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A smarter alternative to the crash test dummy

A smarter alternative to the crash test dummy
EU-funded researchers have developed user-friendly tools to position and personalise advanced Human Body Models for use in designing safer vehicles. Whenever you get behind the wheel or strap on a seatbelt as a passenger, you are surrounded by passive safety mechanisms. Whether it be the seat belt itself, an air bag or the layout of the passenger area, passive safety refers to all the design measures taken to protect a vehicle’s occupants from injury.
19th May 2017

Safety report focuses on vulnerable road users

Safety report focuses on vulnerable road users
  A new 2017 Traffic Safety Report from Volvo Trucks has found that although the number of serious road accidents involving trucks is dropping, the safety of vulnerable road users’ needs to be improved - and there are still far too few truck drivers using their seat belts.
12th May 2017

The latest Automotive Dead Reckoning (ADR) firmware

u-blox has announced availability of its latest Automotive Dead Reckoning (ADR) firmware providing leading performance in navigation, Telematics, eCall and V2X applications for both OEM and after-market applications. Firmware ADR4.10 offers real-time, low latency positioning at up to 30 Hz using a combination of multi-GNSS, inertial sensor and vehicle speed data. This release also offers simplified installation, improved accuracy in the most urban environments and new messages for eCall.
12th May 2017


Intelligent safety system reduces risk of traffic accidents

Intelligent safety system reduces risk of traffic accidents
Considerable demands are being imposed on drivers of both commercial vehicles and cars as a result of more vehicles on the roads, a faster traffic flow and a distracting stream of information. On the other hand, there have never been more opportunities for the person behind the wheel to drive more safely than there is today. The active safety systems found in many modern cars and trucks make it far easier to avoid incidents and accidents than ever before.
8th May 2017

Highway safety improved as companies unite together

Highway safety improved as companies unite together
Safety came first when infrastructure support service leader Amey ordered a fleet of crane-equipped 3.5 tonne tippers for highways maintenance duties. The company invested in 80 new vehicles fitted with 250kg ‘Swinglift’ electric cranes by Penny Hydraulics, and tipping bodies Bevan Specialist Products.
19th April 2017

Virtualisation technology enables connected car security

Virtualisation technology enables connected car security
A new software packages has been announced for Renesas Electronics' R-Car automotive computing platform to improve security and safety capabilities for next-gen connected cars. The software packages implement embedded optimised virtualisation technology that enables embedded systems to have -in a single system- security features that protect the car from external threats, and functional safety features that assure continued safe operation even in the event of failures.
5th April 2017

PC brings reliable connectivity to fire safety solution

PC brings reliable connectivity to fire safety solution
One of the UK's independent providers of integrated fire protection and alarm management solutions, Drax Technology, has announced that it is using Tiny Green PC Fitlet fanless mini-computers for its AMX system for centralising control of complex fire and security networks. The decision was made on the basis of Fitlet’s high reliability, powerful compute performance and rich connectivity. Ensuring the safety of people and places in the event of fire is a mandatory mission for managers of buildings or workplaces.
4th April 2017

Collaboration designs tyres that reduce carbon emissions

Collaboration designs tyres that reduce carbon emissions
The UK’s technology innovation provider for process manufacturing, the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), has announced that it is collaborating with Bath University and Silent Sensors to develop a key component for the future of intelligent tyres, using piezoelectric energy harvesting, which converts mechanical motion into electrical energy. This component will be part of the innovative Silent Sensors Tyre Management System (TMS) for vehicles.
30th March 2017

Improving autonomous driving system safety

Improving autonomous driving system safety
At one level or another, we’re all excited about smarter, more autonomous cars. Some of us want completely autonomous vehicles right now; others just want their cars do take over the drudge work, especially in traffic or cities on the daily commute. It’s coming. Expanding innovations in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving are transforming the way we drive our cars and, frankly, how we think about buying new cars. 
10th March 2017

The mother of all ideas

The mother of all ideas
  Lisa Walford first had the idea for an innovative baby seat design 14 years ago, shortly after the birth of her eldest daughter. Walford explains how motherhood gave her an idea she was able to turn into a marketable product.
10th March 2017


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SENSOR+TEST 2017
30th May 2017
Germany Nuremberg
Future Surface Fleet 2017
6th June 2017
United Kingdom Portsmouth
Electronic Warfare Europe 2017
6th June 2017
United Kingdom Olympia, London
Automechanika Birmingham 2017
6th June 2017
United Kingdom NEC, Birmingham
Close Air Support 2017
7th June 2017
United Kingdom London