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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: Transportation

Electric vehicle batteries typically require a tradeoff between safety and energy density. If the battery has high energy and power density — required for uphill driving or merging on...

White Papers: Transportation
Hydraulic Reservoirs for Mobile Equipment: A Primer

Mobile hydraulic reservoirs are expected to perform as well as their industrial counterparts, even though they are typically operating under more extreme and often adverse conditions....

INSIDER: Green Design & Manufacturing

Carnegie Mellon University's Corey Harper, an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Heinz School of Public Policy, led a study that...

White Papers: Automotive
ADAS and Autonomous Vehicle Test

Download the ADAS solutions that break down technology barriers and help you achieve zero accidents by using a single, software-connected toolchain approach to automotive test. Easily integrate all the I/O...

White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
ADAS-EV Evolving Systems and Signal Connectors

Rapid advances and expansion of vehicle electrification is taking place in all vehicles. Electronic and electrical trends in vehicle safety and control systems — including ADAS (Advanced...

White Papers: Automotive
WP.29 Requirements and Effects on OEMs and Third-Party Suppliers

UNECE WP.29 R155 and R156 set clear requirements for automotive cybersecurity and software update management systems and have the potential to stall the innovation and progress...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Self-flying drones and autonomous taxis that can safely operate in fog may sound futuristic, but new research at Sandia National Laboratories’ fog facility is bringing the...

Special Reports: Test & Measurement
Vehicle Electrification - January 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...

White Papers: Automotive
A Primer on Small Wire Crimping

Trends toward miniaturization and electronification, especially in the automotive industry, are driving increased demand for small wire terminations. TE Connectivity defines small wires as anything that has a...

White Papers: Transportation
Ask the Expert with James Singer of Dell Technologies

James Singer graduated from Utah State University with a BS and MS in electrical engineering and began his career working in the server industry as a hardware design engineer and as a...

Special Reports: Transportation
Adas/Connected Car - December 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...

Question of the Week: Transportation
Will Automotive and Aerospace Industries Adopt Self-Healing Composites?

An INSIDER story this month highlighted how researchers from RPI and the University of Washington have created a composite that reverses fatigue damage — after applying some heat.

Blog: Transportation
A reader asks our industry expert:""Do the materials of construction have a big effect on gear generated noise?"
White Papers: Test & Measurement
Recirculating Chillers for Automotive Battery Testing

The transition from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to hybrid or battery electric vehicles (BEV) in the automotive and transportation industry requires an enormous amount of...

Blog: RF & Microwave Electronics
A reader asks a simulation expert: How do you compensate for the interaction of rain or snow storms on lidar sensors?
Q&A: Materials

Jingcheng Ma, along with a team of researchers at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, found a way to make ultra-thin water-resistant surface coatings robust enough to...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
See this year's product designs from engineers, students, and entrepreneurs worldwide.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
Blog: Transportation
One EV design is bring power out toward the wheel. But is the design here to stay? A Tech Briefs reader asks an expert at SAE.
White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Measuring Color in Automotive Interiors

While the exterior of the car may be the first thing you see, the interior of the vehicle is where your driving experience starts. The interior design and color of a car is central to the consumer's...

Blog: Transportation
Christopher Borroni-Bird and his team want to make an "e-kit" that provides a boost to wheelbarrows, bikes, and other non-motorized vehicles.
Blog: Energy
Long-haul trucking may be the best candidate for hydrogen power. An industry expert tells us when we can expect more hydrogen fuel cells on the highway.
White Papers: Test & Measurement
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: Transportation
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: Software

To find out about the impact of 5G mobile broadband service on the IoT/IIoT, I interviewed Jai Suri, Vice President, IoT and Blockchain Applications Development, Oracle, and Mike Anderson, Embedded Systems...

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A tiny investment in system capital expenditures can lead to huge rewards in reduced capital and operating expenses.
Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
See how COMSOL is supporting upcoming modifications to railway infrastructure in India.
Briefs: Imaging
The system could one day replace LiDAR and cameras in automated manufacturing, biomedical imaging, and autonomous driving.
Briefs: Energy
The technology could be key to lighter, less expensive, and long-lasting batteries for future electric vehicles.

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