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Aerospace

The Digital Cockpit of the Future

Software and automation have enabled a step forward in cockpit design, one that is stripped down to the essentials without sacrificing functionality.

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Test & Measurement

Airflow Concept Presents Chrysler EV Direction

In a far corner of the main exhibition hall of the 2022 New York International Auto Show, its display flanked by the latest products from Ram and Jeep, Stellantis rolled out a second...

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Design

Lexus Goes All-Touch for New Infotainment System

When Lexus unveiled its Remote Touch infotainment interface at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show, the original iPhone had been out a little over a year, and Apple’s second-generation...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Built-In Google Vehicle Apps Arrive

The modern vehicle cabin experience increasingly is defined by software and interactive screens. The new prominence of digital media interactions is evident in the late 2020 debut of the all-electric...

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Imaging

UX Designers and “Engineering Chefs” Cook up Unique User Interfaces

Cabin interiors will continue to transform in the coming years, largely driven by the advanced UI/UX (user interface/user experience) development taking place in...

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Materials

Low-Latency Cameras, Onboard Computing Combine to Advance Operator Assistance

Modern industrial machines have been using cameras for years to improve visibility and eliminate blind spots. With the introduction of Ethernet cameras, an...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Volkswagen Turns Classic Van into Innovative, Retro-Ride EV

“Hello, Eric,” said the vehicle. “Are you ready to go?” responded Eric Glaser, a principal product designer at Volkswagen’s Innovation and Engineering Center...

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Software

Ford Announces All-New SYNC 4 Connectivity Suite

Ford has previewed its next-gen SYNC 4 communications and entertainment system, which will provide cloud-based connectivity via larger screens and advanced voice recognition. The system...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Harman Using Empathy to Help Elevate the User Experience

In-car connectivity for today’s cars and tomorrow’s autonomous vehicles is moving product development norms beyond the traditional engineering approach. “Most products are...

Technical Innovation
Manned Systems

Streamlined HMIs Do More with Less

The phrase “less is more” has been a major part of human-machine interface (HMI) designs for several years as developers traded multiple knobs and buttons for cleaner input techniques. However, the...

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Test & Measurement

Byton Details Its EV, Autonomy Vision at CES 2019

The 48-in (1219-mm) LCD screen atop the Byton M-byte concept car’s instrument panel is not only the auto industry’s largest in-vehicle display. It also signals what could be a radical...