Blog : Aerospace
'Invisible Glass’ Takes First Prize in ‘Create the Future’ Contest

Creators of an "Invisible Glass" were awarded top honors in this year’s "Create the Future" Design Contest. The grand-prize-winning fabrication method imparts...

Blog : Transportation
Are There Limitations in Autonomous-Vehicle Simulation Methods?

Before autonomous vehicles take the road, the AVs must be tested across a range of conditions and scenarios, including various traffic patterns, light conditions, weather, road...

Blog : Data Acquisition
Autonomous Vehicles are Expensive – Why is Hailing One So Cheap?

If an autonomous vehicle – with all its sensors and computing – costs way too much for individual drivers to have in their garage just yet, why are they so cheap to hail...

Blog : Transportation
How Soon Will Autonomous Vehicle Fleets Take the Streets?

Automated vehicles – fleets of them – may soon change the way we travel through cities.

Blog : Software
Answering Your Questions: Can CFD Software Simulate 'Wear and Tear' on an Engine?

Simulation tools offer insight into the physical processes of heavy-duty engines. With the help of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software, for example, a...

Blog : Transportation
Answering Your Questions: Who Will Integrate 3D Metal Printing — Tiers or OEMs?
A reader asks: Will it be the OEMs or the Tier-1 and Tier-2 suppliers who will be purchasing 3D metal printing machines?
Blog : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Answering Your Questions: Beyond Prototyping, How is 3D Metal Printing Being Used in the Automotive Industry?

3D metal printing is increasingly finding a place in the aerospace, healthcare, and tooling industries. But how far are automotive...

Blog : Sensors/Data Acquisition
No Map Needed: ‘MapLite’ Sends Self-Driving Cars Off the Beaten Path
A “MapLite” framework from MIT allows self-driving cars to navigate roads – with just GPS and sensors as a guide.
Blog : Transportation
Answering Your Questions: Will Reducing Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) Lead to Increased Particulate?

A study published last year from the International Council on Clean Transportation revealed that vehicles emitted 13.1 million tons of nitrogen oxide...

Blog : Transportation
How to Control Vehicle Emissions: Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) or Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR)?

Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) and Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) are two methods used to control emissions in commercial...

Blog : Communications
Truck Platooning Technology: How Will Road Conditions Impact V2V Communications?

The automated driving process known as platooning allows heavy-duty trucks to follow each other at close, safe distances, reducing drag on a lead vehicle and...

Blog : Transportation
Sound-Off: How to Achieve ‘Level 5’ Autonomous Driving
A Tech Briefs reader asked our expert: What is the best data-processing architecture for truly autonomous, 'Level-5' vehicles?
Blog : Electronics & Computers
How Can Reconfigurable Hardware Secure Connected Cars?
Software is the key; hardware is the door, says Xilinx’s Willard Tu.
Blog : Energy
How Will the Rise of Electric Vehicles Impact the Power Grid? An Engineer Simulates the Effects

Thanks to lower costs and greater access to charging stations, the electric vehicle is finding its way into the neighborhood.

Blog : Automotive
Are Cities Prepared for Electric Autonomous Vehicles?
A Beverly Hills city official tells Tech Briefs how the city is changing its infrastructure to accommodate a growing number of electric vehicles.