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Steer Radial Tire

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions has launched the Bridgestone R244 all-position steer radial tire. The new tire meets the demands of dump trucks and concrete mixer truck fleets that spend a higher percentage of their miles...

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Transportation

Lightweight Castings

Grede is developing lightweight chassis, powertrain, and drivetrain components—including safety-critical systems—for several heavy-equipment manufacturers using a patented ductile iron alloy called SiboDur. SiboDur...

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Energy

Delphi and Westport Team on Next-Gen Injectors for Natural Gas Engines

Previously having been strictly a contract manufacturer for Westport Innovations, Delphi Automotive under a new agreement will co-develop with Westport new...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

2016 Preview: Driving Continental’s 48-V Hybrid

The Volkswagen Golf TSI I'm driving is stopped at a crossroad intersection, its engine having shut off automatically as the brakes were applied. When it’s my turn to move, I slip my...

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Automotive

Radial Tires

The RL45 and RL51 off-road radial tires from Yokohama Tire feature durable and long-lasting treads for demanding applications. Suitable for articulated dump trucks and scrapers and available in size 26.5R25, the RL45 offers...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Brake Drums

Webb Vortex brake drums from Webb Severe Duty are suitable for high frequency stopping applications such as refuse trucks and other fleets that carry heavy loads and make repeated stops throughout their daily operation. The drum...

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Transportation

Heavy Transport Trailer

The TII Group manufactures heavy transport vehicles for the heavy load and road transport sector including the WideCombi and HighwayCombi dual lane trailers as well as modular systems such as the Scheuerle InterCombi...

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Transportation

Heavy Planetary Axles

Meritor’s P600 Series planetary axles, including the P610 and P614, are engineered for global heavy-haul, oil field, logging, and mining applications. Axles are available in tandem and tridem configurations and use...

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Materials

Mixed-Service Tires

Goodyear G731 MSA and G751 MSA tires for mixed-service applications are offered with or without DuraSeal technology and enable construction, dump, cement mixers, and other fleets to travel across challenging surfaces....

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Automotive

All-Position Tire

Bridgestone's M854 wide-base radial all-position tire is fabricated for severe on/off highway applications and the environmental demands of dump trucks, cement mixers, bulk carrier equipment, and logging applications. The M854 was designed to provide long mileage, aggressive traction, and strong casing durability for...

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Defense

Navigating Regulatory Compliance for UAV Electronics Development

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) deliver sophisticated capabilities with tremendous cost advantage over traditional methods. While this technology has evolved from military...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Simulating Lightweight Vehicles Operating on Discrete Terrain

Engineers increasingly rely on simulation to augment and, in some cases, replace costly and time consuming experimental work. However, current simulation capabilities are...

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Defense

UUV Developments for Defense and Commercial Applications

Autonomous Undersea Vehicles (AUVs), also commonly referred to as Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (UUVs), have a history dating back to 1957 with the Special Purpose Underwater Research...

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Defense

The Evolution of Tactical Robots

The lessons of yesterday and today are driving tomorrow’s robotic programs.

A revolution in Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) is taking place today that focuses on formalizing the permanent integration of...

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Aerospace

Next-Generation Antenna Design

Materials and Processes Enable New Possibilities for Unmanned Systems Command & Control

Unmanned vehicles are finding increasing usage in military engagements, not only for aerial applications but also...

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Information Technology

Supervisory Control State Diagrams to Depict Autonomous Activity

The military seeks to enable agile and adaptive mission management and control for a team comprised of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), unattended ground sensors (UGS),...

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Information Technology

Aerodynamic Modeling of a Flapping Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

The phenomenon of flapping wing flight in nature has been studied for centuries. Recently, flapping flight for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) applications has become of interest....

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Information Technology

Queuing Model for Supervisory Control of Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles

One critical aspect in developing a quantitative model of unmanned autonomous vehicle (UAV) operator and system performance has been to adopt a task-centric approach to...

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Aerospace

Real-Time, High-Fidelity Simulation of Autonomous Ground Vehicle Dynamics

Integrated simulation capabilities that are high-fidelity, fast, and have scalable architecture are essential to support autonomous vehicle design and performance...

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Aerospace

Photovoltaic Thermography From the Air

Micro-Epsilon
Raleigh, NC
919-787-9707
www.micro-epsilon.com

Defective solar cells can destroy an entire module. Therefore, conducting regular inspections using thermography is a...

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Defense

Unmanned Demonstrator Aircraft for Maritime Surveillance

Northrop Grumman
Falls Church, VA
703-280-2900
www.northropgrumman.com

The Northrop Grumman Corporation-built unmanned demonstrator aircraft used for maritime...

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Defense

Additive Manufacturing of Small Tactical Munitions

Raytheon
Fullerton, CA
714-446-2315
www.raytheon.com Solid Concepts Inc.
Valencia, CA
661-295-4400
www.solidconcepts.com

Raytheon is addressing the...

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Defense

Unmanned Ground Vehicle

RE2
Pittsburgh, PA
412-681-6382
www.resquared.com

RE2, Inc. recently announced that the company has been awarded additional funding by the Department of Defense to commercialize its high speed...

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Materials

Magnetic Filtration Solutions

FilterMag International offers the FilterMag product family to prevent erosive contaminants in critical assets for mining, oil and gas, construction, and manufacturing. To remove the small particles that cause...

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Power

Polyurethane Seals

Hydratech Industries features a polyurethane sealing solution from Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies on its hydraulic piston accumulators. The Freudenberg Simko 300 seal ring offers improved operating life, form...

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Imaging

Hydraulic Controls

Flex VUE from Magnetek provides operators with advanced communications and proportional control in a rugged, handheld product. The high-resolution color display keeps operators apprised of various system status and...

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Automotive

Active Seatbelt Retractor

TRW Automotive Holdings Corp.'s second-generation active control retractor system (ACR2) has started production on the 2014 Cadillac CTS. As the first launch of this advanced seatbelt technology in North America,...

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Electronics & Computers

Wire-To-Board Connectors

AUH Series wire-to-board, crimp style connectors from JST feature subminiature size, design flexibility, and reliable contact construction for high density applications. The 1.85-mm (0.073-in) pitch, side entry,...

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Electronics & Computers

Temperature Controller

Oven Industries' offers a high-power temperature controller mounted on a heat sink that creates a seamless transition between heating and cooling devices. Suitable for applications greater than 15 A, the controller...

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Automotive

Virtual Terminals

A comprehensive range of Isobus virtual terminal designs from American Industrial Systems (AIS) are suitable for special applications on off-highway vehicles. Custom, robust, and reliable terminals were designed to improve...

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Automotive

Tilt Mount

Southco expands its tilt display mount (T Series) product line with the AV-D25 mount basic that provides reliability and proven tilt positioning and offers a solution for moving and positioning heavy panels and displays. A counterbalanced version provides even lower operating efforts for more demanding application needs. The T Series...

Executive Viewpoints
Power

Leveraging Global Capabilities to Address Local Needs

Nearly a decade ago, I presented a speech at SAE Brasil’s Diesel Forum titled "Diesel Engines Sealing–Helping Improve Emissions and Fuel Economy." The speech was prompted, of...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Weld Cable Control

Miller improves select models in the XMT weld cable control (WCC) multi-process lineup to improve productivity, quality, and safety. Updates to both the XMT 350 WCC and the XMT 450 WCC allow the feeder to recognize...

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Photonics/Optics

Laser Blanking Systems

With a patented approach to laser cutting of blanks from coil, LaserCoil Technologies systems enable companies to marry its laser cutting systems with any coil line automation, whether it be existing equipment...

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Energy

Advanced Engineered Material Technologies for a Challenging Environment

This is a time of both great challenge and great opportunity in the transportation industry. In February, President Obama directed the U.S. Environmental Protection...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Full Synthetic Motor Oil Formulated from Natural Gas

Pennzoil Platinum and Pennzoil Ultra Platinum with PurePlus Technology are full synthetic motor oils formulated from natural gas. Shell says it is not aware of any other maker that has...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Remote Keyless Entry Systems a Possible App for Special Battery Chemistry

A new electrolyte developed the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) serves not only as an ion conductor, but also as a cathode...

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Materials

Improved Howitzer Spindle Coating Will Improve Performance, Save Money

The efforts of U.S. Army engineers to implement an improved coating for howitzer breech spindles will provide several benefits, including easing the logistical burden on...

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Technology Report
Software

Dual-Use Heater Core Contributes to Better Vehicle Fuel Economy

Imagine a vehicle towing a 3000-lb (1360-kg) trailer up a 6% grade on a 110°F (43°C) day. This scenario describes less than 1% of driving time, but 100% of vehicles have...

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Defense

Embry-Riddle Worldwide to Offer Master’s in Unmanned Systems

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University–Worldwide will begin offering a Master of Science in Unmanned Systems degree this August. Unmanned systems coursework will examine the...

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Propulsion

NASA Plans to Go Beyond Batteries for Space Exploration

NASA announced that it is seeking proposals for the development of more capable energy storage technologies than batteries that will advance energy storage solutions for the space...

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Software

Airbus A350 XWB Undergoes Extreme Weather Testing

The first ever Airbus A350 XWB to visit the U.S., MSN2, arrived the second week in May at McKinley Climatic Lab at Eglin Air Force base in Florida. Over several weeks the aircraft and its...

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Manned Systems

Eaton Names President of Vehicle Group, Asia Pacific

To be based in Shanghai, Krishnakumar “K.K.” Srinivasan was recently appointed by Eaton to the position of President, Vehicle Group, Asia Pacific, reporting to Ken Davis,...

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Automotive

BMW and Partner to Increase Carbon-Fiber Output

BMW is doubling down on its commitment to carbon fiber with major capacity increases at the plant that makes the material for its new i brand of lightweight electrified vehicles. The plant...

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Electronics & Computers

Unmanned Aircraft Must Rise Above Barriers for Commercial Applications

Historically, the unmanned aircraft system (UAS) market has been dominated by military applications from surveillance to active engagement. In the near term, the...

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Automotive

Special Audi R8 First with Production Laser Headlamps

The limited-edition R8 LMX will be the first production car in the world to come equipped with laser high beams when it debuts this summer, says its maker Audi. The VW brand has been...

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Automotive

RCCI Engine Begins In-Vehicle Demonstration Testing

Higher fuel efficiency and reduced exhaust emissions are two potential benefits associated with Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition (RCCI), an engine combustion technology that...

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Defense

ANSYS and GE Form New Collaboration Agreement

ANSYS and GE Aviation have established a new joint technology collaboration agreement that will help solve future engineering challenges and drive product development processes. ANSYS and GE...

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Design

Walking Through Some Ideas for Improved Pedestrian Safety

"Everyone is a pedestrian" is a traffic safety dictum of NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). That's pretty obvious, but America's pedestrian safety record is...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Sikorsky Awarded Contract to Replace ‘Marine One’ Helicopter Fleet

The U.S. Navy selected Sikorsky Aircraft to build the next fleet of Marine One helicopters for the Office of the President.

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Propulsion

BorgWarner Begins Production of Fan Drives in Brazil

In May, BorgWarner announced that it had begun production of its electronically controlled Visctronic fan drives at its new plant in Itatiba City, Brazil.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Universal Vision Sensor

Balluff’s BVS universal vision sensor offers 360° part position detection, defect finding, contour-based counting and matching, barcode reading (linear and 2-D DM), and optical character verification (OCV). It...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Boeing, Embraer to Open Research Center for Sustainable Aviation Biofuel

Boeing and Embraer S.A. announced plans to open a joint research center to advance a sustainable aviation biofuel industry in Brazil. The two companies will perform...

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Electronics & Computers

Vehicle Network Security Highlighted in New Concept

The Visteon- and Cisco-developed OASIS (Optimized, Adaptable, Secure, Intelligent, Seamless) concept makes secure car-to-cloud communications the prerequisite for unlocking vehicle...

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Original Equipment
Transportation

Claas Expands Its Forage Harvester Line

The all-new Jaguar 800 Series forage harvesters from Claas are seen by the company as a complement to the current 900 Series, meeting the needs of producers and custom harvesters who need the...

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Automotive

Setting the Stage for Advanced Vehicles

Michael Duoba (SAE Member, 1993), Vehicle Systems Research Engineer and technical leader for the Advanced Powertrain Research Facility at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), is considered one of the...

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Transportation

Deere Updates Motor Graders to Meet Tier 4 Final

Deere's G-Series motor graders have been updated to meet Final Tier 4 emissions standards with the implementation of a John Deere PowerTech EPA Final Tier 4/EU Stage IV engine. The engine...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Shape-Shifting Wings to Fly in July

Since the dawn of aviation, airplane designers and engineers have sought elegant ways to smoothly change the shape of aircraft wings in flight like birds or bats do. Rather than using jointed flaps,...

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Manned Systems

Johnson Controls to Create World's Largest Interiors Company with Chinese Firm

In a deal that will create the world's largest automotive interiors company, U.S.-based Johnson Controls is forming a joint venture with China-based Yanfeng...

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Electronics & Computers

Hyundai Activates Its Own Cloud Server for Blue Link

A car maker setting up its own cloud server may seem like taking on a problem-prone task that could better be left to one of the many specialty companies, as other car manufacturers...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Maxim Chips Help Trim Space Requirements in Dashboards

Whether design teams are trying to cram more features and functions into dashboards or striving to increase efficiency, design groups want chips that save space and reduce weight....

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Automotive

Japanese OEMs Tops at Involving Suppliers Early in Development Process, Says 2014 Study

Toyota and Honda are better than the traditional domestic Big 3 at involving suppliers early in the product development process, according to results...

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Manned Systems

New Cockpit Concept from Visteon

Visteon's Horizon cockpit concept blends three emerging technologies—including 3-D gesture recognition—to transform the way a driver controls features such as interior temperature, audio, and...

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Software

FPGA Motor Simulation

OPAL-RT Technologies offers a suite of tools to make field-programmable gate array (FPGA)-based simulation accessible to engineers developing controllers for electric drives. First, a set of real-time motor models,...

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Electronics & Computers

Command Center: Securing Connected Cars of the Future

Gone are the days when cars were only used to commute and had a radio or a CD player in the name of multimedia. Today's cars have the capability to be connected to devices both inside...

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Power

Cummins-Peterbilt SuperTruck Nabs 10.7 Mpg in Real-World Driving Test

A Cummins-Peterbilt SuperTruck demonstrator notched 10.7 mpg with a fully loaded tractor-trailer, representing a 75% fuel-economy increase and a 43% greenhouse gas...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Chrysler's New Hellcat V8 Gets 707-Hp SAE Rating

Powertrain engineers love understatement—as well as a bit of deception. That was made clear recently when Chrysler announced that its new "Hellcat" Hemi V8 will be SAE J1349-rated at 707...

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Propulsion

Audi's New V6 Diesel to Feature Electric Turbocharging, New NOx Technology

In the year 2030, more than 80% of newly registered cars and light trucks will still have an internal combustion engine on board and the...

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Propulsion

U.K. Universities Lead R&D for Low-Cost Catalysts, Low-CO2 Combustion

Reducing the cost of catalytic converters through design, and reducing engine-out emissions using advanced turbocharging and combustion techniques, are the focus of...

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Aerospace

NASA Tests Alternative Jet Engine Fuels

For the second time in as many years, NASA researchers are using a DC-8 and other aircraft to study the effects on emissions and contrail formation of burning alternative fuels in jet engines. The...

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Aerospace

New Technologies Improve Aviation Safety and Efficiency

Researchers with Singapore's A*STAR Aerospace Programme are working on over 50 multidisciplinary projects to pioneer manufacturing techniques, safety inspection devices, and analytical...

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Aerospace

Unmanned Aircraft to Support Scientific Research in Mexico

Specialists from the Institute of Technology and Higher Studies (ITESO) are conducting a program for the design and manufacture of Mexican unmanned aircraft, rockets, and weather...

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Transportation

Land Rover's Discovery Vision Concept Has Real Future for 2015

The Land Rover Discovery's image is of a capably rugged vehicle with room for seven, and interior luxury that goes with its clearly premium exterior. But what makes the...

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Automotive

Ford Debuts Mustang Convertible and Revised Focus

Ford turned the page on the final chapter of the 50th anniversary extravaganza for the company’s signature performance car, the Mustang, when it revealed the convertible edition of the...

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Materials

High-Strength Sheet Steel That Bends

Basic car structures have traditionally been stamped from sheet steel, but stricter fuel-economy standards have the auto industry turning increasingly to more costly alternative materials including...

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Defense

Mitsubishi Develops Satellite System for Disaster Monitoring, Resource Exploration

Mitsubishi Electric Corp. has completed its development of the ALOS-2:DAICHI-2 advanced land-observation satellite based on a contract awarded to the...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Novel Nanocatalysts for Fuel Cells

One of the biggest obstacles to widespread adoption of clean hydrogen fuel cell-powered cars and trucks is the high price and rarity of the platinum and platinum-family catalysts that the stacks need to...

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Electronics & Computers

Google Goes Hands- and Feet-Free in Pursuit of Driverless Cars

Even though its first prototype car has no pedals or steering wheel, it's correct to say that Google is putting the pedal to the metal in its quest to develop fully...

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Automotive

Mazda Reaches out to High Schoolers for STEM

The engineering and race professionals from Mazda presented the nuances of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to a group of high school-age students May 27 at Martin Luther King...

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Defense

Boeing to Acquire ETS Aviation

Boeing announced an agreement to acquire ETS Aviation, a provider of fuel-efficiency management and analytics software. ETS Aviation solutions provide more than 120 airlines and corporate flight departments...

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Electronics & Computers

Low-Dropout Regulators for Body and Powertrain

ROHM Semiconductor's new 16-model lineup of low-dropout regulators (LDOs) are optimized for MCU power supplies in automotive body and powertrain systems. The BD4xxMx series uses...

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Transportation

Sikorsky, NREC Partner for Matrix Application to Demonstrate U.S. Army Autonomous UGV Delivery

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has been awarded a demonstration project with the National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) of Carnegie Mellon...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Silicon Carbide 1200-V MOSFET

The C2M0025120D from Cree is the industry’s first commercially available silicon carbide (SiC) 1200-v MOSFET with an RDS(ON) of 25 mO in an industry-standard TO-247-3 package....

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Transportation

McLaren CEO Fast-Forwarding Technology-Centric McLaren Automotive

It’s a very long way from building $10,000 Ford Escorts to being responsible for a company making $1.5 million super cars, but Mike Flewitt, CEO of McLaren Automotive,...

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Defense

Custom Grounding Cables and Clips

Custom grounding cables and clips from Mueller Electric help prevent the generation of electrical sparks caused by static electricity, which can damage equipment and lead to safety hazards. The products...

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Test & Measurement

Supercritical Fluid Extractor

Supercritical Fluid Technologies’ SFT-250 supercritical fluid extractor is designed to perform extractions in supercritical fluid and meets the rigors of the research lab. The system also may be used for...

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Aerospace

Surface Microphone

PCB Piezotronics’ surface microphone for R&D testing features a low-profile design ideal for testing in confined spaces and windy environments. The low-profile (1/8-in height) microphone and surface mount pad reduces the impact of undesired air pressure on the microphone during the measurement process. Model 130B40 is an...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Book Explores Full Spectrum of Automotive Electric Motors

SAE International offers a new book that provides an in-depth assessment of the most important technology, manufacturing, and supply chain aspects of the fast-paced world of electric...

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