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Deep Breathing for EV Batteries

As batteries become more sophisticated, the need to protect them from the elements has never been greater. Battery pack engineers understand vehicle applications and by marrying them with proper venting...

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Energy

Balancing the ‘Dominos’ in EV Thermal Management

Electric vehicle thermal management requires OEMs and suppliers to control many variables that potentially create excessive heat. Designing thermal-management systems (TMS) to...

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Power

Advancing Higher Speeds and New Techniques for EV Recharging

The ability to charge electric vehicles at a very fast rate is a key to electrifying mobility across the U.S.

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Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Improving Accuracy of Battery Charge Measurement

The issue of battery usage inefficiency in EVs resulting from an inaccurate battery charge measurement may finally get resolved.

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Manned Systems

Toyota Punches up the Prius

An undeniable technical achievement since its U.S. launch for the 2001 model year, Toyota’s Prius never has been able to shake its weenie-mobile reputation. It’s an image formed largely by the combination...

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Power

BMW Reapproaches Hydrogen

Automakers have raised and dashed hopes for using hydrogen to power cars and trucks, including General Motors’ notorious 2007 promise that it would sell 1 million fuel-cell vehicles annually (actual number:...

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Power

Tuning the 2024 Corvette E-Ray for Exceptional Drivability

The challenge with any hybrid-electric vehicle is programming two propulsion sources to provide seamless response in every driving mode—acceleration, braking, cruising, etc....

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Test & Measurement

BMW Previews an HMI Future Without Dashboard Screens

The BMW i Vision Dee is an electric tease, dialed up to Las Vegas wattage for a provocative unveiling at CES 2023: A novel digital grille, wrapped with Kindle-style “E-ink”...

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Test & Measurement

Choreographed Robotic ADAS Testing Bridges Gap Between Simulations and Real World

A Utah company has developed a system to allow fully robotic testing of ADAS on production vehicles as one solution to the dangers of testing such systems...

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Software

A Darker Side of the Chip-Shortage Story

The effects of the global semiconductor shortage on new-vehicle availability, and industry profits, are well known. But an even more significant effect of the “chip” shortage has been going...

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Technology Report
Energy

Tula’s DMD Promises Gains in EV Efficiency

Nestled in San Jose, California just south of the San Francisco Bay, the small but mighty team at Tula Technologies continues to develop advancements for optimizing the efficiency of ICE and...

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Energy

Proposed Standards and Methods for Leak Testing Lithium-Ion Battery Packs

Battery packs, whether made of prismatic, cylindrical, or pouch cells, are cooled by common automotive thermal management systems.

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Data Acquisition

Machine Learning Software Monolith Cuts Development Time for BMW’s Test Engineers

BMW faced a problem. Because leg injuries can be common in vehicle crashes, the effect of all manner of deformation must be measured in order to...

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Manned Systems

Autonomous Transit Bus Nears Its First Year of Operation

Since May 2022, Michigan State University students, faculty and staff have been able to ride within campus boundaries on an autonomous electric bus, one of the largest...

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Manned Systems

Allison’s Now Open for Hydrogen Testing

With the atomic number 1, hydrogen is the lightest element in the Periodic Table. However, its rapidly becoming a heavyweight for the future of mobility. Development of hydrogen fuel cell...

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Test & Measurement

Hyundai’s ‘Edgy’ New Ideas for Safety Testing

In June 2022, Hyundai Motor America broke ground for its Safety Test and Investigation Laboratory (STIL), an industry-unique testing facility dedicated to root-cause crash...

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Road Ready
Green Design & Manufacturing

NAIAS 2022: Seventh-Generation of Ford Mustang Is Highest Performer Yet

The exterior visuals still emphasize a long hood and a short deck, but the V8-powered 2024 Mustang GT’s mammoth air intakes are a telltale that things have...

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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...

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Test & Measurement

Chattanooga Power Haus

Volkswagen is rapidly gaining on General Motors, Ford and Tesla in terms of overall EV development and production assets in North America, industry analysts tell SAE Media. With the recent launch of its $22...

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Test & Measurement

EVs Drive NVH Material Innovations

The definition of a ‘quiet’ vehicle, as determined by the occupants’ ears, is changing radically, as electric motors replace the internal-combustion engine. And electric vehicles are changing the...

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Editorial
Power

Unreliable Electronics Are the New Prince of Darkness

Younger engineers may be unfamiliar with Joseph Lucas Ltd., the infamous Tier-1 supplier of British automotive electrical and electronic woes. Lucas helped institutionalize, fairly...

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News
Test & Measurement

Ultrasound Tech Offers Sophisticated Battery-Testing Intelligence

The production and supply of lithium-ion batteries for the global EV and stationary energy storage systems (ESS) markets is growing at an exponential rate. At the same...

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Power

Volvo Gets 'Gamey' with Info, Driver-Assist Warnings for Future EVs

As vehicles gain more and more technology such as infotainment, advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and electrification, there’s a corresponding need for ways...

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Technology Report
Unmanned Systems

Wireless Road Charging for EVs to Debut in 2023

Roadway-embedded wireless charging for electric vehicles is coming to a stretch of urban highway in Detroit, marking a pilot-program first on a U.S. public road. “Our electric vehicle...

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Articles
Unmanned Systems

An Holistic Approach to Verifying Cybersecurity in Design

A powerful new generation of test and sim solutions aims to address specific security concerns associated with automotive designs.

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News
Electronics & Computers

Expanding the ‘Bubble’ of Cabin Acoustics

Noise cancellation has been a viable technology for many years, used on board turboprop aircraft to counter engine noise and familiar to consumers when applied to headphones to reduce...

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Technology Report
Unmanned Systems

Toyota Reinvesting in Collaborative Safety Research

To adapt to a swiftly changing mobility ecosystem, Toyota announced on April 27 a new five-year, $30-million investment in its Ann Arbor, Michigan-based Collaborative Safety Research...

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Products
Energy

New Products

Battery Management Solution

InnovationLab (Heidelberg, Germany) has launched BaMoS, its battery monitoring solution for automotive applications. BaMoS uses ultra-thin printed pressure and temperature sensors to capture...

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Test & Measurement

All-New Wind Tunnel Lets Honda Air It Out

Acknowledging the twin priorities of aerodynamic and NVH optimization in the increasingly electrified passenger-vehicle future, Honda in late March inaugurated its first full-scale wind tunnel...

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