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Manufacturing & Prototyping

BrightDrop Goes Grocery Shopping

BrightDrop, the business unit of General Motors developing and deploying electrified vehicles and tools targeting so-called “last-mile” commercial services, announced it has teamed with grocery giant...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Deere Advances In-Field Autonomy

John Deere got “really serious” about autonomy in 2019, according to Joe Liefer, senior product manager of autonomy at John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group. Three years later – after forming an...

Original Equipment
Power

HEVI Launches Lineup of Electric Off-Highway Equipment

Greenland Technologies Holding Corporation has announced the launch of HEVI Equipment, a new brand of industrial machinery. The HEVI Equipment moniker is a rebranding of...

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Aerospace

Autonomous and Resilient Management of All-Source Sensors for Navigation Assurance

As the number and type of sensors informing a system increases, so does the probability of corrupting the system with sensor modeling errors, signal interference, and undetected faults.

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Packaging & Sterilization

New Requirements for Medical Device Cleaning Validations: An Overview of ST98

As medical devices become more advanced and innovative, so do the regulations that surround them.

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Manned Systems

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...

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Materials

Review of Recent Capability Improvements in Ultrashort Pulse Laser Sources: Closing the Relevancy Gap for Directed Energy Applications

The horizon for directed energy (DE) applications, using ultrashort pulse lasers (USPLs), is quickly approaching.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

GM Puts Its New Z06 Corvette V8 on a Different Plane

Cadillac didn’t invent the V8 engine, but GM’s premium brand deserves credit for advancing that prime mover’s cause over the past century. One of the most significant strides...

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Imaging

Precision Ag Aids Sustainability

Ten years ago, some “visionaries” at John Deere made a critical decision: that every one of its agricultural vehicles needed to be an IOT device that connected to the cloud. That way, agronomic and...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

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...

Briefs
Software

Intuitive Programming Language for Quantum Computers

This quantum language is the first of its kind that is as elegant, simple, and safe as classical computer languages.

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Medical

Designing Rugged Myoelectric Interfaces for Highly Functional Prosthetics

New sensors and high-performance microwiring are extending the performance of active myoelectric prosthetics.

Technical Innovation
Connectivity

Strategic Partnerships Target SAE Level-4 Trucks

The parade of strategic partnerships in the autonomous-trucking space continues with Daimler Trucks and Waymo teaming to develop SAE Level-4 trucks. The Oct. 27 announcement follows...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

OTA and the End of Vehicle Ownership

I write and talk about automated and connected vehicles every day for a living. But my personal ride is a first-generation Mazda Miata built 31 years ago this month. I know that as long as I maintain...

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Unmanned Systems

New Roles for Lidar in Autonomy’s Lower Levels

Laser-based li ght d etection a nd r anging (lidar) sensors were only recently thought to be applicable within the realm of fully automated vehicles (AVs). The spinning lidar...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Directing GM’s 3D-Printed Future

Among automakers, General Motors was an early adopter of 3-D printing/additive manufacturing (AM) in the 1980s and is accelerating both its use of, and investment in, the technology. Nearly 40,000...

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Unmanned Systems

Understanding the Competitive Dynamic

As summer passes, the industry still is gritting its teeth amidst the restart from months of COVID-driven paralysis. OEMs and suppliers are bracing for a potential second wave, along with the impact...

Original Equipment
Energy

Caterpillar Reveals Seven New Next-Gen Excavators, Increases Push for Remote Control

Caterpillar began launching its next-generation hydraulic excavators in late 2017, and the rollout continues two years later with the introduction of...

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Unmanned Systems

Aptiv’s Autonomous-Vehicle ‘Air-Traffic Control’

It’s well known that the safe operation of an autonomous vehicle (AV) relies on robust sensing, path planning and compute capability. What’s often overlooked is the role of a...

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Communications

Understanding the Implications of 5G Cellular

To clear up some of the confusion about what the industry means when it says 5G, here’s a guide to what it’s all about.

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Test & Measurement

New Digital Tools Driving Restructuring for Autonomy

The seemingly unending explosions of fast-changing automotive technologies continue to drive massive restructurings for both management staffs and system architectures. Automakers are...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

The Role of Sensors in the Evolution of Robotics

Sensing technology will help to transform manufacturing floors into the connected factories of the future.

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Lighting

Mobile Rugged Displays for Situational Awareness

Program managers and engineers in the military markets need to know about the emergence of new display technologies in the consumer sector.

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Test & Measurement

Influence of Leading-Edge Oscillatory Blowing on Time-Accurate Dynamic Store Separation

Developing an understanding of, and potentially controlling, pitch bifurcation could improve weapons delivery.

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Manned Systems

Renewable Propane, Ultra-Low NOx Engines Set Standards for Propane Autogas Innovations

The future of trucking is looking even greener. Not only are companies forced to contend with new government regulations to meet lower emissions and...

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Imaging

Critical Communications Break Out of the Analog Mold

Once firmly rooted in its analog origins, critical communications is now steadily evolving to provide enhanced situational awareness. The latest public safety and military communications...

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Manned Systems

How Has Automation Transformed Aviation?

Over the past year, the aviation industry has consistently been in the news over unfortunate circumstances. One topic that has been highlighted as a potential failure point is automated systems in...

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Automotive

Allied Aircraft Piston Engines of World War II, 2nd Edition Has Been Expanded to Include New Images and Information

Originally published in 1995 and held in high regard, Allied Aircraft Piston Engines of World War II is Graham White’s...

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Test & Measurement

New Zealand and LeoLabs Establish the First Low-Earth Orbit Regulatory Platform

LeoLabs, Inc. of Menlo Park, California has deployed the world's first dedicated regulatory platform for low-Earth orbit (LEO): the Space Regulatory and...