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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Modine Targets Off-Highway EVs with ‘Plug-and-Play’ BTMS

Deutronic is not alone in developing and integrating thermal-management solutions to meet the specific demands of off-highway EVs. Modine, for example, in 2023 launched a new edition of its EVantage battery thermal-management system with a liquid-cooled condenser (L-CON BTMS). Read on to learn more.

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Manned Systems

Testing the Engineering Limits for eVTOL Battery Power

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are taking cleaner transportation to the skies by creating and evaluating new batteries for airborne electric vehicles that take off and land vertically. Read on to learn more.

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Physical Sciences

Next-Generation Binder for Lithium-ion Batteries

In a recent study published in the journal ACS Applied Energy Materials, researchers have utilized poly(vinylphosphonic acid) (PVPA) as a binder for a micro-SiO electrodes, achieving superior performance compared to conventional cells. Read on to learn more.

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Manned Systems

UAE Previews Autonomous Future at DriftX

Publicly available autonomous vehicles have been operating in Abu Dhabi since 2021, providing over 16,000 rides covering more than 300,000 km (186,400 miles). If the organizers and supporters of...

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Power

WCX 2024: Tier 1s Rolling with the Rocky Transition to EVs

The jagged transition from ICE-powered vehicles to EVs and shorter lifecycles for new technologies are gnawing at Tier 1 suppliers’ production volume forecasts. “It’s a...

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Energy

Sustainable Ecosystem Model Involves Multiple Partners

Rooftop solar panels will soon power about 90% of PFG’s Gilroy, California, operations, the starting point for cold food deliveries. The vehicles getting the various edibles and...

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Materials

Evaluation of Additively Manufactured Ultrahard Steels

Recent advances in both alloy development and additive manufacturing have enabled the production of ultrahigh-strength steels in near net shape parts.

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Electronics & Computers

NRL Scientists Deliver Quantum Algorithm to Develop New Materials and Chemistry

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) scientists published the Cascaded Variational Quantum Eigensolver (CVQE) algorithm in a recent Physical Review Research article, which is expected to become a powerful tool to investigate the physical properties in electronic systems.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

New, Portable Antenna Could Help Restore Communication After Disasters

Researchers at Stanford University and the American University of Beirut (AUB) have developed a portable antenna that could be quickly deployed in disaster-prone areas or used to set up communications in underdeveloped regions.

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AR/AI

Researchers Help Robots Navigate Efficiently in Uncertain Environments

MIT researchers developed a method that could help this robot efficiently reason about the best routes to its destination.

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Power

GM Energy Introduces Vehicle-To-Home Charging Solution

The benefits of EVs are still being explored and introduced to the world. The latest is GM Energy's new bidirectional charging system.

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Test & Measurement

WCX 2024: Traditional OEMs Vs. Startups: Report to Cite Strengths, Weaknesses

An SAE white paper on the different engineering approaches taken by traditional automakers and recent arrivals indicates that each category is remarkably...

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Software

NXP S32 CoreRide Platform Simplifies Development of Software-Defined Vehicles

A new industry-first open platform for developing the software-defined vehicle (SDV) combines processing, vehicle networking and system power management with...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

New Realistic Computer Model will Help Robots Collect Moon Dust

Working with their industry partner, Thales Alenia Space in the U.K., who has specific interest in creating working robotic systems for space applications, the team investigated a virtual version of regolith, another name for Moon dust.

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Aerospace

New Cyber Algorithm Shuts Down Malicious Robotic Attacks

Australian researchers have designed an algorithm that can intercept a man-in-the-middle (MitM) cyberattack on an unmanned military robot and shut it down in seconds. The algorithm, tested in real time on a replica of a U.S. Army combat ground vehicle, was 99 percent successful in preventing a malicious attack.

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Unmanned Systems

One Person Can Supervise a Swarm of 100 Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles

Research involving Oregon State University has shown that a “swarm” of more than 100 autonomous ground and aerial robots can be supervised by one person without subjecting the individual to an undue workload.

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AR/AI

AI Co-Pilot Enhances Human Precision for Safer Aviation

Meet the Air-Guardian, a system developed by researchers at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. As modern pilots grapple with an onslaught of information from multiple monitors, especially during critical moments, Air-Guardian acts as a proactive copilot.

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Information Technology

AI, Digital Twins Reshaping Advertising and Car Creation at JLR

Better digital twins powered by more powerful AI are going to change not just how car commercials are created in the future, but could open the door to entirely new design and engineering methods.

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Energy

All-Electric Nissan Ariya Handles Ultra-Cold Temps on Pole to Pole Trek

Chris and Julie Ramsey covered more than 33,000 km (20,505 miles) across three continents in an all-electric passenger vehicle from 1823’s magnetic North Pole to...

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Software

Mapping out Future Vehicle Cockpits

Game-like navigation visuals. Conversational-style voice commands. Contactless biometric sensing. A tidal wave of software code and sensing technologies are being prepped to alter in-vehicle...

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Energy

New Solid-State Battery Design Charges in Minutes

Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed a new lithium metal battery that can be charged and discharged at least 6,000 times — more than any other pouch battery cell — and can be recharged in a matter of minutes.

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Materials

Cobalt-Free Batteries Could Power EVs of the Future

Many electric vehicles are powered by batteries that contain cobalt — a metal that carries high financial, environmental, and social costs. MIT researchers have now designed a battery material that could offer a more sustainable way to power electric cars. The new lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery includes a cathode based on organic materials, instead of cobalt or nickel (another metal often used in Li-ion batteries).

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Power

New Cathode Material for Sodium-Ion Batteries

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have invented and patented a new cathode material that replaces lithium ions with sodium and would be significantly cheaper.

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Energy

Improving and Increasing Energy Density of Batteries

When it comes to making batteries that last longer, a team of researchers including engineers at Brown University and Idaho National Laboratory believes the key might be in how things get clean — specifically how soap works in this process.

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Connectivity

Porsche Study: Europe Missing out on Tooling Battery Gigafactories

A study examining the prospects for supplying manufacturing tooling for the scores of EV battery “gigafactories” scheduled to be built worldwide found there are...

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Unmanned Systems

Volvo EX90 Uses AI, NVIDIA SoC to Make Automated Driving Safer

As head of software engineering at Volvo Cars, Alwin Bakkenes is involved not just with all of the software and electronics in Volvo’s vehicles but also the automaker’s...

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Manned Systems

Cybersecurity Firm Enlists AI in Battle as Threats Increase

Following its annual report detailing the growing cybersecurity threats to vehicles, fleets, and the networks they rely on, Upstream Security announced the launch of a...

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Automotive

CES: Sumitomo Sensing Core Is a Sensor-Free Smart Tire

Sumitomo Rubber Industries first announced its Sensing Core technology in 2017. But it wasn’t until 2024 that the Japanese tire maker used its debut appearance at CES to promote...

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Test & Measurement

Neural Propulsion Systems Claims Significant Radar Breakthrough

Behrooz Rezvani, founder and CEO of Neural Propulsion Systems, cuts to the chase quickly. "We can improve the performance of any radar and help it see clearer, farther and...

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