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Lidar heats up as sensor demand rises

2017-05-08
Many autonomous driving plans call for deploying a handful of solid state Lidar sensors on each vehicle, but the Lidar modules used on today’s prototype vehicles are all mechanical systems with moving parts. That’s prompted huge interest in solid-state Lidar, with OEMs and suppliers racing to invest in non-mechanical technologies.
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Engine Ion Sensor

2017-05-08
Detroit Engineered Products (DEP) Inc. offers a commercial prototype of an Engine Ion Sensor that increases fuel economy, lowers hazardous emissions, and can enable multiple fuel types for use.
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J1939 CAN bus splitter

2017-05-08
The CAN bus splitter from Trombetta provides a cost-effective and space-efficient way of connecting multiple devices to the J1939 CAN bus.
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Driving business value on-highway and off with IoT

2017-05-05
Heavy-duty trucks have been using telematics for years to communicate a relatively narrow view of engine status. Manufacturers and fleet operators are now looking at the Internet of Things (IoT) to provide an expanded view of truck health, says Bsquare's Dave McCarthy.
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NASA to establish new Space Technology Research Institutes

2017-05-05
NASA has selected proposals for the creation of two multi-disciplinary, university-led Space Technology Research Institutes (STRIs) that will focus on the development of technologies critical to extending human presence deeper into our solar system. The new STRIs will bring together researchers from various disciplines and organizations to collaborate on the advancement of cutting-edge technologies in bio-manufacturing and space infrastructure.
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Volvo Buses launches B8R chassis globally

2017-05-03
Volvo Buses has started the global launch of its latest chassis powered by the 8-L Volvo engine. The Volvo B8R and B8RLE replace the top-selling Volvo B7R and B7RLE, which saw a production run exceeding 40,000 units and sales in 65 countries.
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VW adds gesture control to new Golf

2017-05-01
In Volkswagen's Virtual Engineering Laboratory, designers use gesture control to modify concepts via augmented reality. Now, it can also be used by owners of the new Golf; claimed as a first in its segment,.
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Aurora Flight Sciences partners with Uber in contested airspace

2017-04-27
Uber announced a partnership with Aurora Flight Sciences to develop electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for its Uber Elevate Network. Aurora’s eVTOL concept is derived from its existing XV-24A LightningStrike VTOL X-Plane subscale vehicle demonstrator aircraft.
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