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Flight Testing Microvanes and Riblets

The Air Force Operational Energy Office (SAF/IE), the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), and the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) have partnered together in seeking well-developed, commercially viable technologies to reduce drag, and therefore fuel consumption, on a number of USAF legacy aircraft, including the C-17 Globemaster III, C-130 Hercules, and KC-135 Stratotanker.

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Test & Measurement

WCX 2024: Traditional OEMs Vs. Startups: Report to Cite Strengths, Weaknesses

An SAE white paper on the different engineering approaches taken by traditional automakers and recent arrivals indicates that each category is remarkably...

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Road Ready
Energy

Mercedes-Benz Product Boss: Europe, North America EVs, EV Charging to Rapidly Get Better

When it displayed its Concept CLA Class for the first time in North America at CES 2024, Mercedes-Benz focused on the car’s merging of novel...

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Technology Report
Connectivity

Porsche Study: Europe Missing out on Tooling Battery Gigafactories

A study examining the prospects for supplying manufacturing tooling for the scores of EV battery “gigafactories” scheduled to be built worldwide found there are...

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Technology Report
Regulations/Standards

Program to Train EV Charger Techs Graduates First Class in Detroit

Officials from SAE International, ChargerHelp, Detroit at Work and more partners gathered recently to celebrate the first graduating class of a new training and...

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Technical Innovation
Power

Fuel-Cell Power for Monster Mining Trucks in GM, Komatsu Deal

In the latest announcement from GM regarding commercialization of its longstanding hydrogen fuel-cell research and development, it and commercial-vehicle specialist Komatsu...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Autonomous Navigation Kits

Defense Innovation Unit
Washington D.C.
info@DIU.mil
www.DIU.mil

The Department of Defense (DoD) operates a vast array of military vehicles crucial for both sustainment and combat operations....

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Technology Report
Transportation

CES 2024: VW, Cerence Integrate ChatGPT in IDA Voice Assistant

ChatGPT has entered the car. At CES 2024, Volkswagen and technology partner Cerence introduced an update to IDA, VW’s in-car voice assistant, so it can now use ChatGPT to...

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Technology Report
Power

Schaeffler Promotes E-Motor Manufacturing Flexibility

Global auto supplier Schaeffler Group has a message for the EV motor market: the company is capable of building custom solutions for many different EV drivelines and use cases. And...

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Articles
Connectivity

The Chaos of Automotive Data Privacy

Surveillance of vehicles and the people in them has been happening virtually since the time there was more than a handful of automobiles on the road. But in today’s vehicles that are increasingly...

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Technology Report
Energy

VW, Partners Pushing Materials, EV Charging Innovations in Tennessee

Volkswagen announced recently that its three-year-old Innovation Hub in Knoxville, Tenn., is making major gains in lightweighting, EV wireless charging and sustainable...

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Technical Innovation
Power

Liebherr Deploys Autonomous Mining Truck Fleet

Liebherr’s mining division has announced that it will be conducting onsite validation tests of its autonomous T 264 mining trucks. The validation testing reportedly will take place later...

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News
Power

Mercedes-Benz Concept CLA Class Updates VISION EQXX Tech for a 466-Mile EV

Over ten years ago, Volkswagen built a small number of ultra-efficient ICE-powered vehicles called XL1. VW never put these sleek teardrops into mass production,...

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Editorial
Software

Deere’s Ingredients for Innovation

At John Deere’s inaugural Tech Summit this past spring in Austin, Texas – the location of one of the company’s micro-technology hubs and a recently purchased farm on which to conduct R&D...

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Regulations/Standards

SAE to Standardize Tesla NACS Charging Connector

SAE International confirmed today that it will standardize the Tesla-developed North American Charging Standard (NACS) charging connector for EVs. The global engineering organization that...

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News
Power

Software’s Hard Challenges

Automated driving, electrification, cloud computing and the push toward software-defined vehicles are forcing automotive and commercial-vehicle developers to revamp design strategies. Tools suppliers are...

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Executive Viewpoints
Green Design & Manufacturing

Why Agriculture Will Automate Before On-Highway

A World Wildlife Fund report estimates that global food waste on farms amounts to 1.2 billion tonnes per year – about 15.3% of the world’s annual food production. Total value of that...

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Original Equipment
Connectivity

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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Technology Report
AR/AI

The Challenging Legal Environment of AI

“Holy cats. What happens when this stuff goes wrong?”

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Technical Innovation
Design

ZF Premieres AxTrax 2 Electric Axle Platform at ACT Expo

ZF unveiled its all-new AxTrax 2 electric axle platform at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Anaheim, California. The fully integrated and modular e-powertrain...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

WCX 2023: Biomimicry Inspires Product Development

Nature has always served as a giant classroom where problem-solving lessons are taught — a “storehouse of inspiration for new and different ideas,” noted Trisha Brown, co-director...

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Articles
RF & Microwave Electronics

What Today’s Advances in Radar Technology Mean for Testing and Training

Technology advancements in RF, digital hardware, active electronically scanned arrays, synthetic aperture radar and cognitive electronic warfare have necessitated advances in test and training systems.

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Articles
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Spelling Ford with an ‘E’

One year ago, Ford Motor Co. kicked off a new era in its long history when it bifurcated into two strategically interdependent auto businesses. Ford Blue, the “traditional” business, is responsible for...

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Editorial
AR/AI

Autonomous Trucking Hits Rocky Road

Within a four-week stretch – from roughly mid-February to mid-March – a steady stream of autonomous-trucking news hit. A quick summary: As several startups in the autonomous-truck development...

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Technology Report
Electronics & Computers

Snapdragon Ride Flex Puts Safety, Infotainment onto Single Chip

One chip, multiple benefits. That’s the claim made by Qualcomm Technologies about its new, scalable system-on-a-chip product family.

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News
Power

Deere Pursues Electric Construction Machines and Charging Infrastructure

John Deere revealed its first electric excavator, the 145 X-Tier, at CES 2023 in January and used the CONEXPO Show in March to continue showcasing its...

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News
Regulations/Standards

Wolfspeed, ZF to Collaborate on New Uses of Silicon Carbide

Leading silicon carbide chipmaker Wolfspeed joined German officials to announce construction of what it said would be the world’s largest silicon carbide device factory. The...

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Articles
Energy

Time for Hydrogen

After decades of R&D, some false starts, and a smattering of low-volume production vehicles, hydrogen has emerged as a vital enabler for carbon reduction across the transportation sector. In gaseous form, our...

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Articles
Energy

Silicon Forging Ahead for Higher-Performance Battery Anodes

General Motors’ new joint-research agreement with OneD underscores the promise of silicon-anode development.

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