WABCO Holdings signed a long-term cooperation agreement in late August with Nexteer Automotive to collaborate on the development and supply of active steering systems for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles using Nexteer's advanced steering assistance technology.
Learning to drive as a teen is a rite of passage, my own experiences indelibly marked in my brain. But the “brain” learning to drive in the future won’t be blowing out sixteen candles, if Nvidia has its way. Deep learning is the perfect solution for self-driving vehicles, Nvidia’s Tri Huynh said at SAE COMVEC 17.
In his opening keynote address at SAE COMVEC 17 on Sept. 18, Dr. Johannes-Joerg Rueger, President of Commercial Vehicle and Off-Road at Bosch, noted that SAE Levels 4 and 5 for vehicle autonomy may be more attractive for commercial vehicles because they can help address the driver shortage and reduce operational costs.
Ford and Virginia Tech Transportation Institute are testing a Ford-designed method for self-driving vehicles to signal their "intent" to pedestrians; the research is hoped to help develop common standards for such communication.
As the hydraulics industry works to enhance precision and repeatability in machines, a better understanding of hysteresis—or the variance of output flow from the input command—and how it affects fluid power may help.
Seeking to establish regulatory stability to a rapidly-advancing technology landscape, the U.S. DOT releases new and more-specific voluntary guidelines for safety-focused automated-vehicle development.