Latest Stories

Technical Innovation
Electronics & Computers

ZF Builds ‘Middleware’ to Address Vehicle Software Escalation

Acknowledging the emergence of the “software-defined” vehicle, Tier 1 auto supplier ZF announced that it is in the process of developing a “middleware” platform...

News
Materials

German OEMs Flex 3D Manufacturing Muscle

A chief impediment for wider adoption of additive manufacturing long has been its potential for application in high-volume and high-throughput production. But continuing process and technique...

News
Software

CES 2021: Bosch Consolidates Computing Talent in New Mobility Division

Bosch announced on January 7 during its CES 2021 conference event that it has created a new division labeled Cross-Domain Computing Solutions (CDCC). The CDCC...

Technology Report
Regulations/Standards

TDK Unveils Power-Generating Wheel Sensor

Electronics maker TDK in January introduced its InWheelSense piezo-electronic “energy harvesting and sensing module” that it said can generate power from vehicle wheel movement while also...

Technology Report
Energy

Electrified Corvettes in Development

With more than 20,000 of the eighth-generation Chevrolet Corvette sold since it arrived in showrooms last year, expanding this sports car family is next on the C8 program’s agenda. In keeping with...

The Navigator
AR/AI

The Navigator: Mapping the Way to Safe Automated Driving

When it comes to automated driving systems (ADS), Tesla CEO Elon Musk often runs counter to the consensus of almost everyone else in the sector. His disdain for lidar sensing is...

Articles
Design

Hau Thai-Tang Is Engineering a New Ford

Security at Ford’s Dearborn Proving Ground was tight on a frigid January day when we arrived for SAE’s interview with Hau Thai-Tang. The gate guards were armed with infrared thermometers, and...

Articles
Electronics & Computers

NAWA Aims for 5-Minute EV Charge

A French nanomaterials company has developed a technology that it claims can significantly increase the storage efficiency of electric vehicle batteries. NAWA Technologies’ Ultra-Fast Carbon Electrode...

INSIDER
Aerospace

NASA to Begin Ground Testing on All-Electric X-57

NASA is set to start high-voltage functional ground testing of the agency’s first all-electric X-plane, the X-57 Maxwell, which will perform flights to help develop certification...

News
Energy

Powering the IoT Without Batteries Using Energy Harvesting

Ensuring that vehicles are reliably connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) is only possible when every step of the IoT is itself robust. A vehicle-to-home-thermostat...

News
Regulations/Standards

Turn Growing Complexity into Competitive Advantage Through Digitalization -- Focus of AeroTech Keynote Thursday

In this new year of 2021, there is much to look forward to, and yet we do so with guarded optimism.

News
Software

AI Points the Way to Better EV Battery Management

After two decades of significant advances in electric vehicle (EV) battery development, innovations continue to bring promises of greater battery performance, safety, faster charging,...

News
Imaging

Umlaut Benchmarks Vehicle Connectivity: Who’s on Top?

Connectivity’s role in today’s vehicles is mostly focused on driver information and entertainment. But seamless connectivity will play a vital role in highly automated, and...

INSIDER
Test & Measurement

Lab-Designed Instrumentation Flies Aboard Unarmed Missile

A joint test assembly (JTA) designed by Lawrence Livermore and Sandia national laboratories was recently onboard an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile...

INSIDER
Software

Tool Will Help Military Vehicles Fight Fires Using Less Harmful Chemicals

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new, interactive spreadsheet that will help the U.S. military extinguish...

INSIDER
Defense

Scientists Explore Nanoparticles for Future Weapon Systems

Material scientists from the U.S. Army and Department of Energy conducted a study of plasma-treated aluminum nanoparticles with the goal of improving future propellants and...

News
Power

Volkswagen Details Plan for New EV Battery Cell, Manufacturing

Volkswagen announced on March 15 a new development and business model for the production of batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) that is projected to yield as much as a 50%...

INSIDER
Propulsion

Making Quieter Drone Propellers

RMIT University aerospace engineers used machine learning to design new drone propellers, then 3D-printed several of the most promising prototypes for experimental acoustic testing. The prototypes...

INSIDER
Aerospace

Insect-Sized Agile Drones Operate in Tight Spaces

MIT has developed insect-sized drones with unprecedented dexterity and resilience. The aerial robots are powered by a new class of soft actuator that allows them to withstand the...

News
Manned Systems

Atlis EV Pickup, Platform Targets Medium-Duty Market

Electric-vehicle (EV) startups no longer are a phenomena – and the subset of startups focused just on EV pickup trucks seems to add a new player nearly every quarter. The business...

News
Design

Preview: SAE 2021 WCX

SAE International’s 2021 WCX event will unfold entirely online April 13-15 with hundreds of technical paper presentations and insights from top mobility-industry leaders, who will share their perspectives on...