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Unmanned Systems

Expanding ADAS Roles for Radar and Cameras

Cameras and radar have become so widely used in advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) that it’d be easy to label them as commodities. The well-known technologies, in use in the automotive...

Technology Report
Energy

GM Announces Hydrotec Fuel-Cell Power Generator and Rapid Charger for EVs

General Motors has announced the expansion of commercial applications for its Hydrotec hydrogen fuel cells with an integrated DC rapid charger. The company is...

Technology Report
Electronics & Computers

Wheel-Hub-Motor Innovations in Flux

The packaging and design of electric motors has, not surprisingly, come under scrutiny in recent years as the pace of vehicle electrification has accelerated. Wheel hub motors, once dismissed as too...

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Aerospace

Geopolitics: The Other Existential Threat

As I write this on Valentine’s Day, 105 Russian army battalions backed by over 500 tactical aircraft and 40 warships are poised for a blitzkrieg-style invasion of Ukraine. I don’t think...

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Regulations/Standards

SAE Government/Industry Meeting — Back in Action

After pivoting to a Digital Summit in 2021, the SAE Government/Industry Meeting was back in action for 2022, bringing engineers, policy makers, students, and the Washington Auto Show...

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Unmanned Systems

ZF Debuts New Modular Inverter, ADAS Supply Deal at CES

ZF's long history of working with automakers now extends to Vietnam. ZF and VinFast Automotive, the automotive arm of the VinFast Global conglomerate, announced at CES 2022 that it...

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Energy

Light-vehicle Horsepower Hits Historic High in 2021

Full-electric propulsion for the U.S.’s light-vehicle market segments is gaining momentum, but developers of the internal-combustion engine aren’t throwing in the towel just yet....

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Transportation

2022 SAE President Sri Srinath: Engineer, Leader, Mentor

With experiences ranging from being a hands-on engineer to managing multi-billion-dollar businesses to serving as a director in human services, “Sri Srinath is well suited to lead...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

‘Mixed’ Approach to E-truck Manufacturing

Electrification for truck, bus and off-highway equipment manufacturers brings more technology hurdles than for carmakers. Some of them are attributable to the issues involved with larger...

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Energy

Establishing Closed-Loop EV Battery Recycling

Last spring, Clarios, the world’s largest automotive battery maker formerly known as Johnson Controls, emerged a winner in the second phase of the Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Prize...

Supplier Eye
Green Design & Manufacturing

The New EV-driven Regional Supply Focus

The recent flurry of investment announcements focused on the conversion of North America’s light-vehicle production to electric-vehicle propulsion has been head spinning.

Application Briefs
Aerospace

Personal Aerial Vehicle Pilot Training

JetPack Aviation will begin training foreign military personnel in how to pilot and maintain their futuristic personal aerial vehicles.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Bell’s Autonomous Pod Transport Demos Ground-Based Detect and Avoid Flight

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, announced the Autonomous Pod Transport’s (APT) successful demonstration of a ground-based Detect and Avoid (DAA)...

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Energy

Airbus and CFM International to Pioneer Hydrogen Combustion Technology

Airbus has signed a partnership agreement with CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines, to collaborate on a hydrogen...

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Power

New Power Module Developed for Next Gen Military Airborne Electronics

Collins Aerospace has developed a new power module to support open architecture applications such as mission computers, signal processors, aircraft communication, and...

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Energy

Commercial Vehicles Begin Shift to R-1234yf Refrigerant

R-1234yf refrigerants for mobile air-conditioning systems have been widely used in passenger vehicles the past several years, but they are just now gaining traction in medium- and...

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Electronics & Computers

Single-chip digital imaging radar heads for 2022 production

The Jeep Grand Cherokee fitted with new single-chip digital imaging radar technology is cruising a residential street in metro Detroit in February. Recent heavy snowfall has...

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Aerospace

Budget Airline Car Concept Is the Short-flight Alternative

Short-haul airline flights can be a great convenience for travelers, but they produce more CO2 emissions – about 250 g/km per person – than any other form of passenger...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

AUVSI XPONENTIAL

After losing 2020 to COVID and successfully relaunching live in Atlanta in 2021, AUVSI is bringing their XPONENTIAL 2022 tech conference and trade show to Orlando, Florida's spacious Orange County Convention Center.

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Manned Systems

Electric Pickup Trucks Bring New Surprise, Delight

Legacy pickup truck OEMs are betting big that they can sway buyers accustomed to monster towing capability and hundreds of miles of driving range that electrified trucks can match, if...

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Power

Volkswagen ID.Buzz All-electric Vans Combine Iconic Styling With Modern Technology

After a more than two-decade wait from when the concept was first unveiled at the 2001 Detroit Auto Show, Volkswagen finally revealed the production...

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Connectivity

BEV Truck Manufacturers Charge Ahead at 2022 NTEA Show

This week’s 2022 NTEA Work Truck Week show in Indianapolis, Indiana saw a flurry of BEV reveals and announcements. The market for Class 3 through 6 EVs is getting more crowded by...

Original Equipment
Transportation

Quantron Launches 12-M Battery-Electric Bus; Fuel-Cell Variant to Follow

New European bus manufacturer Quantron has launched its first product, the Cizaris, a 12-meter (39.4-ft) long electrically powered bus. The German company was...

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Defense

Army Special Operations Forces Train with Robotic Combat Vehicles

Army Green Berets from the 1st Special Forces Group conducted two weeks of hands-on experimentation with Project Origin unmanned systems at Dugway Proving Ground....

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Defense

Sandia-Led Team Helps Extend Life of B61 Nuclear Deterrent

Sandia National Laboratories marked a major milestone when the Nuclear Security Enterprise successfully produced the first completely refurbished bomb for the B61-12 life...

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Test & Measurement

ERDC Begins Testing with World’s Largest Heavy Vehicle Simulator

The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) completed assembly on the world’s largest heavy vehicle simulator (HVS), the “Titan,” at the end of...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

First Annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology USA

SMi is proud to present the 1st annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology USA conference, taking place on the 5th and 6th of May 2022 in Arlington,...

Technical Innovation
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Precision Tech the ‘Backbone’ to CNH’s Digital Strategy

When CNH Industrial executives stressed at its recent Capital Markets Day that the company is fast-advancing its offerings in precision technology and accelerating autonomous...

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Weapons Systems

Electronic Warfare System

A technology targets multiple threats from different directions.

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Connectivity

Survey Reveals Cyber, Quality Challenges of Vehicle Connectivity

Cybersecurity is viewed as the number one challenge to solve for next-generation vehicles, according to findings from a global survey of automotive industry insiders. The...

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Connectivity

Vehicle Connectivity Moves to the Next Generation

It’s been 35 years since moviegoers saw Michael Douglas standing on a beach, holding what looked like a brick to his ear, in the film Wall Street. In 1987, wireless mobile...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Air Force Awards $100 Million to Continue B-1 Digital Engineering Program

The B-1 System Program Office (SPO) recently awarded a six-year, $100 million follow-on contract to Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Boeing Demos MOSA Progress on Apache Attack Helicopter

Boeing recently used its Crewstation Advanced Technology Testbed to demonstrate progress toward implementing a Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) on the AH-64 Apache attack...

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Energy

Airbus’ High-Voltage Battery Technology Prepares for Flight Test

In June last year Airbus successfully performed the EcoPulse™ wind tunnel testing at its facility in Filton, UK. These tests evaluated the performance characteristics...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Launching Aerospace Battery Tech for EVs

Advanced materials and energy storage company Nanoramic Laboratories is in the early stages of a 30-month project to develop a low-cost/fast-charge Li-ion battery for electric vehicles using its...

Editorial
Manned Systems

Maintaining EV Chargers Yet Another Challenge

Industry experts have trumpeted ad nauseam the need to expand electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure for the past half-decade or more. Those calls continued at the recent Green Truck...

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Power

Powertrain, Propulsion Lead Tech-Paper Topics at SAE’s WCX 2022

For 2022, advanced powertrain/propulsion-related topics continued to dominate the categories of published SAE technical papers, more than doubling the number of papers in...

Briefs
Aerospace

Multimode Optical Fiber Sensing

Although a vast majority of fiber optic strain sensors use single mode fiber, multimode fiber has a higher nonlinear threshold that enables higher light levels and lower noise.

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Imaging

3DEO Launches New Metal 3D-Printing Platform

California-based 3DEO unveiled in February its new metal 3D printing platform and patented technology, Saffron. The proprietary platform has been in development for the past five years....