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Driver assistance and integral safety on Audi A8 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 21 December 2009
The A8 offers integral passenger protection in the form of the new Audi pre sense safety system.
It is available from three optional advanced levels:
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VW, MIT in Robot Driver Companion Drive PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 21 December 2009
You'll never drive alone if your car has the Affective Intelligent Driving Agent now under development by Volkswagen AG and Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers.
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Prof. M. Regan on Driver Distraction in "Vision Zero" PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 21 December 2009
The January 2010 issue of Vision Zero International – published a few days ago– is jam-packed with from cover to cover with technologies and thinking designed to significantly reduce the global road death toll of 1.3 million and 50 million serious injuries.
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TRW establishes new Driver Assist Systems engineering center at Livonia HQ PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 21 December 2009
TRW have established their second North American Driver Assist Systems (DAS) Engineering Center at the company’s Livonia, Michigan, headquarters. The new engineering center will focus on the development and testing of advanced radar applications to support TRW’s North American customers, and will work closely with the Camera Development Center located in nearby Farmington Hills, Michigan.


The new DAS center will use the world-class labs and test track facilities already established in the region and will work closely with well-established European DAS engineering centers in Birmingham, UK, and Koblenz, Germany, while liaising with the company’s specialist radar production facility in Brest, France. The establishment of the new center is part of TRW’s global strategy to provide customers with professional support for DAS applications on each of the three major continents. The company has also placed resident DAS engineers in Japan and Korea. The new center will specialize in vehicle, and application, level DAS development and will take full advantage of the synergies available with the braking technical center in Livonia.

 
Autoliv Alcohol Sensor to Prevent Drunk Driving? PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 14 December 2009
Autoliv will participate in the recently-announced alcohol-sensing feasibility project co-sponsored in the U.S. by the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety (ACTS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
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Brake Assist Now Mandatory: EU PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 14 December 2009
Brake assist systems have become mandatory for all new cars and light commercial vehicles sold in the EU from February 24, 2011. The new mandate is part of an EU drive to improve pedestrian safety.
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SafeWalk Protects At-Risk Road Users PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 14 December 2009
Vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists and riders of powered two-wheelers (PTWs) and their passengers account for around 46% of the 1.3 million global road traffic deaths each year. In low-income countries in South East Asia,
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TRW Safety Technologies Featured on Many Vehicles Earning Insurance Institute for Highway Safety 201 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 14 December 2009
The U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has awarded its “Top Safety Pick” designation to 19 cars and eight SUVs for the 2010 model year.
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One Step Closer to Zero-Crash Mobility PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 07 December 2009
The road-safety visions of society, politics, business and science haven now been clearly defined as "Vision Zero (Accident-Free Mobility)" and "Safety for All".
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Autonomous Audi to Climb Pikes Peak PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 07 December 2009
If all goes according to extensive, expensive plans, an autonomous Audi TTS Coupé Quattro named Shelley will charge—with no driver behind the wheel—up a narrow 20-kilometre,
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Shanghai R&D Plant for Continental PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 07 December 2009
German tire and car parts maker Continental AG Wednesday opened a new research and development facility in Shanghai, aiming to further boost business through products and solutions customized for the Chinese market.
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