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First Italy-built Jeep has GM platform roots

2014-03-04
The all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade uses Fiat's Small-Wide 4x4 architecture co-developed with Opel years ago. The vehicle will be sold in over 100 global markets with a variety of engines, transmissions, and drivelines. It also features a clever new roof system.
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New angle on Mercedes-Benz’ S-Class Coupe

2014-03-03
The new model's Active Curve Tilting Function (ACTF) is arguably the automotive equivalent of a high-speed “kneedown” motorcyclist leaning a machine into a bend.
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JLR’s Gaylard offers insights on aerodynamics

2014-03-03
One of the subject areas garnering the most attention at the SAE 2014 World Congress is aerodynamics because of its effect on vehicle efficiency through drag reduction and the potential for real-world fuel economy gains.
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Dassault magnifies focus on its 5X

2014-02-26
The debate continues as to where exactly the balance should be between systems that have a high degree of autonomous functionality and the need for pilots to retain a wider 3-D perspective, especially if the computer software is overwhelmed by conflicting data being input from damaged or non-functioning sensors.
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Touchscreen concepts, thin-foam seats among interiors topics at SAE Congress

2014-02-26
Technical sessions focused on interiors at the SAE 2014 World Congress span the designated technology areas, including electronics, materials, and safety/testing. One example in the electronics area, to take place April 8 at 9:30 a.m., covers multi-media systems. As part of the discussion, Takata researchers will present new touchscreen concepts such as a smart display surface that could benefit steering-wheel design.
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Driver distraction and inattention book

2014-02-26
Driver Distraction and Inattention: Advances in Research and Countermeasures, Vol. 1 published by SAE International and Ashgate Publishing Co. explores the definition and meaning of driver distraction and inattention, the mechanisms that characterize them, the measurement of their effects, strategies for mitigating their effects, and recommendations for further research.
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Architecture developed for monitoring and anomaly detection of space systems

2014-02-26
Researchers at the University of Central Florida have found that by incorporating analysis and monitoring algorithms such as Inductive Monitoring System, neural networks, and recent advances in deep learning within the architecture’s signal processing system engineers have a flexible and powerful end-to-end data analysis and monitoring system for instrumented remote aerospace hardware.
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New Highlander first mid-size SUV to get IIHS Top Safety Pick + rating

2014-02-25
Its redesigned body structure includes sides with wide use of high-strength steel. The SUV receives Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Acceptable rating in small overlap front test, Good ratings in other crash tests, and Advanced rating for optional precollision system with automatic braking.
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