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Public safety and communications system deployed on metro line

Public safety and communications system deployed on metro line
  Cobham Wireless has delivered a critical communications system on Beijing’s New Airport metro line, marking the company’s 100th deployment in China. Cobham Wireless’ TETRA products are now providing coverage for driver and public safety communications across an estimated 77% of the country’s metro system.
4th April 2018

Steering maintenance training aims to ensure safer roads

Steering maintenance training aims to ensure safer roads
A seminar programme has been developed by JOST UK, to enable its customers’ mechanics and engineers to keep up to date with the correct maintenance and repair procedures for its mechanical & Hydraulically steered systems. With steering systems being specified for many applications including the extra-long trailers being backed by the government for trial, the enhanced customer training helps to ensure that operators enjoy all of the performance potential of the TRIDEC systems.
28th March 2018

Testing the strength of bones helps to design safer car seats

Testing the strength of bones helps to design safer car seats
Computer simulated models and medical imaging have successfully been used to test the strength of young children’s bones, thanks to researchers at the University of Sheffield, and results have been produced which could help car seat manufacturers design safer car seats for young children. The study, the first on infant bone strength in relation to age/weight using models developed from modern medical images, is published today in the Journal of Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology. 
27th March 2018


Automatic emergency call saves lives

Automatic emergency call saves lives
It can save lives, which is why the automatic emergency call feature – termed eCall – will be mandatory for all new car and light commercial vehicle models in the European Union from 31st March 2018. It will therefore be integrated in future in an estimated 20 million new vehicles annually. The aim of the eCall system is to shorten the time between an accident and the arrival of the emergency services by up to 50% throughout Europe, and reduce the number of fatalities on the road by around 10%.
23rd March 2018

Investigating quantum tech to stop hijacking connected vehicles

Investigating quantum tech to stop hijacking connected vehicles
Coming together, quantum technology experts and researchers are investigating how security systems based on the randomness of light can help protect connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) from cyber-attacks. There are fears that CAVS, which include driverless cars and vehicles that have internet connectivity, could be hijacked by criminals with equipment as basic as publicly available software and a laptop computer.
7th March 2018

Is ISO 26262 just a pain in the ASIL?

Is ISO 26262 just a pain in the ASIL?
There is an ever-widening range of automotive electrical and/or electronic (E/E/PE) systems such as adaptive driver assistance systems, anti-lock braking systems, steering and airbags.
2nd March 2018

Driving the commercialisation of C-V2X technology

Driving the commercialisation of C-V2X technology
Qualcomm Incorporated have announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, is working with an ecosystem of leading carmakers and automotive suppliers to accelerate the commercial introduction of Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) technology using the Qualcomm 9150 C-V2X chipset solution. C-V2X is a global solution for V2X communications designed to support improved automotive safety, automated driving, and traffic efficiency.
26th February 2018

Vehicle manufacturers offered training for new safety standards

Vehicle manufacturers offered training for new safety standards
Accredited testing body for Functional Safety, SGS-TÜV Saar, has encouraged vehicle manufacturers to book onto a one-day course in anticipation of new ISO standards for automotive electrical and electronic systems set to come into force in May 2018. With new safety standards for vehicle functions and their electronic components set to come into force in May 2018, manufacturers are being urged by SGS-TÜV Saar, the accredited testing body for functional safety, to start preparing now for the changes.
19th February 2018

Reversing relies on video for safety updates

Reversing relies on video for safety updates
  Rearview cameras will be mandatory in new vehicles from May this year. They will rely on real-time video to show the driver hazards, but they have their own design challenges, says Jonpaul Jandu, Renesas Electronics  
12th February 2018

Acoustic Vehicle Alert System for traffic safety

Acoustic Vehicle Alert System for traffic safety
The almost complete silence of the motors used in electric cars may pose a hazard to inattentive pedestrians. As a result, starting in summer 2019 all new electric and hybrid vehicles will have to be equipped with an acoustic warning system. Psychoacousticians at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are developing the corresponding sounds. It's supposed to sound similar to a vehicle – but not exactly the same as a diesel or gasoline-powered vehicle.
24th January 2018


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