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Automotive

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...

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AR/AI

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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AR/AI

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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Unmanned Systems

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...

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Regulations/Standards

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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Connectivity

'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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Technology Report
Software

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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Test & Measurement

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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Manned 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...

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Energy

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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Manned Systems

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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Unmanned Systems

‘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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RF & Microwave Electronics

'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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Connectivity

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,...

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Manned Systems

Ford, Bosch Demo Automated-Parking Project in Detroit

Ford, Bosch and real estate firm Bedrock are preparing North America’s first demonstration of automated parking in a public garage outfitted with the technology to enable a fleet...

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Unmanned Systems

Lunewave Promises Low-Cost Radar with High-Performance 360-Degree View

Radar sensing has been used for various functions in passenger vehicles for more than two decades. Like all sensors intended an automated vehicle (AV), radar has...

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Unmanned Systems

What We’re Driving: 2020 Kia Telluride

The 2020 Kia Telluride is one of the classic lightning-in-a-bottle models an automaker enjoys maybe once every couple of decades. Assertive-but-not-obnoxious styling combine with a vast cabin...

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Automotive

Origin of the Species

“I was a vehicle-dynamics engineer my entire career—but maybe not a good one, because they put me in charge of a self-driving car!” jokes Jason Fischer, chief engineer for the Cruise Origin, the autonomous...

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Test & Measurement

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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Manned Systems

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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Unmanned Systems

FCC Actions, Incompatible Options Muddy V2X Outlook

Vehicle-to-vehicle/infrastructure (V2X) communications often is touted as a critical technology for automated driving and even to derive the utmost benefit from advanced...

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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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Aerospace

‘Active Scents’ Show Potential to Enhance Cabin Experience and Improve Driver Safety

A Tel Aviv, Israel startup company is taking the now-familiar concept of aromatherapy to a new level. Saying its research into “active scents”...

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Data Acquisition

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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Regulations/Standards

ZF Advancing ADAS, Autonomy with Next-Gen Sensors

Together with its many partners, ZF supplies camera and radar technology and advanced components for both the passenger car and truck markets, the latter being especially suited for the...

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Connectivity

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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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Data Connectivity in Heavy-Duty Vehicle Environments

Technology advancements are increasingly bringing a new level of connectivity to industrial and commercial vehicles. Customers are demanding functionality that automates or enhances...

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