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Unmanned Systems

The Sensitive Side of Autonomous Vehicles

The sensing technologies needed for automated-driving vehicles are evolving as the industry moves toward a high-level (SAE Level 4-5) self-driving vehicle. Sensing technologies already assist...

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Electronics & Computers

Autonomous-Vehicle Ridesharing Remains in Uber’s Sightlines

Uber hasn’t set a timeline for deploying autonomous vehicles (AVs) on its worldwide ridesharing network, but plenty has happened since the company began development work in...

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Design

German University Installing Advanced Simulator to Study Autonomous-Vehicle Handover

Researchers at Germany’s Kempten University of Applied Sciences plan to embark this year on autonomous vehicle (AV) and advanced driver-assist system...

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AR/AI

5G Cellular-Enabled Test Infrastructure for Autonomous Vehicles Launched at U.K.’s Millbrook

Millbrook Proving Ground in the U.K. has officially launched the AutoAir consortium’s 5G cellular testing infrastructure for autonomous...

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Unmanned Systems

Hot New ‘Hands-On’ Turn in ADAS Safety Research

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) recently revealed novel research into a driver-safety aid: a sensory steering wheel rim that heats or cools on each side to warn of upcoming GPS-directed...

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AR/AI

Complexity of Autonomous-Systems Simulation, Validation Soars to the Clouds

As the auto industry strives to improve safety and edge towards high-level automated driving, the complexity of proving that electronic vehicle controls will...

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Regulations/Standards

The Navigator: As the World Turns to C-V2X, Europe Picks WiFi

Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications is a relatively straightforward and inexpensive technology that has the potential to reduce crashes by improving driver situational...

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Power

Nexcel Project Turns Christmas Trees, Chewing Gum and Flashlight Batteries into Engine Oil

What is the connection between a Christmas tree, chewing gum, used frying oil and 14 flashlight batteries? Answer: together with some other...

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Electronics & Computers

Inside Story: The Role of the SFFs in Rugged HPEC Computing

See how the shrinking of systems is impacting embedded computing design principles.

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Manned Systems

Magna’s New FreeForm Enables Sculpted, Seamless Seat Surface

Seat comfort and clean cover surfaces are high on the list of interior “wants” for consumers, but seats designed and produced with traditional cut-and-sew surfaces can...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Sciaky, Aubert & Duval, and Airbus Join Together to Combine High-Power Forging with Additive Manufacturing

Sciaky, Inc., Aubert & Duval S.A., Airbus SE, and the Saint Exupéry Institute for Research in Technology (IRT) have laid out...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Answering Your Questions: Are Military Standards Influencing Commercial UAV?

A reader asks our industry expert: Will air taxis be influenced by military UAV standards?

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Power

Updating an SAE Standard—one Committee’s Contribution to the Clean Air Act

SAE standards automatically come up for review every five years, which forces the sponsors to review the documents to see if they require updating. In the...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Boeing’s Next EcoDemonstrator Test Bed Will Be a 777

The Boeing Company is kicking off a new round of flight-testing to research approximately 50 technology projects related to safety, environmental sustainability, and passenger...

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Automotive

Argus Makes Fleet Protection Cybersecurity Available to Both Automotive and Aircraft Fleets

Vehicle connectivity is beginning to unlock a range of benefits – from airline and rideshare fleet management and predictive maintenance to...

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Connectivity

Addressing Configuration Controls in an Era of Multiple Security Frameworks

We have entered the era of multiple security frameworks. Sometimes mandatory, often voluntary, security frameworks are created to provide federal and commercial...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Air Force Technology Reclaims Obsolete Aircraft Parts

The average age of Air Force aircraft is over 28 years. As a result, parts can be difficult to acquire when original suppliers are no longer in existence. The Maturation of Advanced...

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Aerospace

NASA Tests Electric Aircraft Power Systems

NASA Glenn has repurposed its Hypersonic Tunnel Facility to create the NASA Electric Aircraft Testbed (NEAT), a reconfigurable facility that can accommodate power systems for large passenger...

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Aerospace

FAA’s New Rules Could Reintroduce Civil Supersonic Jets

The FAA announced two rulemaking activities on civil supersonic aircraft noise that could reintroduce supersonic passenger travel for the first time since the Concorde retired in...

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Test & Measurement

Like a Good Neighbor, Impossible Aerospace Flew over to a Nearby Construction Fire to Help Locate Hotspots for First Responders

When a four-alarm fire started burning at a Santa Clara, California construction site down the street from...

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Power

2020 Ford Explorer: Knockout Styling Caches All-New Engineering

Already America’s all-time best-selling SUV, the all-new 2020 Ford Explorer is cast on an entirely new global rear-wheel-drive (RWD) architecture and boasts the first...

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Unmanned Systems

BAE Systems Wins $4.7M from DARPA to Integrate Machine Learning into Signals Intelligence Platforms

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) officials in Arlington, Virginia, have selected BAE Systems Electronic Systems in Nashua,...

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Aerospace

Orion Launch Abort System Passes Full-Stress Flight Test

The Orion spacecraft – the spacecraft integral to NASA’s Artemis program – passed through another milestone in preparation for flight. Researchers from NASA and Jacobs...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Viziblezone Enables Vehicle-To-Pedestrian Collision Avoidance Through Technology Already in Our Cell Phones

Viziblezone Ltd.’s vehicle-to-pedestrian (V2P) solution to autonomous vehicles or “self-driving cars” is now capable of...

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Connectivity

Local Motors Rolls out a New Autonomous Fleet Challenge to the Pacific Northwest

Local Motors by LM Industries Group, Inc. is launching a fleet challenge for its co-created, self-driving electric Olli shuttle in Washington and Oregon,...

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Automotive

Sonex Aircraft Is Developing the World's Most Afforadable Jet Trainer

While small electric aircraft like Bye Aerospace eFlyer aircraft may guarantee operating costs under $50 per hour, Sonex Aircraft, LLC is carving out a niche in...

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Unmanned Systems

Israeli Startup REE Reinvents the Wheel with a Modular Approach to Future EV Design

REE – an Israeli startup – has debuted a flat, modular platform for electric vehicles (EVs) which could fundamentally changes the way they are built....

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Energy

Canada Will Establish a Cross-Country Electric Vehicle Charging Network

The government of Canada is investing $4.6 million in Petro-Canada, a division of Suncor Energy, for building 92 electric vehicle (EV) fast charging stations in its...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

DENSO and Toyota Form a Joint Venture for Next-Generation Vehicle Semiconductors

DENSO Corporation and Toyota Motor Corporation are teaming up on the research and development (R&D) of in-vehicle semiconductors. The two companies aim to...

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Propulsion

Heavy Capability for Chevy’s 2020 Silverado Heavy-Duty Pickups

That there are a staggering eight different trim levels for the new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD lineup says much about the importance the commercial-pickup segment holds...

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Electronics & Computers

Operating at the Speed of Thought

When a cyber-warrior defends a complex computer network, or a pilot commands a team of unmanned vehicles, or a submarine officer interacts with intricate sensor systems, they are often limited by...

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Defense

Army Rebuilding Short-Range Air Defense

The Army is now standing up short-range air defense units, known as SHORAD battalions, and offering a five-week pilot Stinger course for soldiers in maneuver units. It's all part of a critical...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Portable Gas Detection Shrinks to New Dimensions

A sensor for detecting toxic gases is now smaller, faster and more reliable, setting it up for integration into a highly sensitive portable system for detecting chemical weapons. Better...

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Electronics & Computers

Raytheon to Upgrade B-52 with AESA Radars

The Boeing Company has chosen the Raytheon Company to supply modernized radar equipment for the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress radar modernization program. Under the contract, Raytheon will design,...

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Manned Systems

Luminar Expands into Automotive LiDAR with $250 Million in Fundraising

After receiving substantial financial support from institutional and strategic investors, Orlando, Florida-based Luminar Technologies is entering the consumer...

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Test & Measurement

With New Partnerships, OTSL Builds out 3D Real-Time Sensor Simulator Framework for Self-Driving Cars

OTSL Inc., a developer of short-distance wireless and embedded systems based in Aichi Prefecture, Japan, announced partnerships with...

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Transportation

DENSO Boosts Its Mobility-As-A-Service and Connected Technologies with New Seattle R&D Lab

DENSO Corporation, the world's second largest mobility supplier, has opened a new research and development lab in Seattle focused on the development...

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Propulsion

Made in Space Is Set to Make in Space

Made In Space, Inc.’s Archinaut One spacecraft has the go-ahead from NASA to manufacture and assemble structures in low-Earth orbit. The demonstration, funded by a $73.7 million public-private NASA...

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Automotive

Lotus Just Unveiled the World’s Most Powerful Car

Lotus Cars Limited just debuted its latest model – the Evija – and, in doing so, ticked quite a few boxes. It is the company’s first all-electric vehicle (EV) and first hypercar....

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Unmanned Systems

Scope Technology Partners with Microsoft to Advance Connected Car Solutions

Scope Technology has migrated its advanced enterprise solutions to Microsoft Azure, significantly enhance the adoption of innovations in its connected car...

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Connectivity

MOBI Rolls out the First Blockchain-Enabled Vehicle Identity (VID) Mobility Standard

The Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI) – a global nonprofit working to create standards in blockchain, distributed ledgers, and related...

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Communications

Peloton Develops a Level 4 Automated Platooning System, but Keeps the Driver in Charge

Peloton Technology Inc. is taking a novel (or maybe traditional) approach to vehicle automation by placing the driver in control. The company, which...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Electrify America Wants an Emoji for Electric Vehicles

When it comes down ordinary, everyday life – especially for those not in the mobility industry – emojis might be more of a household term than electric vehicles (EVs). With about...

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Materials

Air Force Produces Light, Thin Transparent Armor

The Air Force Research Laboratory is manufacturing transparent ceramic armor for both air and ground vehicles. ALON is a transparent ceramic material composed of aluminum, oxygen, and...

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Aerospace

"Eyes" for the Autopilot

Automatic landings have long been standard procedure for commercial aircraft at major airports; this is usually not the case at smaller airports. Researchers have developed a completely automatic landing with...

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Automotive

BendixKing and Airwork Are Developing Cockpit Upgrades for the Often Overlooked Small- and Medium-Sized Helicopter Market

Honeywell International Inc.’s subsidiary BendixKing is working with Airwork New Zealand to develop Supplemental...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Pratt & Whitney Develops Digitally Curated Maintenance Solutions for General Aviation

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corporation based in East Hartford, Connecticut, has launched a new data-rich mobile application...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Inside Story: Allied Motion

Many medical devices — from robotic surgery to autonomous delivery robots in hospitals, to dialysis equipment — use motion control products to operate. Allied Motion’s long and successful experience as a...

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Defense

Continental Aerospace Technologies Team with VerdeGo to Develop Hybrid Electric Urban Air Mobility Systems

Mobile, Alabama-based Continental Aerospace Technologies is partnering with VerdeGo Aero Inc. to develop VerdeGo’s Integrated...

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Motion Control

Motion Sickness Meets Autonomous Adaptable Dynamics

Amid the plethora of challenges that face the acceptance of the coming world of autonomous vehicles (AVs), one is distinctly human: motion sickness. The realization that this...

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Aerospace

NASA's Orion Spacecraft Is Complete, Assembled, and Ready for Integration Ahead of Final Testing

Lockheed Martin Corporation has finished building the capsule for NASA's Orion spacecraft – the spacecraft for the Artemis 1 mission to...

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Electronics & Computers

To Optimize Electrical System Design, Mazda Turns to Siemen’s Mentor for Model-Based Generative Engineering Tools

Mazda Motor Corporation of Hiroshima, Japan, is streamlining automotive design on the system level through electrical...

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Design

Allied Aircraft Piston Engines of World War II, 2nd Edition Has Been Expanded to Include New Images and Information

Originally published in 1995 and held in high regard, Allied Aircraft Piston Engines of World War II is Graham White’s...

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Transportation

How Has Automation Transformed Aviation?

Over the past year, the aviation industry has consistently been in the news over unfortunate circumstances. One topic that has been highlighted as a potential failure point is automated systems in...

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Unmanned Systems

The F-35 Is Getting Life-Saving Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance Systems from the F-16

The fifth-generation Lockheed Martin F-35 Lighting II stealth multirole fighter is now a safer aircraft to fly thanks to collision avoidance...

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Transportation

Michigan to Start a Year-Long Autonomous Vehicle Trial This Week

Michigan residents will soon have the opportunity to hop in an electric self-driving autonomous vehicle (AV) and post about their experiences on social media. The Grand...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Honeywell Acquires TruTrak and Expands General Aviation Avionics Portfolio

TruTrak Flight Systems, an autopilot system developer specializing in experimental and light aircraft, will become part of Honeywell Aerospace’s BendixKing. The...

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Aerospace

Northrop Grumman to Demonstrate Robotic Manufacturing in Space

Made In Space (MIS) has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a subcontract to support NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) demonstration of the autonomous...

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Aerospace

Lockheed Martin Completes NASA's Orion Spacecraft Capsule For Artemis 1 Mission To The Moon

The goal of humans again walking on the Moon is one giant leap closer. Lockheed Martin has completed building the capsule for NASA's Orion...

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Aerospace

Collins Aerospace Redefines Mission Capabilities of C-130H Through Modernization Program with French Air Force

Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., has completed the first cockpit modernization of fourteen...

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Electronics & Computers

Canada’s Highway 407 ETR Tests High Contrast AV Highway Markings

407 Express Toll Route Concession Company Limited is optimizing kilometers of Canadian highway for automated vehicles (AVs) in partnership with 3M Canada. 407 ERT has...

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Manned Systems

Marine Corps JVLT Officially Rolled out at Camp Lejeune

The United State Marine Corps first infantry battalion (the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines, and 2nd Marine Division) is the first to receive the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, or JLTV – a...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Qualcomm Ready with Next-Gen Mobility Connectivity Hardware

If you start doing the modem math on the “everything-connected-to-everything” world swiftly headed our way, you could be in a worse position than the San Diego-based comm...

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Weapons Systems

F-35 and F-16 Ground Collision Avoidance Software Team Takes Collier Trophy

Two members of DCS Corp – Mark Wilkins and Finley Barfield – won the highly distinguished Robert J. Collier Trophy by the National Aeronautic Association for...

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Transportation

Ballard’s Partners with Solaris Bus & Coach on Hydrogen Fuel Cell Buses

Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. – a leading European bus manufacturer headquartered in Bolechowo, Poland – ordered 12 FCmove-HD hydrogen fuel cells from Ballard...

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Power

Look Behind-The-Scenes at Acura’s Performance Manufacturing Center, Home of the Acura NSX

Acura’s latest video gives a look into what it takes to manufacture the second generation Acura NSX hybrid supercar at its Performance...

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Unmanned Systems

German LiDAR Specialist Ibeo Automotive Systems Chooses Detroit as the Home for Its U.S. Subsidiary

Germany’s LiDAR specialist, Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH, has identified Detroit as the ideal location for new United States...