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Technical Innovation
Energy

ZF, Freudenberg Developing Integrated Fuel-Cell and E-Drive System

Although there were new commercial vehicles on display at this year’s IAA Transportation staged at the Hanover Messe Fairground in Germany, it was electric drive...

News
Manned Systems

Engineering Sustainability

Watching a junked school bus being fed into a mammoth hammer mill, which loudly pummeled the bus into fragments of metal, rubber, and plastic, was a sight I’ll never forget. I was visiting Huron Valley...

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Test & Measurement

Tula’s DMD Promises Gains in EV Efficiency

Nestled in San Jose, California just south of the San Francisco Bay, the small but mighty team at Tula Technologies continues to develop advancements for optimizing the efficiency of ICE and...

Articles
Manned Systems

From Emissions Tech to EV Electronics

A recent visit to Eberspaecher’s North American engineering and manufacturing complex reveals how a global Tier-1 rooted in combustion-engine technology is profitably navigating the transition to...

Articles
Energy

Solar Power for Carbon Capture

A solar thermal device mimics photosynthesis to convert carbon dioxide emissions into a clean energy resource.

Technical Innovation
Energy

New Biodiesel Strains Offer Measurable Gains

Extensive research and development of Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) as a renewable and environmentally friendly fuel for diesel engines has been carried out by various OEMs and Tier 1s...

Technology Report
Software

SAE WCX 2022: Internal-Combustion’s Life Extension

Whichever way you “slice” it, the future of the 150-year-old internal combustion engine is moving steadily into the hands of global emissions-policy regulators. New ICE programs...

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Power

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...

Articles
Unmanned Systems

Budget Airline Car Concept Is the Short-flight Alternative

Short-haul airline flights can be a great convenience for travelers, but they produce more CO2 emissions – about 250 g/km per person – than any other form of passenger...

R&D
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Smart Facemask Sends Alerts

A new mask sends an alert to the wearer via their smartphone when the recommended healthy CO2 limits inside the facemask are exceeded.

Briefs
Software

Simulations Provide Understanding of Spacecraft Landing Dynamics

The simulations provide insight on the models needed to simulate a full-scale landing event.

News
Energy

Geopolitics: The Other Existential Threat

As I write this on Valentine’s Day, 105 Russian army battalions backed by over 500 tactical aircraft and 40 warships are poised for a blitzkrieg-style invasion of Ukraine. I don’t think...

Briefs
Materials

Tires Turned into Graphene Make Stronger Concrete

An optimized flash process could reduce carbon emissions.

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Power

Detroit DD15 Gen 5 Showcases Durability of New Diesel Tech

When Detroit launched the latest iteration of the DD15 inline-six diesel engine for on-highway applications, the company promised a completely updated unit that was engineered...

Application Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Sensing Hazardous Gases Can Save Lives

Pellistor/Catalytic Bead (CB) sensors can respond to flammable gases such as hydrogen, oxygen, hydrogen sulfide, methane, butane, propane, and carbon monoxide.

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Materials

Remanufacturing Reimagined: How Selective Electroplating Extends Service Life and Reduces the Cost of Aerospace Components

Selective brush plating has dramatically evolved from its origins of touching up existing plating jobs.

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Energy

Toyota Promising Big Battery, EV Action, but Circumspect on Absolutes

In a briefing to update media on its near-term development of electric-vehicle (EV) battery development and carbon-neutrality measures, Toyota Motor Corp. chief...

Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Using Silicone Wristbands to Measure Air Quality

The inexpensive, convenient devices can measure exposure to a class of chemicals that can be harmful during pregnancy.

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Energy

Altair Honors Weight-Saving Innovations

Sustainable and stylish: two words not commonly paired but that aptly apply to this year’s Altair Enlighten Award winner for Sustainable Product – Vehicle, the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E. The...

Briefs
Propulsion

Technology Converts Waste Plastics to Jet Fuel

The reaction converts 90% of plastic to jet fuel and other valuable hydrocarbon products within an hour at moderate temperatures.

Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Solid-State Carbon Dioxide Sensor

Applications include wearables, airplane cabin monitoring, medical diagnostics, and indoor air quality measurement.

Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Wearable Sensors Detect Gas Leaks

The ultra-compact, wearable hologram sensor immediately notifies the user of volatile gas detection.

Briefs
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Spacecraft Atmosphere Carbon Dioxide Capture via Deposition

Applications include manned deep space exploration and terrestrial CO2 removal systems.

NASA Spinoff
Energy

Measuring Moon Dust to Fight Air Pollution

NASA’s need to contain hazardous lunar dust led to technology that senses other pollutants.

Application Briefs
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

NASA CO₂ Removal System Integrates High-Speed Blower

After rigorous ground testing, NASA’s Four Bed Carbon Dioxide Scrubber will be installed on the ISS.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

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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Regulations/Standards

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...

Executive Viewpoints
Manned Systems

Batteries Go Underground

Diesel-powered mining vehicles add risk and complexity underground. Operators need extensive ventilation infrastructure to manage the exhaust gases, and this becomes exponentially larger as mines go deeper. That...

Briefs
Connectivity

Tiny Wireless Implant Detects Oxygen Deep Within the Body

The device, powered by ultrasound waves, could help doctors monitor the health of transplanted organs and provide early warning of potential transplant failure.