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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.

Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Editor Ed Brown explores what’s ahead for MEMS automobile navigation systems.
Products: Test & Measurement
High-precision medical sensors, battery-cell mappers, signal conditioners, and more.
Articles: Motion Control
See how simulation software is being used to is automate the test process for vehicle rotors.
Briefs: Materials
The transistors enable power converters to perform at substantially improved efficiencies, especially in high-power applications.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The system could one day replace LiDAR and cameras in automated manufacturing, biomedical imaging, and autonomous driving.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The technology could help computers process visual information more like the human brain.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
One of the final hurdles to hydrogen power is securing a safe method for detecting hydrogen leaks.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The inexpensive cameras are easy to produce.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Researchers have developed a millimeter-thick accelerometer.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The LiDAR-based system could “see through” objects to warn of potential hazards without distracting the driver.
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: Transportation
Movements of individual particles of light are reconstructed to see through clouds, fog, and other obstructions.
Application Briefs: Transportation
The SuperElastic Tire — a NASA Glenn innovation — can be used on both Earth and Mars.
Special Reports: Data Acquisition
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: Transportation
A reader asks: "What are the main challenges in simulating powertrain systems? What do we struggle to model now?"
White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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.

Articles: Energy
As the vehicle platform size decreases, the pulse power discharge rates of the Energy Storage System (ESS) increase.
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...

Briefs: Energy
The cathodes could enhance energy density of next-generation Li-ion batteries.
Articles: Energy
Lithium-metal solid-state batteries can provide a safer, more energy-dense alternative to current technology.
Blog: Materials
Tech Briefs readers ask a series of questions about the future of plastics in battery electric vehicles.
White Papers: Transportation
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: Design
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: Data Acquisition
The A.I. system learns from thousands of real-traffic situations, when a self-driving car stopped unexpectedly.
Articles: Transportation
The more complex the vehicle, the greater the need for comprehensive design solutions.
Articles: Materials
NASA's graphene composites, textile pressure sensors, and a better kind of glass.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The tiny device accurately measures acceleration in smaller navigation systems and other devices.
INSIDER: Automotive

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...

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