Systems

4th October 2019

Study Claims Autonomous Braking is Dangerous

Research by safety specialists claims autonomous emergency braking (AEB) systems are inadequate placing pedestrians in danger. The study by the American Automobile Association of America (AAA) alleges vehicles with...

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1st August 2019

Dielectric Cooling Being Heralded as BEV Breakthrough

A consortium of auto suppliers and academics is claiming a breakthrough in BEV battery pack temperature management. M&I Materials, Ricardo and the WMG, University of Warwick have announced a...

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31st July 2019

Ford Acquires Military Robotics Company in Autonomous Drive

Ford has turned to an US military robotics supplier to advance its ambitions in autonomous driving. The automaker has acquired Michigan’s Quantum Signal which boasts extensive work developing robotic...

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16th May 2019

Nissan Claims Hands-Off Single-Lane Cruising in Next Gen ADAS

Nissan has unveiled its next-generation ADAS suite claiming it will be hands-off autonomous capable in single-lane situations, where regulations allow. The system, named ProPilot, will be available in Japan...

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10th May 2019

Platooning MAN Trucks Claim Fuel Savings But Driver Interventions

MAN Trucks says its highway platooning trials have shown fuel savings of up to 4% but with drivers having to intervene every 1,240 miles. While the automaker claims to...

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10th May 2019

Vauxhall Finds Fleets Favoring ADAS

Fleet managers are budgeting for ADAS in their vehicle choices as the cost savings of adequate safety features increasingly affect the business bottom line. That’s the findings of UK...

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20th March 2019

Volvo Takes Nanny-State-Of-Mind to New Heights

Way back in the 1950s when Volvo gave away its patent for the car’s first three-point seat belt to other manufacturers, many motorists scoffed. These safety doubters would have...

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RoboSense Admits Long Way to Go For Driverless Tech
18th March 2019

RoboSense Admits Long Way to Go For Driverless Tech

Sensors used by autonomous vehicles’ LiDAR and artificial intelligence systems still need serious development before driverless journeys can become commonplace. Leilei Shinohara, vice-president of LiDAR maker RoboSense, admitted that...

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BMW, Daimler Developing AV Tech Standards
7th March 2019

BMW, Daimler Developing AV Tech Standards

BMW and Daimler are joining forces to develop technological standards for autonomous vehicles. The automotive giants announced the move at the Geneva Motor Show, Reuters reported. They said the...

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BlackBerry, Government Announce $350M for AV Development
18th February 2019

BlackBerry, Government Announce $350M for AV Development

BlackBerry and the Canadian government are to spend a combined $350M on autonomous vehicle development. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and John Chen, the smartphone maker’s CEO, announced the funding...

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ADAS, Level 2/3 AVs Are Hazards, Experts Warn
12th February 2019

ADAS, Level 2/3 AVs Are Hazards, Experts Warn

Driver safety experts have warned Level 2/3 autonomous vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems cause driver inattention and disengagement. A white paper on the dangers of driver distraction from...

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Ford Trials AV Lighting Communication System
7th February 2019

Ford Trials AV Lighting Communication System

Ford has tested a lighting system it hopes will allow autonomous vehicles to communicate with other road users. The automaker collaborated with Chemnitz University of Technology (CUT) on testing...

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