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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 ...

The Future of Off-Highway Emissions Regulations

Jean L. Broge, Managing Editor of SAE award-winning mobility engineering magazines, discusses the latest emissions standards for medium-and heavy-duty vehicles. In June, in a move that had been anticipated for some ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...