Next Up, Skynet: Siemens Teaches Cars to Read!

Never let it be said that the Germans haven't done their part for literacy. Besides providing the world with the works of Goethe, Brecht and Werner von Braun, Deutschland also gave rise to industrial conglomerate Siemens, who've developed a system that reads speed limit signs and can adjust a vehicle's speed downward… » 3/06/07 7:30pm 3/06/07 7:30pm

Engineer Porn: Siemens VDO's eCorner

The wizards of gestalt at Siemens VDO are working on a system to combine drivetrain, steering, shock absorbers and brakes into the wheels of future cars. They're calling the concept eCorner, and it's the basis for a more widespread use of drive-by-wire technologies, which replace mechanical control technologies (like,… » 8/14/06 9:48am 8/14/06 9:48am

New Siemens VDO Technology Parallel-Parks Cars Automatically

Oh, you'll have your revenge on that mean, short-sleeve-shirted DMV driver's test monitor who said evaluating your parallel parking skills was like watching Ray Charles cook trout almondine. Electronics giant Siemens VDO is working on a new system that will not only find a proper spot, but also handle most of the… » 2/03/06 8:58am 2/03/06 8:58am