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Energy

Platooning Still Promising for Trucking

There is “no business case” for platooning, or the electronic coupling of two or more trucks in close formation. That was the assessment of Daimler Trucks in 2019 when it decided to pause its...

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Unmanned Systems

Volvo Gets 'Gamey' with Info, Driver-Assist Warnings for Future EVs

As vehicles gain more and more technology such as infotainment, advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and electrification, there’s a corresponding need for ways...

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Unmanned Systems

Veoneer Shows Its Latest Safety and AV Tech

Veoneer CEO Jacob Svanberg gazes at a large flat-screen display from a demonstrator van’s second-row seat. The screen shows hundreds of colored dots, including a dozen purple pixels...

Articles
Semiconductors & ICs

Sensing Enters a New Era

More than 1.3 million people die on the world’s roadways each year and another 50 million are injured. While roadway safety has improved over time, all countries face formidable challenges in reducing the...

Executive Viewpoints
Unmanned Systems

Aftermarket Augments Off-Highway Autonomous Efforts

Continually transformed with more than a century’s advances in capabilities, hydraulics and fuel efficiency, today’s heavy mobile equipment must also become more intelligent and...

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Regulations/Standards

SAE WCX 2022: Vehicles Are the Gateway to Data, Data, and More Data

The mobility ecosystem is bursting with data from the passenger vehicles, buses, ride-share vehicles, delivery vans, and other transportation modes using driver assist...

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Energy

Volkswagen ID.Buzz All-electric Vans Combine Iconic Styling With Modern Technology

After a more than two-decade wait from when the concept was first unveiled at the 2001 Detroit Auto Show, Volkswagen finally revealed the production...

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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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Electronics & Computers

Uhnder and Spartan to Partner on Hi-rez Radar

Two new players on the hardware and software side of advanced high-resolution automotive radars have announced a partnership. Austin, Texas-based Uhnder, which lays claim to the first...

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Photonics/Optics

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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AR/AI

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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Unmanned 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...

Technical Innovation
Design

Next-Gen HMI Crucial to Increasing ADAS Efficacy

Next-generation HMI (human-machine interface) technology platforms allow off-highway OEMs and system designers to support productivity tools like computer vision – including object...

Technical Innovation
Transportation

Vermeer Concept Targets Autonomous Baling

Vermeer Corp. is expanding the off-highway industry’s push to remove drivers, bringing autonomous operations to the arduous task of retrieving baled hay with a concept vehicle that carries up...

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Unmanned Systems

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...

Articles
Unmanned Systems

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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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...

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Transportation

Bosch Quantifies Cost Savings for ADAS-Equipped Trucks

Heavy-duty trucks still are disproportionately involved in deadly crashes on U.S. roadways. “Ten percent of the fatalities involve large trucks when large trucks only account for...

Articles
Manned Systems

Purpose, Perceptions for Driver-Assist Tech Solidify

A panel of automated-driving experts at this week’s virtual presentation of SAE International’s annual Government/Industry Meeting had strong opinions on the current state of...

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Connectivity

Traxen ‘Trains’ AI-Based Adaptive Cruise Control for Trucks

Artificial intelligence (AI), high-definition maps, and advanced algorithms and sensors combine to enable Traxen’s intelligent adaptive cruise control (ACC) system for...

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Design

'Level 2+': Making Automated Driving Profitable, Mainstream

Soon after SAE International released its J3016 “Levels of Automated Driving” standard in January 2014, engineers and product planners working in automated-vehicle...

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Connectivity

CES 2021: GM Creates BrightDrop, a New Electrified Delivery and Logistics Company

During her CES 2021 keynote on January 12, GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra announced the creation of a new logistics company called BrightDrop. The new...

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Unmanned Systems

10 Best Practices for ADAS and AV Testing

Testing for automated driver-assist systems (ADAS) has required a completely new approach to testing. The most obvious reason for this is the sheer number of sensors and actuators involved in...

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Unmanned Systems

Western Star Ups Vocational-Truck Ante with All-New 49X

Purpose-built from the ground up, the next-generation Western Star 49X vocational truck is underpinned by a stronger, lighter chassis and equipped with a new X-series...

Original Equipment
Unmanned Systems

Ford Expands EV Lineup with E-Transit Cargo Van

Ford revealed on November 12 its next fully electric vehicle (EV), the 2022 E-Transit cargo van, with the automaker’s new president and CEO Jim Farley stating, “The transition of fleet...

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Regulations/Standards

AV and ADAS Testing from out of the Box

For self-driving vehicle systems to gain the full confidence of the public, the mobility industry and government regulators, OEMs have to prove that AVs (and those equipped with enhanced SAE...

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Transportation

‘Software, Start Your Engines’

The Indianapolis 500 has long billed itself as “the greatest spectacle in racing,” but it’s difficult to imagine that cars racing at 120 mph (193 km/h) or more around the fabled “Brickyard”...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

'Boaring' in on Vehicle-To-Animal Road Safety

A wild boar can ruin a driver’s day — and a lot more. Hitting one of these fast-running (up to 25 mph/40 km/h) and heavy (up to 400 lb/181 kg in the southern U.S.) porkers when they dart...

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Transportation

Reconstructing Accidents in the ADAS Age

With advanced driver-assist systems (ADAS) evolving rapidly, the technology will continue to improve safety as it augments the skill and attention of human drivers. Accidents will still occur,...