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Manned Systems

Hopeful but Closer Scrutiny for SAE Level 4 Automation

As the auto industry and its suppliers, along with technology developers and startups, recalibrate for what appears to be a new and more pragmatic phase of automated-driving...

News
Connectivity

May Mobility Starts ADA-Compliant AV Transit for Rural Area

Automated-driving system developer May Mobility confirmed in late September that it launched what it called the first public-transit project to deploy American Disability Act...

Briefs
Aerospace

Anti-Phase Noise Suppression Rotor Technologies

Acoustic optimization for anti-phase asymmetric rotor.

Briefs
Aerospace

Fixed-Wing Angle eVTOL

New design removes the need for mechanisms to perform active tilting of the wings or rotors, reducing system mass.

Q&A
Power

Bosch Tunes Its Business to Face Mobility’s Challenges

Components and systems that make up the heart of combustion-engine powertrains have long reigned as a major profit center for Bosch, and the company’s commitment to sustaining...

Articles
Automotive

SAE WCX Preview: Staying Ahead of the Curve

SAE WCX 2022 will convene the engineering community to connect, learn, and collaborate on the biggest issues facing the mobility industry.

Technology Report
Robotics, Automation & Control

Hyundai Enters the Metaverse Via Its PnD Technology

When Facebook announced last October that it was changing its name to Meta, most wondered whether people would want to spend as much time in a virtual world as they do on the platforms...

Briefs
Design

Bipedal Robot Achieves Better Body Balance

A new robot developed by Caltech researchers LEO carves out a new type of locomotion somewhere between walking and flying.

Articles
Connectivity

BrightDrop Innovates Last-Mile Delivery

On a city street, two delivery vans are unloading cargo. One driver carries a package out of his van and delivers it inside an apartment building. Then he returns for another and carries it in....

News
Automotive

IAA Munich and the Future of ‘Mobility’ Shows

Enormous anticipation guided me as I entered the expansive Munchen Messe on Sept. 7, the inaugural media day and official kickoff for the first IAA – Germany’s combination auto show...

Briefs
Energy

Centimeter-Long Snail Robot Powered with Light

The soft robot harvests energy from a laser beam and can crawl on horizontal surfaces and climb vertical walls and an upside-down glass ceiling.

News
Transportation

Advanced Mobility, Rideshare Pilot Programs Expand

Transportation-sector entities and cities and towns around the globe are continuing to define the role of ridesharing – while vehicle automation, the efficiency- and...

News
Test & Measurement

Michigan, Tech Coalition Launch Autono-Parking Lab

The state of Michigan, Ford, Bosch and real-estate company Bedrock announced last week their collaboration for the Detroit Smart Parking Lab (DSPL), claimed to be the first real-world...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Swimming Living Robots Can Self-Train

Biobots based on muscle cells can swim at unprecedented velocities.

Briefs
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Air-Powered Robot Needs No Electronics

The walking quadruped is controlled and powered by pressurized air.

Technical Innovation
Software

WCX 2021: Top Engineers Talk Industry Transformation

Despite more than a year of COVID-19, lockdown, component shortages and uncertainties, the outlook for mobility engineering hasn’t shifted too dramatically during the global...

Articles
Aerospace

Does Your UAV Program Need a Transponder?

UAV designers need to understand the current and anticipated requirements to make an informed decision on incorporating transponders into an aircraft.

News
Manned Systems

Preview: SAE 2021 WCX

SAE International’s 2021 WCX event will unfold entirely online April 13-15 with hundreds of technical paper presentations and insights from top mobility-industry leaders, who will share their perspectives on...

Articles
Propulsion

SAE WCX™ Digital Summit Preview

Live discussions will explore electric vehicles, propulsion, advanced electronics, and more.

Features
Wearables

Guest Editorial: Expanding the Scope of Mobility

Mobility tech also provides help to those with physical or cognitive challenges.

News
Manufacturing & Prototyping

CES 2021: Bosch Consolidates Computing Talent in New Mobility Division

Bosch announced on January 7 during its CES 2021 conference event that it has created a new division labeled Cross-Domain Computing Solutions (CDCC). The CDCC...

NASA Spinoff
Propulsion

Water-Powered Engines Offer Satellite Mobility

The technology could allow deep-space exploration without running out of propellant.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Magna Charging Ahead on Contract EV Production

Magna isn’t waiting around for the electrified world to come to the company. As one of the few Tier-1 suppliers with full-vehicle manufacturing capabilities, the Ontario, Canada-based...

News
Unmanned Systems

2020 Hype Cycle for Connected and Smart Mobility

Gartner Inc.’s annual Hype Cycle (below) has become a much-anticipated metric of the maturity and market viability of numerous technologies related to automated driving and new...

Briefs
Data Acquisition

Preliminary Development of an Integrated Mobility, Lethality, and Survivability Soldier Performance Testing Platform

Develop a methodology that incorporates objective measures of performance and is sensitive to changes in soldier-system equipment.

News
Manned Systems

SAE Live: TuSimple and Penske Executives to Detail the Automated Freight Network Partnership

With pressures from the COVID-19 situation pressuring U.S. business and economic structures, development and deployment of high-level vehicle...

SAE Standards News
Manufacturing & Prototyping

New Cooperative Driving Automation Standard Provides Clarity to Support Advancement of Full Automation

In May, amid quarantine and lockdowns for the Coronavirus pandemic, SAE International published SAE J3216 Standard: Taxonomy and Definitions for Terms Related to Cooperative Driving Automation for On-Road Motor Vehicles. The new standard...

News
Data Acquisition

Aiding Automotive Workers Displaced by Coronavirus

The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Assn., in partnership with APA Search, has initiated a free platform to match automotive- and transportation-sector employers with industry employees...

News
Manned Systems

Clean Is the New Safety Paradigm for AV Development

Privately-owned vehicles were never so safe as they are today. Nor have they made so much sense. That thought hit me between the nostrils recently, as I sprayed a pungent disinfectant...