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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The World’s First Standard on Automotive Cybersecurity

While the media continues its examination of specific vehicle cyber incidents and their implications for the automotive industry, a group of international industry experts came together through SAE International’s ...

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 ...

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 ...

Reducing Accidents, Traffic Congestion, and Emissions

Traffic gridlock, accident fatalities, and vehicle emissions are not good things. So the underlying challenge for the auto industry is to develop and use technologies appropriately for society. Data shows that in ...