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Cars learn to deal with each other automatically August 06, 2015 Cars learn to deal with each other automatically Automated driving is water under the bridge – what’s hot today is cooperative driving. In the Ko-HAF project (cooperative automated driving), a number of OEMs and electronics suppliers try to find out how autonomous should interact with each other to achieve maximum traffic safety. Read more Elastomers can be turned into actuators August 05, 2015 Elastomers can be turned into actuators Wherever mechanical movements need to be damped, elastomers are an ideal material. But this group of synthetic material has more to offer: Under certain circumstances it can be made to actively deform. Thus, it can be used as actuator, researchers from Fraunhofer institute have found. Its properties ... Read more Shock absorber harvests energy from car's suspension August 04, 2015 Shock absorber harvests energy from car's suspension Researchers at Virginia Tech's College of Engineering (Blacksburg, VA) have developed a shock absorber system designed to harvest large-scale vibrational energy from a car's suspension. Read more Fraunhofer rolls security platform for cars August 03, 2015 Fraunhofer rolls security platform for cars Electronic control units in cars, in particular head units, recently have been the target of cyber attacks. Researchers from Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology have devised a platform enabling the development of secure head units based on open hardware and software standards. Read more Audi to demo OLED exterior lighting at IAA July 29, 2015 Audi to demo OLED exterior lighting at IAA After several years of experimentation with OLED lighting, carmaker Audi will showcase at the upcoming IAA motor show what it calls the next step in lighting – a Matrix OLED rear light. Read more 'Test city' opens for autonomous cars July 28, 2015 'Test city' opens for autonomous cars The University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) has officially opened a simulated city that will be used for developing and testing driverless and connected vehicles. Read more 'Heartbeat car' displays driver's pulse on biometric bodywork July 26, 2015 'Heartbeat car' displays driver's pulse on biometric bodywork In a conceptual project demonstration of "a car that's connected to the driver," Lexus has created a vehicle that can display a driver's heartbeat on its exterior. Read more Hackers take over a moving vehicle remotely July 23, 2015 Hackers take over a moving vehicle remotely In a controlled experiment, vehicle security researchers were able to wirelessly hack into and control a moving Jeep Cherokee driven by a reporter for Wired magazine. Read more Tablet brings the driver back into the loop July 23, 2015 Tablet brings the driver back into the loop Automated driving promises a more relaxed mobility: Drivers could watch a video, surf the Internet or write e-mails while the sensors and algorithms move the car. But what if a situation occurs that exceeds the capabilities of the electronic chauffeur? Across the industry, the problem of a safe handover ... Read more Bosch, TomTom develop digital maps for automated cars July 21, 2015 Bosch, TomTom develop digital maps for automated cars While in industry rumours about an proposed acquisition of Nokia's mapping service HERE by a consortium of German automakers are circulating, Bosch creates facts: In a continuation of a proven collaboration, the automotive supplier will jointly develop the maps for automated vehicles with TomTom N.V. ... Read more
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