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White Papers: Automotive
Modeling the Lithium-Ion Battery

Lithium-ion batteries have become the most common batteries for consumer electronics, industrial, transportation, and power storage applications. The increased demand and the pressure for improving battery...

Question of the Week: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Is Anonymization the Best Way to Protect Personal Data?

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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.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Coating Extends Lithium Metal Battery Life
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.
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: Automotive
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: Test & Measurement
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: Electronics & Computers
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...

Question of the Week: Energy
Will We Ever Recharge Electric Batteries As Quickly As We Get Gas?

Stanford University researchers have developed a machine learning-based method that cuts battery testing times by 98 percent. The team says that their A.I. technique could lead to a future where an electric battery is recharged in the time it takes to stop at a gas station. Watch...

White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Combined Current Control with Inrush Current Limiters

When high-power devices and systems such as power supplies, frequency converters or on-board chargers are switched on, loads that are often many times the rated current can cause...

Application Briefs: Transportation
Challenges for Lidar Software
Anand Gopalan, CEO of Velodyne Lidar, Inc., discusses lidar software for ADAS and autonomous vehicles
An interview with Mike Horton, CTO of ACEINNA, Inc. (Boston, MA).
To clear up some of the confusion about what the industry means when it says 5G, here’s a guide to what it’s all about.
Your preview of one of the largest technical mobility events of the year.
These materials can be used in aerospace vehicles, automobiles, clothing, helmets, and chemical sensors.
White Papers: Design
Electronic Latching Solutions for Aircraft Interiors

As Aircraft OEMs concentrate on upgrading cabin interiors, engineers are beginning to investigate new electronic latching solutions for access panels, storage bins, lavatories and galleys....

White Papers: Automotive
Here’s Why You Need to Think Beyond Conventional FKMs

The oil and gas industry uses drilling equipment to bear high pressure and high-temperature muds coming out of the well. Drilling mud and other fluids contain many chemicals that can...

Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
SPIE Photonics West 2020 – Sights from Day 1
See what caught Bruce A. Bennett's eye during Day 1 of Photonics West 2020 in San Francisco.

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