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Electronics & Computers

Making the Case for MEMS Timing

Today's high-performance automotive electronic systems rely on precision timing technology for accurate, stable frequency control of digital components, from applications processors to microcontrollers to...

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Power

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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Software

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?

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Electronics & Computers

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...

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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...

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Transportation

Platform-Agnostic Interface Aims to Accelerate Truck Autonomy

“Trucking will be the first place that self-driving vehicles make it to public roads.” That premise prompted the founding of autonomous technology developer Embark five...

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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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Electronics & Computers

Automotive Cybersecurity Needs Serious Work

According to the BlackBerry 2021 Threat Report, which looks at cybersecurity threats of all types on a global basis, “modern automobiles are effectively insecure networks.” The authors...

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Power

TCU Testing at the Heart of Vehicle Connectivity

The wireless connectivity between the modern vehicle and the outside world is possible thanks to a constantly evolving component called the telematics control unit (TCU). The TCU is at...

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Connectivity

Digitalizing Off-Highway Machines Delivers Actionable Data

Off-highway equipment manufacturers are increasingly working with suppliers of drivetrain systems and electrohydraulic (EH) system suppliers to advance the digitalization of...

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Data Acquisition

Big Data’s Benefits Keep A-Comin’

Electronic systems generate gigabytes of data that are increasingly being used to improve efficiency at many levels, from field operations to maintenance and even vehicle design. A range of...

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Electronics & Computers

Radar’s Evolving Role in ADAS and the AV Future

Until recently, various vehicle OEMs were vying to be first to put self-driving cars on the road by the magical turn of the decade. But as 2020 arrived, the bullish tone has switched to...

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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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Transportation

Maintaining Data Protection and Security for the Connected Car

How can the automotive industry protect itself and its customers against digital attacks?

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Materials

Cutting Weight Seen as less Important in Automated and Shared Vehicles

After long demonstrating lightweighting with steel for contemporary passenger vehicles, the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) is slightly changing the tune...

Technical Innovation
Electronics & Computers

Link Digital Suspension Uses Sensors, ECU to Keep Cabs Stable

Link Manufacturing is beefing up its usage of digital technologies with an upgraded Cabmate, unveiling a cab suspension system that smooths the ride for both drivers and those...

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Energy

Subaru Uses ANSYS Tools to Accelerate Hybrid Vehicle Design

Subaru Corporation is using tools developed by Pittsburgh-based ANSYS, Inc. to create control systems that deliver unrivaled safety and reliability for their next-generation...

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Electronics & Computers

Data Connectivity in Heavy-Duty Vehicle Environments

Technology advancements are increasingly bringing a new level of connectivity to industrial and commercial vehicles. Customers are demanding functionality that automates or enhances...

Technical Innovation
Electronics & Computers

Security, Bandwidth Drive Over-The-Air Development

Over-the-air (OTA) updating has evolved rapidly from a limited function to a wide-ranging technology for keeping vehicle software up to date. As OTA moves deeper into the mainstream,...

Technology Leaders
Test & Measurement

Accelerating SENT Troubleshooting and Debug Using an Oscilloscope

The SENT (Single Edge Nibble Transmission) bus continues to gain acceptance across the automotive industry and is widely used to transmit high-resolution readings from...

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Manned Systems

Over-The-Air Affair

Vehicle connectivity is no longer an option in a world where the Internet of Things (IoT) continuously casts a broader net on the number and types of devices that interact with each other and exchange data.

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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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Unmanned Systems

Predicting the Road to Efficiency

Delphi Technologies isn’t coming right out to say most of us aren’t very good at driving efficiently, but there’s no getting around that’s what’s implied by the company’s new Intelligent...

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Unmanned Systems

Bosch Electrohydraulic Steering Advances Driver Assistance

Bosch’s Servotwin electrohydraulic steering system is an enabler for driver-assistance technology and a “building block” for future automation. It offers speed-based...

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Connectivity

Big Data and Next-Gen Prognostics for Heavy-Duty Vehicles

Diagnostics have been around for a long time and are well understood and standardized. Huge amounts of diagnostic data have piled up over the years; fortunately, the data is...

Technical Innovation
Electronics & Computers

Link Readies Semi-Active Cab Suspension for Intro on Select 2020 Models

Link Manufacturing targets heavy-duty vehicles that transition from on- to off-road terrain, in particular, for what it claims will be the industry’s first...

Original Equipment
Electronics & Computers

Volvo Trucks, FedEx Demonstrate 3-Truck Platoon on North Carolina Highway

Volvo Trucks North America and FedEx are working together to study the benefits of platooning, recently driving three tractors pulling double 28-foot trailers down...

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AR/AI

Volvo CE Pursues AI for Operator-Assist Functions on Path to Full Automation

While true machine learning employed in fully automated vehicles and equipment—where algorithms trained by data become brain-like, gaining skills such as...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Delayed Latching Mechanism

Uncontrolled and rapid movement of equipment and people through security gates has been a major problem for security personnel. In situations pertaining to facility security, it is desirable to delay the passage of...