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Manned 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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Propulsion

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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Connectivity

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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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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Sensors/Data Acquisition

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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Imaging

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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Imaging

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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Sensors/Data Acquisition

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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Data Acquisition

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

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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Automotive

Canada’s Highway 407 ETR Tests High Contrast AV Highway Markings

407 Express Toll Route Concession Company Limited is optimizing kilometers of Canadian highway for automated vehicles (AVs) in partnership with 3M Canada. 407 ERT has...

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Photonics/Optics

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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Software

With New Partnerships, OTSL Builds out 3D Real-Time Sensor Simulator Framework for Self-Driving Cars

OTSL Inc., a developer of short-distance wireless and embedded systems based in Aichi Prefecture, Japan, announced partnerships with...

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Automotive

Viziblezone Enables Vehicle-To-Pedestrian Collision Avoidance Through Technology Already in Our Cell Phones

Viziblezone Ltd.’s vehicle-to-pedestrian (V2P) solution to autonomous vehicles or “self-driving cars” is now capable of...

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Photonics/Optics

Cepton Technology’s Newest Highspeed Lidar Sensor Can Spot a Tow Hitch on a Vehicle Traveling 50 Miles per Hour

Cepton Technologies, Inc., a San Jose, California-based 3D lidar developer, has added a line scanning lidar (light...

Original Equipment
Unmanned Systems

2019 Ram Chassis Cab: More Capability, More Driver-Assist Tech

The 2019 Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500 Chassis Cab commercial trucks herald class-leading capability in towing, payload, and Gross Combined Weight Ratings (GCWR). “We drove our...

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Transportation

Knorr-Bremse Puts the Brakes on Automated Driving

The German commercial-vehicle supplier used the IAA stage in Hanover to demonstrate its expertise in highly automated driving (HAD) functions—environment recognition, decision-making...

Technical Innovation
Electronics & Computers

Bosch Electrohydraulic Steering Advances Driver Assistance

Bosch’s Servotwin electrohydraulic steering system is an enabler for driver-assistance technology and a “building block” for future automation. It offers speed-based...

Technical Innovation
Unmanned Systems

WABCO Adds Autonomous Driving 'Building Blocks' to 2019 Portfolio

Active steering, high-deceleration emergency braking, and rear object detection with automatic braking underscore WABCO’s autonomous-tinged commercial vehicle products...

Original Equipment
Electronics & Computers

Volvo Trucks, FedEx Demonstrate 3-Truck Platoon on North Carolina Highway

Volvo Trucks North America and FedEx are working together to study the benefits of platooning, recently driving three tractors pulling double 28-foot trailers down...

Technical Innovation
Connectivity

ADAS Features Expand Role, V2V Looms

Truck owners and commercial-vehicle suppliers are ramping up their safety efforts, making more advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) standard while looking at the potential benefits of...

Editorial
Manned Systems

‘Heavy’ Topics on Tap for WCX18

Another April, another SAE World Congress Experience—the organization’s flagship event (wcx18.org). A time when global mobility experts descend on Cobo Hall in Detroit to share insights and...

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Unmanned Systems

Technology Time-Warp

While auto engineers like to quip that vehicle electrification “is a century old and still in search of a battery,” it’s no joke that many of today’s “advanced” technologies are rooted in concepts first...

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Unmanned Systems

WABCO Advances Autonomous Through ADAS

WABCO was busy near the end of 2016, bringing its advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) to multiple partnerships to advance autonomous driving and platooning of commercial vehicles. The supplier...