Lane-monitoring camera system
The 360+ Bird's Eye View System with lane changing cameras for commercial vehicles adds two side cameras to the 360° system that already erases blind spots and assists with navigation and parking on narrow roads.
The omni-directional perspective from the 360° cameras creates a bird's eye view of the vehicle, while ultra-wide-angle side cameras are activated with a vehicle's turn signals. The system also has an optional 360° view controller for access while driving.
Rear View Safety
Developed with Toyota Motor Corp., the side airbag will be used on the Camry and is scheduled for future use on about 2.5 million vehicles annually, including other models.
Side airbags are mounted by the door side of the seat. They lessen impacts to the chest and abdomen by deploying instantaneously between the door trim and passenger during side impacts. Conventional side airbags were structured of two separate airbags, but the new airbag has a three-bag structure for instantaneous deployment in high-speed crashes and efficient impact absorption. The internal pressure of each of the three bags is optimized for each vehicle model, so these airbags can be used on large-to-small vehicles.
A human-machine interface (HMI) for vehicle infotainment systems has a central unit using Texas Instruments’ Jacinto 6 multicore processor. It can handle in-vehicle displays and collect and convey information from the vehicle and a cellular data connection.
With the HMI acting as a technology hub, devices such as dashboards are add-ons, external to the central system. Manufacturers could use the same basic components for all vehicles yet have vehicle-specific screens, dashboards, and consumer touch points.
A show car with the HMI features a reconfigurable 12" main dashboard for driver information; a multi-touch 12" central display for infotainment features; an 8" entertainment passenger display; and two multi-touch 8" displays for entertaining back-seat passengers.
Diesel exhaust gas recirculation technology
Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) technologies – including an EGR cooler, EGR valve, and pneumatic bypass valve – reduce emissions for Ford Power Stroke 6.7L V8 diesel engines.
EGR recirculates exhaust gas to reduce temperature in the combustion chamber. The EGR cooler's tubes dissipate heat quickly and resist soot and hydrocarbon buildup. A floating core allows for expansion and contraction within the thermal cycle for increased durability. The EGR valve provides high flow with low leakage, and the integrated bypass valve allows some exhaust gases to bypass the EGR cooler during warm up to reduce cold-start emissions.