MILSATCOM and the United States Space Force
Officially formed in December 2019 as a separate and distinct branch of the United States armed forces and organized under the Department of the Air Force, the United States Space Force is...
SKYNET and the UK Ministry of Defense
The first day of Global MilSatCom 2021 will primarily focus on the UK Ministry of Defence's (MoD) SATCOM needs and capabilities, with particular emphasis on their SKYNET Enduring Capability ( SKEC )...
The Return of Global MilSatCom
After being forced to go virtual in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SMi Group's 23rd annual Global MilSatCom Conference & Exhibition returns to being an in-person event on November 2-4, 2021, in...
Innovating the Methanol Fuel Cell
Using methanol as the source fuel provides an alternative to a gaseous-hydrogen distribution and storage infrastructure, among other potential benefits.
Supplier Eye Unmanned Systems
Suppliers Battle a New Set of ILLs
Slammed by ‘black swan’ events, the global auto supply base now faces a severe cost crunch.
Faurecia Expanding into Hydrogen
Through its Symbio joint venture with Michelin, Faurecia is investing beyond its interior-systems base into the fuel-cell future.
Innovative ‘Afreecar’ Wins SAE’s 2021 Create the Future Design Award
The focus is on bringing electric power and mobility to 1 billion people who have no access to electricity.
Ford C2 Is Model for EV Scale, Lower Costs
Has the auto industry ever seen a more dynamic and outright crazy time than today’s second coming of the electric vehicle? Those of us who visited Rivian Automotive’s L.A. auto show display...
VW’s Newest Battery Pack Facility Is Production-Line Adjacent
The Volkswagen ID.4 electric vehicle (EV) is set begin localized production in the United States in early 2022. The MEB-platform, 2-row SUV will share an assembly line with...
Autonomy’s Computing Edge
Computing clouds get more headlines, but edge computing is likely to play a more crucial minute-by-minute role in the autonomous-vehicle (AV) future. Roughly defined as bringing the processing of data...
News Test & Measurement
GM Announces Door-To-Door Ultra Cruise ADAS
GM has announced the next generation of its hands-free Super Cruise advanced driver-assist system (ADAS), upping the label to “Ultra Cruise.” GM claims the Ultra Cruise system, expected to...
Technology Report Propulsion
Lithium-Free Corvette Z06: More Sting for the 2023 Stingray
Topping the eighth-generation (C8) 2020-22 Chevrolet Corvette is no mean feat. Customers still pay premiums and patiently wait in line to own one. Yet the new Z06 edition, due...
Technical Innovation Power
ABS Ramps up Commercial-Vehicle Battery-Pack Assembly
American Battery Solutions (ABS) is preparing for a big uptick in business with the increasing electrification of buses, medium- and heavy-duty trucks. “In order to be ready for...
Hercules Readies Alpha Electric Pickup Prototypes
A modular propulsion system enables multiple driveline configurations – and non-automotive EV applications.
Seeking More Traction in Budding EV Market, VW Adds AWD to ID.4
A second motor and free charging create a compelling offering as Volkswagen debuts the most-affordable, all-electric, all-wheel-drive SUV.
News Unmanned Systems
Opsys Tech Demos Cost-Effective Solid-State Lidar-Module Prototypes
Few argue that autonomous vehicles (AVs) will need lidar to safely reach higher levels of automation. Radar is well-understood, low-cost and low-power, but lacks the...
Articles Unmanned Systems
DSpace Launches Simphera AV Development Simulator
The new cloud-based and scalable software is engineered to simulate and validate autonomous driving applications.
Technology Report Energy
3D Graphene Boosts New Batteries Beyond Lithium-Ion
Lyten’s materials innovation enables lithium-sulfur cell chemistry to surpass lithium-ion and set the stage for an EV production debut later this decade.
Engineering the 2022 Toyota Tundra
Chief engineer Mike Sweers talks structure, materials and a different approach to hybrid power for the all-new, third-generation pickup.
Articles Robotics, Automation & Control
ADAS Over the Horizon
"ADAS technology is evolving very quickly. Level 2 Plus-Plus-Plus – or as some Asian markets call it, 'Level 2-99'."
NASA, US Industry Advance Small Core Aircraft Engines
The future of commercial flight is sustainable, efficient, and cleaner. To make this vision a reality, NASA working to develop highly efficient engines for future single-aisle...
3D-Printed Titanium Alloy for Aerospace
A super-strong, highly ductile, super-light titanium-based alloy was developed using 3D printing. The process provides a method to design alloys with unprecedented structures and properties for...
Making Martian Rocket Biofuel on Mars
Researchers at Georgia Tech developed a concept that would make Martian rocket fuel, on Mars, that could be used to launch future astronauts back to Earth. The bioproduction process would use three...
News Data Acquisition
Quality Management Experts Provide Guidance on AS9100 Standard, Equipment Calibration
Quality management professionals across the global aerospace and defense community discuss the AS9100 international standard, audits, and equipment...
Toyota Putting Software First in Global, Connected-Car Architecture
Toyota Connected was launched in 2016 in North America, established as an “innovation engine” for the global OEM. The goals of the new digital division were to...
Mahle, Liebherr Develop Active Pre-Chamber for Hydrogen ICE
The collaboration attempts to resolve issues with heavy-duty, hydrogen-fueled engines, namely avoiding pre-ignition and knock without reduced compression ratios.
Military Tests New Chemical Agent Detection Systems
Warfighters from across the nation conducted operational testing of new chemical agent detection systems between October and November. Through these warfighters’ efforts, data was...
INSIDER Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers Developing Prototype of Next-Gen Night Vision Technology
Three University of Arkansas researchers — electrical engineering professor Shui-Qing “Fisher” Yu, Distinguished Professor Greg Salamo, and Jin Hu, assistant...
INSIDER Manufacturing & Prototyping
New Airfield Matting System Being Developed
Since the 1940s, the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) has evaluated expeditionary airfield matting systems that allow military units to quickly build runways, hangar...
Original Equipment Manned Systems
Hyundai CE Launches Next-Gen Electric Forklift
The 2.5-ton B-X electric forklift employs the company’s first application of lithium-iron-phosphate batteries.
Flexible Antenna Array Could Coat Airplane Wings
Princeton University researchers have taken a step toward developing a type of antenna array that could coat an airplane’s wings. The technology, which could enable many uses of emerging...
Making Aircraft Fuel from Sunlight and Air
Carbon-neutral fuels are crucial for making aviation and maritime transport sustainable. Scientists at ETH Zurich have built a plant that can produce carbon-neutral liquid fuels from sunlight...
Autonomy Architecture Prevents Aviation Accidents
There have been approximately 1,200 to 1,300 general aviation accidents per year since 2013, which is down from the years before. While the improvement is good, NASA is working to...
2022 Nissan Rogue Gets a VC Turbo Triple
Nissan’s best-selling Rogue entered its third generation as an all-new vehicle for 2021, missing the significant powertrain change that arrives in 2022 models. The all-new 3-cylinder gasoline...
News Test & Measurement
Nissan Opens New Vehicle-Safety Lab in Michigan
It takes days for a safety team to prep a vehicle for a crash test that lasts mere seconds. “The number of required crash tests is increasing, so your flexibility is decreasing when...
Steel Sector Aids Sustainability Efforts
Volvo Group partners with SSAB on ‘green steel’ for off-highway machines and with Ovako for access to fossil-free hydrogen.
News Electronics & Computers
BEV Streamliner Tops 350 Mph for U.S. Speed Record
The pursuit of straight-line speed loosely known as hot-rodding is a painstaking process: assemble an enthusiastic team, tap all the expertise you can muster and convince a sponsor or...
INSIDERRF & Microwave Electronics
University of Rochester Lab Creates New 'Reddmatter' Superconductivity Material...
INSIDERElectronics & Computers
MIT Report Finds US Lead in Advanced Computing is Almost Gone - Mobility...
Airbus Starts Testing Autonomous Landing, Taxi Assistance on A350 DragonFly...
Boeing to Develop Two New E-7 Variants for US Air Force - Mobility Engineering...
PAC-3 Missile Successfully Intercepts Cruise Missile Target - Mobility...
Air Force Pioneers the Future of Synthetic Jet Fuel - Mobility Engineering...
INSIDERElectronics & Computers
MIT Report Finds US Lead in Advanced Computing is Almost Gone
Driver-Monitoring: A New Era for Advancements in Sensor Technology
Manufacturing & Prototyping
Tailoring Additive Manufacturing to Your Needs: Strategies for...
How to Achieve Seamless Deployment of Level 3 Virtual ECUs for...
Specifying Laser Modules for Optimized System Performance
Electronics & Computers
Leveraging Machine Learning in CAE to Reduce Prototype Simulation and Testing