Automotive safety

Driver death rates remain high among small cars

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 5:01am

Small cars and minicars accounted for 15 of the 20 models with the highest death rates for model year 2017, while nearly half of the 20 models with the lowest death rates were luxury SUVs.

Key Points: 
  • Small cars and minicars accounted for 15 of the 20 models with the highest death rates for model year 2017, while nearly half of the 20 models with the lowest death rates were luxury SUVs.
  • Alongside vehicle safety ratings, driver death rates are another source of information consumers can use to inform their purchasing decisions.
  • Sports cars and luxury cars, which traveled fewer miles per year than other models, showed relatively higher driver death rates by the alternative method.
  • Notably, two small cars defy the average for their size and class, whether driver death rates are measured against registered vehicle years or miles traveled.

DeepMap Named a "Cool Vendor" in the May 2020 Cool Vendors in Autonomous Vehicle Systems Report by Gartner

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 5:16pm

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- DeepMap, a leading provider of high-definition (HD) mapping solutions for autonomous driving, today announced it has been recognized as a Cool Vendor in Gartner's Cool Vendors in Autonomous Vehicle Systems report, published in May 2020.

Key Points: 
  • PALO ALTO, Calif., May 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- DeepMap, a leading provider of high-definition (HD) mapping solutions for autonomous driving, today announced it has been recognized as a Cool Vendor in Gartner's Cool Vendors in Autonomous Vehicle Systems report, published in May 2020.
  • DeepMap is one of only five autonomous driving companies selected for inclusion in the report, which highlights new and innovative vendors, products, and services.
  • According to the Gartner report, "developing a solution that integrates into an autonomous vehicle system is complex and challenging.
  • Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact.

APAC passenger car passive safety system market is projected to increase from an estimated $ 385 million in 2020 to $ 542 million by 2025

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 1:20pm

To classify and forecast the Asia Pacific passenger car passive safety system market based on vehicle type, demand category, component type and country distribution.

Key Points: 
  • To classify and forecast the Asia Pacific passenger car passive safety system market based on vehicle type, demand category, component type and country distribution.
  • To identify drivers and challenges for the Asia Pacific passenger car passive safety system market.
  • To examine competitive developments such as expansions, new product launches, mergers & acquisitions, etc., in passenger car passive safety system market in APAC.
  • To identify and analyze the profile of leading players involved in the the Asia Pacific passenger car passive safety system market.

Automotive Airbags & Seatbelts Market By Airbag Type, Seatbelts, Vehicle, Electric Vehicle, Component and Region - Global Forecast to 2025 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 5:07pm

The "Automotive Airbags & Seatbelts Market By Airbag Type (Front, Knee and Side & Curtain), Seatbelts (2-point and 3-point), Vehicle (PC, LCV, Buses and Trucks), Electric Vehicle, Component (Airbag Inflator, ACU and Airbag) and Region - Global Forecast to 2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Key Points: 
  • The "Automotive Airbags & Seatbelts Market By Airbag Type (Front, Knee and Side & Curtain), Seatbelts (2-point and 3-point), Vehicle (PC, LCV, Buses and Trucks), Electric Vehicle, Component (Airbag Inflator, ACU and Airbag) and Region - Global Forecast to 2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • The global automotive airbags & seatbelts market size is estimated to be USD 28.2 billion in 2020 and is projected to reach 40.4 Billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 7.5%.
  • Growing government regulations pertaining to vehicle safety and increasing demand for a safer, efficient, and convenient driving experience are set to drive the automotive airbags & seatbelts market.
  • Side & curtain airbags: The fastest-growing segment of the automotive airbags & seatbelts market, by airbags type
    Side & curtain airbags are the fastest-growing segment of the automotive airbags & seatbelts industry, by airbags type.

Arbe Named a Cool Vendor by Gartner in the May 2020 Cool Vendors in Autonomous Vehicle Systems

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 1:00pm

TEL AVIV, Israel, May 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Arbe , a leading provider of next-generation Imaging Radar Chipset Solution, enabling high-resolution sensing for ADAS and autonomous vehicles, today announced that it has been recognized as a Cool Vendor, in the Cool Vendors in Autonomous Vehicle Systems1 report by Gartner.

Key Points: 
  • TEL AVIV, Israel, May 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Arbe , a leading provider of next-generation Imaging Radar Chipset Solution, enabling high-resolution sensing for ADAS and autonomous vehicles, today announced that it has been recognized as a Cool Vendor, in the Cool Vendors in Autonomous Vehicle Systems1 report by Gartner.
  • According to the report, "developing a solution that integrates into an autonomous vehicle system is complex and challenging.
  • "We consider our recognition in the Cool Vendors in Autonomous Vehicle Systems by Gartner confirmation of our mission to drive a zero-road-fatality reality by enabling truly safe driver-assist systems," said Kobi Marenko, Founder and CEO of Arbe.
  • Gartner, "Cool Vendors in Autonomous Vehicle Systems," by JonathanDavenport, et.al 14thMay 2020.

ProfNet Expert Alerts for May 22, 2020

Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 12:00am

The economics of home delivery already favor autonomous systems to provide the final shipment to your door.

Key Points: 
  • The economics of home delivery already favor autonomous systems to provide the final shipment to your door.
  • Autonomous delivery vehicles are very real, and are already being used in field tests.
  • The concept of autonomous vehicle technology used for contactless deliveries today for groceries, meals and medical supplies is gaining traction.
  • Publications include: Das, N. and Taylor, W. "Quantified Fault Tree Techniques for Calculating Hardware Fault Metrics According to ISO 26262."

InventHelp Inventor Develops Accessory to Protect Windshields Against Snow (JMC-2248)

Friday, May 22, 2020 - 4:00pm

The invention prevents snow and ice from accumulating on a vehicle's windshield.

Key Points: 
  • The invention prevents snow and ice from accumulating on a vehicle's windshield.
  • In doing so, it eliminates the need to scrape ice or brush snow from the windshield.
  • As a result, it saves time and effort and it enhances safety and comfort.
  • The invention features a user-friendly design that is easy to apply and use so it is ideal for vehicle owners.

InventHelp Inventor Develops Seat Belt Verification Accessory (AUP-1130)

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 6:00pm

PITTSBURGH, May 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- "I wanted to create a way for law enforcement and other drivers to know if you're wearing a seat belt without stopping and checking," said an inventor, from San Antonio, Texas, "so I invented the SAFETY SEAT BELT ACCESSORY."

Key Points: 
  • PITTSBURGH, May 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- "I wanted to create a way for law enforcement and other drivers to know if you're wearing a seat belt without stopping and checking," said an inventor, from San Antonio, Texas, "so I invented the SAFETY SEAT BELT ACCESSORY."
  • The invention provides an effective way to verify if a driver is wearing a safety belt.
  • It also offers a convenient reminder for other drivers and passengers to wear seat belts.
  • "My design could help to prevent hassles and delays associated with seat belt checks."

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Pre-Employment Screening Program Celebrates Ten Years

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 2:00pm

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration s (FMCSA) Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP) has helped motor carriers hire drivers for 10 years this month.

Key Points: 
  • The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration s (FMCSA) Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP) has helped motor carriers hire drivers for 10 years this month.
  • By offering access to a drivers five-year crash and three-year roadside inspection history, PSP informs hiring decisions that lead to improved commercial motor vehicle safety on Americas roadways.
  • Industry participation in PSPa voluntary safety programhas grown to include more than 65% of motor carriers.
  • In accordance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act, motor carriers and background screening companies are granted instant access to a drivers safety history after obtaining the drivers written authorization.

A²CES Report Lays Roadmap for Hawaii's Autonomous Vehicle Future

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 12:55am

"Autonomous vehicles can be a threat or a part of the solution," according the report's author, Kelley Coyner, founder and CEO of Mobiltye3 (Me3).

Key Points: 
  • "Autonomous vehicles can be a threat or a part of the solution," according the report's author, Kelley Coyner, founder and CEO of Mobiltye3 (Me3).
  • The chance is now to create an accessible, automated, connected, electric, and shared (A2CES) mobility future that promotes equity, the environment, and economic opportunity for all in Hawaii."
  • The A2CES report acknowledges that Hawaii is in some ways already a leader in autonomous transportation.
  • David Ige's signing of Executive Order 17-07 (Autonomous Vehicle Testing) made Hawaii the first state to identify its airport for deployment of autonomous shuttles.