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Propulsion

Dodge Debuts Charger Daytona SRT Concept Electric Musclecar

If it looks like a Dodge, sounds like a Dodge, and drives like a Dodge, it must be a Dodge. That “must-be” vision has been the perpetual mantra behind the development of a...

Technology Report
AR/AI

Panasonic Augments Driver Safety with New HUD Tech

At CES 2022 Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America unveiled AR HUD 2.0 (Augmented Reality Head-Up Display 2.0), the first system to include a new, patented eye-tracking system...

Technical Innovation
Design

Next-Gen HMI Crucial to Increasing ADAS Efficacy

Next-generation HMI (human-machine interface) technology platforms allow off-highway OEMs and system designers to support productivity tools like computer vision – including object...

Briefs
Transportation

3D Holographic Head-Up Display Could Improve Road Safety

The LiDAR-based system could “see through” objects to warn of potential hazards without distracting the driver.

Articles
Green Design & Manufacturing

Products of Tomorrow: June 2021

Head-up displays, health-monitoring sensors from NASA, and a pollen sponge.

Road Ready
Communications

Sparkling RWD Platform Underpins 2021 Genesis GV80

Genesis went standalone (in the same way most premium brands coexist with their parent company’s volume brands) from Hyundai Motor Group in 2016 and immediately asserted itself as...

Technical Innovation
Manned Systems

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...

Briefs
Imaging

ONav and GeoPixel™ Web-Based Navigation for the Collection of Aerial Imagery

Multiple commercial applications include defense, search and rescue, and disaster relief.

News
Imaging

What We’re Driving: 2020 Kia Telluride

The 2020 Kia Telluride is one of the classic lightning-in-a-bottle models an automaker enjoys maybe once every couple of decades. Assertive-but-not-obnoxious styling combine with a vast cabin...

What We’re Driving
Propulsion

What We’re Driving: 2020 Acura RDX

Acura’s RDX midsize crossover has established itself as an industry benchmark in body engineering, vehicle dynamics, cabin design and related metrics. All this basic goodness has helped this 2-row...

Road Ready
Unmanned Systems

Mazda3 Compact Car Spawns 2020 Mazda CX-30 CUV

Mazda’s new-for-2020 CX-30, a two-row, 5-door compact SUV, is based on the Mazda3 sedan/hatchback platform and shares its 2.5-L naturally aspirated “Skyactiv-G” gasoline four-cylinder...

Technical Innovation
Imaging

How HMI Displays Impact Operator Productivity in Industrial Vehicles

The latest research indicates that well-integrated HMI (human-machine interface) systems lead to more attentive users that better retain task-related information and...

What We’re Driving
Imaging

2019 Hyundai Kona Ultimate AWD

The Hyundai Kona was named the 2019 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year (NAUVOY), sharing this accolade with its EV version which we had a positive impression of during its launch event. During a...

What We’re Driving
Lighting

2019 Volvo S60 T6

As the sporting player in Volvo’s C-segment sedan lineup, this all-wheel drive, turbocharged-and-supercharged R-Design S60 faces benchmark competition in the BMW 3-Series, Audi A4 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. In pure...

What We’re Driving
Imaging

2018 Toyota Camry

I was a little late in trying this new, eighth generation of the Camry and it represents an intriguing turn for a car that often is cast, somewhat unjustly, as the symbol for automotive blandness.

Road Ready
Unmanned Systems

NAIAS 2019: Three-Row Cadillac XT6 SUV Makes Global Debut

Cadillac has added another SUV to its lineup with the global debut of the all-new three-row XT6 at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). The XT6 joins the two-row...

What We’re Driving
Propulsion

2018 Lexus LS500

The Lexus flagship’s design may not appeal universally, but it’s hard to argue the addition of the F SPORT package’s extra bodywork tweaks impart a more assertive presence that also seems to bring better flow to...

Road Ready
Energy

Subaru 'Ascends' New Three-Row SUV on Global Platform

Fuji Heavy Industries has needed a competitive three-row utility for its Subaru brand since its first attempt, the slow-selling Tribeca, bowed out after 2014.

Application Briefs
Photonics/Optics

Military Optics Technology

The demand for innovative solutions to enhance the safety of military personnel is continually on the rise. This includes the need to improve the performance of military vehicles and aircraft, in terms of both...

Road Ready
Propulsion

2019 Acura RDX Brings World’s-First Chassis Tech

Few words are as inspiring to an engineering team as “all-new.” For the 2019 Acura RDX, the engineers behind the compact SUV’s third-generation had a host of all-new to manage,...

News
Power

Lincoln Aviator: New Rear-Drive Platform, Plug-In Option

Just prior to a 2018 New York auto show that promised to headline virtually no new models that weren’t crossover SUVs of some sort, Ford’s Lincoln premium-vehicle brand...

Articles
Sensors/Data Acquisition

AUGMENTED REALITY: Beyond Gaming to Real-World Solutions

Ask a stranger off the street what Virtual Reality (VR) is or how it works, and most people will have some inclination of what the technology entails; however, ask that same person...

News
Power

VW I.D. CROZZ Makes World Debut at Auto Shanghai 2017

Possibly one of the most significant things to so far come out of Auto Shanghai 2017 was courtesy of Volkswagen with the introduction of the I.D. CROZZ concept—the company’s first...

NASA Spinoff
Aerospace

Modified Monitor Provides Glasses-Free 3D for Pilots and Gamers

When flying the increasingly crowded skies, pilots need to have an arsenal of information: altitude, airspeed, fuel level, distance to their destination, and the location of...

Articles
Defense

Touch and Go

Since the digital revolution changed forever the pilot’s working environment, innovators and suppliers of cockpit systems have strived to provide a continuous stream of new developments and products that offer increasingly...

Articles
Test & Measurement

Synthetic Vision Guidance Systems Giving 2D data a 3D perspective

Synthetic Vision (SV) displays replace the pilot’s traditional 2D primary flight display (PFD) with a 3D perspective view display. The 3D SV perspective display is rendered...

Articles
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Google Glass for Industrial Automation

A new concept uses Google Glass for operating machinery, with all of the benefits delivered by wearable computing in an industrial environment. With Google’s Web-enabled glasses, status or dialog...

Briefs
Aerospace

Head-Worn Display Concepts for Ground Operations for Commercial Aircraft

The Integrated Intelligent Flight Deck (IIFD) project, part of NASA’s Aviation Safety Program (AvSP), comprises a multi-disciplinary research effort to develop flight...

Articles
Defense

Business Jets Bounce Back

The business jet market has a resilience all its own. While defense spending has sharply declined, the commercial sector is over-flowing with multi-thousand order backlogs. But if business jet orders can tail off...