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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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Technology Report
Power

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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Technology Report
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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Articles
Regulations/Standards

The Lesson of J3400: Move Fast and Fix Things

On May 25, 2023, Ford made an announcement that seemed unimaginable. For those in the EV and standards industry, it caught many by surprise. Ford was partnering with Tesla to move away from...

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Connectivity

Strategic Dialogue Crucial to Advancing Fleet Electrification

In the actively changing landscape of transportation, the electrification of fleets has emerged as a pivotal step towards a sustainable and clean energy future....

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Manned Systems

Volvo Trucks’ Battery Chemistry of Choice: NCA

While Daimler Truck, Paccar and Accelera by Cummins are pursuing lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery cells with technology partner EVE Energy, Volvo Trucks employs lithium-ion batteries...

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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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Road Ready
Power

2025 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N Makes E-Shift Feel Real

Albert Biermann, the über-engineer tapped to lead Hyundai Motor Group’s R&D and vehicle development, officially retired in 2021. But the fingerprints of the longtime chief engineer...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Biden-Harris Administration Invests $54 Million to Expand Clean Transportation Across American Communities

The Communities Taking Charge funding opportunity extends access to electrification opportunities beyond existing Joint Office–supported programs to more communities across America. Funding is available to academic, non-profit, for-profit, and government entities for planning, demonstration, and/or deployment projects that drive innovation in equitable clean transportation.

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Electronics & Computers

Using a Holistic Approach for Integrated Optimization of Electric Powertrains

Batteries, motors, and inverters make up the essential trio of any electric powertrain, and each of these has a significant impact on the cost, range,...

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Articles
Energy

Batteries & Recycling: The Next Frontier

Recycling electric vehicle batteries has been a goal of the auto industry for many years, but the infrastructure to make that a widespread reality is still in the early stages. As the amount of...

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Briefs
Energy

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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Application Briefs
Manned Systems

Airbus to Fly Prototype eVTOL This Year

The CityAirbus NextGen prototype electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft made its public debut during an unveiling ceremony in Donauwörth, Germany on March 7, 2024.

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Articles
Energy

What’s the Best DC Motor for Your Commercial Aerospace Application?

This article presents common commercial aerospace applications that pose performance and environmental challenges for DC motors along with a summary of the stringent aerospace industry standards that the motors must satisfy.

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News
Electronics & Computers

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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Manned Systems

Hexagon Bullish on CNG for Long-Haul Trucks

Though some OEMs have signaled that the end of the ICE age is nigh, reports of the combustion engine’s death as the backbone of the commercial-trucking industry are greatly exaggerated....

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Articles
Energy

Are We Stuck with Lithium-Ion?

There’s no shortage of alternatives to lithium-ion EV batteries in development. From lithium-iron phosphate to sodium-ion to multiple solid-state chemistries, companies are racing to perfect these...

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Technology Report
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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News
Power

SAE ITC EVPKI Consortium™ Welcomes New Member Rivian

We’re thrilled to announce that Rivian has joined the Electric Vehicle Public Key Infrastructure Consortium (EVPKI Consortium)

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INSIDER
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Lilium Starts Production of eVTOL Jet Batteries

Lilium, the Munich, Germany-based electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) developer, has started the production of the lithium-ion battery packs that will power the Lilium Jet.

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Road Ready
Energy

2024 Lincoln Nautilus: The Brand’s First Global SUV

While there is a tendency for new vehicles to have a focus on ride, handling, performance and other dynamic elements, the model year 2024 Lincoln Nautilus team added another element...

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Motion Control

Electronic Torque Limiting Boosts Machine Productivity

Electrification isn’t just a matter of switching out the diesel engine for an electric motor. It requires a thorough review of connected systems – particularly the hydraulic...

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Energy

WCX 2024: Volunteers Sought for SAE’s AWIM Student Challenges

Raise your hand if you want to get kids excited about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Connecting fun and STEM skills is a key aspect of being an industry...

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Automotive

WCX 2024: The ‘What’s Next?’ Rollercoaster Ride Can Be Problematic for Engineers

Uncertainties swirl as the automotive industry transitions to electrified and automated vehicles, and that rollercoaster ride can be very unsettling...

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INSIDER
Weapons Systems

Australia to Acquire New Class of Nuclear Submarines

The U.S., U.K. and Australia are focused on a deliberate, conditions-based approach to ensuring successful implementation of the AUKUS security partnership, the U.S. Navy's top...

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INSIDER
Aerospace

Honeywell Develops Cooling System Upgrade for F-35 Engine

Honeywell has demonstrated the ability to upgrade the current cooling capacity of the F-35’s Power and Thermal Management System (PTMS) to 80kW. With this significantly enhanced...

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Editorial
Energy

Charging Infrastructure Coming – at a Cost

It’s no secret that insufficient battery charging infrastructure is an impediment to commercial-vehicle fleets’ electrification efforts. To provide direction and some certainty for...

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Articles
Energy

WCX 2024: Come for the AI, Stay for the Optimism

The never-ending task of wrapping one’s head around the auto industry continues at SAE’s annual WCX technical mobility event in Detroit in April. A series of keynotes will discuss the...

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Articles
Transportation

Can Solid-State Batteries Commercialize by 2030?

Automakers are increasingly focusing on the long-delayed promise of solid-state batteries. With no liquid electrolyte, these batteries can be lighter, safer (with reduced fire risk), faster to recharge, and more energy dense while still being able to deliver ranges of 600 miles (965 km) or more.

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