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As autonomous cars collect data on passing pedestrians, cyclists, and license plates, what privacy measures are in place? A reader asks.
A reader asks, "What market drivers need to occur for electric vehicles to be considered an acceptable replacement for vehicles with internal combustion engines?"
On-Demand Webinars : Transportation
IoT’s Role in Today’s Transportation Systems

The Internet of Things, a vast and ever growing network of connected devices and systems, is helping the transportation industry change for the better. Fleet management, for example, is using IoT for vehicle scheduling, routing, monitoring, maintenance, and performance. Railway systems use...

Application Briefs : Transportation
Challenges for Lidar Software
Anand Gopalan, CEO of Velodyne Lidar, Inc., discusses lidar software for ADAS and autonomous vehicles
An interview with Mike Horton, CTO of ACEINNA, Inc. (Boston, MA).
To clear up some of the confusion about what the industry means when it says 5G, here’s a guide to what it’s all about.
Your preview of one of the largest technical mobility events of the year.
See what caught Bruce A. Bennett's eye during Day 1 of Photonics West 2020 in San Francisco.
Researchers from the University of Illinois are looking at all the different ways to create a non-pneumatic automotive tire.
This controller minimizes the burden on the power grid.
This mechanical gyroscope can advance motion sensing capabilities in consumer-sized applications.
These soft robots can be rolled up and carried in a pocket.
Question of the Week : Transportation
Would You Ride in a Flying Car?

A flying car, also known as a rotable aircraft, is something that inventors have been dreaming about for a very long time. Stuck in traffic? Just take-off and get out of there.

Stuck in traffic? The Pegasus flying car can get you out of there.
These advances are useful for transportation, infrastructure, and aerospace.
Briefs : Green Design & Manufacturing
Power System for Hybrid Heavy-Duty Trucks
Electric motors and gas-alcohol engines could slash pollution levels and greenhouse gases from long-haul trucks.
This plant-based material can be manufactured using water as a solvent instead of other harmful solvents.
Load-bearing structures in cars and airplanes could be manufactured from the metal foam.
Question of the Week : Electronics & Computers
Will ‘Unbreakable Batteries’ Find a Place in Electronics and Vehicles?

Increasingly, lithium-ion batteries are supporting portable electronics, electric vehicles, and grid storage.

Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Self-Contained Wheel Unit
Researchers have developed a self-contained wheel unit that combines a wheel and an electric motor.
Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Precision Low-Speed Motor Controller
The technology can be used in commercial motors, robotic systems, and hybrid and electric vehicles.

Radar technologies were originally designed to identify and track airborne military targets. Today, they're more often used to detect motor vehicles, weather formations,...

A combination of additives shows promise for boosting battery performance in very cold or hot weather.
Articles : Electronics & Computers
Innovators Recognized for Creating the Future 2019
Top prizes in the 2019 contest were awarded on November 8 in New York City.
Question of the Week : Transportation
Will We Develop Trust in Autonomous Drones and Vehicles?

For developers of A.I.-guided drones and autonomous technologies, failure is not an option.

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Large Cable, Large Problems: Considerations for Innovation

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Collaborative Robots: Are They as Safe as They Sound?