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2016-01-08
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Most electric off-highway vehicles are relatively small vehicles that have small power requirements compared to some construction and agriculture behemoths. Hybrids fit more use cases.
2016-01-08
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Equipment buyers typically focus on factors like horsepower and lifting capability, but human-machine interfaces may be the most important factor for off-highway vehicle operators.
2016-01-06
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The tightening links between autos and consumer electronics were in evidence at the Consumer Electronics Show as several automakers and suppliers unveiled infotainment technologies. Connectivity and simplified app integration technologies were among the many transportation offerings at the monstrous show.
2016-01-03
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Commercials airlines are responding to customer demands by forging links with satellite providers that give flyers the same connection capabilities they have on the ground.
2015-12-16
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Connectivity opens vehicle systems to the dark side of the Internet, forcing automakers to quickly develop strategies to ensure that they don’t join the litany of corporations hit by hack attacks. SAE is nearing the release of the J3061 best practices document that will help OEMs create structured programs that provide protection that will remain effective throughout vehicle lifetimes.
2015-12-04
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Electronics and software complexity is ratcheting up as autonomy, connectivity, and increased comfort and convenience features move forward. Renesas Electronics America is responding with a platforms approach aimed at simplifying systems development efforts.
2015-11-11
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Traffic fatalities have declined significantly over the last several years, but the U.S. is on track to have its deadliest year since 2007, according to the National Safety Council. That’s shining the spotlight on crash testing, according to industry experts in a Technical Webinar Series from the Editors of SAE.
2015-10-30
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The usual gadgets and an extended chase scenes give the Aston Martin DB10 a major role in Spectre, the latest James Bond movie. “We used things like rapid prototyping and laser scanning, and we went directly from CAD to finished parts. Many components were machined, cut from solids so we did not have to wait for the creation of molds,” said Marek Reichman, Chief Creative Officer at Aston Martin.
2015-10-21
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Advanced driver assistance systems are becoming increasingly complex as developers add capabilities and enhance sophistication. That’s prompted the three companies to team up and offer an ADAS solution that can serve as a development platform for autonomous driving.
2015-10-14
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Stop-start systems have seen success in Europe, but development teams focused on the U.S. market are still working to get the right combination of fuel efficiency and comfort. Smooth restarts and radio volume are among for biggest challenges for garnering desired customer satisfaction ratings.
2015-10-09
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Software’s becoming a greater factor in vehicle development, prompting a heightened focus on reducing the number of defects in code. Early planning, discipline, and continuous attention to detail are a few of the techniques that can help design teams eliminate defects.
2015-10-05
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Engineers should expect government regulators in the U.S. and Europe to more strictly enforce existing rules and tighten emission-testing protocols, close gaps between laboratory and real-world testing, and perform more spot checks that can catch abuse after new vehicle models are approved for sale.
2015-09-11
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Case IH has enhanced its electronic features and functions, adding ISOBUS Class 3 capabilities and beefing up its Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) communications technology.
2015-09-03
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It’s widely predicted that vehicle-to-vehicle communications technology will be required on all vehicles due to its significant role in improving safety. These transmissions are mainly for safety, but the wealth of real-time information will undoubtedly be useful for something else.
2015-09-03
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During the long development of vehicle-to-vehicle/-infrastructure, design teams have looked at many ways to cover costs. Some observers feel that advertising may be sent to vehicles to help offset some of the cost. That’s especially true for vehicle-to-infrastructure communications, which will require roadside beacons., and DSRC data sent to data-processing centers. Ads could help pay for these installations.
2015-08-31
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Software continues to become a more important factor for providing new features and functions, making code writing and validation a mainstay of design cycles.
2015-08-31
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Programmers are constantly finding new ways to make it simpler to alter software—whether they’re changing programs for a new vehicle or updating software in the field.
2015-08-28
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The U.S. military is moving closer to its goal of letting disparate groups of warfighters communicate freely.
2015-07-31
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The company is beefing up its use of cameras and expanding their roles. Imagers can help drivers peer around corners and help back up trailers in addition to basic functions like lane keeping.
2015-07-14
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Ford is jumping on the additive manufacturing bandwagon, teaming up with a startup that claims its 3D manufacturing system makes parts 25 to 100 times faster than conventional 3D printing systems. The automaker is using additive processes to make tooling and may eventually use them to make production parts.
2015-06-05
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Human-machine interfaces are being designed to alert drivers when they need to take control and respond to events that are beyond the understanding of the electronic controls.
2015-06-04
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As connectivity and eventually autonomous driving become more common, the auto industry may evolve to focus more on car sharing and gaining revenue from connected services. That will require changes in human machine interfaces and business models, according to panelists at SAE World Congress.
2015-05-29
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Taiwan’s automotive electronics industry is seeing steady growth as companies focus on selling to OEMs and the growing market in mainland China.
2015-05-26
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Connected vehicles bring many of the benefits gained with Internet access, but they also bring security issues including the threat of cyber attacks. That’s forcing design teams throughout the automotive supply chain to focus on a broad range of security technologies that create a holistic defense strategy. Defense in depth is the watchword.
2015-05-15
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A tire pressure monitoring chipset can help fleet managers improve fuel economy and tell when vehicles are overloaded while also simplifying setup times. The Freescale Semiconductor device is said to be the industry’s smallest sensor, yet it has a broad operating range of 100-1500 kPa, exceeding the levels normally required for heavy commercial trucks.
2015-05-11
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Many companies are planning for the eventual adoption of vehicle-to vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications, with Xerox targeting tolling and commercial vehicle monitoring.
2015-04-24
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As connectivity expands throughout the transportation industry, it’s transforming security from door locks to firewalls and antivirus programs. Aircraft and ground vehicle representatives discussed the topic during the “Technical Expert Panel Discussion: With connectivity, comes risks - cybersecurity and safety” at the 2015 SAE World Congress.
2015-04-24
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There’s been a push to wean vehicles from petroleum, but fossil fuels will contain to power the transportation field for the next few decades, according to the Exxon Mobil researcher who advises the company’s corporate executives. He spoke at the 2015 SAE World Congress.
2015-04-24
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Car buyers want a human-machine interface that lets them bring in personal devices and perform all kinds of tasks whenever they want, and they don’t want to have to read a manual or spend time learning how to manage their many options. Panelists grappled with solutions to this vexing challenge during a 2015 SAE World Congress panel.
2015-04-22
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Automotive planners and developers are working overtime to provide more autonomous features and functions, but there’s still plenty of uncertainty surrounding driverless cars.
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