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Propulsion

Daimler Launches Intelligent Truck Axle with Active Oil Regulation

Daimler has announced the first intelligent truck axle for its European Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks. The axle contains New Final Drive (NFD) technology that actively...

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Aerospace

Reconfigurable Radio Tracks Flights Worldwide

When Malaysia Air Flight 370 disappeared somewhere over the Indian Ocean in 2014, it had flown far beyond radar range. Under a new space-based air tracking system, no plane would ever be off the...

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Aerospace

Flight Deck “Ouija Boards” Go Digital

To make the jobs of aircraft handlers easier, the Navy developed the Deployable Ship Integration Multi-touch System (DSIMS), a mobile software package that features a digital touchscreen image of a...

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Electronics & Computers

Flaw Detector

Optimized for single-handed operation, Olympus’ (Waltham, MA) EPOCH 6LT flaw detector combines an ergonomic design with powerful ultrasonic functionality in an instrument built specifically for rope access and high...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

SwRI-Led AC2AT Consortium Pushes Diesel Emission Control Systems Development

As regulations drive criteria pollutant and fuel economy standards, researchers in Southwest Research Institute’s Advanced Combustion Catalyst and...

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Automotive

Active Aero Takes Flight

Banned from motorsports half a century ago, variable aerodynamic devices were simply too effective to bury. Like practically every engineering advancement born of racing, manipulating air flow for improved...

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Software

Model Maturity Assessment and Certification—a Vision

In the past couple of decades, the performance, reliability, and safety assessments performed using predictive capability for electromechanical systems have been on the rise. Such...

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Energy

Batteries That “Drink” Seawater Could Power Long-Range UUVs

The long range of airborne drones helps them perform critical tasks in the skies. Now MIT spinout Open Water Power (OWP) aims to greatly improve the range of unpiloted...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers Achieve Breakthrough in Nuclear Threat Detection Science

Taking inspiration from an unusual source, a Sandia National Laboratories team has dramatically improved the science of scintillators — objects that detect nuclear...

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Defense

Army to Test-Fire Tactical Missile System

Field artillery soldiers will soon be ready to test-fire the modernized Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. Bravo Battery, 2nd Battalion, 20th Field...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Appraising the Potential for Platooning in the U.S.

Connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) are receiving significant attention as a technology solution to realize safer, more cost-effective and efficient operation of several...

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Automotive

Audi Details New A8 Active Suspension

Audi recently unveiled its all-new A8 flagship which now features a fully active, electromechanical suspension system. A front camera detects road irregularities and signals a predictive adjustment...

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Electronics & Computers

8-In Color Display

MTA’s (Codogno, Italy) Sea Hawk 8-in color display has been chosen to be fitted on all seven models of CASE Construction Equipment’s new G-series wheel loaders, which were recently introduced on the market. The wheel...

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Materials

Flexible High-Temperature Hose

Conti Excelsus from ContiTech (Louisville, KY) is an extremely flexible high-temperature hose with external reinforcement for truck and off-highway applications. Its flexibility comes from a special braid made...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Connected Commercial Vehicles Bring Cybersecurity to the Fore

The 2017 edition of the SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress (COMVEC) has been moved up a month to September 18-20 and gets a new home in Rosemont, IL, not to mention a...

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Automotive

2018 Honda Accord Drops Mass, Adds Turbos and 10-Speed

Honda unveiled its 10th generation Accord on July 14 in Detroit, showing four-door Sport, Touring and Hybrid versions of its franchise midsize nameplate that has sold over 13 million...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Delphi and Tula Show NVH Benefits from Dynamic Skip Fire

Delphi and partner Tula Technology have revealed test data showing NVH reduction benefits with use of their jointly-developed Dynamic Skip Fire (DSF)...

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Electronics & Computers

High-Performance Redundant Linear Hall Sensor

The new TDK-Micronas (Freiburg, Germany) HAL 24xy Linear Hall-effect sensor family offers extended distance measurement, improved robustness and state-of-the-art diagnostic functions for...

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Software

Virtual Reality Is the New Reality for Automotive Engineering

The best way to understand how a new-developed vehicle and its parts will look, fit together and be built and serviced is through a full-scale prototype. Fashioning a...

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Software

Sound-Off: How to Simulate the Impacts of an Exoskeleton

Over the past decade, warfighters’ personal loads have increased, leading to more injuries, pain, and discomfort. To relieve the burden, the military is investigating...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

‘Smart’ Oil Cap Brings Low-Cost Connectivity to Perkins Engines

Perkins launched what it calls the world’s first low-cost engine level telematics device—the Perkins SmartCap—at its Seguin, TX, facility in June. The “smart”...

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Transportation

Mercedes-Benz Reveals Production Version of X-Class Pickup Truck

Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz luxury-vehicle unit this week unveiled the production version of its X-Class, the first pickup truck to wear the Mercedes-Benz star. The X-Class...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Non-Hybrid ICEs Begin Their Decline

Is the Electrification alarm being rung too early? Not if you’re truly looking over the horizon. While the still-evolving, highly robust and cost-effective internal combustion engine is not yet close...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Synchronous Step-Down Controller

The LTC7800 from Analog Devices, Inc. (Norwood, MA), which recently acquired Linear Technology Corp., is a synchronous step-down DC/DC controller that operates at up to 2.25 MHz for reduced circuit size and...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

LVIT Linear Position Sensors

The ILPS-45 series inductive, contactless linear position sensors from The Sensor Connection (Bloomfield Hills, MI) use linear variable inductance transducer (LVIT) technology and are specifically designed for...

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Software

Bulk Material Simulation

EDEM for ANSYS simulation tool from EDEM (Edinburgh, Scotland) enables engineers to add realistic bulk material loads as standard in ANSYS structural analysis without the need for Discrete Element Method (DEM)...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Printer Patent Ruling Could Impact Automated Vehicle Sales

Most of us (aside from some lawyers and activists) have become accustomed to simply clicking ‘OK’ or ‘Accept’ the first time we use a new device or piece of software. We...

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Electronics & Computers

The Motorcycle's Balanced Future

Where do motorcycles and scooters—that now require the rider to take a totally active role in piloting the machine—fit into the looming autonomous-and-connected vehicle ecosystem? A recent visit to a...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Heavy-Haul Planetary Drive Axles

Marmon-Herrington’s (Louisville, KY) new 90,000 lb (40,825 kg) Sisu tandem axle set and new 136,000 lb (61,690 kg) Sisu tridem axle set are double reduction planetary drive axles designed for heavy-duty...

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Software

Expect Smarter Engines, More Compact Aftertreatment from JDPS

Dr. Xinqun Gui, Manager of Technology, Control Systems and Emissions Compliance for John Deere Power Systems (JDPS), considers himself to be “fairly conservative” in terms of...

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Software

Sleek Design, Powertrain Advances Distinguish Volvo’s New VNL Trucks

The new Volvo VNL series is the beneficiary of the truck maker's SuperTruck program, applying lessons learned and advanced technology to achieve an up to 7.5%...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Pedestrian Headforms

Used for pedestrian safety testing, Diversified Technical Systems’ (Seal Beach, CA) pedestrian headforms (which emulate a human head) embedded data acquisition solution are instrumented with a triaxial accelerometer...

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Transportation

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Gives Crossover Market a ‘Bravo’ Injection

One needn’t be a member of the racing Rosberg family to understand that crossovers typically aren’t all that wonderful to drive. Their bodies list disconcertingly if...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

General Motors Cyber-Boss Cautiously Confident in GM’s, Industry Preparedness

In many business endeavors, a chief leadership function is cheerleading. And if your unit is doing particularly effective work, conventional corporate...

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Software

Next-Gen Driving Simulator Uses Formula One Motion Control

Williams Formula One experience is helping to close the gap between objective and subjective vehicle simulator testing, often a contentious area for...

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Design

Hacked!

In 2015 there was no such thing as a ransomware attack against a hospital. In 2016 there were 10 such attacks. The cyber criminals who penetrate and disable computer networks until users pay ransom, profit from vulnerable and...

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Design

Stoking the Creative, Innovative Engineer

A book for academia as well as practicing engineers who want to unlock their potential.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

IP Battle Not Expected in PSA Takeover of GM Europe

The $2.3 billion purchase of General Motors Europe (GME: Opel and Vauxhall) by PSA Peugeot Citroën is moving rapidly to its completion. On 5 July 2017, EU antitrust authorities...

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Defense

Tata Advanced Systems Delivers First CH-47F Chinook Crown, Tailcone for India to Boeing

Aerospace company and manufacturer Boeing and Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Sons focused on providing...

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Propulsion

Wärtsilä Virtualizes Marine Engine Design and Testing

The costs of building and running prototype engines are high, but they’re extremely daunting when each cylinder of a marine engine provides more than 1000 kW (1340 hp). That’s...

SAE Standards News
Unmanned Systems

SAE Granted Special Consultative Status with the United Nations

After a nearly 18-month process to gain Special Consultative Status with the United Nations (UN) as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), SAE International was formally...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Altair Enlighten Awards: 2017's Best Mass-Cutting Innovations

For the fifth consecutive summer in northern Michigan, the spotlight shone on vehicle mass-reduction innovations when Altair and the Center for Automotive Research (CAR)...