Autonomous Vehicle Engineering

May 2019

    • Editorial
      AVs, data and 'surveillance capitalism'
    • SAE AV Activities
      SAE launches Office of Automation
    • The Navigator
      Lessons from the 737 Max-8 debacle
    • Scorecard
      Waymo, GM and Ford pegged as autonomous leaders
    • Designs to Dye for: Autonomy's New-Materials Revolution
      From pineapples to bacteria, Envisage's research is focused on new-mobility's 'inside' story.
    • Dining on Data
      Processing, in real-time, the enormous data stream that's flowing through AVs is increasingly the job of NVIDIA's mighty GPUs. Danny Shapiro relishes the feast.
    • New Performance Metrics for Lidar
      Frame-rate measurement is so yesterday. Object-revisit rate and instantaneous resolution are more relevant metrics, and indicative of what a lidar system can and should do, argues a revolutionary in the artificial-perception space.
    • 5G Cellular May Be Transformational for Automakers, Suppliers
      Long-awaited 5G cellular technology will be a foundational base for expanding vehicle connectivity and autonomy, enabling far more data capacity and lower latency.
    • First Smile, Last Smile
      May Mobility is building a unique business model around AV shuttle services, explains COO and co-founder Alisyn Malek.
    • 'Road Race' for AV Testing May Be Slowing
      To optimize safety, as well as cost- and time-efficiency, experts espouse increased virtual testing of autonomous vehicles as preferable to the industry's rush to test on public roads.
    • The famous "Trolley Problem" might not really be the problem automat-ed-vehicle ethics have to solve.
    • AV 'Goiters' Be Gone!
      Magneti Marelli's 'Smart Corner' technology aims to reduce cost, complexity and mass by integrating key vehicle sensors seamlessly into a vehicle's lighting modules.
    • Supersonic Spy Drone
      To light off its ramjet engine, the 2,300-mph D-21 needed a blindingly-fast launch platform. Enter Lockheed's A-12-the precursor to the SR-71 Blackbird.