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Automotive technology takes center stage at CES

On the show floor and on keynote stages at CES 2017, automotive technology was a major area of emphasis. Exhibiting automakers included BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Toyota, and ...

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 ...

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 ...

SAE J3016 Standard Core Reference for Automated Vehicles

The U.S. Dept. of Transportation’s policy guidance released Sept. 20 on the testing and deployment of automated vehicles validates SAE International’s J3016 standard as the global industry reference ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...