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Stay updated on the innovations in transportation technologies. Explore the articles and technical briefs on electrification and autonomous driving that have impacted transportation design and engineering.

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Special Reports: Unmanned Systems
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Automotive Test & Simulation - May 2024

In this compendium of articles from the editors of Automotive Engineering and Truck & Off‐Highway Engineering, learn about the latest simulation and test technologies for ADAS, autonomous...

On-Demand Webinars: Power
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In the U.S., traditional manufacturing processes are being disrupted by various factors, including new technologies, incentives to onshore...

White Papers: Transportation
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Hydrogen Fuel Stations Redefined by Emerson

As hydrogen fuel demand escalates, Emerson leads with solutions for quick, reliable, and safe dispensing. Our expertise over two decades in automation is showcased in our white paper, revealing how...

Special Reports: Electronics & Computers
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Electric Vehicles - April 2024

In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Automotive Engineering and Battery & Electrification Technology, learn about the latest advances in solid‐state batteries, electric drivetrains,...

On-Demand Webinars: Transportation
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Today, OEMs and tiered suppliers face increasing pressure to swiftly introduce innovations in road and rail. With the proliferation of technologies and suppliers in additive...

Articles: Energy
Automakers are increasingly focusing on the long-delayed promise of solid-state batteries. With no liquid electrolyte, these batteries can be lighter, safer (with reduced fire risk), faster to recharge, and more energy dense while still being able to deliver ranges of 600 miles (965 km) or more.
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INSIDER: Design

Scientists from Hiroshima University undertook a study of dragonfly wings in order to better understand the relationship between a corrugated wing structure and vortex motions. They discovered that...

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Special Reports: Unmanned Systems
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ADAS & Autonomous Vehicles - March 2024

In this compendium of popular articles from the editors of Automotive Engineering and ADAS & Autonomous Vehicle Engineering, see how advances in AI tools, software, sensors, chips, test systems,...

Articles: Green Design & Manufacturing

Women have been making significant improvements to engineering and are at the forefront of innovation and sustainable development. SAE Media Group shines the spotlight on their achievements...

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White Papers: Automotive
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How Electrification Is Changing Testing in R&D

The automotive and transportation industry shift from internal combustion to Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) requires major changes in how R&D personnel perform testing. This white paper,...

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
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As OEMs and fleet operators look to accelerate the decarbonization of their product portfolios, suppliers are ramping up their efforts to provide clean hydrogen-fueled alternatives....

Special Reports: Defense
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Award–Winning Breakthrough Inventions - February 2024

The Create the Future Design Contest recognizes and rewards engineering innovations that benefit humanity, the environment, and the economy. In this special report, learn about the...

Special Reports: Software
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Electric Vehicles - January 2024

In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Automotive Engineering and Battery & Electrification Technology, learn about the latest advances in EV motors and batteries, e-powertrain design...

NASA Spinoff: Aerospace
Traffic-Aware Strategic Aircrew Requests (TASAR), developed by NASA, is a piece of software pilots and ground operations teams can use to find better routes in transit.
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Briefs: Automotive
Researchers at The Ohio State University have developed new software to aid in the development, evaluation, and demonstration of safer autonomous, or driverless, vehicles. Called the Vehicle-in-Virtual-Environment (VVE) method, it allows the testing of driverless cars in a perfectly safe environment.
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Briefs: Transportation
A Software Model Makes Transport Robots Smarter
Imagine a team of humans and robots working together to process online orders — real-life workers strategically positioned among their automated coworkers who are moving intelligently back and forth in a warehouse space. This could become a reality sooner than later, thanks to researchers at the University of Missouri.
Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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Vehicle Electrification - November 2023

Read this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Automotive Engineering and Battery & Electrification Technology to learn about the latest advances in e-powertrain design, battery...

Articles: Energy
See the 2023 Create the Future Design Contest's Automotive & Transportation Finalist: the Ganaio High-Output Regenerative Damper.
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INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Imagine you're in an airplane with two pilots, one human and one computer. Both have their “hands” on the controllers, but they're always looking out for different things. If...

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INSIDER: Automotive

CYBER-CARE — the Transportation Cybersecurity Center for Advanced Research and Education — is a U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) University Transportation Center (UTC),...

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Special Reports: Energy
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Vehicle Electrification - July 2023

Read this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Automotive Engineering and Battery & Electrification Technology to learn about the latest advances in e-powertrain design, batteries/energy...

INSIDER: Transportation

Researchers from UCLA and the United States Army Research Laboratory have laid out a new approach for enhancing artificial intelligence-powered computer vision technologies by...

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INSIDER: Design

Aerospace engineers designed a 1-megawatt electrical motor that is a stepping stone toward electrifying the largest aircraft.

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Special Reports: Electronics & Computers
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ADAS/Connected Car - June 2023

In this compendium of articles from the editors of Automotive Engineering and ADAS & Autonomous Vehicle Engineering magazines, see how advances in computer simulation, lidar/sensors, display technology, and...

INSIDER: Motion Control

Inspired by centipedes, Georgia Tech researchers have developed many-legged robots that can move across uneven surfaces without any additional sensing or control technology.

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Special Reports: Software
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Automotive Test & Simulation - May 2023

In this compendium of articles from the editors of Automotive Engineering and Tech Briefs magazines, learn about the latest simulation and test technologies for ADAS, autonomous vehicles, EV batteries,...

INSIDER: Automotive

The town of Linköping, Sweden, has a small fleet of autonomous electric buses that carry riders along a predetermined route. The bright vehicles, emblazoned with the tagline, “Ride...

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INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A self-navigating, cargo-carrying sailboat designed by a team of Rice University engineering students could be a sustaining link for Marines hunkered down on shore during war. The...

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INSIDER: Motion Control

A new virtual testing environment breaks the ‘curse of rarity’ for autonomous vehicle emergency decision-making.

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