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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.

Briefs: Energy
Fuse devices enable circuit safety in high-power applications, such as motion control and alternative energy generation, in addition to electric vehicles.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Applications include homeland security, vehicle anti-collision systems, telecommunications systems, and industrial instrumentation.
Blog: Transportation
As autonomous cars collect data on passing pedestrians, cyclists, and license plates, what privacy measures are in place? A reader asks.
Blog: Automotive
A reader asks, "What market drivers need to occur for electric vehicles to be considered an acceptable replacement for vehicles with internal combustion engines?"
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Anand Gopalan, CEO of Velodyne Lidar, Inc., discusses lidar software for ADAS and autonomous vehicles
Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
An interview with Mike Horton, CTO of ACEINNA, Inc. (Boston, MA).
Articles: Internet of Things
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.
Articles: Transportation
Your preview of one of the largest technical mobility events of the year.
Blog: Electronics & Computers
See what caught Bruce A. Bennett's eye during Day 1 of Photonics West 2020 in San Francisco.
Blog: Software
Researchers from the University of Illinois are looking at all the different ways to create a non-pneumatic automotive tire.
Briefs: Power
This controller minimizes the burden on the power grid.
Briefs: Transportation
This mechanical gyroscope can advance motion sensing capabilities in consumer-sized applications.
Briefs: Motion Control
These soft robots can be rolled up and carried in a pocket.
Question of the Week: Aerospace
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.

Blog: Automotive
Stuck in traffic? The Pegasus flying car can get you out of there.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
These advances are useful for transportation, infrastructure, and aerospace.
Briefs: Energy
Electric motors and gas-alcohol engines could slash pollution levels and greenhouse gases from long-haul trucks.
Briefs: Materials
This plant-based material can be manufactured using water as a solvent instead of other harmful solvents.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Load-bearing structures in cars and airplanes could be manufactured from the metal foam.
Special Reports: Propulsion
CONEXPO/IFPE - January 2020

Coming to Las Vegas in March, CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE are North America's largest events for the construction/commercial vehicle, fluid power, power transmission, and motion control industries. In this Special...

Special Reports: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Vehicle Electrification - January 2020

Demand for electric vehicles is accelerating, presenting new design, manufacturing, and infrastructure challenges. To help you keep pace with the rapid changes in vehicle electrification technology, we...

Question of the Week: Transportation
Will ‘Unbreakable Batteries’ Find a Place in Electronics and Vehicles?

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

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Researchers have developed a self-contained wheel unit that combines a wheel and an electric motor.
Briefs: Transportation
The technology can be used in commercial motors, robotic systems, and hybrid and electric vehicles.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics

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

Briefs: Automotive
A combination of additives shows promise for boosting battery performance in very cold or hot weather.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Top prizes in the 2019 contest were awarded on November 8 in New York City.
Special Reports: Internet of Things
ADAS/Connected Car - December 2019

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...

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