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NASCAR making strides in seat safety

At last month’s SAE 2017 Government/Industry Meeting, two NASCAR safety experts were presented the Ralph H. Isbrandt Automotive Safety Engineering Award for their SAE International technical paper, “Development ...

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 ...

Getting the most out of your Quality Management System

SAE International recently updated its AS9100 standard—Quality Management Systems–Requirements for Aviation, Space, and Defense Organizations—with Revision D to incorporate the requirements of ISO 9001:2015, ...

Vulnerabilities of commercial vehicles to cyber attacks

The critical issues surrounding cybersecurity for commercial vehicles will be a major focus at the SAE 2016 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress, with a full day of sessions scheduled for Oct. 5. In addition to ...

Meeting 2025 Regulations at Great Cost

According to Jay Baron, President and CEO of the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) in Ann Arbor—the cost of meeting the 2025 regulations “is going to be greater than everyone says it will be even with ...

Confessions of Cybersecurity Experts

What keeps you up at night? Cybersecurity experts at the SAE 2016 World Congress were asked about their deepest worries during a panel session on the levels and nature of cyber challenges. Their responses: ...

Intrusion Points for Hackers Growing

As new vehicles become more and more connected to the internet, to other cars, and to the road infrastructure, the number of potential intrusion points for hackers is growing fast. This, of course, leads to the ...

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 ...

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 ...

How Important are Standards to Autonomous Vehicles?

Standards. They provide rules, guidelines, or characteristics for activities or their results. They are said to make everyday life work. On another level, consensus-based standards development through collaboration ...