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On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Adsorbed Natural Gas and Its Automotive Benefits

This 30-minute Webinar examines the benefits of adsorbed natural gas (ANG) for automotive applications and how they can be delivered at a fraction of the operational parameters of compressed natural gas (CNG).

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Automotive Electronics: Space Saving Micro Fastening Technology

As electronics-based vehicle systems rise in number and complexity, attachment challenges are also increasing. The trend toward smaller, lighter, thinner designs has engineers looking for new ways to fit and fasten hardware components in extremely restrictive design spaces...

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
The Criticality of Autonomous and Electric Car E/E Systems

Innovation and integration of technologies have resulted in a tremendously complex system of electronic control units, sensors, and actuators, as well as the wiring to connect it all together. The size and complexity of these architectures create new challenges for automotive...

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Addressing a Unique Challenge of Testing with NVH Sensors on Electric Vehicles

The development of noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) sensors for automotive applications, in the past, has been without regard for high-voltage (HV) electro-magnetic (EM) fields, which are now present in electric vehicles (EV) and hybrid electric vehicles...

White Papers: Aerospace
Advanced Materials Terms and Acronyms

Advanced materials discoveries are revolutionizing the future and enabling technological innovation that benefits society. What are “advanced materials,” and what are some of the terms that are key...

Xilinx is now applying AI to the in-cabin environment.

Ever since Henry Ford introduced the first moving production line to the industry in 1913, automotive manufacturers have been constantly striving to streamline their processes,...

Question of the Week: Robotics, Automation & Control
Will 'Metal-Air Scavengers' Power Vehicles and Robots?

Penn Engineering researchers have introduced a "metal-air scavenger" vehicle, which gets energy not from a battery, but from breaking chemical bonds in the aluminum surface it travels over. The technology, which works like both a battery and an energy harvester, has 13 times more energy...

A team at Northwestern University is developing a material so porous that if you were able to unfold a gram of it, you could go farther than a football field.
White Papers: Automotive
High-Performance Starter Contactor Design

Shifts in the vehicle market are forcing changes in internal combustion engine (ICE) starting technology. Most substantively, the advent of start/stop engine technology requires a much longer...

White Papers: Automotive
Why Spin Testing Matters for eDrive Systems

As the race for improved electric drives for electric vehicles, drones, and hybrid drive/propulsion systems accelerates, the need for testing of rotors used in high-speed electric motors is also on...

Question of the Week: Automotive
Is Anonymization the Best Way to Protect Personal Data?

A Tech Briefs reader recently asked our industry expert:

White Papers: Photonics/Optics
Automated Solutions for Head-Up Display Measurement

Head-up display (HUD) technology is one of the largest growth areas in the automotive market, and standard measurement criteria are rapidly being defined to ensure HUD visual performance...

This technology could help control driverless cars and automated warehouses.

Even though ultrasound has been studied by scientists for many years, its capabilities in practical applications are yet to be fully harnessed.

Applications include powering portable electronic devices and sensors, and harvesting waste mechanical energy for aircraft, automobile, and other transportation equipment.
The coating could make lightweight lithium metal batteries safe and long-lasting for the next generation of electric vehicles.
Hardware and software tweak microwave patterns to discover the most efficient way to identify objects.
Fuse devices enable circuit safety in high-power applications, such as motion control and alternative energy generation, in addition to electric vehicles.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
High-Reliability Radio Frequency MEMS Switch
Applications include homeland security, vehicle anti-collision systems, telecommunications systems, and industrial instrumentation.
Rugged tablets from Teguar Corp. can be used to monitor manufacturing operations.
As autonomous cars collect data on passing pedestrians, cyclists, and license plates, what privacy measures are in place? A reader asks.
A reader asks, "What market drivers need to occur for electric vehicles to be considered an acceptable replacement for vehicles with internal combustion engines?"

When electric vehicles end their life, the remaining storage capacity of the lithium battery is expected to be higher than 70%. After this, they can be reused for less demanding...

A new bendable supercapacitor made from graphene, which charges quickly and safely stores a record-high level of energy for use over a long period, has been developed and...

On-Demand Webinars: Software
Electric-Vehicle Transmission Development and Simulation

With electric-vehicle introductions coming hard and fast between 2020-2023, OEMs and suppliers are anxious to build the correct vehicle for each market niche. Much of the ongoing differentiation in EV drivetrains is expected to come from traction motors and their associated...

White Papers: Automotive
Keeping Your Additive Manufacturing Laser in Spec

There is little debate about how Additive Manufacturing is adding benefits and changing the face of manufacturing in our modern age. Additive Manufacturing allows for the manufacturing of...

White Papers: Information Technology
The Critical Role of Data in Automotive Innovation

Data is crucial for every stage of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving development and has become a key differentiator in an industry undergoing significant...

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