The U.S. Marine Corps awarded BAE Systems and Iveco Defence Vehicles a $198 million contract to deliver an initial 30 amphibious combat vehicles (ACV) with options for a total of 204 vehicles, which could be worth up to $1.2 billion.
The explosion of electronic functions on commercial vehicles is driving an expansion of vehicle networks, making network design and configuration an important factor in electronic architectures. Mentor has unveiled a model-based design tool that it says can improve network design efficiency by as much as 90%.
Truck owners and commercial-vehicle suppliers are ramping up their safety efforts, making more advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) standard while looking at the potential benefits of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications.
The French manufacturer replaces the diesel engine with 1.5 cubic meters of batteries and two electric motors in the e12 compact wheeled excavator, which it promises to produce next year and bring to the U.S. market.
Agencies involved in the operation obtained a special exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration’s national security flight restrictions over the airspace above the event, for purposes of keeping the crowds, drivers, and race personnel safe.
Automakers have invested heavily in developing advanced driver-assistance technologies to make driving more comfortable and safe. The most advanced of these systems are already offered as vehicle features that satisfy Level 2 automated driving as defined by SAE International in SAE J 3016-2018 Taxonomy and Definitions for Terms Related to Driving Automation Systems for On-Road Motor Vehicles and incorporate capabilities, such as Lane Keep Assist (LKA), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), and Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB). These features can intervene in certain driving scenarios to control the vehicle’s movement; yet, to ensure safe operation, the driver must remain attentive and focused on the driving environment.
The British construction equipment manufacturer has expanded its X Series crawler excavator line with the launch of three models in the popular 13- to 16-tonne sector. This follows the successful introduction of the 210X and 220X last year, both competing in the 21-tonne category.