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Anti-Distraction Drive Pushes Conversational Control PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 05 March 2012
As we reported last week, the U.S. NHTSA has issued voluntary guidelines for when and how drivers should be allowed to interact with electronic infotainment
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Disable Distractions in Drive: DOT PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 27 February 2012
The U.S. Department of Transportation have released their long-awaited guidelines on distracted driving, calling on automakers to disable drivers' manual access
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NHTSA to make decision on ‘connected vehicle' legislation in 2013 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 13 February 2012
The head of the NHTSA, David Strickland, mentioned that the agency will make a decision in 2013 whether to begin making rules governing ‘Connected Vehicle'
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Brake Assist to be Standard in Small Cars? PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 26 December 2011
Continental say a city emergency brake assist system is set to become standard equipment in small cars, and the supplier are working
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US DOT Reports on IVBSS PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 05 December 2011
The United States Department of Transportation has released their final report on the Integrated Vehicle-Based Safety Systems (IVBSS) program.
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Stability Control Mandatory in Europe PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 November 2011
From November 2011, all new car and light commercial vehicle models receiving UN type approval for sale in the European
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EC Green-Lights 24 GHz RF for Car Radar PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 08 August 2011
The European Commission have facilitated the deployment of radar-based car safety systems by extending until 2018 the authorisation for use of the 24 GHz radio frequency band for short-range anti-collision radar in cars.
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Public Meeting on US DOT Connected Vehicle Program PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 01 August 2011
The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) has announced they will be hosting a free public meeting and webinar to provide updates and promote ‘lively discussion’ on the Connected Vehicle Safety Program. This is a followup to a similar meeting and web seminar held a year ago. The meeting is being organized by the Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO), which is part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA.

The aim of the public meeting and web seminar is to provide an overview of the entire ITS Connected Vehicle Safety research program, including Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V), Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I), Safety Pilot, Safety Policy, and Human Factors. There will also be a special session on commercial vehicles, which will concentrate on USDOT’s research plans for related commercial vehicle applications for safety that is designed to solicit input from the commercial vehicle industry, including heavy vehicle manufacturers, suppliers, and other interested parties.

Connected Vehicle research at USDOT is a multimodal program that involves using wireless communication between vehicles, infrastructure, and personal communications devices to improve safety, mobility, and environmental sustainability. The event will take place at the Hyatt Regency, Chicago, Illinois, on August 2-4, 2011. The web seminar service will be available all day on August 2 and 3; and in the morning only on August 4.

 
Crash Avoidance System Works PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 25 July 2011
A study of the Volvo XC60's low crash involvement rate offers evidence that collision avoidance systems can improve vehicle safety. The XC60, which has a low-speed collision avoidance system called City Safety,
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Ford Sued Over Sync PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 18 July 2011
A small technology company in Washington State, USA, have filed a federal lawsuit against Ford. Eagle Harbor Holdings say they developed
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US DOT Selects Suppliers for Safety Pilot Program PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 27 June 2011
The Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) announced that four firms have been selected to provide roadside equipment as part of the US
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