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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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Connectivity

WCX 2021: Top Engineers Talk Industry Transformation

Despite more than a year of COVID-19, lockdown, component shortages and uncertainties, the outlook for mobility engineering hasn’t shifted too dramatically during the global...

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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...

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Unmanned Systems

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.”...

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AR/AI

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...

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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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Software

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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Connectivity

Smart Tech Revolutionizing the Traffic Light

Every motorist has experienced the frustration of waiting at a red light when there is no traffic in sight. These days, countless household devices use sensors, cameras and connectivity to...

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Connectivity

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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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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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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Sensors/Data Acquisition

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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Software

Big Data’s Benefits Keep A-Comin’

Electronic systems generate gigabytes of data that are increasingly being used to improve efficiency at many levels, from field operations to maintenance and even vehicle design. A range of...

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Manned 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...

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Transportation

Building Geofences to Speed AV Adoption

Vehicle and system developers have always pushed to get the most from every component and material, but design teams focused on autonomous vehicles are increasingly adopting a less-is-more...

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Technical Innovation
Imaging

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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Sensors/Data Acquisition

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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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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Communications

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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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

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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Power

Parker Takes Electro-Hydrostatic Approach for Electric Machines

Off-highway industrial machines require multi-function implement operation with dynamic duty cycles. In many cases, machine implements demand short bursts of full engine...

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Sensors/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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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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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Volkswagen Turns Classic Van into Innovative, Retro-Ride EV

“Hello, Eric,” said the vehicle. “Are you ready to go?” responded Eric Glaser, a principal product designer at Volkswagen’s Innovation and Engineering Center...

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Transportation

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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Communications

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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Connectivity

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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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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