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Ford Robot for Tactile Assessment, Feedback PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 04 January 2010
In the auto industry, robots are great for doing some of the worst jobs that humans would rather avoid but they have always lacked the human ability to discern subtle differences in how things feel. Now Ford have a robot that bridges that gap.
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Canada Mandates ESC by 2011 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 04 January 2010
Effective from August 31, 2011, Electronic Stability Control (ESC, also called ESP) will be mandatory on all new vehicles sold in Canada. This ruling corresponds with a US requirement that comes into play at the same time.
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Audi A8 Google-Enabled PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 December 2009
Audi have announced that among a number of smart technologies being deployed on their new A8 is the ability to have Google information services sent directly to the car.
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UK Drivers Braking the Rules PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 December 2009
New research shows almost a million drivers on UK roads have caused a crash through a braking error. The study also found the majority of motorists’ braking behaviour is out of line with Driving Standards Agency guidelines.
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New Credit for TRW PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 December 2009
TRW have raised US$400m of new term loans of which $225m matures in 2015 and $175m matures in 2016. Proceeds from the new loans, together with cash on hand, were used to repay the outstanding balances of previously existing term loans,
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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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