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Pulsed laser dioes meet high automotive demands

Pulsed laser dioes meet high automotive demands
  LASER COMPONENTS has announced that the first of its products has achieved qualification for use in the automotive industry. Pulsed Laser Diodes (PLD) with a wavelength of 905nm are key components for the LiDAR technology (Light Detection and Ranging) used in autonomous driving.
22nd September 2017

The importance of checking tyres for pressure and wear

The importance of checking tyres for pressure and wear
According to data collected by electronic health check provider, autoVHC, the average UK dealership failed to replace 66% of severely worn or faulty tyres in July 2017. Tyre condition is one of the most common causes of road accidents in the UK. Here, Peter Tillotson, Business Development Manager at tyre pressure monitoring specialist, TyrePal, discusses the importance of tyre safety when purchasing vehicles.
20th September 2017

Confidence-inspiring SUV designed for city living

Confidence-inspiring SUV designed for city living
A new standard of safety and user experience is being brought to the table from the premium carmaker, Volvo Cars. The company is introducing the features in the small SUV premium segment with the launch of the new Volvo XC40 this autumn. Developed around the challenges of modern city life, the XC40 aims to make the daily urban commute less stressful and more enjoyable, as drivers in the segment can now rely on the award-winning safety, connectivity and infotainment technologies known from Volvo's acclaimed new 90- and 60 Series cars.
12th September 2017


Self-driving cars protect road workers in Colorado

Self-driving cars protect road workers in Colorado
When we hear the phrase 'autonomous vehicles,' the mind often goes to the most advanced version of these things. To many people, a self-driving car is nothing short of an automobile with Level 5 autonomy, one that can navigate urban traffic and around accidents and find the perfect parking spot at a moment's notice. While no version of this car currently exists, plenty of vehicles that are already on our roads do have autonomous features. Author: Justin Tejada, The Connected Car
1st September 2017

Run-time software receives certification for ISO 26262

Run-time software receives certification for ISO 26262
  As of 21st August 2017, the AUTOSAR Run-time Environment (RTE) from Vector fulfills the requirements of ISO 26262 up to ASIL D. exida – an internationally recognised specialist in functional safety. By using the new RTE, ECU developers can avoid much of the effort required to qualify the generated RTE for safety-related applications.
31st August 2017

Could street sign graffiti confuse autonomous vehicles?

Could street sign graffiti confuse autonomous vehicles?
Depending on your point of view, graffiti can be either an act of vandalism that is a blight on city streets or a legitimate, albeit underground, art form. However, for autonomous cars, graffiti can represent something altogether different. It can be a dangerous physical hazard. Author: Sam Chase, The Connected Car
31st August 2017

Bought a new car recently? It could have a security flaw!

Bought a new car recently? It could have a security flaw!
  Researchers have discovered a security flaw that could potentially (and probably does) affect all new vehicles. It allows an attacker to turn off safety features, such as airbags, ABS brakes, and power-steering - or any of a vehicle's computerised components connected to its controller area network or CAN bus.
23rd August 2017

Radar sensor helps enhance vehicle safety systems

Radar sensor helps enhance vehicle safety systems
  DENSO has announced that it has developed a 24GHz submillimetre-wave rear and side radar sensor to help enhance vehicle safety systems. The sensor is used in the 2018 Toyota Camry released this past July.
18th August 2017

Autonomous vehicles and the trolley problem

With the imminent arrival of autonomous vehicles to the roads, many people have started worrying about the safety of this new technology, especially when an issue arises to do with choice.
8th August 2017

Image recognition processor powers active safety system

Image recognition processor powers active safety system
  Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage has announced that DENSO is deploying Visconti4, its latest image-recognition processor dedicated to automotive applications, in next-gen, front-camera-based active safety systems. Visconti4 is a multi-engine road-safety solution that provides drivers with real time analytics of road conditions and potential dangers.
2nd August 2017


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