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.
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.
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.
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.
The truck maker has announced a new 12-speed PACCAR automated transmission that is 199 lb (90 kg) lighter than the previous option and a new column-mounted shifter to improve fuel economy and driver ergonomics on Peterbilt and Kenworth models.