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Energy

BMW 7-Series Drives Itself Through Own Assembly

The 1997 James Bond film “Tomorrow Never Dies” obliquely presaged current-day automated-driving technology when the hero remotely piloted his modified BMW 7-Series sedan through a...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

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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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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Lighting

Using AI and Machine Learning for Vehicle Inspection

At its inception in 2016, UVeye’s deep-learning technology was developed for the security industry to detect weapons and contraband. Applications in the mobility industry followed,...

Technical Innovation
Unmanned Systems

Precision Tech the ‘Backbone’ to CNH’s Digital Strategy

When CNH Industrial executives stressed at its recent Capital Markets Day that the company is fast-advancing its offerings in precision technology and accelerating autonomous...

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Imaging

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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Electronics & Computers

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

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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Electronics & Computers

Sensors Evolve to Satisfy CV Demands

Sensor technology is evolving to satisfy increasingly connected and automated commercial vehicles (CVs). As vehicle management and operation transition from humans to sensors and algorithms, the...

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Weapons Systems

Addressing Electromagnetic Compatibility in the Context of Aircraft Electrification

In the current context of aircraft electrification, the aerospace industry needs to address increased design complexity and higher levels of integration,...

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Automotive

Honda Puts Autonomous Vehicles to Work

Honda and Black and Veatch, a global engineering and construction firm, said they recently conducted a month-long field test of a prototype Honda Autonomous Work Vehicle (AWV) at a Black and Veatch...

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Test & Measurement

Arctic Autonomy

In what is billed as “the most extensive pilot [program] in challenging weather conditions, ever,” a trio of Nordic companies is prepping an autonomous public-transport service in Bodø, a Norwegian city north of the...

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Manned 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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Software

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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Sensors/Data Acquisition

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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Sensors/Data Acquisition

TDK Unveils Power-Generating Wheel Sensor

Electronics maker TDK in January introduced its InWheelSense piezo-electronic “energy harvesting and sensing module” that it said can generate power from vehicle wheel movement while also...

Original Equipment
Software

Automated, Electric Monarch Tractor Ready for 2021 Deliveries

“If you want to fundamentally improve your economics,” said Monarch Tractor co-founder and CTO Zachary Omohundro to farmers and growers everywhere, “you go electric.”...

Original Equipment
Sensors/Data Acquisition

CES 2021: Deere Highlights Digital Technology Via Virtual Reality

Digital technology is rapidly transforming off-highway equipment, giving users more functionality and higher precision than is possible with human operators. John Deere...

Articles
Manned 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...

Articles
Data Acquisition

Digitalizing Off-Highway Machines Delivers Actionable Data

Off-highway equipment manufacturers are increasingly working with suppliers of drivetrain systems and electrohydraulic (EH) system suppliers to advance the digitalization of...

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Unmanned 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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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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Green Design & Manufacturing

Integrating Ultra-Low NOx Technology Presents Challenges

Ultra-low NOx regulations proposed by the California Air Resourced Board (CARB) call for 0.05 g/hp-hr tailpipe NOx in 2024, with a second stage in 2027 further reducing NOx to...

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Software

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

Scalable Hardware-Software Interface Answers Overlooked AV Testing Need

In 2016, Oregon-based PolySync introduced DriveKit, a set of open-source hardware and software tools that enabled skunkworks engineering teams to electronically...

Technical Innovation
Manned Systems

AI Moves into Military Boards and Subsystems

Artificial intelligence (AI) is inching into high-end military markets, according to the suppliers of computer and sensor boards. However, challenges like meshing AI’s rapid advances with...

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AR/AI

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 –...

Articles
Unmanned 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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AR/AI

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...