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Manufacturing & Prototyping

How Intelligent Battery Management Drives EV Buyer Confidence

Battery management systems are poised to become a key competitive differentiator in an EV market that is seeking to grow and thrive on a global level. And by tapping into smarter BMS, automotive manufacturers are future-proofing their resources by embracing, even anticipating, trends in EV battery design. Read on to learn more.

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Products
Power

New Products

See the new products, including Nexperia's latest Energy Balance Calculator, StoreDot's new I-BEAM XFCTM concept, Bourns Inc.'s latest miniature resettable thermal cutoff device series, Rohde & Schwarz's wireless battery management system technology, Weidmuller USA's rugged battery connectors, Littelfuse Inc.'s overtemperature detection platform, and more.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

EV Energy Management Powers Up

Future electric vehicles will be more efficient, more powerful, and will be able to hold more energy in their batteries than today’s EVs. Those big “mores” require countless small improvements beyond the headline component — batteries. Read on to learn more.

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News
Unmanned Systems

WCX 2024: The Technologies That Will Define Future Mobility

The migration to vehicle electrification and autonomy is ushering in product development changes with software coding and artificial intelligence (AI) performing disruptor...

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News
Software

WCX 2024: Two Approaches to Mobility Engineering

A few years ago, traditional automotive companies basically shrugged their shoulders at EV newcomers. But traditionalist viewpoints are changing. “They’re learning from each other...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

ECARX’s Computing Platforms Ready for SDV Era

One did not have to attend too many press conferences at CES this year to understand that the Software-Defined Vehicle (SDV) would be the big story for many automotive exhibitors.Global...

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Software

Full Speed Ahead for Second-Generation Indy Autonomous Racers

After three years and more than 7,000 miles (11,265 km) of racing, the Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC) enters year four with an updated platform and embedded software...

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Original Equipment
Transportation

Yanmar CE Adds to Growing Compact Track Loader Segment

The market for compact construction equipment is growing in North America, driven in part by high demand for compact track loaders (CTLs). CTLs and compact excavators have the highest demand, together generating nearly 68 percent of compact-equipment sales in the market.

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Q&A
Materials

Axial Flux E-Motor Maker Progresses Toward Mobility, Alters Cooling Design

SAE Media first introduced readers to Infinitum in last year’s roundup of e-motor developments. (LINK) The company claims it made a 50% smaller and lighter...

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Technology Report
Power

CES: VinFast Previews Wild Concept Truck

VinFast used its third appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to introduce three new electric vehicles, including a midsize pick-up truck concept and a small CUV bound for the...

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Original Equipment
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Develon Introduces Revamped Mini Excavators, All-New Compact Track Loader for U.S.

Boasting an updated design and improved performance compared to the previous iterations, the DX62R-7 and DX63-7 offer more standard premium features such as telematics and high-performance heating and air conditioning for operator comfort.

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Editorial
Power

EV Confidence

EVs are not for everyone. Not yet, anyway. But despite the headlines, there’s no reason to lose confidence in the overall EV trajectory that’s been underway for the last dozen years or so.

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Supplier Eye
Manufacturing & Prototyping

The Supplier Capacity Dilemma at the Heart of the ICE-To-EV Transition

In the end, the transition from ICE to EV is about more than new technologies and processes. Suppliers need to be keenly aware of the risks assumed as BEV capacity is added. Being on the right program from a volume perspective is critical to supplier viability.

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Internet of Things

CES 2024: Bosch Shows Cabin-Monitoring Tech While Acknowledging Complexity

John Nowinski, Bosch’s North American project lead for interior sensing on cross-domain computing solutions, laid out a stark scenario that could be faced by...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

NHTSA Moves on Driver-Impairment Regulation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in mid-December took a significant step to formalize a safety regulation mandating technology to prevent impaired driving in new passenger vehicles. The primary question now is which technology to detect alcohol or drug impairment can get the job done.

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Materials

Modeling Considerations for Optimizing EV Motors

Optimizing EV motors before they hit the market is crucial. As the demand for clean energy vehicles grows, customers need assurance that their chosen vehicle is reliable and fulfills sustainability promises.

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Products
Materials

New Products

See the new products this month, including Motor Stator Busbars for EVs; high-power, liquid-cooled configurable power solution; a compact, automated battery cycler and test system; and more.

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Articles
Data Acquisition

The Chaos of Automotive Data Privacy

Surveillance of vehicles and the people in them has been happening virtually since the time there was more than a handful of automobiles on the road. But in today’s vehicles that are increasingly...

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Articles
Automotive

Advanced Electrical Architectures Demand New Developmental Strategies

As the need for sophisticated functionality increases, high-performance computers and zone controllers could be the heart of next-generation vehicle electrical platforms.

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Products
Electronics & Computers

New Products

See the new products, including the NDT 1000 inspection system, a PU-5200 certifiable display computer, RJ45 connectors, servers, and more.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

New Products

See the new products, including a battery tester, battery test solution, a battery monitoring system, battery chargers, and more.

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Products
Electronics & Computers

New Products

See the new products, including a cesium alarm clock, ethernet switches, generators, a network analyzer, and more.

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Application Briefs
Electronics & Computers

SHIP Prototype Computer Chip

The U.S. Department of Defense has celebrated a milestone achievement for the SHIP program with the delivery of the first SHIP prototype devices from Intel and Qorvo to BAE Systems.

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News
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Advanced Electrical Architectures Demand New Developmental Strategies

A few days after speaking with Danny Shapiro, vice president, automotive at NVIDIA, a developer of systems-on-a-chip (SoCs) with performances measured in trillions of...

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Articles
Design

Key Design Considerations for Automated Production of EV Batteries

Examining an EV battery degassing automated cell that is widely installed across the industry exemplifies many design features.

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Energy

2025 Ram 1500 REV Driving Range Would Jump to Head of Class

Stellantis’ Ram brand introduced more details about the 2025 Ram 1500 REV electric pickup at the New York International Auto Show in early April, and one option is an...

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Unmanned Systems

Spelling Ford with an ‘E’

One year ago, Ford Motor Co. kicked off a new era in its long history when it bifurcated into two strategically interdependent auto businesses. Ford Blue, the “traditional” business, is responsible for...

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Road Ready
Unmanned Systems

Toyota Stretches SUV Line-Up with World Debut of Grand Highlander

The new Grand Highlander is a three-row midsize SUV, just like Highlander. So it’s not surprising that the Toyota siblings share two powertrains.

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Unmanned Systems

Lidar Vs. Everybody in the Onboard Sensor Race

Despite the industrywide realization that SAE driving automation Levels 4 and 5 are not imminent and instead long-term goals, development continues on the sensors that power current and...

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