Tag Archives: Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)

Apple Shares Hit Record After Report Says the Company Wants to Build Self-Driving Car as Soon as 2025

Apple shares hit a record on Friday following a report that the company is accelerating efforts to launch a self-driving vehicle. As of early afternoon on Friday, Apple’s stock was up more than 1% to above $160. Click here to … Continue reading

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XPeng Unveils G9 SUV with X-PILOT 4.0 ADAS and Ability to Charge 200 km in 5 Minutes

EV automaker XPeng Motors unveiled its fourth EV today at the Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition in China. The new electric SUV dubbed “the G9,” matches previous speculation about the vehicle, and it will arrive with XPeng’s latest technologies. This includes … Continue reading

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Not a Small Job: Tackling Repairs in Large Windshields

When it comes to large windshields, replacement is more expensive, but repair is not impossible. Steven Maples, owner of Fix-A-Crack Windshield Repair & Replacement in McAllen, Texas, says that whether replacing is better than repairing depends on the situation. “Repairs … Continue reading

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AirPro Diagnostics Announces Strategic Partnership With VSG Services / Chief Automotive

AirPro Diagnostics, a provider of remote diagnostics, scanning, programming and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) calibration solutions, announced a strategic partnership agreement with Vehicle Services Group (VSG) / Chief Automotive, naming AirPro as a provider of services for its Mosaic … Continue reading

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Autoglass® Renews Supplier Deal With NFU Mutual

Autoglass®, a United Kingdom-based vehicle glass repair, replacement and recalibration company, renewed its supplier deal with the National Farmers Union Mutual Insurance Society Limited UK (NFU Mutual). NFU Mutual is a mutual insurance organization with more than 900,000 members and … Continue reading

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ADAS Reduces Loss Costs For Auto Insurers Despite Increased Repair Costs, LexisNexis Says

Advanced driver assistance systems result in fewer claims and reduce insurers loss costs by up to 23%, according to a paper by LexisNexis Risk Solutions. Click here to read more.

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Ford Invents Cable That Can Charge Electric Cars in About 5 Minutes

The automaker and Purdue University are co-developing a charging cable for use with high-power charging stations that could recharge an electric vehicle’s battery in the same time it takes to fill a gas tank, which typically takes about five minutes. … Continue reading

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Companies Still Searching for Calibration Solutions and Information

The search is still on for calibration solutions according to exhibitors at last week’s Special Equipment Market Association (SEMA) and aftermarket event AAPEX, both held in Las Vegas. And companies continue to unveil new products to help with growing demand. … Continue reading

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Motional’s Robotaxis Will be Fully Driverless in Las Vegas by 2023

Motional, the autonomous vehicle company that is a $4 billion joint venture between Hyundai and Aptiv, announced the city in which it would launch its fully driverless robotaxi service in 2023, and surprise, surprise, it’s Las Vegas. Click here to … Continue reading

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Self-Driving Cars Will Eventually be Safer Than Those Driven by People, Says Chinese Search Engine Giant Baidu

Baidu, China’s dominant search engine and artificial intelligence company, has mounted a rigorous defense of autonomous driving, pledging it will eventually be safer than conventional driving. Click here to read more.

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Tesla Pulls Full Self-Driving Update After Sudden Braking Spooks Drivers

Tesla’s Full Self-Driving software lived up to its “beta” label this weekend. On Saturday morning, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced a delay for the 10.3 update after internal quality-assurance testers discovered that the new version performed worse at left turns … Continue reading

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150 Mph Without a Driver: Indy Autonomous Cars Gear up For Race

There will be cars at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday but no driver in sight as racing teams mark a milestone in autonomous vehicle development. Nine single-seaters will take part in the Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC), a competition with … Continue reading

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Chinese EV Maker Xpeng Touts Flying Car That Can Also Operate on Roads; Plans For 2024 Rollout

HT Aero, an affiliate of Chinese electric vehicle maker Xpeng, publicized a flying car on Sunday that it says can also drive on roads. The company says it plans a rollout in 2024. The car is not yet commercially available. … Continue reading

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Amazon’s Zoox Will Test its Autonomous Vehicles on Seattle’s Rainy Streets

Zoox, the autonomous vehicle company owned by Amazon, said it will test its vehicles on the hilly, rain-drenched streets of Seattle. The company also plans on opening an office there in 2022. Click here to read more.

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Smartphone Producer Foxconn Announces Electric Car Venture

The Taiwanese company that manufactures smartphones for Apple Inc. and other global brands announced plans Monday to produce electric cars for auto brands under a similar contract model. Click here to read more.

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Porsche Taycan, the Company’s First Fully Electric Model, Outsells Flagship 911 Sports Car

In a sign that drivers are increasingly embracing battery electric models, sales of the Porsche Taycan surpassed those of the company’s influential, high performance 911 series, according to numbers the company released Friday. Click here to read more.

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LG to Supply ADAS Cameras for Mercedes Benz C-Class Vehicles

German carmaker Mercedes Benz has adopted LG Electronics’ front-facing cameras that will be connected to driving assistance systems. The cameras will help cars collect on-road information for various kinds of assistant features, such as automatic emergency braking. Click here to … Continue reading

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Alphabet’s Waymo and GM’s Cruise Get California DMV Approval to Run Commercial Autonomous Car Services

The California Department of Motor Vehicles approved autonomous vehicle deployment permits for GM-backed Cruise and Alphabet’s Waymo on Thursday. It allows the companies to charge a fee and receive compensation for autonomous services offered to the public, such as ride-hailing, … Continue reading

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Tesla’s ‘Full Self-Driving’ Could be Days Away. Here’s What You Need to Know

A wider group of Tesla owners who paid up to $10,000 for what the company calls its “full self-driving” software can now ask the automaker for access to a test version of the feature. But they’ll first have to show … Continue reading

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Honda Civic Hatch Adds ADAS for 2022

Honda launched the all-new 2022 Civic Hatchback as the latest member of the redesigned 11th generation Civic range, with a host of new safety features including an upgraded advanced driver-assist system suite. Click here to read more.

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METRYX Updated with Recalibration Services Information

LYNX sent an email to participants requesting they update recalibration services information in METRYX. Participants are asked to respond “yes or no” to whether they are certified to perform recalibrations and “yes or no” to whether or not they will … Continue reading

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FedEx Launches Autonomous Truck Routes

FedEx on Wednesday launched a new initiative that will test autonomous truck routes between Dallas and Houston. Click here to read more.

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China Rolls out Autonomous Driving Standards as Carmakers Work Towards Making Self-Driving a Reality

China has published its first national standards for grading autonomous driving, which will come into force in March, providing a benchmark for carmakers to develop the futuristic technology. Click here to read more.

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Tesla Unveils its ‘Secret to a Quiet Cabin’: Proprietary ‘Tesla Glass’

It is fairly rare for Tesla to produce marketing videos about its technology outside of actual special events, but the automaker decided to release one today about ‘Tesla Glass’. Click here to read more.

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Walmart to Test Self-Driving Cars in Multiple Cities with Ford and Argo AI

Walmart is expanding its self-driving vehicle program to include Ford Motor and Argo AI, an autonomous car start-up backed by the automaker. Click here to read more.

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What’s Now, and What’s Next, for Truck ADAS

Over the decade that was the 2010s, one of the most exciting and fastest-growing areas of the trucking industry was the rise of advanced driver assistance systems, which may have started out as the stuff of science fiction but soon … Continue reading

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Volvo Invests in Israeli Developer of Testing Platform for Autonomous Vehicles

Multinational automaker Volvo was among a group of investors that backed Israeli mobility tech startup Foretellix, a developer of a testing and verification platform for driver assistance and autonomous driving systems. Click here to read more.

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AirPro Diagnostics Adds to Leadership Team

AirPro Diagnostics, a provider of remote diagnostics, scanning, programming and ADAS calibration solutions, announced the addition of two industry veterans to its leadership team—Thomas Deacon as national sales director and Brian Evces as national director of strategic accounts. Deacon is … Continue reading

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Rivals Magna and Qualcomm Clash to Woo ADAS Expert Veoneer

ADAS technology is increasingly considered strategically vital. That’s why tech giants Magna International Inc. and Qualcomm Inc. have each tendered bids to acquire Swedish Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) specialist Veoneer, Inc. Click here to read more.

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Find out why Ford’s BlueCruise is No Match for Tesla’s Autopilot

Ford’s BlueCruise tech is the American automaker’s entry into Level 2 autonomy. And, despite an ongoing legal battle with GM over the name, on paper, the system is set to bring much-anticipated self-driving possibilities to both present and future Ford … Continue reading

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No Myth About it: Calibration is Important

For Barry Lintner, owner and partner of Lloyd’s Glass & Correct Calibration Services in Pensacola, Fla., calibration has always been important “but none of us knew it,” he says. Lintner’s company, which he owns with his son, performs 100 calibrations … Continue reading

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Safelite Imposes New Documentation Requirements

Safelite Solutions, a leading third-party administrator to the auto glass industry, has issued new policies and procedures for auto glass services companies to submit documentation for reimbursement for recalibration services. Safelite’s new rules, to become effective as of April 23, … Continue reading

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Training Required for Drivers to Maximise ADAS Safety Benefit

IAM Roadsmart is calling for “comprehensive” training on the use of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). It follows the publication of a highly influential report by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) entitled ‘How to maximize the road safety benefits … Continue reading

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Drivers Admit to Switching ADAS Off On The Road

UK drivers are switching off Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) in their vehicles, mitigating their benefits and increasing the risk of accidents on the road, according to research by Autoglass. The research, of 1,387 UK drivers, found that 41% of … Continue reading

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Mitchell Announces Cloud-Based Glass Claims and Repair Management Solution

Mitchell recently announced the availability of the Mitchell® Cloud Glass solution, a glass repair and replacement system that directly links original equipment manufacturer (OEM) repair procedures found in the Mitchell® TechAdvisor database to National Auto Glass Specifications (NAGS). According to … Continue reading

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Calibration Highlighted in UK Insurance Requirements

Thatcham Research (Thatcham), a not for profit insurer-funded research center, recently published its UK Insurance Industry Requirements (IIR), which, according to the research center, promotes safe repairs for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) equipped vehicles. There is also a specific … Continue reading

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AGSC Issues Recalibration Guidance

The Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) has recently released a checklist for use with vehicles that require an Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) recalibration after having an auto glass replacement. “Proper calibration of the ADAS system in a vehicle after … Continue reading

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General Motors Posts ADAS Resources

General Motors (GM) recently published a guide for auto glass businesses, auto insurers and consumers on Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). The recently published document provides a list of available systems, components involved, and when these require a calibration procedure … Continue reading

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Ford Cautions Against the Use of Aftermarket Glass

Ford Motor Company issued a statement earlier this month, outlining what it says is the need for OEM glass to be used in replacement on the company’s vehicles. The statement says that the “[w]indshield and side glass play an integral … Continue reading

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