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Physical Sciences

Highly Conductive Aluminum Can Equal Copper

A first-ever simulation of aluminum conductivity offers a recipe for an inexpensive substitute for copper.

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Propulsion

Electric Vehicle Design Priorities: Driveline to Transmission

12:00 pm U.S. EDT

The components that make up electric vehicle (EV) propulsion systems are critical to overall vehicle performance and efficiency. This 60-minute Webinar...

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Transportation

Charting a Safe Course Through a Highly Uncertain Environment

An autonomous spacecraft exploring the far-flung regions of the universe descends through the atmosphere of a remote exoplanet. The vehicle, and the researchers who programmed...

Special Reports
Energy

Vehicle Electrification - July 2022

Innovation is happening at a rapid pace in the e-mobility space. Read this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Automotive Engineering and Truck & Off-Highway Engineering to learn about...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Roboticists Go Off Road to Compile Data That Could Train Self-Driving ATVs

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University took an all-terrain vehicle on wild rides through tall grass, loose gravel, and mud to gather data about how the ATV...

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Transportation

Simplify & Streamline Development of ISO 26262 Compliant Automotive SoCs

Standards such as ISO 26262 define strict requirements, processes, and methods that all stakeholders – IP vendors, sub-system developers, and semiconductor...

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Transportation

Sustainable Electrified Transportation and Mobility

Transportation is the world’s fastest growing source of energy-related carbon emissions, accounting for 17 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions in 2021. A new generation of...

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Automotive

EV Battery & Electrification Testing – From the Grid to the Road

Electric vehicles (EVs) are driving the future of the automotive industry. Success in this fast-paced, high-voltage, high-power transition to EVs requires readily...

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Transportation

Necessary Communication Protocols to Support High-Performance Compute Automotive Architectures

Whether it’s electric vehicles, autonomous driving applications, or connectivity to the cloud, more data in the vehicle means...

Articles
Transportation

Smart Design for Pneumatics Proves Vital

While the U.S. historically has had much lower energy costs than in other parts of the world, today’s volatile energy market combined with the initiatives of many corporations to reduce carbon...

Articles
Power

Powering the Automotive Sector Toward an Electrified Future with Simulation

Decarbonization goals across the globe are leading to an increased adoption of electric vehicles. With electric car sales soaring, even the most successful...

Special Reports
Test & Measurement

Adas/Connected Car - June 2022

In this compendium of articles from the editors of Automotive Engineering and Autonomous Vehicle Engineering magazines, see how advances in edge computing, lidar and camera technology, cabin design, and more...

Articles
Transportation

The Indy Autonomous Challenge

The Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC) is a technical competition involving 9 teams from 21 universities competing for a $1-million grand prize to develop software and systems capable of controlling fully autonomous race cars at speed. SAE Media Group editor Bruce A. Bennett sat down with Paul Mitchell, CEO of Energy Systems Network and the driving force behind the IAC, to learn more about the project.

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Transportation

Manufacturing Advances in Solid-State Batteries

Battery engineers targeting electric vehicles (EVs) continue to research designs with solid-state electrolyte because of the alluring twin promises of significantly higher energy...

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Transportation

Leading the Charge: Fast 40

From multinational battery developers to commercial-vehicle components manufacturers merging new-age motors with established power-transfer technologies, Battery & Electrification Technology's Fast 40...

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Energy

The Rechargeable Renaissance

After years of lukewarm reception and limited funding, it looks as if the battery electric vehicle (BEV) market is finally going full throttle. According to a recent Forbes article, Schmidt Automotive...

Articles
Power

Developing a Better Way to Recycle Lithium-Ion Batteries

Decarbonizing transportation is key for meeting U.S. greenhouse gas reduction targets because moving people and goods is the largest direct source of climate-altering emissions....

Application Briefs
Nanotechnology

Manufacturing Wafer-Level Optics Using UV Adhesives and Polymers

Micro-optics and nanostructures are key technologies for the latest optoelectronic components in smartphones, smart glasses and vehicles. Some examples used in consumer...

Briefs
Electronics & Computers

Micro-Supercapacitors Enable Fast Charging

Micro-supercapacitors could revolutionize the way we use batteries by increasing their lifespan and enabling extremely fast charging. Now, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

New Printing Process Advances 3D Capabilities

Substances such as plastics, metals, and wax are used in 3D printers to make products and parts for larger items. Products created through the 3D printing of plastics include every-thing from...

Briefs
Materials

Developing Lightweight Glass for Efficient Cars and Wind Turbines

All solid materials, including glass, have a property called elastic stiffness — also known as elastic modulus. It's a measure of how much force per unit area is needed to...

Briefs
Energy

Hydropower Technology Swaps Dams with Electric Trucks

In steep mountain regions, the potential for generating electricity from a small stream of water is high, however, the hydropower potential of these regions remains untapped as it...

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Photonics/Optics

New Family of Glass for Lens Applications

A new composition of germanosili-cate glass created by adding zinc oxide has properties good for lens applications. The new family of zinc germanosilicate glass has a high refractive index comparable...

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Transportation

Ultracapacitor Solutions to Address Energy-Storage Needs of Vehicles

As the electrification of automobiles continues to accelerate, the need for a safe, reliable, high-power energy-storage technology is greater than ever....

Briefs
Power

High-Power Direct Borohydride Fuel Cells

Electrification of the transportation sector is critical to future energy and environmental resilience and will require high-power fuel cells (either standalone or in conjunction with batteries) to...

Briefs
Power

Safe, High-Energy Li-Ion Battery for Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicle batteries typically require a tradeoff between safety and energy density. If the battery has high energy and power density — required for uphill driving or merging on...

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Photonics/Optics

Lidar Technology — MEMS Chip Gives Record Resolution

High-resolution solid-state lidar using an array of MEMS switches will reduce its cost to match that of inexpensive, chip-based cameras and radar systems — removing a major barrier...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

EV vs. ICE: How Does Wire Harness Design Differ?

The wire harness is changing as vehicles become “computers on wheels.” A reader asks how electrification impacts the wiring harness.

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Transportation

What is the Most Difficult Vehicle Subsystem to Develop?

What's so tough about developing a car? A Tech Briefs reader wants to know the most challenging subsystem of the vehicle to build.