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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.

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: 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: 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: Software
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: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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: Materials
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: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The system could one day replace LiDAR and cameras in automated manufacturing, biomedical imaging, and autonomous driving.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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: Sensors/Data Acquisition
One of the final hurdles to hydrogen power is securing a safe method for detecting hydrogen leaks.
Products: Electronics & Computers
High-precision medical sensors, battery-cell mappers, signal conditioners, and more.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have developed a millimeter-thick accelerometer.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
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: Electronics & Computers
You may not be able to see them, but power anomalies that originate within your automated control system are costing you expensive downtime.
Briefs: Automotive
Movements of individual particles of light are reconstructed to see through clouds, fog, and other obstructions.
Application Briefs: Automotive
The SuperElastic Tire — a NASA Glenn innovation — can be used on both Earth and Mars.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The technology could help computers process visual information more like the human brain.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The inexpensive cameras are easy to produce.
Articles: Software
See how simulation software is being used to is automate the test process for vehicle rotors.
Special Reports: Communications
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: Power
A reader asks: "What are the main challenges in simulating powertrain systems? What do we struggle to model now?"
White Papers: Automotive
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: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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: Materials
Lithium-metal solid-state batteries can provide a safer, more energy-dense alternative to current technology.

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