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Application Briefs: Automotive
The next generation of sensors needs to maintain efficiency and cost-effectiveness while ensuring fast, accurate, and reliable communication.
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Special Reports: Transportation
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Electric Vehicles - April 2024

In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Automotive Engineering and Battery & Electrification Technology, learn about the latest advances in solid‐state batteries, electric drivetrains,...

Articles: Green Design & Manufacturing
Based on the success thus far, Evolectric hopes to introduce its technology to more markets worldwide where demand is growing for affordable and accessible EVs. The company hopes to build a network of local partners capable of carrying out all installation and maintenance services.
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Articles: Power
Although there have been questions about the continuing consumer uptake of EVs, BMW’s Niels Bohn said that the robustness of the charging network is the key to achieving consumer acceptance.
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Products: Design
See the new products, including ABB Robotics' expanded SCARA robot portfolio, Bodine's gearmotors, the C6675 control cabinet Industrial PC from Beckhoff, and KEB America's DL4 series of brushless servo motors.
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Blog: Power
Purdue University researchers are testing a patented Tesla valve-inspired injection manifold design that could improve the performance of rotating detonation engines (RDEs).
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Briefs: Power
A Sustainable Engine with Reduced Assembly Costs
Boom Supersonic, the company building supersonic planes, is developing Symphony, a new propulsion system designed and optimized for its Overture supersonic airliner.
Videos of the Month: Power
See the videos of the month, including one on using kirigami to produce a stronger adhesive, one on taking electric vehicle technology to the next level, one on the SPARK Electric Racing Team, and one on the Electric Vehicle Club at Purdue University.
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Briefs: Power
Innovators at NASA Johnson Space Center have developed a coil-on-plug ignition system for integrated liquid oxygen/liquid methane thermal-vacuum environment propulsion systems operating in a thermal vacuum environment. The innovation will help quell corona discharge issues and reduce overall mass.
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Articles: Power
Pump systems have advanced technically over many years. The recent innovations in demand-based variable speed hydraulic pump systems are the next step in lowering energy costs, reducing noise, and allowing for proactive maintenance opportunities.
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Briefs: Power
A team of MIT engineers is creating a one-megawatt motor that could be a key stepping-stone toward electrifying larger aircraft. The team has designed and tested the major components of the motor.
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Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
See the 2023 Create the Future Design Contest's Aerospace & Defense Finalist: Zulu Pods, self-contained, sealed, oil tanks and pumps that can be installed into existing low-cost expendable jet engines.
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Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Researchers combined soft microactuators with high-energy-density chemical fuel to create an insect-scale quadrupedal robot that is powered by combustion.
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Articles: AR/AI
The future of transportation is shifting toward hybrid and electric vehicles (xEV), making the development of powertrain systems more intricate. Meeting stringent development timelines adds to the challenges faced by the industry.
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INSIDER: Power

Matthias Preindl, associate professor of electrical engineering at Columbia Engineering, and Wesley Pennington, the founder and CEO of Tau Motors, have formed a collaboration...

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Articles: Power
As the automotive sector continues to transition to a significant portion of their portfolio being electric, they must either build the needed test facilities to support this transition or update their current facilities.
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Articles: Manned Systems
After decades of concentrated development work, GM’s fuel-cell R&D unit Hydrotec is poised to deploy “the first applications that will be going commercial” of its hydrogen fuel-cell technology.
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Articles: Motion Control
As the demand grows for increased productivity, higher product quality, rapid development time, and lower engineering costs, adopting linear motor technology is increasingly popular by leveraging modular linear motor designs.
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INSIDER: Aerospace

Aerospace engineers designed a 1-megawatt electrical motor that is a stepping stone toward electrifying the largest aircraft.

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Articles: Motion Control
Power transmission is critical in industrial automation as it enables machines to work together seamlessly, reducing downtime and maximizing productivity.
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Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
See the new products, including a crossed-roller linear bearing, a lifting column, a motion-sizing tool, and more.
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Briefs: Materials
Skoltech engineers have used a 3D printer to fabricate — and investigate the mechanical characteristics of — samples of bronze-steel alloys previously unknown to materials science.
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Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
See the new products for April 2023, including combustion valves, a linear motion system, an autonomous mobile robot, and more.
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Articles: Electronics & Computers
SAE's WCX World Congress Experience, will be held from April 18-20, in Detroit, MI.
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Products: Energy
New products for March 2023, including a battery interconnect system, silicon nitride bearing balls, and more.
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Briefs: Design
A research team has developed technology that could prevent electric vehicle fires, like those caused by saltwater flooding from Hurricane Ian.
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Quiz: Power
Many companies and universities are partnering to develop EV battery-recycling technologies. But can EV batteries be recycled?
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Special Reports: Automotive
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Vehicle Electrification - January 2023

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...

Briefs: Power
NASA’s System-Wide Safety (SWS) project is developing innovative data solutions to assure safe, rapid, and repeatable access to a transformed National Airspace System.
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