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Manned Systems

Continental's Lidar in a Flash

A precise three-dimensional profile of a vehicle’s surroundings is a fundamental prerequisite for automated driving. A new high-resolution 3D flash lidar (HFL) sensor developed for use at close range –...

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Lighting

A Solution for Ice-Free Sensors

Sensor surfaces that are exposed to weather need to be kept clean so that ADAS and autonomous driving systems can function safely. Ice build-up in cold conditions is of particular concern, but Canatu thinks...

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Semiconductors & ICs

Foretellix Building Precise Software Language for Validating Self-Driving Scenarios

The auto industry is under increasing pressure to prove that autonomous vehicles (AV) can be safe. But before AV manufacturers can begin to establish...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Metamoto Goes Deep on AV Simulation

Autonomous-vehicle (AV) development companies frequently boast about the millions of miles their test vehicles travel in real-world testing. The claims reflect a long-held, more-is-better mentality...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

2021 Cadillac Escalade Brings Curved OLED to the Dash

Cadillac has unveiled the 2021 Escalade and will differentiate the full-size SUV from its Tahoe/Yukon platform-mates with a large dose of exclusive technologies including Super...

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AR/AI

CES 2020: Cartica AI’s Simpler Solution for Autonomous Vision

The wide rollout of autonomous vehicles (AVs) will require advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and significant computing horsepower. The efficiency and effectiveness of...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

CES 2020: VW Creates New Autonomous Subsidiary

Volkswagen announced on Jan. 8 the formation of a new subsidiary called Volkswagen Autonomy, Inc. The new unit will oversee the development of Level-4 autonomous systems for VW. Alexander...

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Unmanned Systems

Thermal Imaging Makes Its Case for ADAS, AVs

What specific sensor types will comprise the advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) of the 2020s? That’s a controversial subject among engineers who are developing SAE Level 2 and 3 (and...

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Design

Does EV Material Testing Need to Get Physical?

As the CEO of the ZwickRoell Group, Dr. Jan Stefan Roell oversees a multi-industry, materials-testing business. The family-owned company’s history of invention includes the first...

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Unmanned Systems

Aptiv Centralizing Computing Power to Speed Autonomous Vehicle Development

The software-intensive, electrified and increasingly automated vehicle will define the 2020s. Its rise is driving both the industry-wide re-thinking of...

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Unmanned Systems

Volvo Safety Guru Lotta Jakobsson on AV Crash Tech

It’s been 60 years since Nils Bohlin, the legendary Volvo safety engineer, invented the three-point safety belt, which remains the single most important safety feature of today’s...

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Software

Toposens 3D Sonar Seeks Objects Overlooked by Lidar

Alexander Rudoy was spending almost every hour of his free time developing a robotic toy fish that could sense its underwater surroundings. At the time he was studying...

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Manned Systems

Mapping Canada — Centimeter by Centimeter

Fully-automated vehicles will only be as smart as the datasets they use to determine their driving pathways. Jakarto Cartographie 3D, a young company based in Montreal, is working on...

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Connectivity

Dial ‘M’ for Mobility: Smartphone as Steering Wheel

For those with a passion for automated-vehicle innovations, late September and early October meant a trip to Twitter and YouTube, which were awash with videos from owners,...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Continental Tire Rolls Towards a Smart and Connected Future

It is difficult to become emotional about tires except when they – literally – let us down. But tires are set to get smarter, communicate more effectively and react to...

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Design

Harman Using Empathy to Help Elevate the User Experience

In-car connectivity for today’s cars and tomorrow’s autonomous vehicles is moving product development norms beyond the traditional engineering approach. “Most products are...

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Software

Improving Lidar – or Defeating It

For more than a decade, the lidar market has been led by Velodyne and its spinning towers of 64 or 128 laser beams. But the relatively high cost, delicate architecture, and beefy form factor have made...

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Software

Israel’s Thriving Mobility-Tech Sector Has Created an Innovation Nation

“We’re gonna need partnerships, big and small, particularly with start-ups,” Ford Motor Co. chairman Bill Ford (above) announced at his company’s...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Virtual Factories Accelerate Collaboration, Advance Technologies

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM), a non-profit consortium based in Prince George County, Virginia, uses a 3D visualization lab to expand beyond the...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Pratt & Miller Engineering Joins Raytheon, Rheinmetall Team for U.S. Army Combat Vehicle Competition

The Raytheon Company and Rheinmetall Defence have added a new player to the Lynx Infantry Fighting Vehicle team. Detroit-based Pratt...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Parsons New Smart City Challenge Aims to Reduce Intersection Congestion

Parsons Corporation has created a new series of government collaboration opportunities with its Smart Cities Challenge campaign. Smart Cities Challenge: Transforming...

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Communications

Beep and Bestmile Partner on Self-Driving Fleets in Florida

Beep Inc., an automated vehicle (AV) distributor based in Orlando, Florida, is partnering with Bestmile SA – a developer of fleet orchestration software. Through the...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Velodyne and Center for Automotive Research Latest to Join International Alliance for Mobility Testing & Standardization

The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) and Velodyne Lidar, Inc. have joined the International Alliance for Mobility...

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Electronics & Computers

Dolphin Technologies Introduces Cryptocurrency Aimed at Reducing Mobile Phone-Related Accidents

Austrian telematics company, Dolphin Technologies GmbH, has created a new cryptocurrency that could lead to less mobile phone-related...

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Data Acquisition

Elektrobit Lends Software to Baidu’s Apollo Autonomous Driving Project

Elektrobit Automotive GmbH (EB) will provide automotive infrastructure software for Baidu, Inc.’s ApolloComputing Unit(ACU). Baidu, China’s leading Chinese...

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Unmanned Systems

NVIDIA's Next-Generation Autonomous Driving Platforms Use Macronix Secure Flash Memory

NVIDIA Corporation is using Macronix International Co., Ltd.’s ArmorFlash memory on its NVIDIA DRIVE DRIVE AGX Xavier and DRIVE AGX Pegasus platforms....

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Electronics & Computers

German LiDAR Specialist Ibeo Automotive Systems Chooses Detroit as the Home for Its U.S. Subsidiary

Germany’s LiDAR specialist, Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH, has identified Detroit as the ideal location for new United States...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Peloton Develops a Level 4 Automated Platooning System, but Keeps the Driver in Charge

Peloton Technology Inc. is taking a novel (or maybe traditional) approach to vehicle automation by placing the driver in control. The company, which...

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Internet of Things

DENSO Boosts Its Mobility-As-A-Service and Connected Technologies with New Seattle R&D Lab

DENSO Corporation, the world's second largest mobility supplier, has opened a new research and development lab in Seattle focused on the development...