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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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CAN bus anomoly detection for securing cars from cyber threats

IT security specialist develops Anomaly Detection system to analyse CAN bus communications for potential presence of malicious code. With a long-established presence in the field of cyber security for home and office systems, Symantec is now giving the automotive industry …

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Demonstration available of real-time localisation

TomTom is demonstrating its technology enabling vehicle localisation down to lane level for use in autonomous driving. TomTom has launched its Localisation Demonstrator, a new demonstration device that uses its HD Map and RoadDNA technology to provide lane-level localisation of …

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Telematics data collection standard in development

Open standard for the collection of vehicle sensor data for telematics could see car manufacturers building in insurance telematics devices. Octo Telematics is developing a non-proprietary protocol for telematics data collection, within the in-vehicle Java Virtual Machine (JVM) environment. The …

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Over half of passengers opposed to driverless cars

A survey by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers gauges the reaction of people to being a passenger in a driverless car of the future. With increased activity in the development of autonomous or driverless cars as companies such as Google …

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5G on trial for advanced HGV communications

Collaborative project sees Ericsson and Scania develop and test the use of 5G networks for advanced communication systems for freight vehicles. The use of 5G communications in the field of transport communications is under trial as part of a new …

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High investment in powertrain and crash testing facilities

Millbrook has made considerable investments into its powertrain and crash testing facilities as well as its winter proving grounds in Finland. UK based vehicle test and engineering group, Millbrook, is attending the Automotive Testing Expo which will run in Germany’s …

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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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