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2008-03-31
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At a recent session of the World Forum for the Harmonisation of Vehicle Regulations (also known as WP.29), amendments to ECE Regulation No. 13 were adopted that will mandate the fitment of electronic stability control (ESC) systems to all goods vehicles and trailers with a gross vehicle weight greater than 3500 kg and to all buses and coaches with more than nine seats, according to InterRegs.
2010-03-04
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Next-generation automotive systems will increasingly require microcontrollers (MCUs) with more computational performance, better power efficiency, and greater memory content to meet new requirements in areas such as safety, emissions, and driver-assistance systems, according to STMicroelectronics.
2009-09-08
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Engineers are leaving no path unexplored as they devise systems that prevent crashes. Many are beginning to tap into navigation and GPS data, using the information to augment radar and cameras.
2009-03-13
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Leoni Cable's Adascar multicore automotive cables include products geared to six areas of application, with materials and cables designed to the customer's specifications.
2009-05-15
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MoTeC offers cost-effective PDM15 and PDM30 power distribution modules (PDMs) suitable for power management.
2008-03-31
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A part of Continental Automotive Systems’ Vision Zero road-safety package, the company’s adaptive cruise control (ACC) features a radar sensor and computer in the front of the car that measures the distance from the vehicle in front and the relative speed of the two vehicles.
2008-05-13
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According to SAE 2008 World Congress panelists, safety advocates are trying to determine what potential technologies are the most substantive and what technologies do not meet the hype.
2008-07-11
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Providing design engineers with a robust, ultra low-profile braking resistor, IRC offers a family of thick-film planar power resistors on insulated stainless-steel substrates.
2008-05-18
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A new road traffic simulation model provides a way for engineers to replicate driving environments that can test the effectiveness of pre-crash and driver assistance systems in the virtual world.
2008-05-14
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The Abaqus 3D BioRID II (Biofidelic Rear Impact Dummy II) finite element model, created by Dassault Systèmes’ Simulia brand, simulates the crash dummy used for rear testing.
2008-07-09
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Safety advocates are trying to determine what potential technologies are the most substantive and what technologies do not meet the hype. A panel session at April's SAE World Congress, Strategies for Active Safety Technology Delivery, touched on NHTSA’s Advanced Collision Avoidance Technologies (ACAT) program.
2008-03-31
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Chrysler’s traditional approach to vehicle development has taken a detour as engineers recently started using bio-mimetic topology optimization and an advanced engineering process as a means of designing safer, lighter automobiles. The new process helps to identify which body-in-white zones have the highest strain as well as prime locations for the various critical load paths on the vehicle.
2008-06-30
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The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) expects to save hundreds of millions of dollars annually under performance-based logistics (PBL) contracts, where aerospace and defense contractors are paid to deliver operational readiness of weapons platforms rather than spare parts.
2011-11-15
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SHANGHAI, CHINA—Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 15, 2011—One of the auto industry’s most respected battery experts is cautiously optimistic that a Chevrolet Volt battery fire that occurred weeks after a government crash test won’t affect the public’s attitude toward EVs.
2011-09-30
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The decision by global automakers almost 10 years ago to design the front ends of SUVs and pickup trucks so their energy-absorbing structures would align better with those of cars has paid dividends in lives saved.
2011-11-17
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SORL Auto Parts Inc. is claiming a technology breakthrough with a new electronic foot brake valve for electric and hybrid-electric vehicles. Compared with conventional foot brake valves, the company's new product uses both traditional air pressure and electronic brake signals.
2011-10-10
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Delphi is developing an SCR dosing system scheduled for production in 2014 and will also introduce an ammonia sensor in 2012 to control the level of ammonia present in the exhaust as a consequence of using urea dosing in the SCR systems.
2011-10-25
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Wolfgang Fey, Director, Development of advanced driver-assistance systems, talks about the company's latest developments during an interview at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.
2011-09-19
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Analog Devices Inc. aims to reduce manufacturing costs for sensor modules with a patented differential quad-beam architecture that also provides self-calibration and low power consumption.
2011-09-19
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Forward-facing radar systems are getting a lot of attention for their ability to reduce accidents. Radar on the sides and rear of cars for cross-traffic alert is also playing a major role in preventing collisions.
2011-09-20
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Real time operating systems are expanding their role in infotainment. OnStar FMV, an aftermarket rearview mirror, uses software made by QNX Software Systems.
2011-08-26
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Systron Donner Inertial (SDI)’s SDD3000 digital quartz MEMS single axis rate combines an advanced sense element with digital signal processing technology to provide performance in noise, bias stability, scale factor linearity and stability, and vibration rectification.
2011-09-19
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The company plans to add capability to its ContiGuard forward looking braking system that includes "six-dimensional" analysis.
2011-08-19
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Vector Scientific’s expertise in the complementary disciplines of occupant injury analyses and vehicle accident reconstruction includes application of occupant and vehicle computer simulations.
2011-09-19
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The two have designed an airbag reference platform that will help local suppliers in countries like China and India.
2011-10-25
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STMicroelectronics and Mobileye N.V. have agreed to co-develop the next generation of their system-on-chip processor for the vision-based driver-assistance segment of the automotive market. The EyeQ3 and EyeQ3-Lite will be the first members of a third-generation family in the companies’ cooperation, which began in 2005.
2011-10-27
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The deployment of advanced driver assistance systems are beginning to cascade from the luxury to high-volume segments such as those represented by the Ford Focus and Mercedes-Benz B-Class. This is bringing with it declining costs, according to a new report from ABI Research, a phenomenon that "is expected to continue the next few years."
2011-10-25
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The automaker will introduce its German-developed Door Edge Protector on the Focus in early 2012.
2011-11-01
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Toshiba America Electronic Components’ Visconti2 (TMPV7500) is part of the Visconti series of image recognition processors for automotive applications.
2011-11-01
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RACam combines radar with a camera system and processing capability, with its fusion of data enabling a suite of active safety systems including adaptive cruise control with stop-start and autonomous braking, headlamp control, traffic-sign recognition, and pedestrian detection also with autonomous braking.
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