Telematics technology is advancing rapidly, so that communications both to and from vehicles can lead to safer, more efficient driving.
Working toward improving driver safety and the overall driving experience, Continental is developing advanced technology that makes heads-up displays even more useful. Why heads-up displays? Because drivers keep their eyes where they belong, on the road ahead.
Addressing things like mobility, the environment and connectivity, Continental is developing game-changing technology for the automotive future--and that future, in some cases, is at hand.
The number of sensors on the average vehicle continues to rise, but it’s how you take that information and relay it to the driver that really matters.
Kieran O’Sullivan of Continental talks about how changes in tech will make in-vehicle information and entertainment more accessible.
Accelerometers for AirbagsA family of high-g acceleration sensors able to detect rapid deceleration of vehicles during a crash has been developed by STMicroelectronics (www.st.com). These "AISI DS" peripheral-sensor accelerometers provide single-axis, in-plane motion sensing from ±20 to ±400 g.
More than 28,000 people were killed in passenger vehicle accidents in the U.S. in 2007, with another 2.2 million injured, resulting in a $230-billion drag on the economy.
Designing, Engineering & Making The Drop-Top
As automotive supply companies provide sophisticated systems that aid drivers, they are discovering that electronics technology is driving what they do. Here's a look at one technology and one supplier's approach.
Here are some technologies that are making their way out of the labs and onto the roads that have implications about how components are designed and vehicles are built.
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