Author Archives: Jonathan Newell

About Jonathan Newell

Studied Engineering at Loughborough University and now involved in broadcast and technical journalism. Jonathan is based in London and Almaty.

New platform for advanced auto engineering simulation

Jonathan Newell tries out the Delta Series simulator from Ansible Motion for vehicle dynamics and ADAS testing and development. Located at the modern Hethel Engineering Centre near Norwich, Ansible Motion’s high technology facility is poised to expand from its motor …

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FBI warns of cyber threats to connected vehicles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the FBI have issued a joint bulletin on the risks of cyber threats to increasingly connected cars. After high profile successful hacks on the Jeep Cherokee, BMW and the Chevrolet Volt, the issue …

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Putting intelligent mobility through its paces

Jonathan Newell visited HORIBA MIRA to discuss the future of intelligent mobility and how tomorrow’s cars will be tested to withstand the rigours of autonomy. Established in 1946 to serve the British post-war motor industry with research, development and testing …

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Lada improves passive safety with new Vesta model

Private crash testing has shown good preliminary results on the latest model to come from Russian car maker Lada. With a long reputation for making cars that fold up like cartons or disintegrate completely in collisions, Russian car-maker AvtoVaz, which …

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All electric roll control system

Schaeffler has developed a high efficiency vehicle roll control system without the use of hydraulics enabling its use on hybrid and electric vehicles. A new development in vehicle roll control has been released by Schaeffler and is ready for volume …

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Complex test system for eCall platform

Harman has been demonstrating its test bed for the in-vehicle eCall automatic emergency call platform it has developed. At the NI Week event held in Austin, Texas during August, TrafficSafe’s Jonathan Newell met Ehab Beshay, Harman’s Senior Manager of Test …

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TRL Academy debates graduated licensing

TrafficSafe was invited to attend the TRL Academy Symposium in London in October to take part in the debate on improving young driver safety in the UK. Opening the symposium to a packed auditorium of industry experts, academics, journalists and …

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Improved truck safety with Blind Spot Assist system for driver visibility

Mercedes-Benz Trucks has launched Blind Spot Assist giving improved safety for vulnerable road users and driver visibility when changing lanes or turning corners. Collisions involving heavy vehicles and vulnerable road users have become increasingly frequent in busy inner cities with …

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London Mayor unveils plan for segregated cycle routes across the capital

Major upgrade to London cycling network to be completed in under two years creating two segregated routes across the city to encourage more people to use a bike. The latest plan for encouraging cycling in London through the provision of …

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Tyre safety audits take place this week in Sweden

Sweden’s annual tyre raids take to the roads this week in a campaign to improve tyre safety and energy efficiency in the country. Every year for the last decade, the Swedish authorities have organized “Däck Razzia” or Tyre Raids in …

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