IonQ & Hyundai Explore Quantum Computing to Enhance Object Detection in Future Cars

Maryland-based quantum computing specialist IonQ and South Korean automaker Hyundai announced a partnership in January 2022 to explore the use of quantum computing to enhance the performance and reduce the cost of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles. In its latest press release, Hyundai is expanding its partnership with IonQ to apply quantum machine learning and […]

Convenience & Safety: Discussing The Possible Role of In-Cabin Monitoring

No matter how they’re marketed by auto manufacturers, cars outfitted with advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) are not, as they’re referred to colloquially, be it by your neighbor or the hosts on the morning radio show, “self-driving cars.” It’s an important distinction to make, one that might be obvious to those in the industry but seemingly […]

2022 Toyota Mirai Receives Toyota Teammate With New ADAS Features

Japanese auto giant Toyota has announced the availability of its Toyota Teammate advanced driving system to the 2022 Mirai Limited grade. We first caught wind of Toyota Teammate (or Lexus Teammate) in April 2021 when it appeared in the new Lexus LS 500h, and it came with two main features: Advanced Drive and Advanced Park. […]

GM Debuts New Ultra Cruise Compute Architecture to Boost Hands-Free Driving

Our editor Carl Anthony explains how Ultra Crusie works in the short podcast above, including what sensor technologies it employs to generate a 360-degree view around the vehicle. General Motors has announced that Ultra Cruise, its latest hands-free driver-assist system, will be powered by “Ultra Cruise compute,” a scalable compute architecture. The new architecture features […]

Honda Autonomous Work Vehicle Completes Pilot Run at Black & Veatch Construction Site

Honda has collaborated with global engineering and construction firm Black & Veatch in conducting a pilot test run of its second-generation AWV or Autonomous Work Vehicle prototype. First appearing as a concept at CES in Las Vegas in 2018, Honda’s AWV successfully performed towing and hauling functions at a 1,000-acre Black & Veatch solar construction […]

Honda’s Road Condition Monitoring System Inspects Lane Markings In Real-Time

Japanese automaker Honda and Honda Research Institute USA, Inc. are developing a proprietary road condition monitoring system utilizing the existing cameras and sensors from production Honda and Acura vehicles. The system continuously evaluates current road conditions while driving to detect possible hazards in an effort to enhance safety. “Maintaining good road conditions helps keep everyone […]

OMNIVISION Unveils New OX05B1S: Industry’s First 5MP RGB-IR Global Shutter Sensor for In-Cabin Monitoring Systems

OMNIVISION Unveils New OX05B1S: Industry’s First 5MP RGB-IR Global Shutter Sensor for In-Cabin Monitoring Systems OMNIVISION Unveils New OX05B1S: Industry’s First 5MP RGB-IR Global Shutter Sensor for In-Cabin Monitoring Systems The following is sponsored by OMNIVISION, a leading global developer of semiconductor solutions, including advanced digital imaging, analog and touch, and display technology. OMNIVISION has […]

OMNIVISION Launches New OX03D4C: Industry’s First 3MP Resolution SoC for Automotive Cameras With Lowest Power & Smallest Size

OMNIVISION Launches New OX03D4C: Industry’s First 3MP Resolution SoC for Automotive Cameras With Lowest Power & Smallest Size OMNIVISION Launches New OX03D4C: Industry’s First 3MP Resolution SoC for Automotive Cameras With Lowest Power & Smallest Size The following is sponsored by OMNIVISION, a leading global developer of semiconductor solutions, including advanced digital imaging, analog and […]

Volvo Cars’ Ride Pilot Autonomous Driving Feature to Debut in California

Volvo Cars' Ride Pilot

Volvo Cars will introduce Ride Pilot, an unsupervised autonomous driving feature, to customers in California. As described by the automaker, Ride Pilot aims to make driving more enjoyable and convenient by freeing up more time while inside the vehicle. Once Ride Pilot has been verified as safe for highway use, it will become an add-on […]

Mercedes-Benz Unveils Level 3 Drive Pilot System for S-Class Vehicles in Germany

Mercedes-Benz announced that it has met the legal requirements of UN-R157 for a Level 3 system. The German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has granted system approval based on the technical approval regulation of UN-R157, which may lead to offering such systems internationally in the future. With the opening of the Road Traffic Act (StVG) […]

Honda Introduces Honda Sensing 360 as Automaker Aims for Zero Traffic Fatalities by 2050

Honda has announced that Honda Sensing 360 will be standard on all Honda and Acura models in the United States by 2030. According to the automaker, Honda Sensing 360 is an omni-directional safety and driver-assistive system, with an expanded sensory range around the entire vehicle to remove blind spots and enhance collision avoidance. Honda Sensing […]

Bite-Size Podcast: How GM’s New Ultra Cruise Technology Works

General Motors has announced a new driver-assist system called Ultra Cruise. According to GM, the system is designed to enable hands-free driving 95 percent of the time and will eventually be available on every paved road in the U.S. and Canada. Not to be confused with Super Cruise, Ultra Cruise is the next step for GM […]