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Li-ion Batteries Get Boost From Aviation Industry

The aviation industry recently helped to advance green vehicles, but not how you might think. Motors partially or entirely powered by electricity continue to be a promising solution to the development of ...

Is Voice Command Technology Safe?

Voice-activated commands have been engineered into new vehicles to help drivers keep their eyes on the road and reduce driver distraction. But a recent study by AAA’s Foundation for Traffic Safety has found ...

Improved Helicopter Safety

Elbit Systems Ltd.‘s Helicopter ClearVision is the rotary-wing version of its ClearVision next-generation enhanced flight vision system (EFVS) for commercial aircraft. This system has been demonstrated ...

Unmanned Aircraft Crash Tests

Technologies considered necessary for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to safely avoid other aircraft while moving through airspace recently were put to the test using NASA‘s remotely piloted Ikhana aircraft. ...

Surveys Say: Advanced Safety Technologies Score High but…

Driver assist systems and collision protection came out on top this past month in two recently conducted surveys, and that is good news for the future of autonomous vehicles. HDMA’s Diesel Download e-newsletter ...

Accelerating the Need for V2V Communication Devices

One of the main reasons behind the push for greater vehicle connectivity and automation is for improving vehicle safety by reducing the chances for driver error. The U.S. government is hoping to aid the effort with ...

Consequences and Detection of Counterfeit Parts

If a counterfeit electronic part is installed in critical technology such as aircraft, spacecraft, or missiles, the consequences can be quite drastic. The equipment or the product could quit working or not work when ...

Minimizing Autonomous Vehicle Risk

Testing of autonomous, automated vehicle prototypes on public roads is happening. Of course it should happen. We need to thoroughly test a new technology before it’s offered for public use and consumption. But ...

Inventor & Futurist Kurzweil Sees Smarter People in Safer Cars

Inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil sees a remarkable century with autonomous vehicles transporting smarter, healthier persons to various destinations. “We’re already smarter by the fact that we can access all of ...

Building Confidence in Automated Driving Systems

Automotive planners and developers are working overtime to provide more autonomous features and functions, but there’s still plenty of uncertainty surrounding driverless cars. Many legal and regulatory issues ...