Autonomous Vehicles

America News:  Tyco sponsors two autonomous driving vehicles in DARPA’s 2007 Urban Challenge
15th May 2007

America News: Tyco sponsors two autonomous driving vehicles in DARPA’s 2007 Urban Challenge

Tyco Electronics has announced its sponsorship of Carnegie Mellon University’s Tartan Racing Team with M/A-COM radar sensors. The M/A-COM ultra-wideband radar sensors will be donated for use in the...

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New partnership: Telit and AutoGuard team up to protect and monitor vehicles
10th May 2007

New partnership: Telit and AutoGuard team up to protect and monitor vehicles

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Europe News:  BMW and Bavarian Red Cross develop end-to-end eCall system
9th May 2007

Europe News: BMW and Bavarian Red Cross develop end-to-end eCall system

BMW and the Bavarian Red Cross (BRK) have developed a prototype of an eCall emergency rescue system featuring continuous data transmission. Following an accident, a call – generated either...

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World News:  Tracker recovers stolen cars in record time
9th May 2007

World News: Tracker recovers stolen cars in record time

Tracker (UK) recovered a stolen BMW in the record-breaking time of eleven minutes. Tracker in South Africa, however, holds a record that may prove impossible to beat. The BMW...

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America News:  University computer scientist receives patent for automatic emergency and position indicator
7th May 2007

America News: University computer scientist receives patent for automatic emergency and position indicator

Leandra Vicci of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a patent for a device that contacts the emergency response service, reports its exact location and...

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Europe News:  BlueSky reduces cost and complexity of e-Call compliance
30th April 2007

Europe News: BlueSky reduces cost and complexity of e-Call compliance

BlueSky Positioning is set to help mobile operators meet new EU emergency call legislation without having to upgrade or replace the handsets of around 500 million mobile phone users....

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Europe News:  More Th>n launches GPS- based eco-insurance
23rd April 2007

Europe News: More Th>n launches GPS- based eco-insurance

More Th>n, the direct arm of Royal & SunAlliance (R&SA), has announced a telematics car insurance policy that uses GPS technology to help people drive in a greener way...

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World News:  Continental develops new pre-crash sensor
19th April 2007

World News: Continental develops new pre-crash sensor

Continental Automotive Systems has developed an optical sensor – the closing velocity sensor. The pre-crash system assists the driver in braking if there is the risk of a rear-end...

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Asia News:  Nissan to test ITS using cell-phones
18th April 2007

Asia News: Nissan to test ITS using cell-phones

Nissan Motor Co is developing an advanced Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) using cellular communications to help reduce accidents involving pedestrians. Nissan is also conducting research on pedestrian-related communication involving...

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Europe News:  69% of UK drivers risk fines and penalty points
16th April 2007

Europe News: 69% of UK drivers risk fines and penalty points

According to a recent poll conducted by Motorpoint, 69% of UK drivers are still using hand-held phones, despite the increased penalties that became effective nearly two months ago. Under...

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America News: Plateau Wireless becomes E-911 compliant
16th April 2007

America News: Plateau Wireless becomes E-911 compliant

TruePosition has agreed to provide its wireless location system to Plateau Wireless, enabling the New Mexico-based wireless carrier to satisfy the Phase II requirements of the Federal Communication Commission’s...

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World News: New event aims to save drivers’ lives and push up profits in the vehicle safety industry
12th April 2007

World News: New event aims to save drivers’ lives and push up profits in the vehicle safety industry

Since the introduction of air bags in the early 1950s, driver and passenger safety in cars and trucks has gone from strength to strength – but road accidents are...

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