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Active driver assistance part 2: Radar, LIDAR and infrared sensors

By Andrew Marsh, 23.10.12
Posted in Technology Trends | Update
In depth Ford Focus3 part 2 July 2011_3
Radar There are two dominant technologies – 77 GHz and 24 GHz. The former is used for long range obstacle detection, up to 0.15 miles (250m) ahead. The system can work at a maximum relative vehicle speed of 136 mph or 2.2 miles per minute, so is able to see around 4 seconds ahead. The ...

Active driver assistance part 3: How all the systems interact

By Andrew Marsh,
Posted in Technology Trends | Update
Mazda6 array of active safety technology
The advent of ABS, ESC, gearbox controllers, engine management systems, electric PAS, air suspension and adaptive damping has occurred over many years. Finally however, these systems are being linked as never before, as the vehicle computing power increases model generation by model generation. The result is that if just two of these systems are present ...

Active driver assistance part 4: The next step – autonomous braking and steering

By Andrew Marsh,
Posted in Technology Trends | Update
BMW research Car to X WLAN communication
The holy grail During 2011 Toyota announced that they were developing an autonomous driving system that did not just brake in a straight line if there was an impending accident situation – it could steer its way around obstacles as well. In October 2012 Nissan revealed their system, and demonstrated how an adapted Nissan Leaf ...

Big future for event data recording – part 1

By Andrew Marsh, 23.09.12
Posted in Technology Trends | Update
Mazda6 array of active safety technology
At Auto Industry Insider we have often covered three main ‘new’ technologies, which fall into three categories: Telematics The primary aim is to establish 2 way wireless communication with a vehicle. Already widely used in the passenger service vehicle and heavy truck market to communicate not only driver behaviour but also the daily record of ...

Big future for event data recording – part 2

By Andrew Marsh,
Posted in Technology Trends | Update
Volvo V40 CitySafty object classification
Standard for telematic data Nothing in the ‘big three’ listed here makes sense unless Insurers can get to see objective ‘event’ data as it happens. That requires Insurance companies to consider the following: Personal liberty. As a condition of insurance policy contract, the insured who opts for a telematics based service is accepting the vehicle ...
 
 
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