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Transportation

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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White Papers: Imaging
Fused AEB With Thermal Can Save Lives

For several years, Teledyne FLIR (formerly FLIR Systems Inc.) has been working with auto manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers to assist in the development of cutting-edge ADAS and AV Systems with thermal...

White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Achieving a High Quality Automotive Exterior Finish

Car exterior appearance is one of the decisive factors to value the car model. The human eye is sensitive to color differences in adjacent parts such as car body to doors, bumpers, and...

Articles: Software
An R&D project indirectly leads to potentially greater power density, EV range, and battery life.
Briefs: Propulsion
This below-the-hook device enables gentle crane placement to decrease the risk of property damage.
Briefs: Transportation
Applications include vehicle and aircraft tires, sports helmets, military equipment, and seals and couplings.
Briefs: Transportation
The Battery Identity Global Passport could be accessible as a scannable QR code or a computer chip.
Briefs: Energy
This technology can be used for large production volumes such as fuel-cell-powered vehicles.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The lightweight brake rotor design with high heat dissipation uses novel surface cooling technology.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Solid-state batteries offer a higher level of safety and potentially longer life than lithium-ion batteries.
Articles: Imaging
A new COVID test, a "ChromoUpdate," and NASA's brake rotor.
Special Reports: Electronics & Computers
Power Electronics - August 2021

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...

White Papers: Automotive
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?...

Blog: RF & Microwave Electronics
A self-driving algorithm guides an autonomous vehicle through a traffic scenario that many of us know well: navigating traffic on a crowded, narrow street.
Question of the Week: Electronics & Computers
Will Interstate Power Coils Charge Electric Vehicles as They Drive?

Our “Q&A” article in the July issue of Tech Briefs highlighted the work of Dr. Burak Ozpineci from Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Ozpineci and his team are building a wireless power-transmission system that charges an electric vehicle as it drives along the road.

Special Reports: Electronics & Computers
Vehicle Electrification - July 2021

GM electrifies the new Corvette...a French nanomaterials company aims for a 5-minute EV recharge...Triumph unveils a radical new electric sportbike design. These are just a few of the innovations you'll...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This could lead to the commercial development of smart glass, with applications ranging from imaging to advanced robotics.
Briefs: Transportation
The carbon fiber serves as the electrode, conductor, and load-bearing material.
Q&A: Energy
Dr. Burak Ozpineci is developing a system that charges electric vehicles while driving.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The technology harvests electrical energy from waste heat sources.
On-Demand Webinars: Transportation
Commercial Vehicles: The Real Home for High-Level Autonomy

The realization that commercial vehicles and off-road equipment – not passenger vehicles – are the logical starting point for implementing higher levels of automation is setting in. Established routes along long stretches of highway, and easily geofenced areas such as ports...

Briefs: AR/AI
The system could one day replace LiDAR and cameras in automated manufacturing, biomedical imaging, and autonomous driving.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Faster inline CT inspections makes it possible to inspect far greater numbers of circuit boards.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Editor Ed Brown explores what’s ahead for MEMS automobile navigation systems.
Briefs: Transportation
One of the final hurdles to hydrogen power is securing a safe method for detecting hydrogen leaks.
Products: Motion Control
High-precision medical sensors, battery-cell mappers, signal conditioners, and more.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Researchers have developed a millimeter-thick accelerometer.
Briefs: Automotive
The LiDAR-based system could “see through” objects to warn of potential hazards without distracting the driver.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
The transistors enable power converters to perform at substantially improved efficiencies, especially in high-power applications.
Technology Leaders: Motion Control
You may not be able to see them, but power anomalies that originate within your automated control system are costing you expensive downtime.

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