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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Making the Strategic Move into AV Testing

Traditional powertrain testing can be full of challenges. But it doesn’t compare to the often-bizarre edge cases that confront those testing automated-vehicle systems. Just ask Tom Tasky. He...

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Technology Report
Energy

Stellantis Goes All-In on EVs

Five months after the merger of auto giants FCA and PSA into Stellantis, the new Euro-American OEM unveiled on July 8 its strategy to attain global leadership in electrified vehicle (EV) development,...

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Technology Report
Energy

For Aptiv, More EVs Mean More Profit with SVA

It’s well known that the auto industry is shifting to electric power. But even keen-eyed electric-vehicle (EV) watchers might be a bit surprised to learn just how rapidly EV adoption is...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Making the Case for In-Wheel Motors

Much of an IC engine-powered vehicle’s ride, handling, sound and overall character derives from the engine. Some believe that electric vehicles (EVs), propelled by electric motors with no intake or...

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Supplier Eye
Materials

BEV – a New Business Model

Stellantis’ commitment of €30 billion ($35.5B) to electrifying its product portfolio across 14 brands by 2025 joins the seemingly endless flow of capital and human resources towards the electric-mobility...

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Materials

3D Printing Scales-Up

While the 3D-printed vehicle remains a dream, the technology also known as additive manufacturing (AM) already has proven its ability to create impressively complex part geometries in concepts such as EDAG’s...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Nissan’s Reed Is Not Your Typical R&D Boss

Chris Reed is not the typical R&D boss. In his diverse 25-year engineering career at Nissan Americas, Reed has done everything from body design to leading development of the Murano SUV,...

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Unmanned Systems

Boosting Patents During the Pandemic

Faced with more than a year of lockdown restrictions during the initial phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, mobility-industry engineers and scientists recognized that project deadlines, in most cases,...

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Editorial
Weapons Systems

Waging a War for EV Materials Security

Conflict over natural resources and human history are inseparable. Wars waged directly or indirectly over control of commodities, trade routes, water, food sources and arable soil have been the...

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News
Software

Sony Jumps into AV Sensors, Software

The growing prominence of sensor-based driving systems is creating opportunities for electronics companies to enter the auto industry. After years of speculation about Apple launching an electric...

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Regulations/Standards

Mitigating Radar-To-Radar Interference

Sensors are a fundamental building block of highly-automated and autonomous-driving vehicles. And each different sensor – radar, lidar, and camera systems, has strengths and weaknesses. Radars...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Radiated Emissions Testing Gathers Bandwidth

In a non-descript business park in Auburn Hills, Michigan, Bureau Veritas is conducting tests to help prevent electronic havoc. With today’s vehicles chock full of wired and wireless...

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Articles
Design

Amending the Automated-Driving ‘Constitution’

In May, SAE International and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) jointly released a significant update to SAE’s J3016 Recommended Practice: Taxonomy and...

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News
Unmanned Systems

Platform-Agnostic Interface Aims to Accelerate Truck Autonomy

“Trucking will be the first place that self-driving vehicles make it to public roads.” That premise prompted the founding of autonomous technology developer Embark five...

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Propulsion

Ford Engineered the 2022 Bronco to Give Jeep the Willies

Ford engineers refused to utter a single bad word about Jeep Wrangler during the course of the week-long 2022 Bronco media drive event in Austin, Texas. In fact, some among that...

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Editorial
AR/AI

Autonomous Timeline: Following the Money

Acquisitions, mergers and outright departures from the sector serve as almost weekly reminders not just that significant consolidation of autonomous-vehicle (AV) development is underway. Right in...

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The Navigator
Connectivity

C-2VX Is Finally Gaining Momentum in the U.S.

Vehicle to everything (V2X) communications has had a rough go in North America. After more than a decade of development on the Wi-Fi-based dedicated short-range communications (DSRC)...

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INSIDER
Propulsion

Sustainable Aviation Fuel Can Reduce Contrails

Cleaner-burning jet fuels made from sustainable sources can produce 50%-70% fewer ice crystal contrails at cruising altitude, reducing aviation’s impact on the environment, according to...

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Power

Upswing in Outsourced EV Testing

As more commercial-vehicle OEMs choose electrified propulsion systems, the industry is witnessing an “unprecedented surge” in testing, according to Drive System Design (DSD). The electrified...

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Technical Innovation
Materials

Mahle Advances 3D Printing Capabilities

Slashing the time to produce prototypes for complex components, from several months to a few days, explains in part why Mahle’s technology group decided to build a new facility for additive...

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News
Green Design & Manufacturing

Global Emissions Regs Demand Differing Engine Strategies

Toxic tailpipe emissions and greenhouse gases (GHG) impact all nations, yet there is no global consensus on how to prioritize truck-engine emissions strategies. Emissions...

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INSIDER
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Flexible Manufacturing Cell Increases Efficiencies, Component Readiness

A flexible manufacturing cell (FMC) currently under development is projected to save Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) approximately $2.5 million annually in...

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INSIDER
Propulsion

Collins Aerospace Builds $18M Ram Air Turbine Wind Tunnel Test Facility

Collins Aerospace recently broke ground on a new wind tunnel that will help streamline the testing process for its Ram Air Turbine product line at the company’s...

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INSIDER
Robotics, Automation & Control

GE Aviation Breaks Ground for New Manufacturing Facility in Ohio

GE Aviation recently broke ground on its new lean engine component manufacturing facility for both civil/military aviation and aero derivative applications. The facility...

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News
Design

Toyota R&D Ups Its Additive Manufacturing Game

Toyota Motor North America Research & Development (TMNA R&D) in York Township, Michigan, is Toyota’s largest R&D center outside of Japan. The team there performs engineering...

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Materials

Ultralight Material Withstands Supersonic Microparticle Impacts

A new study by engineers at MIT, Caltech, and ETH Zürich shows that “nanoarchitected” materials — materials designed from precisely patterned nanoscale structures —...

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INSIDER
Software

Artillery Soldiers Test Updates to Advanced High-Tech Targeting Systems

Artillery troops are testing updates to two fire support packages while telling the Army the systems’ shortcomings and successes of the fire support systems....

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INSIDER
Defense

Researchers Study Nuclear Weapon Effects for Near-Surface Detonations

A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) team has taken a closer look at how nuclear weapon blasts close to the Earth’s surface create complications in their...

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News
Green Design & Manufacturing

Off-Highway Emissions Set to Get Stricter

Emissions regulators currently are largely focused on on-highway NOx and CO2 reductions, according to Dr. Mihai Dorobantu, director of Technology Planning and Government Affairs for Eaton...

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INSIDER
Data Acquisition

NASA Experiment Flies with Virgin Galactic

Virgin Galactic’s first fully crewed spaceflight on July 11 carried NASA-supported technology. Sirisha Bandla of Virgin Galactic operated the experiment on the Unity 22 flight on behalf of the...

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INSIDER
Aerospace

Preventing Dangerous Oscillations in Rocket Engines

Combustion engines can develop high-frequency oscillations, leading to structural damage to the engines and unsafe operating conditions. Researchers clarified the feedback processes...

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INSIDER
Aerospace

Shape-Memory Alloys Help Planes Land Without a Peep

Having a home near a busy airport means tolerating the jarring sounds of commercial airplanes during landing and takeoff. Researchers at Texas A&M University validated use of a...

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News
Imaging

Softing Supports a Standardized Diagnostic Protocol

On-board diagnostics (OBD) is required to monitor emissions-related components such as heavy-duty diesel engines and their emissions control systems. Though the use of electric drives...

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Technical Innovation
Motion Control

Terzo Strives to Electrify Fluid Power

The intricacies of a traditional hydraulic system are typically where technical issues arise, according to Mike Terzo, CEO of Terzo Power Systems. Simplifying the inherent complexity of fluid power...

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News
Manufacturing & Prototyping

New Materials Move Li-Ion Batteries Toward the Solid-State Endgame

Battery-development experts from the auto industry and rapidly expanding startup companies concurred at the recent Battery and Electrification Summit, presented by...

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News
Unmanned Systems

Precision Ag Aids Sustainability

Ten years ago, some “visionaries” at John Deere made a critical decision: that every one of its agricultural vehicles needed to be an IOT device that connected to the cloud. That way, agronomic and...

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