Mechanical/​Mechatronics

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.

Articles: Electronics & Computers
As the vehicle platform size decreases, the pulse power discharge rates of the Energy Storage System (ESS) increase.
Articles: Energy
Lithium-metal solid-state batteries can provide a safer, more energy-dense alternative to current technology.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The cathodes could enhance energy density of next-generation Li-ion batteries.
Articles: Transportation
The online Battery and Electrification Summit on June 15 and 16, 2021 offers two days of expert insight, innovation, and emerging applications.
Special Reports: Materials
Advanced Materials & Coatings - May 2021

New diamond super-material enhances military aircraft survivability…a gold film gives robots “chameleon skin”…shape-shifting nanomaterial offers exciting biotech...

On-Demand Webinars: Transportation
Design Challenges for Ethernet Adoption in Commercial Transportation

Industrial and commercial vehicle manufacturers are designing a greater degree of sensitive, data-intensive features into trucks, buses, special-use vehicles, agricultural, and heavy-duty construction equipment. The trend is similar to what we’ve seen in the personal...

Blog: Materials
Tech Briefs readers ask a series of questions about the future of plastics in battery electric vehicles.
White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The Engineer’s Guide to Masking Solutions

Download this guide to learn how to select an appropriate material suited to your operating temperature and application process. Masking is an essential part of the production and finishing process...

White Papers: Transportation
New SmartDisplay™ Products Enable More Versatile HMI Designs

Building better Human-Machine Interface solutions to monitor and control complex equipment and systems is a key priority for design engineers. SmartDisplay™ intelligent...

Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The A.I. system learns from thousands of real-traffic situations, when a self-driving car stopped unexpectedly.
Briefs: Aerospace
The tiny device accurately measures acceleration in smaller navigation systems and other devices.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
NASA's graphene composites, textile pressure sensors, and a better kind of glass.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The more complex the vehicle, the greater the need for comprehensive design solutions.
On-Demand Webinars: Transportation
7 Levers for Electric and Autonomous Vehicles

The future of transportation is electric and autonomous. This 30-minute Webinar examines how to navigate the transition with seven levers for electric and autonomous vehicles. It discusses a platform designed to help project teams develop electric and autonomous vehicles that conform to...

INSIDER: Energy

Range anxiety, the fear of running out of power before being able to recharge an electric vehicle, may be a thing of the past, according to a team of Penn State engineers who are...

Blog: Software
Software and electrical engineering is converging in today’s vehicles. A reader asks our expert: “How do you decide which items to test first?”
Application Briefs: Transportation
While ADAS has improved freeway and high-speed driving, the basic need for collision mitigation with pedestrians and bicyclists has mostly remained unaddressed.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
See what kinds of sensors are supporting self-driving vehicles.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Live discussions will explore electric vehicles, propulsion, advanced electronics, and more.
Special Reports: Photonics/Optics
LIDAR Technology - February 2021

LIDAR sensors and systems are the "eyes" of ADAS and autonomous vehicles. Read about the latest advances in this compendium of articles from the editors of Automotive Engineering and Autonomous Vehicle...

Articles: Automotive
Inficon’s lithium-ion battery cell test can detect a leak many times smaller than current methods identify.
Briefs: Transportation
Adding polymers and fireproofing to a battery’s current collectors makes it lighter, safer, and about 20% more efficient.
Articles: Energy
SAE J2954 paves the way for electric vehicle charging without a plug and enables alignment for manual/autonomous parking.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
This technology charges lithium batteries faster and reduces the risk of device explosions.
Articles: Automotive
When it comes to the research and development of batteries, modeling and simulation (M&S) provide an efficient and low-cost approach.
Briefs: Energy
Battery reuse systems could be profitable for both electric vehicle companies and grid-scale solar operations.
Blog: Transportation

If you're concerned that electric vehicles don't have the reliability to get you where you need to go, Penn State engineers are working on a battery for...

Question of the Week: Transportation
Has the Vehicle Become Your “Second Space?”

"Honestly, the car has become an office for some people just so they can get away from the noise of their house," said Carla Bailo at CES 2021 last week. "The sound [in the car] is great, and you can connect from anywhere."

Blog: Automotive
In a roundtable presentation at the virtual CES 2021, panelists said the COVID-19 pandemic has changed driving patterns and consumer preferences – and that those shifts are here to stay.

Webcasts

Upcoming Webinars: Automotive

The Art of EV Propulsion System Design

Upcoming Webinars: Automotive

Solutions for Automotive Interior Colors

Upcoming Webinars: Automotive

Latest Enhancements for ADAS Sensor Testing and Simulation

Upcoming Webinars: Automotive

Adhesives and the Future of Battery Designs

Upcoming Webinars: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Using High-Resolution X-ray Computed Tomography to Inspect...

Upcoming Webinars: Automotive

Digital Solutions to Design Vehicles for Noise and Vibration

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