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.
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.
The MTEK Subsystem (Marvin Test Expansion Kit) from Marvin Test Solutions (MTS), Inc. adds test capabilities to legacy semiconductor test systems that lack the ability to meet the test requirements of current devices.