Cameras are playing a key role as the auto industry looks forward to active safety systems. One is set to debut when Fiat's Lancia unveils the Delta. It uses TRW Automotive's video-based lane departure system, which uses a camera to watch the white lines and determine when the vehicle is drifting toward the lane markings. The system warns the drifting driver with gentle guidance/haptic feedback through the steering wheel. The camera is mounted on the rearview mirror so it's inside and has a clear view of the roadway.
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
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