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New NXP System Drives Sensor Fusion for Autonomous Vehicles

Silicon suppliers are stepping up to help facilitate progress in the road to autonomous driving. NXP Semiconductors has unveiled its BlueBox, which handles sensor fusion,...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Fungus-Inspired Improvements in Battery Performance

Carbon fibers derived from a sustainable source, a type of wild mushroom, and modified with nanoparticles have been shown to outperform conventional graphite electrodes for lithium-ion...

Technical Innovation
Robotics, Automation & Control

Automation, Electrification Focus of ZF’s Innovation Tractor Prototype

The passenger-car industry may be driving development of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and electrification, but the off-highway segment may be...

Original Equipment
Automotive

Western Star Launches Extreme Duty Offroad Package, New 'Transformer' Chassis

Western Star is known for its tough vocational trucks and now offers an off-road product that competes with the articulated and rigid frame markets. The truck...

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Automotive

Hemming of Thin Gauge AHSS Achieves Weight Savings

The Auto/Steel Partnership, a consortium of North American automotive companies and the Steel Market Development Institute's Automotive Applications Council, announced its Hemming of Thin...

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Propulsion

Custom, High-Performance Mufflers

Modular Exhaust, a division of GLSV, features custom sizing for three different shapes of mufflers—circular, elongated, and rectangular—as well as custom-shaped non-modular mufflers, which are available...

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Electronics & Computers

All-Round View Camera System

The 360° Local Situational Awareness System (LSAS) from KTK Kommunikationstechnik and First Sensor consists of four digital HDR-CMOS cameras in specially adapted rugged housings and a software-based video...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Absolute Encoder Series

Baumer’s absolute HeavyDuty encoder series HMG 10 and PMG 10 offer a resilient housing, optimally spaced fixed/floating bearings on both sides, and generously sized hybrid ball bearings. These features provide...

Product Briefs
Test & Measurement

PXI Radio Frequency Multiplexers

Pickering Interfaces expands its range of PXI 50Ω 600MHz radio frequency (RF) multiplexers with 18 different configurations including a PXI two slot 32:1 configuration. This new range of PXI RF...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Compact Pressure Sensors

For forklift trucks, telehandlers, and other logistical vehicles, the trend is moving toward more power in a smaller installation space and Rexroth supports this development with its PR4 series 10 pressure sensors....

Technology Report
Software

Jaguar, Exa Say Simulation to Eliminate Prototypes by 2020

Finding the right ratio of "emphasis" (aka "compromise") between design and engineering priorities has long been part of the enduring magic behind the conception and creation of...

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Propulsion

Volvo Bets on New PowerPulse, Not 48V, for Turbodiesel Boost Assist

Volvo is using a blast of compressed air to boost torque delivery and exorcise turbo "lag" of its new D5 diesel engine. It's a comparatively simple technology solution...

Global Vehicles
Propulsion

Nissan's New Direct-Injection V6 Muscles 2017 Pathfinder to 6000-Lb Towing Crown

The most significant mid-cycle revamp in the Nissan Pathfinder’s 30-year history provides the midsize SUV with a 6000 lb (2722 kg) towing capacity, a full...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Corrosion-Resistant Bearings Extend Equipment Lifetimes in Severe Environments

In harsh environments, relatively small problems like corrosion in a bearing can stop multi-million dollar vehicles where they stand. SKF and Textron are...

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Materials

Researchers Improve Decontamination Criteria for Combat-Vehicle Coatings

When it comes to protecting warfighters from exposure to chemical agents that have contaminated combat vehicles, determining how much agent gets absorbed into the...

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Defense

Engineers Use Cyborg Insects as Biorobotic Sensing Machines

A team of engineers from Washington University in St. Louis is looking to capitalize on the sense of smell in locusts to create new biorobotic sensing systems that could be used...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Coding and Computers Could Help Detect Explosives

A modern twist on an old technology could soon help detect rogue methane leaks, hidden explosives and much more. A Duke University team is using software to dramatically improve the...

Articles
Automotive

Federal Lab Cost-Effectively Eliminates Diesel Idling to Condition Class 8 Sleeper Cabs

You see them at the side of roads, in parking lots and pull-off areas of highways—Class 8 over-the-road trucks with their diesel engines idling...

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Automotive

OEMs Expand Testing of FEV Variable-Compression Ratio Engine

Road testing of a new variable-compression ratio (VCR) combustion system in Europe has been “very successful to date” as OEMs validate the FEV-developed technology, reports...

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Test & Measurement

Mississippi State University's Car of the Future Features Novel Innovations

A rear-wheel-drive sports car’s estimated triple-digit mpg and predicted 5.7-s 0 to 60 mph (0 to 97 km/h) acceleration time are the prime performance cues...

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Software

Bolt EV Seat Design Cuts Weight, Delights Taller Passengers

Stepping into the back seat of Chevrolet’s 2017 Bolt EV, one attribute of the car is immediately evident: the designers and engineers didn’t neglect the outsized physical...

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Propulsion

Unique Piston Design Aids HD Diesel Waste Heat Recovery

Federal-Mogul will show its new Envirokool piston at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in Hanover in September. It’s designed to withstand higher temperatures by incorporating a sealed-for-life cooling chamber within the piston crown. The chamber is filled with a specifically formulated...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

GM Shines Brightest in Latest OEM-Supplier Relations Study

“The continuing challenge facing automakers is very simple: They need to understand the difference between process improvement and work relations improvement. Some OEMs don’t...

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Automotive

Automatic Inflation System

Michelin Auto Inflate is a wheel-mounted tire management solution that allows fleets to automatically maintain optimal tire pressure. The system, powered by Halo in association with Aperia Technologies, can save...

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Software

Rolls-Royce Reveals a Vision of Its Future

“When it doesn’t exist, design it,” was Sir Henry Royce’s maxim aired some 100 years ago. Now it is being followed to the letter with the revealing in London of...

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Software

CAE's Next Leap Forward

The enormous complexity of today’s vehicles is well recognized. Not only are automakers turning to simulation as a cost-effective means to enhance physical test, it is becoming a fundamental tool in the design...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

3D Printing Machines Can't Be Built Fast Enough, ORNL Expert Says

As Deposition Science and Technology Group Leader at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Ryan Dehoff facilitates the development of additive manufacturing of components,...

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Aerospace

NASA Works with Airline to Improve Pilot Training and Cockpit Displays

Through an agreement between NASA and American Airlines, engineers and scientists at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA, will work to improve flight...

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Aerospace

Researchers Crash Drones to Expose Design Flaws

Sales of drones are soaring. But new research by a Johns Hopkins computer security team has raised concerns about how easily hackers could cause these robotic devices to ignore their human...

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Materials

Dual-Function Aircraft De-Icer Also Prevents Freezing

Rice University scientists have advanced their graphene-based de-icer to serve a dual purpose. The new material still melts ice from wings and wires when conditions get too cold, but...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Driving the CAR Toward 54.5 Mpg

Chances are good that if you’re involved with automotive manufacturing strategy, you know Jay Baron. As President and CEO of the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) in Ann Arbor, Dr. Baron and his research...

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Materials

‘Military-Grade’ Aluminum

When Teddy Roosevelt led his Rough Riders in their famous charge up San Juan Hill during the Spanish-American War, he was carrying a piece of leading-edge military technology: an aluminum canteen. Since that...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Probing Software Package

Renishaw offers an enhanced probing software package that automatically optimizes on-machine measurement cycles to minimize cycle time and maximize productivity. Inspection Plus with SupaTouch optimization uses...

Product Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Kalman Filter Acceleration IP Core for ADAS

EnSilica offers the Kalman Filter acceleration IP core for use in situational awareness radar sensors for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), such as electronic stability-control systems,...

Technology Report
Green Design & Manufacturing

Growth of FCVs and EVs Tied to Infrastructure

More hydrogen fueling stations in California and additional electric vehicle charging stations across the U.S. could reduce the range anxiety consumers have about driving these-advanced...

Q&A
Robotics, Automation & Control

Higher Levels of Connectivity, Automation Drive Commercial Vehicle Sector

Increased and enhanced connectivity is a megatrend impacting all ground vehicles, from passenger cars to commercial vehicles to off-highway equipment. So it’s no...

Product Briefs
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Atmosphere Control System for Annealing

Linde LLC's Hydroflex atmosphere control system (ACS) is a solution for clean and bright oxide-free annealing of steel, stainless steel, copper, bronze or brass with high reliability and repeatability and is suitable for applications including automotive, aerospace and military components, construction and...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Modeling, Simulation Expand Their Role in Powertrain Development

Modeling and simulation continue to help suppliers and OEMs provide systems and vehicles that do more work while conserving fuel, reducing emissions and keeping costs in...