Mechanical/​Mechatronics

Automotive

White Papers: Test & Measurement
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.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
New Products: September 2020 Sensor Technology
Safety-critical MEMS, absolute pressure sensors, thermal imaging cameras, and more.
University of Colorado researchers have described a new silicon chip that improves the resolution and scanning speed needed for a lidar system.
Special Reports: Automotive
Inside the New C8 Corvette - September 2020

The eighth generation Corvette achieves a rare benchmark: a 200 mph supercar that can sprint from standstill to 60 mph in less than three seconds while offering long-distance comfort, ample cargo...

Special Reports: Electronics & Computers
Power Electronics - September 2020

This compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense Technology looks at the latest advances in power electronics and energy storage for a range of applications...

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
The New DIS ISO/SAE 21434: Road Vehicles – Cybersecurity Engineering

The Automotive Cybersecurity Draft International Standard (DIS) ISO/SAE 21434 has just been published. There are 15 clauses in this release of the standard with 17 cybersecurity management processes. A new clause has been added from the previous version on continuous...

White Papers: Automotive
Electric Vehicle Battery System - Standards Solutions & Test

In this all-encompassing ebook about Electric Vehicle Battery Standards and Solutions, you will learn about new EV Battery Standards and factors to consider. You will get an...

Deciding between edge computing and cloud computing? Make sure to consider these four major factors, says our industry expert.

Automotive lighting engineers and designers face increasing challenges as electronics and lighting converge with electric, autonomous, and styling trends. Solutions are needed...

White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Automotive Radar Technology and Test Requirements – White Paper

Radar sensors are increasingly used for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). They make it possible to quickly and precisely measure the radial velocity, range, azimuth...

White Papers: Connectivity
BCON+ High Voltage Connection System: Touch-Safe Bolt Termination for Traction Batteries

TE Connectivity’s new BCON+ high voltage connection system is a versatile, compact, robust, and touch-safe solution for interconnecting cell modules...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Venting for EV Battery Packs
Cell chemistries, thermal dynamics, vehicle packaging, and even weather present challenges for optimizing electric vehicle battery functional safety.
To achieve vehicle manufacturers’ ambitious goals for electric vehicles, Li-ion batteries need to be improved.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Semi-Liquid Metal Anode
Lithium batteries made using this electrode type could be much safer than typical lithium metal-based batteries.
A new system from Oak Ridge National Laboratory enables electric vehicles to be charged while on the road.
NASA Spinoff: Nanotechnology
Nanotechnology Repairs Engine Damage in Cars
The NASA-funded nanoparticle lubricant also works in satellites and space vehicles.
An ultrafast image sensor with a built-in neural network can be trained to recognize certain objects.
These are important traits in electronics and electrical systems including electric cars, industrial drills, and electric grids.
This technique offers enhanced resolution and improved system reliability for mapping and obstacle recognition and navigation for vehicles.
The technology could help call attention to important traffic information when it’s dark, with potential benefits for both drivers and pedestrians.
White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Mastering Tolerances for Machined Parts

Mastering CNC tolerances can be challenging, even for experienced engineers, designers, and machinists. Are general tolerances good enough? When does it make sense to call out for tighter tolerances?...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
Servo-Electric is Changing “Buzz, Squeak and Rattle” Auto Testing

For more than 40 years, servohydraulic four poster test systems have contributed to major improvements in automotive safety and quality. However, in recent years, the...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Electrohydraulically Actuated Valve Train
The new technology demonstrates a 20 percent savings in fuel in typical passenger car low-load operating conditions.
A quantum material could offset energy demand of artificial intelligence.
Briefs: Energy
Solid-State Lithium Battery
This thin film battery can be used for on-package power in mass market electric vehicles (EVs) and electronic devices.
Briefs: Propulsion
Bio-Inspired Propulsion
Frequencies and passive dynamics of vehicles moving in air or water help enhance propulsion performance.
A new design enables artificial photosynthesis to generate fuel that can power homes and vehicles.
Special Reports: Propulsion
Vehicle Electrification - July 2020

The global transition to electric vehicles presents new design, manufacturing, and infrastructure challenges. To help you keep pace with the rapid changes in vehicle electrification technology, we present...

Webcasts

Upcoming Webinars: Automotive

Metal Injection Molding’s Role in Automotive

Upcoming Webinars: Materials

Technical Ceramics: The Powerhouse of Advanced Materials

Upcoming Webinars: Software

PPAP Reviews Using AI and Machine Learning

Upcoming Webinars: Motion Control

Customizing Actuators Using COTS Drive Components for Martian...

Upcoming Webinars: Robotics, Automation & Control

2020 Create the Future Contest Awards

Upcoming Webinars: RF & Microwave Electronics

Advancement of Spectrum Analysis Techniques for Tracking,...

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