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Ford Aims for New 'Halo' Products and More Female Engineers, Says COO Barb Samardzich

Ford has a lot riding on the new Mustang. It isn’t just another Ford model; it is a statement of capability and international intent, and no one...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Chinese Automakers Focus on 'Internet Mind-Set'

China’s automakers are gearing up to take advantage of smartphones and Internet services as they attempt to match the connectivity capabilities of their international competitors....

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Automotive

New OGeco Hybrid Transmission Is a Space-Saver

Space fiction has become part of some auto companies’ description of hybrids. Finding space for an electric motor, battery and all the controls that go with them...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

No 'Shaky Start' for Opel/Vauxhall’s New Corsa Triple

Thorsten Kniesa likes a quiet life, and as a senior member of the team that created Opel Group’s (Opel and Vauxhall) three-cylinder Ecotec gasoline engine, he has helped ensure...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Book Examines Challenges of Electronic Parts and Their Impacts on Consumer and Industrial Products

SAE International’s new book, Counterfeit Electronic Parts and Their Impact on Supply Chains, examines how counterfeit parts are negatively...

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Automotive

Audi Shows Design, Fuel-Cell Directions

At the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, Audi exhibited its thinking on the future with a pair of vehicles, one showing its direction for exterior design and the other highlighting the future of electric...

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Electronics & Computers

Connected/driverless Car Future Seen in Any of Four Scenarios

Looking into the future doesn't require a crystal ball or ouija board if you're able to enumerate the wide range of possibilities and expound logically on them. This type of...

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Automotive

2016 Explorer Gains More Powerful Four-Cylinder, Platinum Opulence

Ford has relentlessly applied all of the technology at its disposal in a program of continuous refinement to the 2016 Explorer in a bid to keep competitive a vehicle...

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Automotive

Mazda Enters Subcompact Crossover Segment with 2016 CX-3

Mazda dove into the burgeoning market for subcompact crossover SUVs with the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show introduction of the CX-3, a stylish new tall wagon built on the platform of...

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Automotive

Toho Tenax Develops 'Super-Heat-Resistant' Prepreg for Engine Apps

Toho Tenax Co., Ltd. announced Nov. 6 that it has developed a new prepreg—a carbon-fiber sheet pre-impregnated with matrix resin—that offers super-high-heat and...

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Electronics & Computers

Automotive System-On-Chip Family

Texas Instruments extends its automotive system-on-chip (SoC) range with the TDA3x processor family, which is designed to help car manufacturers develop sophisticated advanced driver assistance systems...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Multi-Core Safety Operating System

EB tresos Safety Operating System multi-core from Elektrobit (EB) is a new operating system for automotive electronic control units (ECUs). According to the company, it is the first safety operating system...

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Data Acquisition

CAN FD Serial Trigger, Decode Solution

Teledyne LeCroy has added unique measurement and graphing capabilities to its CAN flexible data-rate (FD) serial trigger and decode solution. According to the company, the new CAN FD trigger and decode...

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Electronics & Computers

Precision Hall-Effect Angle Sensor ICs

Allegro MicroSystems’ new family of contactless Hall magnetic sensors—the A1332 and A1334 high-resolution 360° angle sensor ICs—are based on magnetic circular vertical Hall technology. The A1332...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Triaxial Angular Rate Sensor

The ARS3 PRO triaxial angular rate sensor from DTS (Diversified Technical Systems, Inc.) permits measuring the durability of a lever or capturing driveshaft speed in a manufacturing machine without the need for...

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Electronics & Computers

Advanced-Chassis Microcontrollers

Renesas Electronics Corp.’s new RH850/P1x-C series is a high-end version of its RH850/P1x series of 32-bit automotive microcontrollers. The all-in-one solution is designed for sensor fusion, gateway, and...

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Photonics/Optics

New Serenity Payload Detects Hostile Fire

Two government-developed sensors are working together to increase the security of deployed soldiers. The Firefly and Serenity sensors employ government developed algorithms, software, and hardware to...

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Defense

Studies Look at Long-Term Aging of Electronics in Nuclear Weapons

Sandia National Laboratories is studying how environments, including radiation that originates from a nuclear weapon itself, could affect the performance of electronics in the...

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Defense

Researchers Create New Test Station for Missile Warning System

The AN/AAR-57 Common Missile Warning System (CMWS) helps protect Army aircraft from attack by shoulder-launched missiles and other threats. To keep this defensive system...

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Automotive

Nissan Arms Its 2016 Titan with Diesel V8, HD Capability

Nissan officials admit it took a grueling 10-year development program to launch their second-generation Titan, but those waiting for the new truck simply groan and call it...

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Propulsion

Aircraft with Hybrid Engine Can Recharge in Flight

Researchers from the University of Cambridge, in association with Boeing, have successfully tested the first aircraft to be powered by a parallel hybrid-electric propulsion system, where an...

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Communications

Energy Harvesting Could Help Power Spacecraft of the Future

A consortium is working on a project to maximize energy harvesting on a spacecraft of the future. The initiative seeks to find energy-saving and -maximizing solutions to enable...

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Data Acquisition

Mini Solar Observatory Can Be Used on Manned Spacecraft

Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) developed a miniature portable solar observatory for use onboard a commercial, manned, suborbital spacecraft. The SwRI Solar Instrument Pointing...

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Transportation

2015 Mondeo Launch Shows Flexibility, Challenges of One Ford Strategy

As Ford's Engineering Launch Manager for the 2015 Mondeo, Mike Rogers played a key role in guiding its arrival into Europe. The complex task for Rogers and his team...