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RF & Microwave Electronics

California ZEV Law Gets Simpler, More Challenging

The good news about the California zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) mandate is that it is greatly simplified starting in 2018. What will be a challenge: the new regulation, formulated by the...

Technology Report
Software

Saving EV Transmission Energy and Costs

Increasing electric vehicle efficiency without adding significant development and vehicle unit cost remains a challenge for the global auto industry. But Matthew Hole, head...

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Manned Systems

Adient Rethinks Interior Technology for Autonomous Vehicles

Designers are envisioning new looks for vehicle interiors, as in-vehicle connectivity and electrified powertrains usher in the autonomous driving age. As more EVs enter the...

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Regulations/Standards

Bioprivacy: Designing for a Moving Target

Automotive design standards and specifications can be moving targets. In the autonomous realm, the present lack of formal rulemaking and applicable new Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards,...

Articles
Automotive

Truck Tech War!

Rarely do vehicle categories enjoy a century of evolution in becoming a customer favorite. Such is the luck for today’s full-size pickups.

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Aerospace

Blockage Detection System Could Prevent Aircraft Accidents

Acoustic methods have been used for detecting blockages in pipes for many years. Researchers set out to discover if similar methods could be used for real aircraft Pitot tubes,...

Road Ready
RF & Microwave Electronics

Jaguar Unveils Twin-Motor I-Pace Battery-Electric Crossover

Ahead of the 2018 Geneva motor show, Jaguar unveiled the production version of its first-ever electric vehicle: the twin-motor I-Pace crossover. In perhaps any EV’s most...

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Defense

New Vehicle Technology May Protect Troops from Blast-Induced Brain Injury

Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) and the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering have developed a new...

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Photonics/Optics

Army Aviators Test Next Generation Air-to-Ground Missile

Aviation testers have been busy testing the latest Army aviation missile, known as the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM). The complex JAGM test was a collaborative team effort...

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Defense

Analytical Methods Help Develop Antidotes for Cyanide, Mustard Gas

To develop antidotes for chemical agents, such as cyanide and mustard gas, scientists need analytical methods that track not only the level of exposure but also how the...

Technical Innovation
Test & Measurement

AKG R&D Center Boasts Unique Large-Radiator Thermal Shock Test Stand

AKG of America’s research and development center at its Mebane, North Carolina, facility hosted a grand opening in February that features a new water/glycol thermal...

Technical Innovation
Energy

Diesel Reigns as Alternatives Expand Their Role in Commercial Trucks

Commercial truck manufacturers and users are all looking at a range of sustainable fuels, but it will be some time before they collectively displace diesel. Natural...

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Unmanned Systems

Technology Time-Warp

While auto engineers like to quip that vehicle electrification “is a century old and still in search of a battery,” it’s no joke that many of today’s “advanced” technologies are rooted in concepts first...

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Test & Measurement

Soft Tests for Autonomous Vehicles

There is enormous pressure on the entire automotive industry to achieve and demonstrate unprecedented levels of validation to gain and maintain public confidence in the safety of autonomous...

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Test & Measurement

Steering Toward Lower NVH

As regulations on automotive noise have become more stringent over the years, engine noise has been reduced significantly. This trend has increased with the rise of EVs and hybrid vehicles, modern quiet ICEs...

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Aerospace

Evading In-Flight Lightning Strikes

MIT engineers are proposing a new way to reduce a plane's lightning risk using an onboard system that would protect a plane by electrically charging it. The proposal may seem counterintuitive, but the...

The Navigator
Data Acquisition

Shifting Sands in the AV Landscape

Over the past 130 years, the auto industry playing field has become scattered with the ashes of countless defunct companies. Where there once were thousands of OEMs, a mere 10 vehicle makers took 73% of...

Editorial
Software

Engineers Are Re-Engineering Ford

When your market share has plummeted more than two percentage points since 2013, your product range is growing cobwebs, your dealers are screaming for new models and you’ve recently lost one of your...

Supplier Eye
Regulations/Standards

Déjà Vu: Vertical Integration Returns

The relentless flurry of technology linkups and acquisitions borne by OEMs and suppliers in sensors, software, artificial intelligence, mobility capabilities, and those offering innovative business...

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Aerospace

GM Turns to Carbon Fiber for 2019 GMC Sierra Pickup Bed

Steel truck beds. Aluminum truck beds. The battle to create the lightest, strongest pickup cargo bed intensifies yet again, as carbon fiber debuts as the bed material for the 2019...

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Manned Systems

EU to Deploy UAV Traffic Management System by 2019

The Geneva-based body that navigates international air services for Switzerland and certain bordering countries, skyguide, joined forces with AirMap unmanned traffic management (UTM) to...

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Power

Cadillac Unveils All-New V8

In the latest signal that automakers aren’t shutting off investment in internal-combustion just yet, General Motors’ Cadillac premium-vehicle brand unwrapped an all-new V8 roughly four years in the making....

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Propulsion

All-New 2019 Ram 1500 Launches with a Bed-Load of Innovations

FiatChrysler’s Ram 1500 pickup doesn’t top the fullsize-pickup sales charts (never mind the Detroit Three automakers still insist on obfuscating what to everyone else...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Shell, Airflow Truck Debut Hyper-Fuel-Efficient Class 8 Concept Truck

Shell and AirFlow Truck Company partnered to design a hyper-fuel-efficient Class 8 concept truck capable of reducing the energy usage associated with the...

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Power

Lincoln Aviator: New Rear-Drive Platform, Plug-In Option

Just prior to a 2018 New York auto show that promised to headline virtually no new models that weren’t crossover SUVs of some sort, Ford’s Lincoln premium-vehicle brand...