Europe’s Dust Buster
In a proposal submitted in November of 2022, the European Commission detailed its new Euro 7 vehicle emissions standard, which is widely expected to be approved by the European Parliament and Council and begin...
Fuels to Transition the Global Legacy Fleet
Put the promise of mass vehicle electrification and its myriad challenges aside for a moment, and consider: What if most IC-engine vehicle owners don’t switch to EVs as the industry and...
News Unmanned Systems
The Challenging Legal Environment of AI
“Holy cats. What happens when this stuff goes wrong?”
News Manned Systems
WCX 2023: Can You Drive like SAE J3300
A valid driver’s license from any country put attendees in the driver’s seat at SAE WCX 2023, allowing them to test their driving skills using SAE J3300, the driving skills standard used to...
Q&A Green Design & Manufacturing
Kubota Engine High on HVO, Hydrogen and Hybrids
As part of its path to carbon neutrality, Kubota Engine engineers have developed a new 3.8-liter hydrogen engine that was introduced at CONEXPO 2023 in Las Vegas. The 4-cylinder...
Europe Steps Back from 2035 ICE Ban
In a surprising move that paves the way for the European Union’s adoption of a mandate to eliminate vehicle CO2 emissions, on March 25 the EU reached an agreement with Germany to step back from a...
Tesla’s FSD Recall Impacts AV Industry
On February 16, 2023, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that Tesla had voluntarily agreed to recall 362,758 Model S, Model X, Model 3 and Model Y vehicles – the...
CMOSS/CMFF Trades Interoperability for Free-Thinking Innovation
Answering the challenge of increasingly complex military systems, the U.S. Army has released a set of open system architecture standards.
Perkins Tackles Decarbonization of Off-Highway Machines
Decarbonization is currently one of the biggest buzzwords in the off-highway sector. OEMs around the globe are now offering and researching solutions for their customers so that...
Response to More-Rigid NOx and GHG Regs
The new low-NOx standards are part of the EPA’s Clean Trucks Plan that also includes “Phase 3” greenhouse gas standards for HD vehicles beginning in MY 2027.
News Sensors/Data Acquisition
Ensuring Aircraft Safety by Optimizing Ice Protection Systems
By Boris Marovic and Thierry Olbrechts, Siemens Digital Industries Software
Technology Report Regulations/Standards
Environmental Testing Preps for Tighter Regulations
Most engineers are used to the steady winds of change in refrigerant regulations as global agreements lead to new standards from the U.S. EPA and its counterparts in Europe and Asia....
Editorial Green Design & Manufacturing
Zeroing in on Zero-Carbon Fuels
COP27, the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference that took place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, over a two-week span in November, helped bring global attention to the need for significant reductions...
Tension and the Electric Takeover
Something happened in September 2022 that can be seen as emblematic of the auto industry’s accelerating transition to electrification: Tesla’s Model Y was Europe’s best-selling vehicle. An EV as...
Watching a junked school bus being fed into a mammoth hammer mill, which loudly pummeled the bus into fragments of metal, rubber, and plastic, was a sight I’ll never forget. I was visiting Huron Valley...
News Unmanned Systems
Electric-Vehicle Legislation in California – Third Time the Charm?
The official name is the “Advanced Clean Cars II” ruling and it effectively marks California’s third attempt to mandate the sale of electric vehicles in the...
Technology Report Regulations/Standards
Hyundai Breaks Ground for Safety Test and Investigation Lab
Hyundai Motor America is creating an industry-unique testing zone to address root cause crash investigations and electric vehicle/future product analysis activities at its...
The Battle over EV Value-Add Has Begun
A critical industry transition is underway that some already are viewing as an impending battle. At stake is supplier value-add share versus that of OEMs as light-vehicle propulsion formats shift...
Altair Honors Innovations in Sustainability and Lightweighting
Ford follows up its top prize in last year’s Sustainable Product category – for the Mustang Mach-E – with another electric-vehicle winner, the 2022 F-150 Lightning....
SAE International Extends Call for Abstracts, Seeks Submissions for AeroTech Conference
Engineering Events staff at SAE International in Warrendale, Pennsylvania, have extended the call for abstracts through September 21 for the...
SAE WCX 2022: All Transportation Modes Targeting Alternative Fuels
Although the auto industry is rushing to electrify, batteries, in their current state of development, aren’t the answer for many modes of transportation, or even many...
Navigating Deep Learning to Improve ADAS
The sensory information – massive amounts of data – is used to navigate, avoid obstacles, and read road markers necessary for safe driving.
Keeping Combustion in the Conversation
The signals are everywhere that the days are numbered for internal-combustion engines (ICE) for passenger vehicles. Volkswagen CEO Ralph Brandsteatter told a German magazine in early 2021 that VW...
SAE WCX 2022: Driveline Flexibility Is Key for Electrification
The electrification of light-vehicle powertrains is now not just probable, it is inevitable. OEMs and suppliers around the world are looking at all possible means to reduce...
News Data Acquisition
SAE WCX 2022: Vehicles Are the Gateway to Data, Data, and More Data
The mobility ecosystem is bursting with data from the passenger vehicles, buses, ride-share vehicles, delivery vans, and other transportation modes using driver assist...
SAE WCX 2022: OEM Learnings from Level 2 ADAS
Drivers behave differently when a driver assist technology is engaged. They tend to drive faster, look away from the road more often and for longer periods of time, and they engage in...
News Green Design & Manufacturing
SAE WCX 2022: The Road to Zero Emissions Has Many Lanes
Emissions are currently one of the hottest macro topics across the automotive industry. Governments around the world are ramping up regulations over the coming decades to reduce...
Commercial Vehicles Begin Shift to R-1234yf Refrigerant
R-1234yf refrigerants for mobile air-conditioning systems have been widely used in passenger vehicles the past several years, but they are just now gaining traction in medium- and...
SAE Government/Industry Meeting — Back in Action
After pivoting to a Digital Summit in 2021, the SAE Government/Industry Meeting was back in action for 2022, bringing engineers, policy makers, students, and the Washington Auto Show...
Air Force Completes First Magnetic Navigation Flight on C-17 - Mobility...
University of Rochester Lab Creates New 'Reddmatter' Superconductivity Material...
Air Force Performs First Test of Microwave Counter Drone Weapon THOR - Mobility...
INSIDERElectronics & Computers
MIT Report Finds US Lead in Advanced Computing is Almost Gone - Mobility...
Navy Selects Lockheed Martin and Raytheon to Develop Hypersonic Missile -...
Boeing to Develop Two New E-7 Variants for US Air Force - Mobility Engineering...
How Metal Additive Manufacturing Is Driving the Future of Tooling
Microelectronics Design Security: Better with Formal Methods
Solving Complex Thermal Challenges of Today’s Space Market
Manufacturing & Prototyping
Traction-Motor Innovations for Passenger and Commercial Electric...
5 Ways to Test Wearable Devices
Mastering the Challenges of the Software Defined Vehicle: Digital...