Statistics may point to human fallibility being the cause of almost all road accidents, but the switch to a connected robotic environment must ultimately deliver every nano-second of every day on the promise of a guaranteed near-total safety highway environment. Today’s grudging acceptance by the global public of the inevitability of deaths and injuries on the road will not continue in a driverless environment.
Nissan’s chief performance officer (CPO), José Muñoz, will be amongst those honored at May’s SAE Foundation 2018 Annual Celebration. He will receive the Industry Leadership Award for achieving a significant level of success in his STEM career and demonstrating how to be an innovative risk taker who continuously challenges the industry. advocate
In Washington, DC, at the 2018 SAE Government/Industry meeting this week, cellular-communications giant AT&T affirmed in a session on connected-vehicle technology that it will launch ultra-fast mobile 5G service in limited areas sometime late this year.
Osram, a leading global lighting and semiconductor manufacturer, has expanded into pulse infrared lasers for autonomous LIDAR use and is working with with Vergence Automation for advanced imaging technology.
Designers are envisioning new looks for vehicle interiors, as in-vehicle connectivity and electrified powertrains usher in the autonomous driving age. As more EVs enter the marketplace with battery packs housed underneath the cabin floor, the door opens to a new era of interiors.
It isn’t every car maker that introduces you to your new car with a session on a tight and slippery test track - but it's useful education for exploiting the capabilities of the hugely powerful Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4Matic+.
Connectivity has become a central focus for automakers – providing myriad benefits today while paving the road for autonomous vehicles. But the challenges associated with connectivity in the emerging smart cities era are numerous.