Active safety

ISO 26262 - hybrid vehicle illustration by HORIBA MIRA ltd

IMechE event: ISO 26262 – Functional safety for engineering

The 24 May 2017, at Hilton Birmingham Metropole, Birmingham, UK, a new IMechE event will take place about ISO 26262 functional safety standard. Edition 2 of ISO26262, which comes out in January 2018, has been created to reflect the latest ground-breaking developments in the automotive industry, including autonomous and advanced driver-assistance systems. ISO 26262: Functional Safety for Engineering

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Evasive Steering Assist uses radar and a camera to detect slower moving and stationary vehicles ahead, and provides steering support to enable drivers to avoid a vehicle if a collision is imminent.

Ford unveils new driver-assist technologies

Building on its experience in available driver-assist technologies, Ford Motor Company is expanding its offerings with a range of next-generation features designed to ease parking hassles, improve collision avoidance, detect objects in the road and prevent wrong-way driving. Ford offers more nameplates in the United States with adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, lane departure warning

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New global road safety report shows constant road fatality rates

The stagnation of road fatality rates has happened despite the increase in global motorization and population, and the predicted rise in deaths. This suggests that efforts to improve global road safety are preventing increases that otherwise would have occurred. In the last three years, 79 countries have seen a decrease in the absolute number of

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AEBS technology

Autonomous Emergency Braking Systems (AEBS) have been confirmed as effective

Euro NCAP and ANCAP, the independent safety bodies for Europe and Australasia, announced the advanced publication of EFFECTIVENESS OF LOW SPEED AUTONOMOUS EMERGENCY BRAKING IN REAL-WORLD REAR-END CRASHES in the online edition of the journal ‘Accident Analysis & Prevention’. The publication reported: – that Low Speed AEBS technology leads to a 38% reduction in real-world

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eVADER's prototype

The eVADER pedestrian alert system project for EVs

In an innovative move to assist pedestrian recognition of electric vehicles (EVs), Nissan has taken a leading role in the European Commission-led project, eVADER, to create a pioneering audible pedestrian alert system. Download the alert HERE. In partnership with 10 other consortium members, Nissan has collaborated in the creation of a potential next generation pedestrian

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Driver assistance systems glossary

Driver assistance systems: These invisible co-pilots help drivers in monotonous or difficult traffic situations. They monitor the car’s surroundings with the help of radar, video, and ultrasonic sensors. They help to steer and brake the car when parking, changing lanes, or sitting in traffic. Driver assistance systems can prevent accidents and are precursors to automated

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New SKODA Superb with assistance systems for improved safety

The new SKODA Superb marks the beginning of a new era for the brand. The high selection of assistance systems for improved safety sets new standards for the brand and model. Based on MQB technology from Volkswagen Group, the new SKODA Superb offers new assistance systems that support the driver in the most diverse traffic situations

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Nissan’s Driver Attention Alert

When the totally redesigned 2016 Nissan Maxima takes the stage this week at the New York International Auto Show, one of its smallest details is a little amber coffee cup symbol that may appear in the center of the instrument panel. The cup is part of the visual and audible warning provided by Nissan’s new Driver

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Video of the week: The Mercedes-Benz GLE active safety features

The GLE450 AMG is a “four-door coupes” which flaunts a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 that makes 362 hp and 384 lb-ft (520 Nm); power routes through a nine-speed automatic driving all four wheels. Riding on standard 21-inch wheels, the GLE-class coupe promises more “sport” than “utility.” A GLE63 with a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 making 500 hp

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Opel’s Side Blind Spot Alert

Safety award for the Opel side blind spot alert

The Euro NCAP Advanced Reward for advanced safety technology goes to Opel. Car makers that make available new safety technologies, which demonstrate a scientifically proven safety benefit for consumers and society, are eligible for this award. The engineers in Rüsselsheim developed the Side Blind Spot Alert to warn drivers from hidden dangers. When changing lanes, overtaking

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Toyota Next-generation Integrated Safety Technology

Next-generation Toyota safety technologies

Toyota has revealed some of the new technologies and systems it will be featuring in future models to make driving safer. True to the company’s Integrated Safety Management Concept, these have been designed from the start to work together to help cut the number of road accidents. The new features, announced at a safety seminar

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Honda SENSING sensors technology

Honda SENSING driver assistance system

Honda Motor today announced a new driver-assistive system, Honda SENSING, which will first be equipped to the all-new Legend that plans to go on sale in Japan before the end of this year, and then successively to more models in the future. Honda SENSING was developed as another step toward the realization of a collision-free

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Adaptive cruise control

ACC to maintain safe distance to the vehicle in front

Severe rear-end collisions happen almost daily. In the last four years, there has been an increase in the number of traffic casualties caused by a failure to maintain a safe distance. In 2010, according to a report from the German federal statistics office, 42,017 motorists caused collisions by driving too close to the car in front

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Front view camera of the Pulse

The safety features of the new Nissan Pulsar

The new Nissan Pulsar is packed with a range of technologies designed to make the ride feel more confident. These include Nissan’s acclaimed Safety Shield system with Moving Object Detection, Lane Departure Warning and Blind Spot Warning. Nissan’s Around View Monitor brings more advanced technology to the sector. The Around View Monitor (AVM) At the heart

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A new infrared pedestrian detection system

Researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) have designed a new pedestrian detection system for cars which works in low visibility conditions; the system is made up of infrared cameras which capture body heat. The new driving-aid system uses images captured by far infrared with two thermal cameras to identify the presence of individuals

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