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RF & Microwave Electronics

Daimler Truck and Torc Intensify Pursuit of Autonomous Trucks

Several autonomous-truck startups faltered in 2023. Another blow to the sector came in December, when TuSimple laid off about 150 employees, or 75% of its U.S. workforce, as...

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Power

Scaling the Solid-State Battery FEST

Start-up battery developer Factorial Energy’s workforce of engineers, chemists and other technology specialists has topped 100 with recent hirings in the Asia-Pacific region. A pilot manufacturing...

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Energy

Making H2 Fuel Cells Happen

Over a 23-year career Rob Del Core has led more than 20 programs related to zero-emissions vehicles and subsystems, most of them related to developing hydrogen fuel-cell power, at companies including Hyzon...

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Power

Battle for the Box

Whether you call them packs, boxes, or trays, the structures that envelop and protect EV battery cells and their supporting electrical and thermal-management hardware are among the industry’s top subsystem...

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Energy

Proving out DC Fast Charging — in the Extreme

The ability to charge electric vehicles at a very fast rate is a key to electrifying mobility across the U.S. It’s a focus of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Extreme Fast Charger project,...

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Power

Yanmar, ELEO Announce Electrification Strategy for Off-Highway Sector

Yanmar announced its strategy for electrification of future off-road powertrain offerings at the Bauma 2022 conference in late October. During a presentation, Yanmar...

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Road Ready
Power

Hub-Motoring in Lordstown’s Novel Endurance

“It’s been exciting to create a new vehicle from the ground up,” Chi Yip, Lordstown Motors’ director of vehicle integration, asserted from the passenger seat, as we accelerated onto...

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Connectivity

Accessibility: The Future of Mobility

In August 1975, I headed west from Michigan in my new Chevy Van, personally customized for living on the road. My destination was the University of California, Berkeley, where I was enrolled to...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Going the Last Mile

Pizza is a subject that puts a smile on most faces but for Matteo Del Sorbo, the delight extends far beyond the actual pie.

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Software

Allison Advances Commercial-Vehicle Electronic Controls

Allison Transmission continues to invest in and accelerate its electric-vehicle propulsion solutions, but it also remains committed to its conventional product portfolio, which the...

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Unmanned Systems

Real-Time Processors Key to the Zonal E/E Revolution

OEMs face major challenges with their vehicle architectures as they become more complex and unwieldy. They also want to speed up their innovation cycles while supporting intelligent...

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Imaging

Veoneer Shows Its Latest Safety and AV Tech

Veoneer CEO Jacob Svanberg gazes at a large flat-screen display from a demonstrator van’s second-row seat. The screen shows hundreds of colored dots, including a dozen purple pixels...

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Automotive

Integrating a Plug-In Hybrid Jeep

At no other time in the auto industry’s history has the role of vehicle integration and synthesis been so important. The growth of electronic content, the melding of mechanical and electrical...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Homing in on STEM Innovation

Constraints are sometimes just new ways to open doors. High school senior Victor Cai (above), an 18-year-old from Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania, learned this lesson working on a short-range, narrow-bandwidth...

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Power

Electrified Propulsion for Aerospace: Where to Start?

In the eVTOL marketplace there is no common ground yet regarding the number of propulsion modules.

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Weapons Systems

What System Designers Should Know About MOSA Standards

To rapidly respond to new threats, the DoD has a mandate to adopt a Modular Open Systems Approach.

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Unmanned Systems

Hitachi Astemo Announces Collaboration with Lidar-Alternative Developer TriEye

Tier 1 supplier Hitachi Astemo has announced a collaboration with TriEye, the Tel Aviv-based developer of a short-wave infrared (SWIR), spectrum-enhanced...

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Design

Tenured Production CEO Leading VW’s U.S. Electrified Manufacturing Push

Volkswagen of America’s (VOA) sprawling operations just off I-75 in Chattanooga, Tennessee could be considered ground-zero for the German automaker’s...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Making the Case for In-Wheel Motors

Much of an IC engine-powered vehicle’s ride, handling, sound and overall character derives from the engine. Some believe that electric vehicles (EVs), propelled by electric motors with no intake or...

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Technology Report
Power

Toward an Electric Two-Wheeled Triumph

There is something of a TV series about Triumph Motorcycles’ radical TE-1 electric project. It’s an intriguing story unfolding through four episodes, or phases, following its conception. Phase...

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Electronics & Computers

ZF Builds ‘Middleware’ to Address Vehicle Software Escalation

Acknowledging the emergence of the “software-defined” vehicle, Tier 1 auto supplier ZF announced that it is in the process of developing a “middleware” platform...

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Energy

Intertek Rethinks the EV Test Facility

In planning its all-new European test facility dedicated to electrified vehicles, Intertek Transportation Technologies started with a consideration even more important than the latest dynamometers...

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Technology Report
Propulsion

The Ford Raptor’s Front Drivetrain Is Pulling for You

The second-generation of Ford’s F-150 Raptor, which launched in 2016 for MY17, is available with an exclusive set of front drivetrain hardware that endows it with exceptional...

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Manned Systems

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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RF & Microwave Electronics

Heterogeneous Integration Technology

Integrating different types of devices and materials could increase their functional density, improving the performance of electro-optic systems for sensor applications.

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Unmanned Systems

CES 2020: VW Creates New Autonomous Subsidiary

Volkswagen announced on Jan. 8 the formation of a new subsidiary called Volkswagen Autonomy, Inc. The new unit will oversee the development of Level-4 autonomous systems for VW. Alexander...

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Energy

New IAAPS Powertrain R&D Center to Accelerate Development of Propulsion Systems

The auto industry needs new areas of expertise, new development tools, and new ways of facilitating collaboration and innovation to keep pace with...

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Software

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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Electronics & Computers

Removing Complexity for Autonomous Trucks

Developers of driverless trucks are eliminating some of the complexity of autonomous driving in hope of shortening time to market. They are limiting the immeasurable circumstances that face...

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