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Energy

Williams Debuts New Flexible Platform for BEVs and FCVs

Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) has unveiled its latest product, the EVR electric vehicle platform. It has been designed to provide an accelerated start to a high-performance...

Original Equipment
Transportation

Freightliner’s Medium-Duty Makeover

Circling the highway loop at the American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti, Michigan, the enhancements Freightliner engineers made to the new Plus series medium-duty and vocational trucks are...

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Energy

Unzipping the Future of Sustainable Electronics

Electronic-systems designers are facing a serious reckoning: How to significantly reduce the environmental impact of more and more electronic content in new vehicles?

News
Sensors/Data Acquisition

New 300-Mm Wafer Fab Is Key to Bosch’s Chip Future

A new semiconductor plant is the single largest investment made by Robert Bosch AG in the 122-year-old company’s history. The facility, in Dresden, Germany, is welcome news to...

Road Ready
Propulsion

NAIAS 2022: Seventh-Generation of Ford Mustang Is Highest Performer Yet

The exterior visuals still emphasize a long hood and a short deck, but the V8-powered 2024 Mustang GT’s mammoth air intakes are a telltale that things have...

Application Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Underwater Security System

KnightShield covers medium ranges in ports and detects hostile divers – whether using closed or open breathing apparatus – as well as AUVs, SDVs, DPVs, and UUVs.

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Connectivity

From Emissions Tech to EV Electronics

A recent visit to Eberspaecher’s North American engineering and manufacturing complex reveals how a global Tier-1 rooted in combustion-engine technology is profitably navigating the transition to...

Road Ready
Power

First Electrified Dodge Arrives for 2023 MY

The industry’s red-hot and crowded compact-utility vehicle market gets a newcomer for the 2023 model year with an electrified, top-of-the-line version of the Dodge Hornet. “It’s...

Editorial
Unmanned Systems

Platooning Still Promising for Trucking

There is “no business case” for platooning, or the electronic coupling of two or more trucks in close formation. That was the assessment of Daimler Trucks in 2019 when it decided to pause its...

Technical Innovation
Motion Control

Rexroth Takes Aim at Electrification for Off-Highway Vehicles

Bosch Rexroth recently invited SAE Media to attend EMPAC, their Electrified Mobile Product & Application Conference in Schaumburg, Illinois. The show featured many of...

Briefs
Design

Single-Step 3D-Printing Process to Build Robots

The piezoelectric “meta-bot” is capable of propulsion, movement, sensing, and decision-making.

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Software

Ultrasound Tech Offers Sophisticated Battery-Testing Intelligence

The production and supply of lithium-ion batteries for the global EV and stationary energy storage systems (ESS) markets is growing at an exponential rate. At the same...

Articles
Unmanned Systems

Navigating the Language of Vehicle Autonomy

Call them what you may – autonomous vehicles, automated vehicles, self-driving vehicles – they are coming. But you can’t buy one yet, and like many technological revolutions,...

Executive Viewpoints
Manned Systems

Solving the Challenges of Megawatt Chargers

The most significant barrier to the growth of electric vehicles (EVs) is the battery charging infrastructure. The availability of charging stations and the time required to recharge vehicles...

Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Electronic Skin Anticipates and Perceives Touch from Different Directions for the First Time

Scientists develop a new approach for miniaturization of soft ultra-compact and highly integrated sensor units for directional tactile sensitivity in e-skin systems.

Articles
RF & Microwave Electronics

Inside Story May 2022: Small Connectors for Electronic Systems in Aerospace and Defense Equipment

Thanos Yiagopoulos, Chief Technology Officer of Momentive Performance Materials, discusses how engineers can determine the best product for their application.

Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Hardening Unmanned Aerial Systems Against High-Power Microwave Threats in Support of Forward Operations

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) continue to play an increasing role across the spectrum of military operations. Advances in human-machine...

Articles
Motion Control

Discrete Proportional Valve Technology

The DPV concept matches the unique needs of electric vehicle cooling and energy management systems.

Briefs
Motion Control

Giving Bug-Like Bots a Boost

A new fabrication technique helps improve the performance of flying micro-robots.

Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Electronic Prognostics – A Case Study Using Global Positioning System (GPS)

An electronic system containing high frequency RF components reduces failure rates.

Briefs
Weapons Systems

The Effect of Failing to Recapitalize the B-52H Defensive Avionics System on Future Operations

The Air Force upgraded the B-52 aircraft with an Avionics Midlife Improvement program.

News
Software

Addressing Electromagnetic Compatibility in the Context of Aircraft Electrification

In the current context of aircraft electrification, the aerospace industry needs to address increased design complexity and higher levels of integration,...

Technology Leaders
Wearables

The TWIICE Exoskeleton: Connector Trends in Medical Device Design

A modular exoskeleton relies on robust connectors.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Keeping Pace with In-Vehicle Data Speed

Next-generation advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) require camera and radar systems with increasingly high resolution. That means more speed and higher bandwidth for networks, switches and...

5 Ws
Semiconductors & ICs

5 Ws of the Winged Flying Microchip

About the size of a grain of sand, the flying microchip (or microflier) does not have a motor or engine.

Application Briefs
Imaging

Long Range Uncooled Thermal Cameras

The Jaegar provides high levels of camera positioning accuracy.

Briefs
Materials

Novel Whisker Mitigating Composite Conformal Coat Assessment

DoD electronics have an increased failure risk due to tin whisker short circuits, unless properly mitigated by design.

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Design

Quality Management Experts Provide Guidance on AS9100 Standard, Equipment Calibration

Quality management professionals across the global aerospace and defense community discuss the AS9100 international standard, audits, and equipment...

Articles
Energy

Energy Harvesting Can Enable 1 Trillion Battery-Free Sensors in the IoT

A tiny investment in system capital expenditures can lead to huge rewards in reduced capital and operating expenses.