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Improper aligning of windscreen after repair could lead to ADAS failure: Autoglass

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Published: March 16, 2016 | Bedford, UK On-board cameras that support features such as emergency braking and lane departure warnings for drivers are being recognised by insurers – though Autoglass is warning that the systems need to be aligned properly after windscreen repair and replacement. Neil Atherton, sales and marketing …

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NIRA Dynamics to share sensor data over cloud to warn drivers about slippery roads

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Published: March 16, 2016 | Linköping, Sweden NIRA Dynamics, a Swedish ADAS company, has equipped a fleet of 80 vehicles with software for detecting road surface conditions in real-time. Road Surface Information (RSI) by NIRA continuously monitors the quality and tire grip level of the road surface – without stereo …

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203 million connected cars to be OTA-upgradable by 2022: ABI Research

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Published: March 16, 2016 | Brussels According to the latest forecasts made by ABI Research, nearly 203 million OTA-enabled cars to ship by 2022. Both SOTA and Firmware Over-the-Air (FOTA) will see a spike, with nearly 180 million new cars supporting SOTA and 22 million FOTA by 2022. Beyond Tesla, …

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Honda is wary to call its Honda Sensing ADAS suite as “autonomous”

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Published: March 16, 2016 | Tokyo Honda demonstrates its ADAS safety suite in the all new Civic. Dubbed as “Honda Sensing”, it includes a variety of active safety technologies, some of which are standard and others that much be added through trim upgrades or the addition of packages. Honda is …

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German students to run miniature Audi SQ5s at the Autonomous Driving Cup 2016

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Published: March 16, 2016 | Ingolstadt The Audi Autonomous Driving Cup will be held for the second time from March 22 to 24, 2016. Eight university teams will take part in the competition at the Audi museum mobile in Ingolstadt. The miniature-format, automated-drive Audi Q5 models will face a challenging …

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Marcus Automotive reveals patent-pending ADAS device that reduces intersection accidents

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Published: March 15, 2015 | Holland, MI Marcus Automotive is developing an Early Warning Intersection Device (EWID) in collaboration with Safer Technology Solutions (STS) which aims to eliminate intersection accidents.  A multi-phase driver alert system brings driver awareness of an approaching intersection through audible and visual warnings in two phases and …

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Google gets a patent on school bus detection for its self-driving prototypes

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Published: March 15, 2016 | Mountain View, CA Google has recently been issued a patent on “school bus detection” that will enable its self-driving cars to act more cautiously around children. The patent was filed on March 8, weeks after a Google’s self-driving prototype hit a school bus. The patent …

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Zenrin is planning to make 3D mapping technology for autonomous vehicles

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Published: March 14, 2016 | Tokyo The Japanese map supplier, Zenrin has revealed plans to bring 3D maps as a major push towards autonomous diving. The company is working on a system to translate data gathered from vehicles mounted with cameras and other equipment in real time, a Bloomberg report …

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Lane Departure Warning systems annoys people, at least Honda users: IIHS

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Published: March 10, 2016 | Arlington, VA In a recent research activity performed on all Honda vehicles that were brought to dealerships, IIHS found that all but one of 184 models equipped with the two features had forward collision warning turned on, while only a third of vehicles had lane …

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Toyota hires staff from robotics start-up to bolster its autonomous vehicle R&D

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Published: March 10, 2016 | Cambridge, MA Toyota hired the entire 16-member engineering team of Massachusetts-based privately held Jaybridge Robotics, pushing toward its goal to among the leaders in the emerging autonomous self-driving car industry. Jaybridge develops vehicle automation technology for heavy equipment vehicles (mining dumpers, construction vehicles etc). It …

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