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2014-01-07
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The new car has a raft of technologies plus quality and equipment levels including air suspension.
2013-12-10
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The sports sedan has a redesigned front end to better manage crash energy and has a direct-injected version of the 2.0-L four-cylinder intercooled turbo.
2015-12-17
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When Land Rover decided to create a convertible version of the Range Rover Evoque Coupe, it was a serious challenge for the company’s designers and engineers.
2010-10-18
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Enhancing pedestrian safety is a significant aspect of vehicle design, with a need to achieve cost-effective and not overly complex solutions. Continental and Trelleborg have each come up with new technologies.
2012-04-30
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In response to the soaring use of cameras in vehicles, the company's Pipelined Vision Processor can accelerate up to five concurrent image algorithms, letting a single camera run several tasks such as high-beam control, front-end crash avoidance/mitigation, lane-departure warning, pedestrian detection, and traffic-sign recognition.
2012-07-11
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The company's Capital tool suite helps tame the challenges of vehicle electrical platform engineering by increasing data sharing between disciplines and automating the design and validation process.
2012-11-13
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Tighter fuel-economy regulations and the shift to electrified powertrains are forcing microcontroller manufacturers to increase both computing power and memory capacity while also focusing on reducing power consumption. Renesas Electronics Corp. is focusing on both goals with two new microcontroller lines.
2013-08-15
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“With the wave of a hand” may move from magicians’ banter to car salesman’s description within a few years. Many automakers and suppliers are racing to devise gesture recognition that lets drivers manage complex functions without being distracted.
2012-01-23
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The VW Group brand provides a glimpse into its comprehensive portfolio of active safety technologies, some in series manufacture, some being developed for next generation models and, even further into the future, others that the company regards as likely to make it to production.
2012-02-20
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The number of communication channels coming into vehicles is growing as digital radio expands and automakers show more interest in vehicle-to-vehicle communications. That’s sparking more interest in software defined radio (SDR), which uses a single chipset to handle all these inputs.
2012-03-09
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The 2013 Cadillac XTS blends input from a number of sensors to enhance driver safety, moving the automaker a step closer to 360-degree sensing and setting the stage for semi-autonomous driving.
2012-04-03
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The test system uses a foundation of existing automotive-grade sensors and sensor fusion but no V2V or V2I. Is a 'ghost in the machine' dedicated to safety far behind?
2011-01-24
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Throughout the auto industry, industry players are scrambling to link consumer electronics to vehicles. At the recent Consumer Electronics Show put on by the CEA (Consumer Electronic Association) in Las Vegas, a number of suppliers teamed up to support GENIVI, a standard that many hope will become the target environment for infotainment developers.
2011-09-20
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Real time operating systems are expanding their role in infotainment. OnStar FMV, an aftermarket rearview mirror, uses software made by QNX Software Systems.
2011-09-19
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Analog Devices Inc. aims to reduce manufacturing costs for sensor modules with a patented differential quad-beam architecture that also provides self-calibration and low power consumption.
2012-01-09
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The interior features two 12.3-in LCD screens, one serving as an instrument cluster and the other as a navigation/infotainment display.
2011-01-24
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The migration of consumer interest from basic mobile phones to smartphones is having a dramatic impact on automotive infotainment systems, as many OEMs and their suppliers scramble to develop connectivity solutions to keep up. With many more third-party apps inevitably coming to vehicles, minimizing driver distraction must be a top priority.
2010-01-19
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The joint partnership between Freescale Semiconductor and STMicroelectronics has unveiled a dual-core microcontroller that is focused on safety applications and meets international safety standards.
2010-06-11
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Insurance companies are beginning to join in the telematics movement, using connectivity to determine how many miles vehicles are driven. Their interest in gathering data that will help them set rates based on usage may become an important factor spurring the growth of independent telematics.
2010-01-19
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“We’re thinking and behaving like a consumer-electronics company,” commented Derrick Kuzak, Ford Group Vice President of Global Product Development, as he introduced the latest vehicle-connectivity platform in conjunction with Ford’s 2011 vehicle line debut.
2009-05-01
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Chipmakers are betting that there are going to be more displays in the car as cameras and rear-seat entertainment gain market traction. Altera Corp. and National Semiconductor have teamed up to provide graphics interconnect solutions that offer high speeds over fairly long distances.
2009-01-11
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The microprocessors that help automakers add many new features and functions continue to evolve, following trends of industries that have less demanding environments. A growing number of automotive applications are adopting dual-core devices and floating-point processors, though cost justification remains a barrier for both technologies.
2009-09-08
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Bosch is a company of technological vision, and its latest is to develop a fully automatic parallel parking system using ultrasound. The company’s specialists believe that ultrasound offers very significant potential, notably for the further implementation of more sophisticated parking aids beyond the current systems.
2008-05-13
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Programmable logic devices (PLDs) that were once used primarily for prototyping are now seeing use in production vehicles. Altera Corp. is among the PLD makers responding to this new market opening, producing more automotive-grade FPGAs (field programmable gate arrays) and complex PLDs.
2009-06-01
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As proponents of the 1394 high-speed serial databus, also called FireWire, gear up their efforts to try to become the backbone architecture for interior systems, products are rolling out rapidly. Chips, connectors, and other devices created for automotive environments are beginning to ship.
2016-08-19
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Cadillac and Mercedes-Benz show slinky new concept cars that suggest autonomous driving shouldn't be inevitable.
2008-07-09
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Safety advocates are trying to determine what potential technologies are the most substantive and what technologies do not meet the hype. A panel session at April's SAE World Congress, Strategies for Active Safety Technology Delivery, touched on NHTSA’s Advanced Collision Avoidance Technologies (ACAT) program.
2008-05-13
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The standard has seen a slow start, but it looks as if momentum for the interface between hardware and software is starting to grow. A number of electronics suppliers and their tool providers are ramping up, and automakers continue to show support.
2016-10-13
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Ram's latest concept truck, the Rebel TRX, is clearly aimed at Ford's production 2017 Raptor which features a new twin-turbocharged 3.5-L V6.
2012-09-13
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New tandem ball bearings from Schaeffler Group are said to have about half the friction of traditional tapered roller bearings, which allows tandems to run with higher overall efficiency and lower operating temperatures. Schaeffler selected Stanyl from DSM Engineering Plastics for the advanced bearing application.
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