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Propulsion

All-Electric Nissan Ariya Handles Ultra-Cold Temps on Pole to Pole Trek

Chris and Julie Ramsey covered more than 33,000 km (20,505 miles) across three continents in an all-electric passenger vehicle from 1823’s magnetic North Pole to...

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Energy

The Future of Carbon-Neutral Fuels for Heavy-Duty Machines

Decarbonization of commercial vehicles and off-highway machines is rapidly becoming a hot-button topic among regulators in the EU, Asia and North America. In addition to...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Sensing to Solve EV Thermal Challenges

A common criticism of electric vehicles (EVs) is that extremes of heat and cold adversely affect their performance, particularly range. OEMs have been aware of the issue and have innovated and...

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Original Equipment
Electronics & Computers

Nikola Producing Battery-Electric Trucks, Fuel-Cell EVs Coming

Fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) are a highway rarity despite decades of technology development. “When I was working in Europe 20 years ago, I was driving fuel-cell...

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Unmanned Systems

Sustainability Shines in Asahi Kasei Electric Shuttle Concept

Asahi Kasei’s latest concept vehicle is a rolling showcase of the supplier’s materials and electronics innovations, with a strong focus on sustainability. Dubbed the...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

The Electrofuels That Reduce Amazon’s Fleet Emissions

Amazon has a goal of having 50% of its shipments being made net-zero carbon by 2030. In 2021, more than 100 million packages were delivered to customers with zero-emissions...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

May Mobility Starts ADA-Compliant AV Transit for Rural Area

Automated-driving system developer May Mobility confirmed in late September that it launched what it called the first public-transit project to deploy American Disability Act...

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Automotive

SAE International Extends Call for Abstracts, Seeks Submissions for AeroTech Conference

Engineering Events staff at SAE International in Warrendale, Pennsylvania, have extended the call for abstracts through September 21 for the...

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Editorial
Energy

EV, Give Me Heat!

Cabin heating and cooling, and their negative impact on vehicle efficiency and range, are among the challenges still to be solved in battery-electric vehicles. For drivers and passengers, interior comfort — being...

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Regulations/Standards

SAE WCX 2022: The Road to Zero Emissions Has Many Lanes

Emissions are currently one of the hottest macro topics across the automotive industry. Governments around the world are ramping up regulations over the coming decades to reduce...

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Application Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Ultraviolet Detector

Teledyne e2v has been contracted by the European Space Agency (ESA) to enhance its previously supplied CCD69 detector.

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Briefs
Data Acquisition

Coastal Lidar and Radar Imaging System (CLARIS) Lidar Data Report

The Army analyzed shoreline change, dune volume, beach volume, beach slope, and cumulative elevation change along the northern Outer Banks of North Carolina.

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Articles
Test & Measurement

Satellite Paves the Way for Improved Storm Tracking

Microwave radiometers on current satellites are about the size of a washing machine. On TROPICS’ small satellites, the radiometers are about the size of a coffee mug.

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Electronics & Computers

Arctic Autonomy

In what is billed as “the most extensive pilot [program] in challenging weather conditions, ever,” a trio of Nordic companies is prepping an autonomous public-transport service in Bodø, a Norwegian city north of the...

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Power

Industry Invited to Participate in AeroTech Aerospace and Defense Technical Program

SAE International is inviting global participation in its AeroTech® aerospace and defense technology conference and exhibition, which is for the first...

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Energy

Solving the EV Range Vs. HVAC Dilemma

The loss in range from climate control operation on battery electric vehicles (BEV) has become a source of concern among automakers as many of them begin the transition from internal combustion...

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Articles
Energy

Pumping EV Heat

The Automotive Career Development Center (ACDC) that I founded over 20 years ago provides training and tech support to the world’s independent electric-vehicle (EV and hybrid) technicians, who will be asked to fix and...

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The Navigator
Connectivity

The Navigator: Mapping the Way to Safe Automated Driving

When it comes to automated driving systems (ADS), Tesla CEO Elon Musk often runs counter to the consensus of almost everyone else in the sector. His disdain for lidar sensing is...

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Materials

Venting for EV Battery Packs

Batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) need protection from harsh external conditions. Generally located on the underside of the vehicle, EV battery enclosures protect the cells from exposure to water, dust,...

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Articles
Manned Systems

Is Ground-Penetrating Radar the Next Innovation for Automated-Vehicle Sensing?

Most of the existing autonomous-vehicle (AV) localization strategies try to replicate how human drivers perceive the world. But reliable autonomy requires...

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Articles
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Thrust in Space - The Nuances of Thruster Valve Design

More and more companies are designing rockets, satellites, and reusable space vehicles that require thruster valves to position, maintain, or change vehicle orbit in space.

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Paving the Way to Improved Truck Fuel Efficiency

Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improving fuel efficiency are much-sought-after goals in the commercial-vehicle industry. Various methods have been proposed to achieve these...

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Energy

Inside GM’s Expanded Electric-Vehicle Battery Lab

General Motors aims to sell more than one million electric vehicles (EVs) annually in North America and China by mid-decade. The pathway to success leads directly through the...

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AR/AI

Metamoto Goes Deep on AV Simulation

Autonomous-vehicle (AV) development companies frequently boast about the millions of miles their test vehicles travel in real-world testing. The claims reflect a long-held, more-is-better mentality...

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Manned Systems

Air Exchange System Shows Potential to Reduce Winter BEV Range Loss

Battery-electric vehicle (BEV) range loss from winter use of PTC (positive temperature coefficient) heating has become a source of major concern as the industry works...

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News
Unmanned Systems

SAE Innovations in Mobility Conference: Advanced Weather Data Can Boost AV Functionality, Safety

Acknowledging that foul weather is a challenge for automated-vehicle (AV) operation, the CEO and founder of a company that creates highly...

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Briefs
Transportation

SnowMicroPenetrometer Applications for Winter Vehicle Mobility

Characterizing the mechanical properties of snow and their impact on vehicle performance could improve vehicle winter mobility modeling.

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Manned Systems

Electric-Truck Startup Rivian Gets Big Amazon Order

Before it’s produced a single production vehicle, electric-vehicle (EV) startup Rivian – most recognized for the radical R1T pickup truck it first unveiled at the 2018 Los Angeles...

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Technology Report
Propulsion

As Automotive Climates Shift, GKN Ramps up Its Winter Testing

As the influx of electrification continues to roil the industry, seamlessly integrating the hardware and wealth of software it brings with it creates a far broader...

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