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2017-04-24
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New engines and transmissions for medium-duty truck applications are evolving rapidly in response to ongoing demands for improved fuel consumption. Software is playing a major role in these advances while also helping improve diagnostic capabilities.
2017-04-06
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The number of threats will increase rapidly as more vehicles are connected, and vulnerabilities on older vehicles will be in constant need of updating.
2017-04-06
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Connectivity promises to bring a wealth of information to drivers, but it also poses vexing privacy issues. Figuring out where to store all the data related to connectivity is also puzzling for service providers.
2017-04-06
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Low temperature combustion (LTC) remains an area of high interest with extensive research, even though many challenges must still be overcome before LTC sees commercial acceptance.
2017-04-05
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V2I proponents are pressing forward in a technology that they contend will become a mainstay for autonomous vehicles. As the technology matures, paying for a roadside infrastructure is becoming a key issue.
2017-04-04
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Mentor Graphics’ hardware/software platform eschews smart sensors, performing all processing in a centralized control module.
2017-04-03
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Commercial vehicles are at the forefront of the Internet of Things movement, leveraging the connectivity that many have deployed for years. Equipment manufacturers are using IoT connections to improve their manufacturing operations, upgrade diagnostics to prognostics and improve maintenance operations.
2017-03-17
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Reducing fuel consumption was a focal point of several trucks unveiled in March. Electric drivetrains and four-cylinder engines were among the tactics unveiled at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
2017-03-17
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Commercial vehicles are beginning to adopt alternative energy sources, but the transition remains slow. Batteries and an array of renewable fuels are seeing more usage, but costs and infrastructure remain hindrances for these fragmented technologies.
2017-02-17
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As ground vehicles employ more electronic sensing, control and communication systems, design engineers are increasingly utilizing more commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) modules. Though COTS slashes development time and costs, it’s still difficult for many military users to find COTS boards that meet their low-volume demands for ruggedization and redundancy.
2017-01-18
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Artificial intelligence (AI) is emerging as a mainstay of automated driving technologies, sparking a number of partnerships, product announcements—and safety concerns.
2017-01-07
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Vehicles are becoming more closely linked to consumer electronics. Robert Bosch is hoping to leverage its leadership in vehicle and home electronics as mobility and the Internet of Things collide.
2016-12-23
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After years of promoting V2V communications, the NHTSA appears poised to mandate the safety technology. But there's industry concern about security issues and competition from 5G cellular links.
2016-11-28
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If there’s any doubt that connectivity is the next wave for advanced features and functions, it should dissipate after CES 2017. A multitude of advances in over the air updates and security will be shown in Las Vegas in January, setting the stage for much of the auto industry’s technology rollouts throughout the year.
2016-11-28
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Human-machine interfaces are changing rapidly and consolidating as radio head units handle more functions and connect to diverse systems inside and outside the vehicle.
2016-11-22
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Emerging markets and technologies are both creating openings for Taiwanese suppliers. China’s burgeoning automotive market is a primary target for companies that focus on OEM sales, while emerging technologies like LEDs and head-up displays (HUD) are also providing opportunities.
2016-11-15
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Connectivity spawns need for security designed-in from the beginning, a complex issue that spans many disciplines.
2016-11-13
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Lengthy automotive development and production cycles have long prevented automakers and startups from working together. While that’s changed a bit, many young companies still find it difficult to work with OEMs.
2016-11-06
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Off-highway cabs are never going to be sanctuaries of silence, but they’re getting closer. Elements as diverse as glass, electronics and push buttons are being selected in part for their benefits in reducing sound levels.
2016-11-04
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The 3500E, the latest iteration of Caterpillar’s venerable 3500 engine family, also provides enhanced durability and longer life before overhauls, and it maintains existing form factors, so rebuilds and replacements can be utilized with minimal infrastructure changes.
2016-10-10
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Engineers are ironing out the kinks in 48-V hybrids poised to handle greater in-vehicle power demands.
2016-09-29
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As vehicle owners begin to move seamlessly between homes, offices, and vehicles, the auto supply chain must focus on how to adopt rapidly changing consumer technologies.
2016-09-20
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An expert panel at SAE Convergence noted that many factors are making the next few years one of most disruptive eras the automotive industry has ever seen--with dynamics that will reverberate throughout the supply chain.
2016-09-20
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While OEMs wait for NHTSA's V2X mandate they are discussing whether broad usage can be achieved without regulations.
2016-09-10
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The connected car’s emergence is as disruptive for insurance companies as it is for automakers. Usage based insurance (UBI) holds a major role in future plans, prompting insurers to partner with OEMs and create apps that provide services that make UBI more attractive to customers.
2016-09-01
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Time of flight (ToF) cameras are ready to let drivers control some of the many options of today’s infotainment systems with a mere wave of their hand. ToF-based systems can also monitor drivers to see if they’re drowsy or not watching roadways.
2016-08-14
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The race to build up an infrastructure for over-the-air (OTA) updating is heating up as suppliers go all-out to gain a spot in a field that’s expected to see momentous growth.
2016-08-02
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For design teams focused on aftertreatment, removing size has become almost as important as removing emissions. Combining catalysts, improving filters and integrating sensors are a few of the techniques being used to minimize package sizes.
2016-08-02
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Semiconductors are tiny compared to the off-highway vehicles that carry them, but their thermal issues aren’t small. Keeping the sub-micron elements of a chip cool is a major challenge for the developers of electronic controls.
2016-07-28
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Modeling and simulation continue to help suppliers and OEMs provide systems and vehicles that do more work while conserving fuel, reducing emissions and keeping costs in check. A broad range of tools come into play as engines and aftertreatment systems move through the design cycle.
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