sector serve as almost weekly reminders not just that significant consolidation of autonomous-vehicle (AV) development is underway. Right in...

Road Ready
Materials

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...

Articles
Sensors/Data Acquisition

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...

Articles
Transportation

Platform-Agnostic Interface Aims to Accelerate Truck Autonomy

“Trucking will be the first place that self-driving vehicles make it to public roads.” That premise prompted the founding of autonomous technology developer Embark five...

Articles
Design

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...

News
Unmanned Systems

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...

SAE Standards News
Unmanned Systems

SAE and ISO Refine the Levels of Driving Automation

Aiming for greater clarity for a global audience, SAE International, in collaboration with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), updated in May the industry’s...

News
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...

Editorial
Connectivity

Making Safety Standard

I’m not sure who claims to have coined the often-repeated phrase, “Safety comes standard.” But that tagline came to mind as authorities in Texas and officials with the National Transportation Safety Board...

News
AR/AI

Using CT to Detect Defects in Lithium-Ion Batteries

Because of their power density, lithium-ion batteries as used by electric vehicles (EV) are subject to strict quality monitoring. Industrial computed tomography (CT) increasingly is...

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Connectivity

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...

Articles
AR/AI

Software Transforming Vehicle Development

Software, already a major factor in vehicle operation, is driving major changes in design processes as its role continues to expand. Electronic architectures and software development strategies...

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Software

Virtual Meets Mixed Reality for Vehicle Development

Automakers developing stand-alone technologies, such as driver-interface systems, will increasingly need to consider moving to a company-wide virtual model to create a digital twin of...

Technology Report
Green Design & Manufacturing

WCX 2021: Digitizing That New-Car Smell

The problem with “new-car” smells is the subjectivity of the sense. Nothing chafes at engineers more than subjectivity, which can wreak havoc in validation testing for both OEMs and suppliers....

Technical Innovation
Connectivity

WCX 2021: Top Engineers Talk Industry Transformation

Despite more than a year of COVID-19, lockdown, component shortages and uncertainties, the outlook for mobility engineering hasn’t shifted too dramatically during the global...

Technology Report
Unmanned Systems

WCX 2021: Systems Thinking as Powerful as Propulsion Systems

There’s a revolution brewing as engineers develop electric and autonomous vehicles that require layers and layers of complicated systems to come together. “This is the...

Articles
Energy

Truck Platooning an Evolving Pathway to Full Autonomy

“We are tantalizingly close,” a recent blog post by Pittsburgh-based Locomation asserted regarding true driverless vehicles navigating public roadways. “But the challenges that...

News
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Mercedes Kicks off Dedicated EV Lineup with Flagship EQS

Mercedes-Benz has revealed the all-new 2022 EQS EV sedan. The EQS is the first all-electric luxury 4-door model from Mercedes built upon a dedicated (and modular) EV platform. The...

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Lighting

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...

Articles
Design

Gathering Clouds Will Form Autonomy’s Computing Backbone

You might never spot one, but computing clouds will be crucial for the success of autonomous vehicles (AVs). The titans of the automotive and digital worlds have begun aligning...

Articles
Lighting

Honda, Toyota Intro More-Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems

Honda and Toyota each recently announced the release of new, more-sophisticated driver-assistance systems for a special range of vehicles available in Japan starting in March...

News
Manned Systems

Preview: SAE 2021 WCX

SAE International’s 2021 WCX event will unfold entirely online April 13-15 with hundreds of technical paper presentations and insights from top mobility-industry leaders, who will share their perspectives on...

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Connectivity

Umlaut Benchmarks Vehicle Connectivity: Who’s on Top?

Connectivity’s role in today’s vehicles is mostly focused on driver information and entertainment. But seamless connectivity will play a vital role in highly automated, and...

News
Energy

AI Points the Way to Better EV Battery Management

After two decades of significant advances in electric vehicle (EV) battery development, innovations continue to bring promises of greater battery performance, safety, faster charging,...

News
Power

Powering the IoT Without Batteries Using Energy Harvesting

Ensuring that vehicles are reliably connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) is only possible when every step of the IoT is itself robust. A vehicle-to-home-thermostat...

The Navigator
Connectivity

The Navigator: Mapping the Way to Safe Automated Driving

When it comes to automated driving systems (ADS), Tesla CEO Elon Musk often runs counter to the consensus of almost everyone else in the sector. His disdain for lidar sensing is...

Road Ready
Imaging

Sparkling RWD Platform Underpins 2021 Genesis GV80

Genesis went standalone (in the same way most premium brands coexist with their parent company’s volume brands) from Hyundai Motor Group in 2016 and immediately asserted itself as...

Articles
Communications

TCU Testing at the Heart of Vehicle Connectivity

The wireless connectivity between the modern vehicle and the outside world is possible thanks to a constantly evolving component called the telematics control unit (TCU). The TCU is at...