Mechanical/​Mechatronics

Automotive

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Adding polymers and fireproofing to a battery’s current collectors makes it lighter, safer, and about 20% more efficient.
Articles: Energy
SAE J2954 paves the way for electric vehicle charging without a plug and enables alignment for manual/autonomous parking.
Briefs: Automotive
This technology charges lithium batteries faster and reduces the risk of device explosions.
Articles: Transportation
When it comes to the research and development of batteries, modeling and simulation (M&S) provide an efficient and low-cost approach.
Briefs: Energy
Battery reuse systems could be profitable for both electric vehicle companies and grid-scale solar operations.
Briefs: Transportation
The polyimide composites have uses in aerospace, automotive, construction, electronics, mechanical systems, and industrial machinery.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The method could be key to designing more efficient batteries for specific uses such as electric cars and airplanes.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Energy is absorbed in the diamond through a process called inelastic scattering, which is used to generate electricity.
Briefs: Software
A new machine learning algorithm could make smartphones charge faster and increase the time between charges for electric vehicles.
Blog: Electronics & Computers

If you're concerned that electric vehicles don't have the reliability to get you where you need to go, Penn State engineers are working on a battery for...

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive

Automotive production relies on quality to maintain an automaker’s brand image within its customer base. But in the production process, suboptimal dimensional quality can lengthen lead...

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...

Question of the Week: Automotive
Has the Vehicle Become Your “Second Space?”

"Honestly, the car has become an office for some people just so they can get away from the noise of their house," said Carla Bailo at CES 2021 last week. "The sound [in the car] is great, and you can connect from anywhere."

Blog: Transportation
In a roundtable presentation at the virtual CES 2021, panelists said the COVID-19 pandemic has changed driving patterns and consumer preferences – and that those shifts are here to stay.
White Papers: Motion Control
Load Simulation for Test Benches

When designing a test bench, Particle brakes made by Merobel™ provide an excellent solution , because of their ability to generate a torque that is precise, variable and easy to control - at a reasonable...

Special Reports: Automotive
Vehicle Electrification - January 2021

See how Ford, Volkswagen, Cadillac, and other manufacturers are pushing the boundaries of battery & EV design to compete with Tesla in a rapidly growing market, plus learn about the latest EV...

Briefs: Aerospace
Applications include aerospace, automotive, commercial spaceflight, scuba diving equipment, and for first responders.
Briefs: Automotive
The material, commonly found in house paint, can be used in a device to more efficiently process information.
Briefs: Transportation
The battery could be used for drones, cars, or underwater applications at low temperatures.
White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The Ultimate Guide to Cable Management

From manufacturing to IT, the more you rely on technology, the more cables you need. Manage, organize and protect your wire and cable bundles with our vast range of solutions suited for demanding...

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Next-Gen Vehicle Architectures and the Role of HPCs

Vehicle architectures are evolving from complex networks of individual electronic control units (ECUs) to a handful of ultra-powerful high-performance computers (HPCs). During today’s rapid transition to intelligent, connected vehicles, software differentiation is critical to...

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive

The rise of electric vehicles with accelerated time-to-market cycles poses new business and engineering challenges for automotive companies. This situation opens up new opportunities, where innovative...

Special Reports: Transportation
ADAS/Connected Car - December 2020

Today's Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and connected cars are paving the way for tomorrow's automated vehicles. To help you keep pace with the latest technology developments, we present this...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This detector could help robots, drones, and self-driving cars avoid collisions.
Briefs: Aerospace
This partially superconducting machine can be used as a motor or generator.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
The camera collects the spatial and spectral information required for self-driving cars, machine vision, corrosion detection, and other applications.
Briefs: Defense
This can be used in energy-recovery systems in industrial, space, automotive, and military applications.
On-Demand Webinars: Materials

Use of thermoplastics can contribute to weight savings for exterior components such as body panels, spoilers, and exterior trim. Some applications present...

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