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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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Motion Control

Electronic Torque Limiting Boosts Machine Productivity

Electrification isn’t just a matter of switching out the diesel engine for an electric motor. It requires a thorough review of connected systems – particularly the hydraulic...

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Energy

Constructing Lightweight Bus Structures with Stainless Steel

The weight of a typical bus could be reduced by up to 35% – more than 1,000 kg (2,205 lbs.) – by using high-strength stainless steel to replace tubular bus-frame elements...

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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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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

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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Original Equipment
Green Design & Manufacturing

ACT Expo 2022 Roundup: Bollinger, Hyundai and Volvo Clean-Vehicle Updates

If there was any doubt that zero-emission work trucks are coming – and, really, there isn’t – the 2022 ACT Expo made it abundantly clear they’re on their...

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Technical Innovation
Software

3DEO Launches New Metal 3D-Printing Platform

California-based 3DEO unveiled in February its new metal 3D printing platform and patented technology, Saffron. The proprietary platform has been in development for the past five years....

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Manned Systems

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

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...

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Editorial
Unmanned Systems

Autonomous Timeline: Following the Money

Acquisitions, mergers and outright departures from the sector serve as almost weekly reminders not just that significant consolidation of autonomous-vehicle (AV) development is underway. Right in...

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Road Ready
Automotive

Ford’s Unibody Maverick Aims to Revitalize the Compact Pickup

Confirming one of the industry’s worst-kept product secrets, Ford on June 8 unveiled the 2022 Maverick, its return to the compact-pickup segment that the original Ford...

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Design

Toyota Tops 2021 OEM-Supplier Relations Study

For a record eleventh-straight year, Toyota outperformed six major U.S. and Japanese automakers in a benchmark annual study of automotive OEM-supplier working relations as viewed by...

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Photonics/Optics

Flash! Lidar’s Next Generation Arrives

Electronics engineers may best know what typically happens in an emerging, rapidly moving technology space. First, innovation: Start-ups bring new solutions amid rounds of funding. Next is the...

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Materials

Tips for Choosing CBN Grinding Wheels

Learn about the most common bond systems for CBN wheels: resin, vitrified, and electroplated matrixes.

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The Navigator
Manufacturing & Prototyping

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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Manned Systems

Architecting GM’s New EV Batteries

By 2023 General Motors promises to have 20 new electric vehicles of all shapes, sizes and market segments on sale. They’re underpinned by the company’s BEV3 flexible dedicated EV architecture,...

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Technology Report
Propulsion

The IC Future Points to More Downsizing, Lean Mixtures

Three engineers from the front lines of advanced internal-combustion (IC) engine development affirmed that despite the industry’s public promotion of a battery electric future for...

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Design

Origin of the Species

“I was a vehicle-dynamics engineer my entire career—but maybe not a good one, because they put me in charge of a self-driving car!” jokes Jason Fischer, chief engineer for the Cruise Origin, the autonomous...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Executive Insights: BorgWarner VP and CTO Hakan Yilmaz

The automotive sector is in a time of enormous flux. As the foundational aspects of the industry shift, longstanding Tier-1 suppliers such as BorgWarner must continue to drive...

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Technology Report
Software

JLR Tackles Weight with Structural Electronics

Ashutosh Tomar, electrical research technical manager at Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) said he has absolute confidence in the game-changing potential of structural electronics (SE) now being...

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Aerospace

Reducing the High Cost Of Titanium

With such great abundance, why is titanium so expensive?

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Technology Report
Energy

Battery Experts: Solid-State EV Tech Could Be Five Years Out

Solid-state batteries are the “reach” energy-storage technology slated to take electric vehicles (EVs) –and to a lesser extent, other consumer-electronic products – to...

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Materials

Diesel Darkness Won’t Go Away

Although it may takes years to avoid instantly associating the words “diesel” and “scandal,” Volkswagen – the auto company most closely linked with the diesel emissions-cheating scheme that...

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Propulsion

New Design for 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport as Brand Awaits Alliance’s New Platforms and Products

The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport carries over with no mechanical changes compared to the 2019 model. But its new face – part of...

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AR/AI

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...

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Manned Systems

New-Mobility Visionary Burns: Automated Driving ‘Getting Close’

Asserting that the potential for outsized economic and social gains connected with automated driving are huge, Lawrence D. Burns, delivering a keynote address at this...

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Unmanned Systems

Volvo CE, Skanska Demonstrate Concept Electric Site

Volvo Construction Equipment and Swedish construction and mining company Skanska have recorded impressive initial results from an electric quarry research project. The two companies,...

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Technology Report
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

BP’s Nexcel Sealed-Cell Oil System an Alternative for Controlling GHG Emissions

The automotive industry is broadening its spectrum of technology to support the reduction of global greenhouse gases not just via electric drivetrains and...

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News
Weapons Systems

Working Pilot Recruitment from All Angles

In conjunction with National STEM Day, United States Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson took to Twitter to promote science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) with a little help from Sesame...

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