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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.

Quiz: Design
Do you know the history of GPS? Take this quiz to find out.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The tiny device accurately measures acceleration in smaller navigation systems and other devices.
Quiz: Motion Control
Take this quiz to find out how much you know about the hyperloop - a system that moves people and goods safely and sustainably by bringing airplane speeds or even greater to the ground.
On-Demand Webinars: Transportation

Although electric vehicles (EVs) are widely considered the transportation industry’s endgame, “sunsetting” the internal-combustion engine...

Special Reports: Unmanned Systems
ADAS/Connected Car - December 2022

In this compendium of articles from the editors of Automotive Engineering and Autonomous Vehicle Engineering magazines, see how advances in artificial intelligence, quantum computing, lidar and radar, and...

Briefs: Design
Statistical Audibility Prediction Algorithm
Predicting the extent that one sound is heard over another is difficult, yet could help engineers to better design for sound management.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
It is widely believed that Advanced Air Mobility is poised to have a significant societal impact in the coming years to move people and cargo more rapidly and efficiently.
INSIDER: Design

Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Elisa Riedo and her team have discovered a fundamental friction law that is leading to a deeper understanding of energy...

Quiz: Transportation
See how much you know about automated automobiles.
On-Demand Webinars: Transportation

Control in transportation is changing on multiple fronts. Advances in vehicle safety systems are transferring operating responsibility from the human...

Special Reports: Transportation
Automotive Test & Simulation - November 2022

In this compendium of articles from the editors of Automotive Engineering magazine, learn about the latest simulation and test technologies for ADAS, EV batteries, NVH, vehicle cybersecurity, and...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
This below-the-hook device enables gentle crane placement to decrease the risk of property damage.
INSIDER: Transportation

Akin to when Model Ts traveled alongside horses and buggies, autonomous vehicles (AVs) and human-driven vehicles (HVs) will someday share the road. How to...

INSIDER: Motion Control

Electrical machines consume nearly half of all the electrical power generated worldwide, making them one of the top contributors to...

INSIDER: AR/AI

Robotic eyes on autonomous vehicles could improve pedestrian safety, according to a new study at the University of Tokyo. Participants played out scenarios in virtual reality (VR) and had to...

INSIDER: Research Lab

A first-ever simulation of aluminum conductivity offers a recipe for an inexpensive substitute for copper.

Briefs: Design
This simple, elegant invention can control flow separation resulting from the high flap deflections required by simple-hinged flap systems making such flaps a viable option for aircraft designers.
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?...

Briefs: Transportation
A self-aligning, self-healing system for pneumatics and cryogenics with applications in aerospace.
On-Demand Webinars: Automotive

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The components that make up electric vehicle (EV) propulsion systems are critical to overall vehicle performance and efficiency. This 60-minute Webinar...

INSIDER: Unmanned Systems

An autonomous spacecraft exploring the far-flung regions of the universe descends through the atmosphere of a remote exoplanet. The vehicle, and the researchers who programmed...

White Papers: Transportation
Download Boyd’s Solution Guide for Electric Vehicle Displays and HMI

As a leading innovator in Electric, Hybrid, and Autonomous Vehicle Solutions, Boyd’s guide covers the wide range of advanced materials and components that go into an EV...

White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
Electro-Hydraulic Steering Solutions Explained

The decentralized nature of EVs gives engineers the freedom to rethink the design of steering systems with an eye toward reducing complexity, improving performance and decreasing maintenance...

Special Reports: Power
Vehicle Electrification - July 2022

Innovation is happening at a rapid pace in the e-mobility space. Read this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Automotive Engineering and Truck & Off-Highway Engineering to learn about...

On-Demand Webinars: Unmanned Systems

Widespread SAE Level 4 and 5 operation in commercial vehicles may be a little further in the future than originally promised, but that has...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
EV Battery Emulators Provide Realistic Conditions for Fast, Accurate Test Results

The battery is critical for all systems of an electric vehicle (EV) to function properly, but testing each component with a real battery can be impractical,...

On-Demand Webinars: Transportation

Standards such as ISO 26262 define strict requirements, processes, and methods that all stakeholders – IP vendors, sub-system developers, and semiconductor...

On-Demand Webinars: Energy

Transportation is the world’s fastest growing source of energy-related carbon emissions, accounting for 17 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions in 2021. A new generation of...

On-Demand Webinars: Transportation

Electric vehicles (EVs) are driving the future of the automotive industry. Success in this fast-paced, high-voltage, high-power transition to EVs requires readily...

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