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RF & Microwave Electronics

Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 Demonstrates Autonomous Technology

Given the worldwide desire to reduce road accident fatalities, it seems likely that the first applications of autonomous driving technologies will appear on heavy...

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Electronics & Computers

Time-Of-Flight Cameras Detect Driver’s Gestures, Aid in Autonomy

Two major design trends, the push to provide more exotic human-machine interfaces (HMIs) and the march towards autonomous driving, are sparking interest in cameras not...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Agile Aperture Antenna Tested on Aircraft

Department of Defense representatives were in attendance during a recent event where two of the low-power devices, which can change beam directions in a thousandth of a second, were demonstrated in...

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Defense

Army Selected for Joint Strike Fighter Software Assessment

The F-35 Joint Program Office has selected the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center to perform independent software safety analyses of the...

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Defense

Researchers Work to Create Smarter Underwater Drones

An underwater drone armed with the best technology on the planet descended repeatedly to the bottom of the Indian Ocean, trying to find the remains of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, and...

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Transportation

Flywheel Hybrids Offer New Efficiency Potential

A decade ago, the current global requirements for future new-car CO2 emissions—USA 2025, 93g/km; EU 2020 95g/km (possibly 70g/km by 2025); China 2020, 117g/km; and Japan 2020,...

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Electronics & Computers

Toyota Ups Funding for Collaborative Safety Research Center

Many companies attempt to maximize research for proprietary gain. The purpose of Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC) is a different thing altogether. CSRC...

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Materials

Jaguar Reveals Long-Awaited Clean-Sheet Entry-Level XE

Hush-hush specialist media previews of new cars can be something of a marketing-led, frothy hype-fest. Not so Jaguar’s new XE sports sedan, shown in secrecy to this Automotive...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

SAE 2014 Convergence Preview

The marriage of vehicle electronics with mechanical systems is growing ever closer in intimacy, as the organizers of the first Convergence conference 40 years ago expected. Counseling on that...

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Aerospace

Unmanned "Urban Beat Cop" Surveillance System Protects Soldiers

In a non-combat environment, information is typically collected by local law enforcement officers who are "walking their beat." Air Force expeditionary forces in Afghanistan...

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Aerospace

Testing Electric Propulsion

Could this be the future — a plane with many electric motors that can hover like a helicopter and fly like a plane, and that could revolutionize air travel?

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Automotive

In Search of the Lightweight, Multi-Material Car

Automotive researchers and engineers are looking for ways to knock the fat off nearly every part of a vehicle in their efforts to achieve higher fuel economy.

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Transportation

Mercedes-AMG’s SLS Departure Opens Door to New GT

How can Mercedes-AMG top its gull-winged SLS that has just eased out of production? It doesn’t try. Instead, the SLS "replacement" is less costly, less radical, more practical, but...

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Power

Cooled EGR Shows Benefits for Gasoline Engines

“EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) systems now in use on diesel engines were used to meet emissions regulations. In gasoline engines, we think they are an ideal way to meet stricter fuel...

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Transportation

Hitachi Updates Dump Trucks with More Comfort and Serviceability Features

Many legacy features are continued on Hitachi Construction Machinery's most recent version of its EH1100 rigid dump truck, the EH1100-5, such as the long-life and...

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Test & Measurement

Accelerating Racecar Innovation

Prior to this year’s Indianapolis 500, the 48th annual BorgWarner Louis Schwitzer Award was awarded for innovation and engineering excellence in race car design. Claiming the award, for the second time,...

Technical Innovation
RF & Microwave Electronics

Enerdel Goes Off-Road with Its Hard-Carbon Lithium-Ion Battery Technology

At Smarter Shows' recent Battery Show in Novi, MI, EnerDel Inc. showcased two applications for its battery technologies.

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Transportation

Mercedes Shows Its Metal and Chooses Steel over Aluminum

In many areas of vehicle construction and components it has become increasingly common for automakers to shift away from steel to embrace aluminum in...

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Automotive

QT-Steels Make an Impact

Modern quenched and tempered (QT) steels bring a lot to the off-highway industry, particularly for dump trucks. For one, when combined with the proper design concept, their use contributes to the lightweighting...

Technical Innovation
Transportation

Math to Road Cycle Is Similar Yet Diverse for Trains, Trucks, and Tractors

Product engineering projects are always circular. As new versions evolve, data that comes back to design teams is incorporated into the next iteration. Panelists...