Technology Update

GM details collision avoidance technology performance

General Motors and the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) released details of a study of the performance of collision avoidance technology on GM’s 2013-2017 product line. The results...
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Incorrect safety claims made about ACE electric vehicles

ANCAP Safety, Australasia’s independent vehicle safety authority has expressed concerns regarding incorrect safety claims made by electric vehicle importer Electric Vehicles Group (ACE), in relation to three potential new...
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US Consumer Reports highlight Tesla safety failures

Consumer Reports said that emails and other government documents released publicly for the first time show failures by Tesla regarding its safety claims and the performance of Autopilot. The...
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Bosch and Daimler obtain approval for driverless parking

Automated valet parking is the world’s first fully automated driverless (SAE Level 4)¹ parking function to be approved by the authorities System to be in daily use in the...
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Tradiebot continues to innovate with 3D printing and AR technology

Swinburne University of Technology has started testing its newly formulated 3D printing polypropylene-based material. The world-first development is a collaboration with industry partner Tradiebot Industries and with co-investment from...
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Busbot driverless shuttle hits phase 2 in Toormina NSW

The trial of Busbot, a driverless shuttle bus already operating in phase one in Coffs Harbour, has moved into it second phase, a trial within the Marian Grove Retirement...
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A warning sound is mandatory for electric vehicles

Since 1 July 2019, it has been mandatory to install a warning sound generator in electric vehicles in Europe. This is due to a new EU directive which stipulates...
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Thatcham issues ADAS recalibration guidance in UK

Thatcham has published guidance on how to manage vehicle repairs involving Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) to help ensure vital vehicle safety functions remain operational post-repair. Published ahead of...
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Groupe Renault and Nissan sign exclusive alliance deal with Waymo

Groupe Renault, Nissan Motor Co., and Waymo, leaders in their respective fields, have entered into an exclusive agreement for an initial period to explore all aspects of driverless mobility...
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Augmented reality – Its use in automotive repairs, training and services

Augmented reality (AR) is the technology currently making a big impact with industrial applications, allowing technicians to perform service and repairs by accessing the latest digital repair processes and...
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