Mechanical/​Mechatronics

Automotive

White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
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: Test & Measurement
Electromagnetic Fault Injection (EMFI) for Automotive Safety & Security Testing with the ChipSHOUTER

Electromagnetic fault injection (EMFI) can cause many of the faults listed in ISO26262-11 for digital devices. This fault injection can be...

On-Demand Webinars: Transportation
Commercial Vehicle Electrification: Still on Track?

Development and fleet testing of electric commercial vehicles is accelerating as manufacturers attempt to satisfy ever-stricter emissions regulations. Electrification strategies can prove effective for medium- and heavy-duty trucks in a variety of applications, including “last mile”...

White Papers: Automotive
Addressing the Time to Charge Industrial and Commercial Transportation Vehicles

Refueling a commercial vehicle at the lowest cost in the shortest amount of time has always been a critical piece of the total cost of ownership (TCO) puzzle. As...

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Best Practices for Avoiding Systematic Faults and Handling Random Faults in Automotive Electronic Systems

As automotive electronic systems become increasingly complex, the potential impact on the safety of the vehicle’s occupants and bystanders becomes a critical consideration. As per ISO 26262 guidelines, two classes of safety...

A reader asks, "Will the public feel safe enough in an autonomous vehicle?"
White Papers: Automotive
How to Select the Right Transformer for High Voltage Energy Storage

Efficient power isolation is necessary to help increase safety in today’s automotive designs that use high voltage energy storage. Bourns’ app note details the advanced,...

White Papers: Propulsion
Measuring Torque Ripple and Its Effects on Electric Power and Noise & Vibration

Torque ripple can create challenges in electric motors including control, power output, noise, vibration, and durability. Torque ripple can be described as the...

As the number of electric vehicles grows, so does the need for advancements in battery technologies, especially in areas of thermal management, safety, durability,...

In 2020, the EPA marks 50 years of preparing for, responding to, preventing, and mitigating natural and manmade disasters.
The software assesses the quality of parts in real time, without the need for expensive characterization equipment.
This method could impact optical technologies such as smartphone cameras, biosensors, or autonomous vision for robots and self-driving cars.
This battery would enable a 10-minute electrical vehicle recharge.
The new battery technology could improve electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft and supercharge safe, long-range electric cars.
Applications include rapid prototyping, medical, aerospace, and automotive.

Their ability to design profiles that “put the metal where it’s needed” is one of the attributes of aluminum extrusions that can...

A new composite from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) increases the electrical current capacity of copper wires, providing a new material that can be scaled for use in ultra-efficient, power-dense electric vehicle traction motors.
Question of the Week: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Do Software Advancements Make You Feel Safe in an Autonomous Vehicle?

Our lead story today features self-driving car software that prevents accidents by understanding and anticipating safe traffic behaviors.

Tech Talks: Automotive
Addressing Friction, Discharge, and Misalignment in an E-Mobility Powertrain

As electric vehicles continue to generate new consumer interest and demand, advanced technology is required to address e-mobility powertrain challenges such as friction reduction, elimination of electrical discharge, electromagnetic interference, and safety and...

White Papers: Automotive
Creating a GNSS Test Plan: A Start to Finish Guide

You might think that if your GPS/GNSS receiver is tested in the factory, you don’t have to evaluate how your receiver will perform in the field. But every operating environment is...

New software from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) wants to predict all traffic possibilities, so that self-driving vehicles will never get into accidents.
Question of the Week: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Can Courtesy Be Programmed Into Self-Driving Cars?

During a recent webcast, a Tech Briefs reader raised an interesting question about self-driving cars:

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Verification of ADAS and Autonomous Vehicles

Automotive OEMs are taking more control of electronic control unit (ECU) hardware/software architecture definition and exploration, mainly due to the rise of new technologies in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles. The increasing number of cars with ECUs...

The new approach could help pave the way for smaller battery packs and greater driving range in electric vehicles.
A reader asks our expert: When it comes to autonomous vehicles, what’s best: Radar, LiDAR, or cameras?
A new modeling tool from USC engineers generates automatic indicators when data and predictions from AI algorithms are trustworthy.
White Papers: Transportation
Achieve Alternative Fuel ROI in Less Than Five Years with ANG

Learn how adsorbed natural gas (ANG) can bring operational benefits for your fleet and pay for itself in less than five years. ANG is specifically suited to light-duty fleets and...

White Papers: Automotive
Using Built-in-self-test Hardware to Satisfy ISO 26262 Safety Requirements

Semiconductor content in today’s vehicles is growing rapidly and we are approaching the point where the value of the electronics is expected to exceed 50% of the...

Additive manufacturing creates cooling solutions with sizes and shapes not previously possible.

Webcasts

Upcoming Webinars: Automotive

Reducing the Cost of Quality in Automotive BiW

Upcoming Webinars: Automotive

Electric-Vehicle Transmission Development Priorities

Upcoming Webinars: Sensors/Data Acquisition

The Critical Role of Fiber Optic Temperature Sensors in Medical...

Upcoming Webinars: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Zinc Die Casting Concepts to Achieve Precision, Performance, and...

Upcoming Webinars: Test & Measurement

Radar Measurements: Triggering, Analysis, and Generation

Upcoming Webinars: Materials

Designing with Silicone for Space

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