Driver assistance

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    CES: Bosch to offer aftermarket eCall


    Bosch's CES show car demonstrates a new HMI dimension (Photo: Bosch) LAS VEGAS -- Robert Bosch will offer an eCall emergency warning system that can be retrofitted. The supplier's eCall automatic emergency notification system, launched in 2012, had previously only been available as standard equipment on new vehicles. Bosch's ...

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    CES: Toyota steps up connected-car technology


    Toyota wants to improve maps with data from camera-equipped production cars (Photo: Toyota) LAS VEGAS - Toyota announced it is stepping up its effort to provide enhanced connectivity in its next-generation vehicles. As part of the plan, the world's biggest automaker is establishing a Toyota Big Data Center that ...

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    At Ford, autonomous driving moves to next stage


    Ford's autonomous vehicle project is part of the company's Smart Mobility Program (Photo: Ford) Ford Motor appointed a director of autonomous vehicle development and said it is moving ahead with its driverless-car project. The US automaker said 29-year Ford veteran Randy Visintainer will lead a global team to work ...

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    Volvo Cars tests self-driving vehicles around Gothenburg


    Volvo says autonomous driving must be part of a broader mobility solution (Photo: Volvo Cars) Volvo Cars said it is happy with the test results of a fleet of self-driving vehicles that is gaining experience around the city of Gothenburg. "The test cars are now able to handle lane ...

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    App prototype provides wrong-direction alert


    The wrong-way-driver alert uses car-to-x technologies for its warnings(Photo: Technical University Clausthal) Each year there are roughly 1,800 reports of drivers heading the wrong way on Germany's autobahn network. When this leads to accidents, they are often serious. One in six people involved in a resulting collision is killed. ...

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    Mercedes S-Class aims to set new premium driving standards


    Mercedes introduced the new S-Class at the Airbus A380 delivery center in Hamburg (Photo: Daimler) Daimler introduced the new Mercedes S-Class to the world this week, unveiling a model it hopes will be the benchmark for tomorrow's premium driving experience. The German luxury car maker's top-of-the-line model traditionally features ...

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    TRW launches scalable video camera


    TRW's video camera sensor is slightly taller than a 1 euro coin (Photo: TRW) TRW Automotive, expecting strong demand for camera systems, has started production of a scalable video camera that can provide additional safety functions in the car. The US based supplier also said it is investing in ...

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    Volvo implements always-on high beams


    Volvo's technology shades only the light that would blind another driver (Photo: Volvo) Volvo Cars will next week unveil a new lighting technology that lets drivers keep their high beams on all the time without blinding other motorists. The Swedish premium car maker said it will demonstrate at the ...

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    carIT Congress: Autonomous driving to start with commercial vehicles ”“ Continental exec


    Continental's Ruf sees driver distraction as a problem in connecting cars (Photo: automotiveIT) Autonomous driving is likely to start with commercial vehicles rather than with passenger cars, a senior Continental executive said Tuesday. "I think it's easier to realize with trucks, which move at a slower speed, tend to ...

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    TRW plans more camera-technology investments


    TRW’s next-generation video camera sensor will be based on its S-Cam product available in Europe and Asia today (Photo: TRW) With regulation-driven demand expected to increase, TRW will invest more in automotive camera technology for the North American market. "In North America, in the coming five years, we expect to ...