Electrical, Electronics, and Avionics
Wiring

Latest Stories

News
Power

WCX 2024: The Technologies That Will Define Future Mobility

The migration to vehicle electrification and autonomy is ushering in product development changes with software coding and artificial intelligence (AI) performing disruptor...

Feature Image

Technical Innovation
Power

TE Connectivity Powers down High-Power Systems

Commercial trucks and off-highway vehicles, faced with new regulatory developments, customer demands and market pressures, are responding by undergoing a renaissance of innovation. In the...

Feature Image

Original Equipment
Connectivity

Bollinger’s Electric Truck Enters Design Validation Phase

Potential fleet customers had their first hands-on time with “fully production-intent” Bollinger B4 all-electric Class 4 chassis cab trucks during a recent ride-and-drive...

Feature Image

Technical Innovation
Power

Perkins Expands Power Generation Powertrain Lineup

Perkins announced an addition to its EU Stage V-compliant powertrain range with the 2806J-E18TAG1 ElectropaK. Perkins’ new engine is an 18-liter unit intended for the electric power...

Feature Image

Articles
Design

Sustainability in Strong Supply

Sustainability no longer is a vague aspiration for OEMs and suppliers looking for a ‘green’ veil. It’s rapidly become a guiding tenet of product innovation, and ESG progress, as the industry pushes...

Feature Image

News
Power

The Ford We Didn’t Know

Ford CEO Jim Farley exposed significant product-development lapses during his company’s fourth-quarter-2022 earnings call on February 2. Ford’s 4Q profit performance was no-excuses dismal. Its causes, he...

Feature Image

Editorial
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

The Haters Go After Toyota

Want your company to be the target of haters? Here’s a sure way to do it, as proven in 2022.

Feature Image

Articles
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Rivian R1T Analyzed by Teardown Expert

Rivian’s R1T is in big demand by both the public and the industry. OEMs are still scrambling to acquire their own examples of the pioneering, innovative electric pickup for competitive analysis...

Feature Image

Articles
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Positioning to Centimeter Level Improves Ag Productivity

Precision navigation, which is essential to autonomous machines, is knowing a moving vehicle’s absolute and relative position in 3D space accurately, reliably and repeatably....

Feature Image

Technical Innovation
Manned Systems

Lightning EMotors Adapts to Changing Electrification Market

A growing number of commercial truck fleets are moving to electric vehicles, driven partially by government mandates and support funding. For suppliers like Lightning eMotors,...

Feature Image

Articles
Electronics & Computers

Keeping Pace with In-Vehicle Data Speed

Next-generation advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) require camera and radar systems with increasingly high resolution. That means more speed and higher bandwidth for networks, switches and...

Feature Image

News
Transportation

Vehicle Sensors Go Longer Range

Sensors are the frontline technology for advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and future vehicles with high-level (SAE Levels 4-5) automation. Designers at all levels are working to find the optimal...

Feature Image

Briefs
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

MIL-DTL-32628/01-X Reusable EMI Shield Termination Band on MIL-DTL-38999 Electrical Connector Accessory Braid Termination/Tensile Qualification Test

A series of reusable bands were evaluated for tensile strength performance.

Feature Image

News
Power

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...

Feature Image

Articles
AR/AI

Software Transforming Vehicle Development

Software, already a major factor in vehicle operation, is driving major changes in design processes as its role continues to expand. Electronic architectures and software development strategies...

Feature Image

Articles
RF & Microwave Electronics

Bigger Processors, Smaller Engines

Engine designers are advancing electronic control systems to eliminate components and generate more power from smaller engines. They also are leveraging networks to integrate transmissions, global...

Feature Image

News
Motion Control

TI’s Wireless Approach to EV Battery Management

The battery pack of a typical electric vehicle (EV) contains a daisy-chain of wiring. Miles of copper cabling interlinked by hundreds of connectors. Even the battery management systems...

Feature Image

News
AR/AI

Toyota Improves ‘Little Things’ to Refine 2020 Highlander Manufacturing

Manufacturing the fourth generation of Toyota’s Highlander crossover unfolds in the 4.5 million sq-ft2 Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana (TTMI)...

Feature Image

News
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Ford Unveils 2021 Mustang Mach-E Electric Vehicle

With the unveiling of the 2021 Mustang Mach-E electric vehicle (EV), Ford seems to be betting the way to expand mainstream America’s demand for EVs through its collective right foot....

Feature Image

Technical Innovation
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Design Tools Ensure Component Compatibility, Create Autonomous Driving Tests

Simulation has become a critical element in design and validation, expanding its reach to nearly every facet of vehicle development. Partnerships and cloud...

Feature Image

News
Imaging

Gaming Tech Helps Apache Maintainers Reduce Training Time

Lockheed Martin Corporation has released the latest version of RELY3D, its advanced visualization and training tool for sensor system maintainers working on the Boeing AH-64...

Feature Image

Articles
Imaging

Eyes in the Sky: HD Ethernet Cameras Take Flight Test Imagery to New Heights

There is increasing demand for high-quality High Definition (HD) video for airborne applications such as Flight Test Instrumentation (FTI). Ideally, such new...

Feature Image

News
Manned Systems

Toyota’s Proven Fuel-Cell Stack Reduces Cost, Complexity in H2 Semi-Truck

Hydrogen proponents likely know that Mirai means “future” in Japanese, but Toyota is only just beginning to explore how important the fuel cell stack in its...

Feature Image

News
Power

Siemens Debuts Capital Load Analyzer Software to Accelerate Certification, Reduce Risk

Mentor, a Siemens business, in Wilsonville, Oregon, is introducing its Capital Load Analyzer software, intended to help simplify aircraft electrical...

Feature Image

News
Manned Systems

Mentor Design Tool Simplifies J1939 Development

The explosion of electronic functions on commercial vehicles is driving an expansion of vehicle networks, making network design and configuration an important factor in electronic...

Feature Image

Briefs
Power

Converting Existing Copper Wire Firing System to a Fiber-Optically Controlled Firing System for Electromagnetic Pulsed Power Experiments

After extensive review from the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Electrical Safety Office, it was...

Feature Image

News
Software

'Function on Demand' Brings Opportunities, Security Challenges

The motorist is on a vacation in his leased car, a minimally-equipped vehicle for which the low price was an incentive. But now he temporarily would like some of the features...

Feature Image

News
Materials

Avoiding EMI

Aircraft produced and operated today increasingly rely electrical and electronic equipment to perform various functions. If one of these electronic functions were to fail, the impact felt by, say, a passenger jet could be...

Feature Image

Articles
Electronics & Computers

Designing With MIL-STD-1553B Components

The interconnected backbone of a MIL-STD-1553B vehicle depends on the electrical and mechanical reliability of the components, the design, and the installation. With the vast array of MIL-STD-1553B...

Feature Image