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Posts tagged with 'Distracted Driving'

26 Sep, 2013

Paul Hansen at IESF - Part Two

Posted by John Day

John Day At IESF – great new venue this year, by the way – Paul Hansen (www.hansenreport.com) talked about tightening competition in automotive electronics, especially for infotainment; slimmer margins on new car sales, and a rush to offer connectivity to the cloud. He also outlined other problems for infotainment suppliers: Carmakers are taking systems integration in house, they are separating hardware sourcing … Read More

Jaguar Land Rover, Infotainment, Mentor Graphics, American Automobile Association, Automotive Electronics, active safety, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Euro NCAP, Genivi Alliance, Distracted Driving

22 Feb, 2013

John Day There is an obvious difference between a driver’s conscious decision to cross a lane marker – to avoid an obstacle on an otherwise clear road, for example – and an unintentional swerving caused by a driver not paying sufficient attention. Can or should a car’s ADAS (advanced driver assistance system) respond differently to either situation? Continental Automotive believes the answer is yes. Continental … Read More

ADAS (advanced driver assistance system), Continental Automotive, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Takeover, infrared (IR) camera, Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Distracted Driving, Forward Collision Warning

21 Feb, 2012

John Day The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued guidelines on distracted driving earlier this month, essentially suggesting that automakers not do what, to my knowledge, they are already not doing, at least in the U.S., such as “displaying images or video not related to driving; displaying automatically scrolling text; requiring manual text entry of more than six button or key presses … Read More

Distracted Driving, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers

26 Aug, 2010

John Day As well intentioned as it might be, “Hang up and drive” is not, by itself, a solution to the problem of distracted driving, and it remains to be seen whether or not legislation will have a significant impact. It looks like smart phones are here to stay, and while they are by no means the only source of driver distraction, managing their use inside moving vehicles can reduce the likelihood of crashes. Delphi … Read More

Distracted Driving, Human-Machine Interface (HMI), Delphi, smart phone app, Linux

7 Jan, 2010

Outrageous!

Posted by John Day

John Day Readers of the New York Times were shocked – shocked – by a January 7 article headlined “Despite Risks, Internet Creeps Onto Car Dashboards.” Most of the nearly 500 Times readers who posted comments on the paper’s Web site voiced outrage that the automotive industry, in its greed and stupidity (paraphrasing here), would have the audacity to offer such disastrous wares when so much attention is already … Read More

Distracted Driving, Ford, Audi, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Infotainment, New York Times

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