Technology http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/660911/more en Australian Vehicle Crash-Test Labs Get Upgrades http://wardsauto.com/technology/australian-vehicle-crash-test-labs-get-upgrades <div class="node-body article-body">Upgrades include the introduction of new crash tests and improvements to existing ones, as well as the first-ever performance testing of automated safety technologies such as autonomous emergency braking and active lane-support systems.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/australian-vehicle-crash-test-labs-get-upgrades" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/australian-vehicle-crash-test-labs-get-upgrades#comments Public Safety Technology Technology Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:41:00 +0000 2011111 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong><em>(left to right)</em> Transport Minister Chester, Crash Lab General Manager Dal Nevo and ANCAP CEO Goodwin examine new test dummies.</strong></p> General Motors’ Maven Riding Crest of Mobility Wave http://wardsauto.com/technology/general-motors-maven-riding-crest-mobility-wave <div class="node-body article-body">Maven aims to create a foothold in the rapidly expanding dash toward personal mobility, which starts with ride-sharing and ultimately is anticipated to encompass autonomous, or driverless, vehicles.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/general-motors-maven-riding-crest-mobility-wave" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/general-motors-maven-riding-crest-mobility-wave#comments Public HMI Technology Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:10:00 +0000 2012191 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Maven smartphone apps put GM vehicles at users&rsquo; fingertips.</strong></p> Aleris Launches Kentucky Aluminum Body Sheet Plant http://wardsauto.com/technology/aleris-launches-kentucky-aluminum-body-sheet-plant <div class="node-body article-body">The $400 million expansion includes the addition of heat treatment and finishing capabilities, including a new wide cold mill, two continuous annealing lines and an automotive innovation center, which includes an R&D center in Detroit. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/aleris-launches-kentucky-aluminum-body-sheet-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/aleris-launches-kentucky-aluminum-body-sheet-plant#comments Public Materials Technology Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:00:00 +0000 2012541 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Supplier looking to grow North American business.</strong></p> Bosch ‘Brake Disc 2.0’ Reduces Airborne Particulates http://wardsauto.com/technology/bosch-brake-disc-20-reduces-airborne-particulates <div class="node-body article-body">The technology is based on a conventional cast-iron brake disc but also has a tungsten-carbide coating made exclusively by Buderus Guss, a subsidiary of German automotive supplier Bosch.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/bosch-brake-disc-20-reduces-airborne-particulates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/bosch-brake-disc-20-reduces-airborne-particulates#comments Public Materials Safety Technology Technology Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:00:00 +0000 2021631 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>iDisc&rsquo;s carbide-tungsten coating reduces brake wear, abrasion.</strong></p> Singapore Targets 2022 for Self-Driving Buses on Public Roads http://wardsauto.com/singapore-targets-2022-self-driving-buses-public-roads <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Ministry of Transport says autonomous scheduled bus service initially would be offered on less-congested roads in the island city-state, where at least 10 companies are testing their autonomous technology.</div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/singapore-targets-2022-self-driving-buses-public-roads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Autonomous Vehicles Technology Wed, 22 Nov 2017 04:43:00 +0000 2022351 at http://wardsauto.com Apple Goes Public With Autonomous-Car Research http://wardsauto.com/apple-goes-public-autonomous-car-research <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">What appears to be Apple's first publicly disclosed paper on autonomous vehicles discusses research into ways autonomous vehicles can better spot pedestrians and cyclists while using fewer sensors.</div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/apple-goes-public-autonomous-car-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Autonomous Vehicles Technology Wed, 22 Nov 2017 02:20:00 +0000 2022131 at http://wardsauto.com Two Chinese Brands Earn Safety Program’s Top Rating http://wardsauto.com/technology/two-chinese-brands-earn-safety-program-s-top-rating <div class="node-body article-body">The Australasian New Car Assessment Program says the LDV T60 and Haval H2 both receive the top rating in its latest round of testing, along with the Honda CR-V.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/two-chinese-brands-earn-safety-program-s-top-rating" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/two-chinese-brands-earn-safety-program-s-top-rating#comments Public Safety Technology Technology Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:51:00 +0000 1997751 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>LDV T60&rsquo;s crash-test performance outweighs lack of autonomous emergency braking.</strong></p> Volvo Cars to Supply Self-Driving Cars to Uber http://wardsauto.com/volvo-cars-supply-self-driving-cars-uber <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Uber's non-binding agreement to buy up to 24,000 autonomous XC90 SUVs from Volvo Cars would remake what now is a ride-hailing service into the owner and operator of a fleet of cars.</div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/volvo-cars-supply-self-driving-cars-uber" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Autonomous Vehicles Technology Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0000 2017581 at http://wardsauto.com Ford’s High-Tech Cap Keeps Lid on Driver Drowsiness http://wardsauto.com/technology/ford-s-high-tech-cap-keeps-lid-driver-drowsiness <div class="node-body article-body">SafeCap has sensors that follow drivers’ head movements – particularly relaxation of neck muscles – that detect when a driver is becoming drowsy or has fallen asleep. The sensors cause the cap to vibrate and generate sound and light.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/ford-s-high-tech-cap-keeps-lid-driver-drowsiness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/ford-s-high-tech-cap-keeps-lid-driver-drowsiness#comments Public Safety Technology Technology Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:27:00 +0000 2009501 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong style="font-size: 12.8px;">SafeCap</strong><strong style="font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;designers measured head movements associated with drowsiness.</strong></p> Daimler Launches Israel Center for Mercedes-Benz R&D http://wardsauto.com/daimler-launches-israel-center-mercedes-benz-rd <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Daimler center in Tel Aviv makes it the latest multinational company to seek access to Israel's automotive-technology expertise. </div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/daimler-launches-israel-center-mercedes-benz-rd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Technology Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:32:00 +0000 2012071 at http://wardsauto.com