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David E. Zoia

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Dave writes about manufacturing, vehicle technology, management issues and international trends.

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Cerence’s Digital Twin Mines, Shares Vehicle Data in Real Time

The software transfers critical sensor data from the car to the cloud, where it can be accessed by the OEM, its suppliers and service providers, as well as smartphone apps that communicate directly with the vehicle owner.


Baraja Touts Doppler Lidar as Answer to Long-Range Object Detection

Baraja’s semi-solid-state lidar sensor uses a prism to direct the beam along the vertical axis without requiring moving parts, allowing the box to shrink in size for more discrete packaging into the vehicle.

Autonomous Vehicles ADAS

New CEO Says Velodyne Positioned to Succeed

Velodyne was the lidar sector’s pioneer, but recent management turmoil, plunging revenues and ground gained by upstart competitors in the automotive sector appeared to cloud its future. But while its new top executive, two months into the job, admits some things need fixing, he likes the company’s position as the lidar market begins to emerge.

ADAS Autonomous Vehicles

NXP Launches 4D Radar for the Masses

The new R41 adds to NXP’s stable of high-performance 4D imaging radar and is aimed at Level 2-plus and Level 3 ADAS applications in high-volume personal vehicles.

ADAS Autonomy

Asahi Kasei’s Franchy: Clean-Cabin Tech Has Consumer Appeal, But Automakers Need Convincing

The supplier says its research shows car buyers would be willing to spend up to $1,000 for antimicrobial interior surfaces and other germ-killing technology inside their next vehicles.

Cockpit of the Future

AEye Demonstrates Its Lidar Solution Is Smart, Fast

Behind AEye’s MEMs-based lidar is the developer’s highly sophisticated embedded software that puts decision-making at the edge with the sensor. It can adjust its field of vision, range, resolution and frame update rate as needed on the fly as the vehicle travels along urban roads and onto higher-speed freeways.

ADAS Autonomous Vehicles
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