via Automotive Engineering International
Adaptive Cruise Control
Continental’s adaptive cruise control (ACC) features a radar sensor and computer in the front of the car that measures the distance from the vehicle in front and the relative speed of the two vehicles. If the vehicle in front brakes or a vehicle suddenly cuts in front, ACC reduces the speed or applies the brakes. The driver is also prompted to apply the brakes if the system’s initial intervention is insufficient. The enhanced ACC with Full Speed Range function controls the distance and speed until the vehicle comes to a complete standstill and then controls the speed again as the vehicle pulls away.
Harness design tool
The latest wire harness design from Synopsys is a software tool for designing and analyzing complex wire harnesses found in automotive, space, and aircraft systems. Improvements include multi- and modular connector enhancements; temperature zones and harness filtering; variant management and assembly tool improvements; harness verification improvements including loads and drivers; customizable mechanical CAD (MCAD) export for manufacturing output; assembly database concurrency for harness and sub-harness design, and harness site graphical manager.