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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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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

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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Editorial
Software

Change? Sure, Sometimes.

SAE’s Automotive Engineering magazine is not immune to the constant beat of changes happening across the automotive industry. In case you’re curious what that means, the byline and picture accompanying this...

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Automotive

Owl AI’s 3D Thermal Sensors See Further into the Dark

The race to develop low-cost and effective sensors for automated driving requires all-day effort. Getting sensors to accurately identify the world around them is easiest on a clear, sunny day, but that solves just part of the problem.

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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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Articles
Software

Simulation Developer RFpro Mimics Vehicle Sensors

U.K.-based simulation systems developer rFpro recently launched its new ‘ray-tracing’ simulation rendering technology, designed to replicate the way that vehicle sensors “see”...

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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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INSIDER
Manufacturing & Prototyping

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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Automotive

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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Articles
Power

Sensing to Solve EV Thermal Challenges

A common criticism of electric vehicles (EVs) is that extremes of heat and cold adversely affect their performance, particularly range. OEMs have been aware of the issue and have innovated and...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Advanced Electrical Architectures Demand New Developmental Strategies

A few days after speaking with Danny Shapiro, vice president, automotive at NVIDIA, a developer of systems-on-a-chip (SoCs) with performances measured in trillions of...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Testing ADAS Functions in Parallel with EMS Measurement

Many advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) use radar sensors for functions such adaptive cruise control (ACC) or autonomous emergency braking (AEB). These sensors are...

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Software

Automated Driving in Italy’s 1,000 Miglia Rally

It’s not every day that you see a $230,000 supercar with its racy looks obscured by bolted- and glued-on sensors and wiring. But this was Italy, where SAE Media was attending simulator...

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Unmanned Systems

Making Sense of Next-Gen ADAS Sensing

“I don’t expect [SAE] Level 3-capable vehicles to ship in significant numbers until 2030,” asserted Rudy Burger, of Woodside Capital Partners, during May’s AutoSens 2023 conference in...

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Unmanned Systems

Data-Mining the Cabin for UX, Occupant Safety

Mitsubishi Electric is using the data collected by driver-monitoring and various in-cabin sensors to help improve future vehicle safety, SAE Media recently learned at the supplier’s...

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Technology Report
Connectivity

Honda to Reveal Autonomous Work Vehicle at CONEXPO

Honda will be revealing the prototype of its third-generation electric Autonomous Work Vehicle (AWV) at CONEXPO 2023 in Las Vegas. Accord to the company’s press release, Honda aims to...

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Software

Mercedes-Benz Architecting Its Own Operating System

Mercedes-Benz revealed in late February that it is developing its own computer operating system, dubbed MB.OS, which it said will be standardized across the company’s entire model...

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Unmanned Systems

Lidar Vs. Everybody in the Onboard Sensor Race

Despite the industrywide realization that SAE driving automation Levels 4 and 5 are not imminent and instead long-term goals, development continues on the sensors that power current and...

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Technology Report
Imaging

Turning the Vehicle into a Giant Microphone

When an emergency vehicle is approaching but its blaring siren isn’t heard by nearby motorists, all are put at risk. Engineers at Harman International have developed novel sensor technology...

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Road Ready
Energy

Volvo’s Electric High-Wire Act

Under a circus-size tent in downtown Stockholm, Volvo recently introduced its new high-wire act — one with its share of nail-biting risk.

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Technology Report
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Lumotive’s New LCM Underpins Next-Gen Lidar

“The future happened yesterday” is an appropriate description of the rapid pace of development in automated-driving technology. The expression may be most accurate in sensor tech where,...

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Manned Systems

The Olfactory Factor in AV Interiors

Whether they’re riding in an autonomous shuttle, a transit bus, a train or a rental car, passengers often face cabin air full of “mal odors” — bad smells — including cigarette and vape...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

AV Life After Argo AI

The recent shuttering of Argo AI, one of the autonomous-vehicle industry’s leading tech companies, by Ford and Volkswagen might come as a surprise to commuters in San Francisco and in Phoenix, Arizona. Those who...

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Test & Measurement

Machine Learning Software Monolith Cuts Development Time for BMW’s Test Engineers

BMW faced a problem. Because leg injuries can be common in vehicle crashes, the effect of all manner of deformation must be measured in order to...

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Unmanned Systems

Steering Toward Full Vehicle Autonomy

The vision of fully autonomous vehicles (SAE Levels 4 and 5) is fast approaching. Making this vision a reality requires automotive OEMs to move beyond the current levels of vehicle autonomy to...

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Unmanned Systems

Going the Last Mile

Pizza is a subject that puts a smile on most faces but for Matteo Del Sorbo, the delight extends far beyond the actual pie.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

May Mobility Starts ADA-Compliant AV Transit for Rural Area

Automated-driving system developer May Mobility confirmed in late September that it launched what it called the first public-transit project to deploy American Disability Act...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Unzipping the Future of Sustainable Electronics

Electronic-systems designers are facing a serious reckoning: How to significantly reduce the environmental impact of more and more electronic content in new vehicles?

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Technology Report
Power

New 300-Mm Wafer Fab Is Key to Bosch’s Chip Future

A new semiconductor plant is the single largest investment made by Robert Bosch AG in the 122-year-old company’s history. The facility, in Dresden, Germany, is welcome news to...

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