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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

The next generation of automotive security on show at CES

The next generation of automotive security on show at CES
This week’s CES show in Las Vegas will see G+D Mobile Security and M2MD demo the Communications Gateway and the new Mobile Key solution that authenticates vehicle drivers and enables vehicle functions, such as unlock and start, from a smartphone application.
8th January 2018


Solar powered TPMS improves safety and fuel consumption

Solar powered TPMS improves safety and fuel consumption
  Tyre pressure monitoring company, TyrePal has launched its newest product, the Solar Colour - a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that helps improve safety and reduce fuel consumption in passenger vehicles. When using the Solar Colour, drivers can monitor the pressure of all four tyres simultaneously, with an option to monitor the spare wheel too.
5th December 2017

The case for embedded analytics in automotive

The case for embedded analytics in automotive
  The ISO26262 framework has joined a growing list of standards bringing improved safety to automotive design, particularly in preparation for ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems).
20th November 2017

Exoskeleton technology helps factory workers avoid injuries

Exoskeleton technology helps factory workers avoid injuries
Putting dishes on a high shelf or changing an overhead lightbulb occasionally might not be difficult, but could you imagine performing either of these tasks 4,600 times per day? How about 1 million times a year? These are the approximate number of times some Ford assembly line workers lift their arms during overhead work tasks. At this rate, the possibility of fatigue or injury on the body increases significantly.
13th November 2017

Let's all stay safe with Jost

Let's all stay safe with Jost
Human error can be taken out of trailer coupling through three-sensor fifth wheels, which allows the operator to be confident that the vehicle is safe to drive. The technology was pioneered by JOST UK 14 years ago, who here looks at how it has developed over the years and become popular with increasing numbers of fleets both in the UK and around the world.
8th November 2017

Stronger press hardening steel for automotive safety components

Stronger press hardening steel for automotive safety components
  Through a join collaboration with automotive component manufacture, SSAB has developed a new press hardening steel named the Docol PHS 2000, that offers higher tensile strength than any other product in its wide portfolio of press hardening automotive steels.
8th November 2017

Soft car collision avoidance testing reaches motorway speed

Soft car collision avoidance testing reaches motorway speed
  Compact servo drives from Elmo Motion Control provide the driving force for what AB Dynamics’ (ABD) claims to be the fastest, most robust test rig yet. This enables the company, which specialises in testing systems for the automotive industry, to increase the speed and versatility of its Guided Soft Target (GST) vehicle.
6th November 2017

Test platform tools achieve ISO 26262 certification

Test platform tools achieve ISO 26262 certification
It has been announced that Synopsys' test platform tools for high-quality manufacturing test are completely certified for the ISO 26262 automotive functional safety standard. To achieve this, SGS-TÜV Saar, an independent accredited assessor, recently certified the tool qualification reports for the DFTMAX, DFTMAX Ultra, and DFTMAX LogicBIST solutions. These certifications are in addition to previously certified Synopsys test products that include TetraMAX II ATPG solution, DesignWare STAR Memory System and STAR Hierarchical System.
31st October 2017


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