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Taking a cue from Caterpillar’s approach to autonomy

Caterpillar has been developing the foundation for autonomy over the past four decades. Its portfolio of building-block strategies includes operator-assist features, remote-controlled machines, semi-autonomous ...

On the Road to Automated Commercial Vehicles

The opening day of this year’s SAE 2016 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress on Oct. 4 will feature two commercial vehicle hot topics—autonomous commercial vehicles and greenhouse gas technology. In the ...

Technology to Become the Smartest in the Field

Advances in vehicle electronics and satellite navigation technologies have resulted in automatic guidance systems in agriculture that enable increased productivity and convenience. Systems such as John Deere’s ...

Personal Mobility in the Era of Megacities and Supercities

In the 1950s, around 30% of the world’s population lived in urban centers. In countries like India today, that is still largely the case. But as we approach 2050, the UN projects that some 70% of the entire ...

5 Communications Challenges & Trends for Commercial Vehicles

There are numerous electronic components involved with commercial vehicle communications systems. Here are five communication trends and challenges as identified by Molex, LLC for commercial vehicles in 2016, ...

Emission Compliant Manufacturers

Emissions enforcement is having a moment. A big one. And while one automaker is reeling from the aftermath of using a ‘defeat device’ (software that recognizes when the car is undergoing emissions testing), ...

Driving by Humans Banned as Early as 2030?

That’s what Morgan Stanley automotive analyst Adam Jonas believes is possible now that Google has hired automotive exec John Krafcik to head up Google’s Self-Driving Car Project. The hiring of Krafcik, president ...

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 ...

Commercial Vehicle Cybersecurity Includes Information Sharing

Mark Brooks, Senior Research Engineer, Southwest Research Institute’s Automation and Data Systems Division, recently spoke with SAE’s Off-Highway Engineering magazine about “attribute-based encryption,” a ...

Platooning Shows Fuel Economy Gains–but Who’s Zoomin’ Who?

Platooning.  If, when a reality, it could potentially benefit everything from safety and driver comfort …to road capacity… and the competitive delivery of a company’s product. It could also help vehicle ...