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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.
2015-04-08
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Rear- and forward-facing cameras have made big inroads, but cameras that monitor interiors haven’t seen much acceptance. That may change, driven partially by the shift to semi-autonomous driving.
2015-04-01
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Before autonomous vehicles make drivers obsolete, electronic technologies will depend on people to make decisions when something unusual happens.
2015-03-27
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Programmers trying to write all the possible scenarios needed for truly autonomous vehicles face a daunting challenge. Deep learning, in which computers learn a desired behavior using artificial intelligence and neural network concepts, could be a viable solution.
2015-03-25
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The move into active safety systems is increasing the need for high-reliability software. AdaCore, a tool supplier that’s used in many aerospace applications, is responding to this demand with tools that can be used by the automotive industry.
2015-03-18
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AT&T is broadening its efforts to tap into the burgeoning connected-car market by inking a multi-year agreement with Airbiquity. The union will help AT&T provide a single technology for global vehicles.
2015-03-16
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Rain, wind, and visibility can influence driving safety and impact the bottom line for on- and off-highway fleets.
2015-03-06
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Near field communication appears poised to expand beyond cell phones to automotive applications. Chipmakers are unveiling devices that will form the basis of systems that will help pair phones, personalize settings and unlock doors.
2015-02-24
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Conventional vehicle radios are morphing into increasingly powerful infotainment systems, prompting a need for storage to hold apps, navigation, and other data. Flash storage supplier SanDisk is beefing up its automotive portfolio with automotive grade chips and memory cards to satisfy that need.
2015-01-22
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Systems are evolving rapidly, with chips that shrink radios, systems that isolate sound zones for individuals, and software that makes it easier to link smart phones to vehicles.
2015-01-22
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The web-based methodology can provide a quick way for companies to share design tools and shorten development cycles, but many companies remain cautious about moving to the cloud, though it’s being tried out by small and mid-sized suppliers.
2014-12-09
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When vehicles start handling multiple aspects of driving, electronic controls won’t always rely solely on input from onboard sensors. Often, antennas will point skyward to bring in information from GPS satellites and telematic systems.
2014-12-02
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China’s automakers are gearing up to take advantage of smartphones and Internet services as they attempt to match the connectivity capabilities of their international competitors. Expanding their development programs and partnering with outsiders are key elements in the efforts.
2014-12-01
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Design and manufacturing challenges are becoming more complex and multi-dimensional, prompting design teams to expand their efforts to collaborate. This change is being aided by a shift to 3-D models, but that transition has issues that highlight the complexity of linking various groups.
2014-11-05
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A number of product introductions at SAE 2014 Convergence highlighted growing industry support for Ethernet. Support from chip makers and tool providers will help expand the infrastructure for the ubiquitous architecture.
2014-11-05
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Connected vehicles bring many benefits, helping both drivers and traffic managers. However, it can be difficult for traffic managers to analyze and use the enormous amounts of data collected when every vehicle constantly transmits speed, direction, and other data points. That’s prompting many groups to see how big data schemes can be adapted for the transportation industry.
2014-10-29
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China’s commercial-vehicles industry is poised for a transformation as suppliers focus on services and clean energy. These changes are occurring amid market shifts as China attempts to reduce pollution and congestion in cities.
2014-10-29
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Chinese vehicle makers are altering their market strategies to cope with slower growth and increased competition. Many are focusing on services, often partnering with others to make this transition more swiftly.
2014-10-28
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Flying cars got short shrift. Panelists at SAE 2014 Convergence event instead predicted that vehicles of model year 2054 will be extremely connected and will largely drive themselves. Dealing with urban gridlock was also a key concern during the Wednesday session.
2014-10-24
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Connectivity brings many benefits for vehicle owners, but it creates many challenges for engineers. Security is perhaps the most difficult since stopping hackers is an ongoing task.
2014-10-24
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Though hardware and software were front and center at SAE 2014 Convergence, panels also explored broader issues facing the auto industry. A Wednesday panel focused on ways to better utilize overloaded engineers as well as offering techniques for attracting new talent.
2014-10-22
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Meeting diverse customer demands is a vexing challenge that will require heavy amounts of engineering work. Development teams will have to give drivers more personal options while they also determine how to ensure that autonomous driving platforms mimic the ways humans sometimes break traffic laws.
2014-10-08
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As populations in sprawling urban areas rise, commuting will become a bigger challenge. Connected cars are likely to leverage connectivity to help commuters reach destinations using different modes of transportation, further driving development teams to collaborate more extensively within their companies and with outsiders from many fields.
2014-09-04
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Two major design trends, the push to provide more exotic human-machine interfaces and the march towards autonomous driving, are sparking interest in cameras not now used in vehicles. Time-of-flight cameras provide gesture recognition for HMIs and tell autonomous controllers whether drivers are watching the road with their hands on the wheel.
2014-08-29
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Product engineering projects are always circular. As new versions evolve, data that comes back to design teams is incorporated into the next iteration. Panelists at the upcoming Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress will explore this cycle in a panel entitled “Math to Lab to Road.”
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