California luxury electric vehicle startup Lucid Motors says its EV Air sedan will include "DreamDrive", one of the world's most advanced driver assist system (ADAS). Lucid says the Air will be the first electric vehicle offered with the combination of an advanced sensor suite that includes high-resolution LIDAR, driver monitoring system and redundant platform that can operate in the event that one of the individual components fails.
The DreamDrive ADAS platform that will be included in the Air sedan supports 19 key safety, driving, and parking assist features to make driving safer and will enable Level 3 autonomous driving in certain situations. The company said that another eight features will be made available in the future via over-the-air (OTA) updates. The DreamDrive system will come with 32 sensors, which include cameras, radars, front-facing, long-range LIDAR sensor Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Centering , Surround View Monitoring, Blind Spot...
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Get ready because Mercedes-Benz will introduce new steering wheel technology that has capacitive hands-off detection on the 2021 E-Class sedan, which is expected to arrive in the United States in the fall.
Today, most ADAS systems require drivers to show they are paying with a tug of the steering wheel. The new Mercedes Benz capacitive steering wheel has capacitive hands-off detection that eliminates the need for a “tug”.
The new steering wheel tech is a two-zone sensor mat located in the rim of the steering wheel. The sensors on the front and back of the rim register whether the steering wheel is being held and signal assistance systems that the vehicle is under control. The touch control buttons integrated into the steering wheel spokes also function capacitively.
The new E-Class will also add more ADAS tech, including a system that monitors blind spots even when a vehicle is at a standstill. The system can even warn the driver of approaching vehicles, motorcycles or...
It's Test Drive Tuesday AND Cinco De Mayo! Do you know what safety systems should be checked on an ADAS equipped Nissan during a test drive after a repair or calibration? Here is a short video showing why the Test Drive CoPilot™ platform is the best way to document, manage, ensure all systems operate as designed and get a business gets reimbursed for a Nissan test drive!
Richardson, TX. (April 2, 2020) – Auto Techcelerators, LLC, today announced that that it has added additional drive type management and reporting capabilities its Test Drive CoPilot™ platform and mobile apps. According to Auto Techcelerators, the Test Drive CoPilot™ platform and mobile apps now includes the ability for businesses to manage, document and report on vehicle pickup, vehicle delivery and sublet transportation.
Auto Techcelerators Co-founder and CEO Frank Terlep, stated; “The COVID-19 virus is driving many repair facilities to add pick up and delivery services while calibration requirements are increasing the use of sublet vendors and dealerships to perform calibrations. By adding these new drive types to the Test Drive CoPilot™ platform we now provide businesses the ability to manage, document, report on and generate billing statements for their vehicle pickup, vehicle delivery and sublet transportation processes.”
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