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Autonomous vehicles: driving into a very big cloud

Today, you cannot pick up a newspaper—much less an automotive industry journal—without seeing an article related to autonomous or connected vehicles. What was relegated to the distant future less than a decade ...

Defining Vehicle Automation

Carmakers are rushing to provide their vehicles with increasing ability to pilot themselves. But the race can create confusion among about just what “autonomous driving” really means—and not just among ...

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 ...

Personal mobility in a sharing economy: evolution of a new paradigm

What happens when the “Information Age” and the “Sharing Economy” meet up on the road to the future of personal mobility? The era of on-demand mobility is born. A company like Uber, essentially a software ...

Fearing the Driverless Car

What will connectivity and mobility be like in the 2020s? Although the start of the decade is less than four years away, an expert panel at the 2016 SAE World Congress cited research that sees 200 billion devices ...

Standards Identified as Potential Barriers to Advancing Automated Vehicles

Full commercialization and market acceptance of connected vehicles won’t take place until issues such as driver vehicle interface, system status, functional safety, cybersecurity, public acceptance, driver ...

Autonomous Vehicle Predictions

Are connected cars and autonomous vehicles right around the corner, or are there more hurdles than we realize? In this AutoBeat Daily interview with Kevin Kerrigan, Senior Vice President of Automotive at the ...

Digital Data, Patents Indicate Connected Vehicles Here to Stay

We know connectivity is all the talk in the automotive industry. Well, for any industry for that matter (Think: IoT—the Internet of Things). An interesting way to see if something is a trend or a true paradigm ...

Technologies-to-Watch Intersect in Autonomous Vehicle Demo

Eight emerging technologies to watch were highlighted in the February 4, 2016 publication of HDMA’s Diesel Download. Identified in a recent report by the National Transportation Systems Center, these technologies ...

Cyber Threat Protection

A ‘door-open’ warning as a vehicle cruises at highway speed is very worrisome. But if the alert doesn’t match reality, a cyber hack could be the culprit. “It’s all about contextual information. So if ...