Vehicle Technology

Vehicle technology news relating to safety and security including surveillance, collision detection, parking assistance and access control

Tyre checks vital to keep scooter commuters safe

Tyre safety organisation is reminding scooter riders of the need to perform regular tyre checks to stay safe on daily commutes. With the Motorcycle Industry Association’s (MCIA) Ride to Work Week at full throttle, TyreSafe is reminding scooter commuters to …

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XC60 features in safety technology film

Volvo releases film demonstrating the value of advanced driver assist systems and autonomous control in avoiding accidents. “Sometimes the moments that never happen matter the most.” This is the beguiling thought that lies behind Volvo Cars’ new XC60 film. But …

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Fibre reinforced sidewalls improve tyre strength

Nokian Tyres is extending the use of its Aramid sidewall material technology beyond 4×4 vehicles to other classes of tyre. Careless parking or hitting a pothole may severely damage a tyre. Sharp crushed stone may also damage the tyre and …

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Low US driver awareness of lighting maintenance

Osram responds to survey results with advice to American drivers on how to optimise lighting for safer night driving. Research performed by Osram America’s Sylvania Automotive Lighting division revealed that seven out of ten drivers are increasingly concerned about driving …

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Modular self-learning brake control for commercial vehicles

Adaptive brake control system provides commercial vehicle manufacturers with a modular architecture to meet increasing vehicle autonomy. Knorr-Bremse’s Global Scalable Brake Control (GSBC) is an innovative brake control system that makes full use of the scope offered by modern software …

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Majority of US child seats incorrectly installed

During the US child passenger safety week, campaign groups are educating parents on the importance of correct child safety seat installation. From September 18th to the 24th, the USA is holding Child Passenger Safety Week, a period of time dedicated …

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Electronic air suspension for Chinese HGV suppliers

Wabco is supplying the three major HGV manufacturers in China with electronically controlled air suspension for improved safety. Several major Chinese heavy duty truck manufacturers including China National Heavy Truck Corporation (CNHTC), Dongfeng Liuzhou Motor Company (DFLQ) and Shaanqi, are …

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Connected car development partnership

Volkswagen and LG sign agreement to collaborate on the development of technology to connect vehicles to the smart home. Volkswagen and LG Electronics have agreed to perform joint research and development on a new connected car service platform. As part …

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Mazda CX-9 gains top crash test rating in Australia

ANCAP has filled the gap in crash test ratings on the large SUV segment with a 5-star award for the Mazda CX-9. After undergoing comprehensive crash testing at the Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP), the recently launched Mazda CX-9, …

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Real time DIL simulaton on display at JSAE event

Driver-in-the-Loop vehicle development simulation for ADAS which takes prototyping to new levels is being shown at Japanese automotive engineering show. A new style of vehicle driver simulation is being showcased this week at the Japan Society of Automotive Engineers (JSAE) …

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