Mechanical/​Mechatronics

Automotive

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: Robotics, Automation & Control
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...

White Papers: Automotive
Hyundai Kefico Improves Test Time by 15 Percent

Hyundai Kefico needed to meet manufacturing test deadlines for increasingly complex powertrain electronic control units (ECUs) with over 200 pins and 20,000 test steps, while staying...

Question of the Week: Electronics & Computers
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: Power
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: Electronics & Computers
Understanding Thermal Gap Filler Pads, PCB Deflection, and Stress

This paper focuses on the characteristics of gap fillers and how they impact a printed circuit board (PCB) including compression characteristics of various types of gap...

White Papers: Automotive
What is eDrive Testing? How does it Work? Efficiency Testing of Electrical Machines and Electrical Inverters

The future of mobility is electric. Commercial EVs (electrical vehicles), aircraft run on battery-electric propulsion systems, and...

See what caught Bruce A. Bennett's eye during Day 1 of Photonics West 2020 in San Francisco.
White Papers: Automotive
Measuring Medical Lasers: How to Balance Price and Functionality

A focused laser beam should live up to previously defined specifications. For medical technology, precise adherence to parameters is of even greater importance. Both for...

Researchers from the University of Illinois are looking at all the different ways to create a non-pneumatic automotive tire.
This controller minimizes the burden on the power grid.
Learn about the latest measurement technology designed to ensure accurate testing of helical compression and extension springs.
The films could be used in impact-resistant glazing, windscreens, and displays.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Dynamic Gripper Mimics Adjustable Grip of the Human Hand
Such grippers would be suited for human-robot partnership in assembly lines in the automotive, electronic packaging, and other industries.
Briefs: Automotive
Flexure for Self-Assembly

Conventional fastening mechanisms like nails, bolts, and welds are subject to manufacturing and inspection tolerances, differential thermal growth, and other sources of error that lead to over-constraint, among...

Special Reports: Materials
Advanced Materials - February 2020

Breakthroughs in plastics, composites, metals, and other materials technologies are enabling exciting new applications in industries ranging from aerospace to automotive to medical. Read more in this...

White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
The First Family of Rack & Pinion Dedicated Reducers

Redex-Andantex makes a family of high precision planetary reducers specifically designed for use with racks on linear axes and ring gears on rotary axes for machine tools and automation...

White Papers: Aerospace
Load Simulation for Test Benches

When designing a test bench, the Merobel™ Particle brake provides an excellent solution to simulate a variable load (resistance torque) on the device to be tested. With reproducible and accurate torque fast...

Question of the Week: Aerospace
Would You Ride in a Flying Car?

A flying car, also known as a rotable aircraft, is something that inventors have been dreaming about for a very long time. Stuck in traffic? Just take-off and get out of there.

Stuck in traffic? The Pegasus flying car can get you out of there.
Electric motors and gas-alcohol engines could slash pollution levels and greenhouse gases from long-haul trucks.
The non-destructive coating has applications in structural health monitoring, aerospace, automotive, and military/defense.

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