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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: 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?...

Question of the Week: Transportation
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...

Q&A: Energy
Dr. Burak Ozpineci is developing a system that charges electric vehicles while driving.
On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
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...

Articles: Imaging
Faster inline CT inspections makes it possible to inspect far greater numbers of circuit boards.
Application Briefs: Transportation
Editor Ed Brown explores what’s ahead for MEMS automobile navigation systems.
Briefs: Automotive
One of the final hurdles to hydrogen power is securing a safe method for detecting hydrogen leaks.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
High-precision medical sensors, battery-cell mappers, signal conditioners, and more.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Researchers have developed a millimeter-thick accelerometer.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The LiDAR-based system could “see through” objects to warn of potential hazards without distracting the driver.
Briefs: Transportation
The transistors enable power converters to perform at substantially improved efficiencies, especially in high-power applications.
Technology Leaders: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
You may not be able to see them, but power anomalies that originate within your automated control system are costing you expensive downtime.
Briefs: Imaging
Movements of individual particles of light are reconstructed to see through clouds, fog, and other obstructions.
Application Briefs: Materials
The SuperElastic Tire — a NASA Glenn innovation — can be used on both Earth and Mars.
Briefs: Energy
The technology could help computers process visual information more like the human brain.
Briefs: Imaging
The inexpensive cameras are easy to produce.
Articles: Transportation
See how simulation software is being used to is automate the test process for vehicle rotors.
Special Reports: Automotive
ADAS/Connected Car - June 2021

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...

Blog: Transportation
A reader asks: "What are the main challenges in simulating powertrain systems? What do we struggle to model now?"
White Papers: Transportation
Your Guide to Custom Cap and Plug Solution

Download this engineering guide to learn more about the different caps and plugs offered, and to ensure your products are safe and functional from damage and contamination.

White Papers: Automotive
Automotive Industry: Appearance Control and Management

Once considered the favorites of the industry, TCE and nPB cleaning solvents are now under regulatory scrutiny and could be phased out in the U.S. soon. This paper outlines the top 10...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
As the vehicle platform size decreases, the pulse power discharge rates of the Energy Storage System (ESS) increase.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Lithium-metal solid-state batteries can provide a safer, more energy-dense alternative to current technology.
Briefs: Automotive
The cathodes could enhance energy density of next-generation Li-ion batteries.
Articles: Automotive
The online Battery and Electrification Summit on June 15 and 16, 2021 offers two days of expert insight, innovation, and emerging applications.
Special Reports: Energy
Advanced Materials & Coatings - May 2021

New diamond super-material enhances military aircraft survivability…a gold film gives robots “chameleon skin”…shape-shifting nanomaterial offers exciting biotech...

On-Demand Webinars: Transportation
Design Challenges for Ethernet Adoption in Commercial Transportation

Industrial and commercial vehicle manufacturers are designing a greater degree of sensitive, data-intensive features into trucks, buses, special-use vehicles, agricultural, and heavy-duty construction equipment. The trend is similar to what we’ve seen in the personal...

Blog: Automotive
Tech Briefs readers ask a series of questions about the future of plastics in battery electric vehicles.

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