• clepa.automotiveIT

    European suppliers focus on innovation


    CLEPA's jury awarded 12 innovation prizes across 4 categories (Photo: Arjen Bongard) ROME -- European automotive suppliers gathered here last week to honor a range of companies and products that will likely play a key role in the transformation of personal mobility. The European suppliers association, CLEPA, awarded innovation ...

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    Sandy Lobenstein, Toyota USA VP connected vehicle technology and product planning


    Lobenstein: Connectivity can one day lead to zero car accidents (Photo: Arjen Bongard) LAS VEGAS ”“ Toyota believes connected cars will eventually lead to a sharp reduction in accidents, but before autonomous and fully connectedvehicles make this vision a reality, a lot of investment will still be needed. The ...

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    EU Commission moves to adopt eCall emergency system by 2015


    Europe moved one step closer Thursday to an automated emergency calling system for all cars with the adoption by the European Commission of two pieces of legislation to turn the plan into reality. The executive body of the 27-nation European Union adopted a regulation outlining the type-approval requirements needed for ...

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    CES: Lexus research vehicle has next-gen driver assistance


    Lexus has equipped the research vehicle with a broad array of sensors (Photo: Arjen Bongard) LAS VEGAS -- A research vehicle based on the Lexus LS showed the direction safety technologies are likely to take in coming years, Toyota said. The Japanese carmaker showed a vehicle that is equipped ...

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    US wants all cars to have "black boxes" in 2014


    Data recorders can provide information on the cause of a car crash (Photo: Wikimedia) The US administration wants all cars to be equipped with event data recorders (EDRs) from September, 2014. The proposal by the US Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) would mean automakers have ...

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    Ford to debut inflatable rear seatbelt in Europe


    Ford first introduced the inflatable seatbelt on the 2011 Explorer in the US (Photo: Ford) Ford will introduce an inflatable rear seatbelt in Europe next year, when it launches the latest version of its Mondeo sedan. The US carmaker said the airbag-seatbelt combination will help reduce head, neck and chest ...


    Continental combines inertial sensors, occupant safety divisions


    Continental says its systems approach will make it easier to offer automakers integrated safety solutions (Photo: Continental) Continental, which sees its ability to offer integrated solutions as a major competitive advantage, has combined its inertial sensors and airbag control segments into a new unit, Passive Safety & Sensorics. The German ...

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    Gentex to provide camera with driver-assist for Ford Explorer


    Gentex is a leading maker of auto-dimming car mirrors (Photo: Gentex) Gentex said it will supply a new auto-dimming mirror with a camera-based driver assistance system for the 2013 Ford Explorer. The Michigan-based supplier said the system will use a multi-function camera combined with algorithmic decision-making to provide high-beam control, ...

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    Cadillac expects "self-driving vehicle" by mid-decade


    Cadillac says it will be ready to build a self-driving or "semi-autonomous" vehicle by the middle of this decade. The luxury car brand of General Motors said it already has the technology to let cars manage themselves with the use of adaptive cruise control and lane centering software. Those technologies, ...

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    US expert panel: in-car electronics require more supervision


    A US expert panel says the public needs to be reassured that complex electronic systems in cars will work (Photo: Delphi) The proliferation of in-car electronics raises new safety issues that need to be monitored and addressed, a report by a US expert panel said this week. "The increasing role ...