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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: Transportation
Fuel Cell, Battery and Powertrain Test Integration

Our expertise and experience deliver complete test-in-loop-based, future-proofed test environments for OEMs. These range from component to full vehicle integration and validation across a...

Question of the Week: Energy
Will We Ever Charge Our Cars (As We Drive)?

Cornell Engineering Professor Khurram Afridi wants you to be able to power-up your vehicle simply by changing lanes and driving over a charging strip.

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
A tiny investment in system capital expenditures can lead to huge rewards in reduced capital and operating expenses.
Briefs: Aerospace
Vibration-absorbing resonators could better soundproof walls and make vehicles more streamlined.
Application Briefs: Energy
See how COMSOL is supporting upcoming modifications to railway infrastructure in India.
Blog: Transportation
A reader asks an industry expert from IBM: How is feature-based modeling better than a bill of materials?
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: Automotive
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...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

The demand for clean energy has never been higher, and it has created a global race to develop new technologies as alternatives to fossil fuels. Fuel cells are among the promising green energy...

Briefs: Materials
Applications include manufacturing structural components for aerospace vehicles, cars, trucks, trains, ships, and submarines.
Products: Test & Measurement
Automotive camera monitors, curved CMOS sensors, fiber lasers, and more.
Articles: Energy
A new generation of lithium-ion batteries is poised to improve electric vehicle range and affordability.
Briefs: Transportation
The membrane prevents dendrite formation, at least doubling the lifetime of a lithium-metal battery.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists have identified the primary cause of failure in a state-of-the-art lithium-metal battery.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
The Battery Show North America is a forum for advanced battery technology for electric and hybrid vehicles, utility and renewable energy support, portable electronics, medical technology, military, and telecommunications.
Articles: Software
An R&D project indirectly leads to potentially greater power density, EV range, and battery life.
Special Reports: Software
Test & Measurement - September 2021

An automated CT system “sees” deep inside electronics to spot hidden defects...a NASA moon mission spinoff now monitors forest fire emissions...a novel way to test bonded structures in critical...

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: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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: Motion Control
The lightweight brake rotor design with high heat dissipation uses novel surface cooling technology.
Briefs: Energy
Solid-state batteries offer a higher level of safety and potentially longer life than lithium-ion batteries.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A new COVID test, a "ChromoUpdate," and NASA's brake rotor.
Special Reports: Energy
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: Transportation
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: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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: Automotive
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: Transportation
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...

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