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Forvia Uses Ultra Wide Band To Stop Car Thieves Cold – Autoline Exclusives

June 22nd, 2023 at 1:52pm

Car thieves can be clever and technologically savvy. One of their favorites is to capture the radio signal from a key fob and relay that to a car to unlock it and steal it. Forvia is using Ultra Wide Band to prevent that from ever happening, but it also turns out that you can use UWB to make cars safer and more convenient. Timo Krokowski, vice president of program management at Forvia/Hella, explains what they’re doing with UWB.

A Nice Crossover With An Unsatisfactory Powertrain – VW Taos 4Motion

June 19th, 2023 at 3:40pm


Volkswagen of America made a smart decision when it decided to add more crossovers to its lineup. The Tiguan, Atlas and Taos quickly became the best selling models in its lineup, and in that order.

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Compact & Comfortable: Volvo XC40 B5 AWD

June 12th, 2023 at 2:04pm


For now, the XC40 is the most compact crossover in Volvo’s lineup, but it still delivers everything you’d expect from a Volvo. While not as richly appointed as the bigger and more expensive Volvo’s, it’s as refined and solid as they are.

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Engineers Want To Engineer, Not Do Paperwork – Autoline Exclusives

June 5th, 2023 at 3:36pm

Engineers can spend a lot of time just doing paperwork as they develop vehicle networks. They’d rather spend their time engineering. That’s why Intrepid Controls developed the tools they need for diagnostics, simulation, data acquisition, testing and a whole lot more. With data at their fingertips, engineers can now be a lot more productive. Carl Hills, from Intrepid Controls, explains how it all works and why engineers can save so much time.