Vehicle Technology

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

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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Android app warns drivers of blocked roads ahead

A new app for the Android platform from TomTom warns of traffic jams and delays on the road ahead to prepare drivers for the unexpected. In an effort to better inform drivers of what lies ahead and thereby avoid any …

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Chinese Haval SUV receives 4-star crash test rating

The Great Wall Haval has disappointed Australian crash test technicians with poor frontal offset results leading to a 4-star ANCAP rating. Having scored well in side impact testing and whiplash protection assessments, the Great Wall Haval H9 SUV (4×4) model …

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Advanced commercial vehicle safety systems on show

WABCO is attending the Automotive Engineering Exposition in Yokohama with its range of advanced safety systems for commercial vehicles. Taking place between 25th and 27th May, the Automotive Engineering Exposition 2016 will be held this year in the Japanese city …

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