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Who's Who : Transportation
Q&A: Dr. Abhaya Datye, Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

Researchers at Washington State University, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and the University of New Mexico have created a catalyst capable of reducing pollutants at the lower temperatures expected in...

Blog : Communications
Truck Platooning Technology: How Will Road Conditions Impact V2V Communications?
A reader asks our expert: "How do road conditions impact vehicle-to-vehicle responses?"
News : Energy
Replacing Camshafts with Valves Paves Way for Cheaper, Greener Engines
By replacing the cam, a new valve technology may lead to more affordable — and more environmentally friendly — engines.
On-Demand Webinars : Automotive
Anti-Whisker Press-Fit Plating Technology for the Automotive Industry

Join Frank Schabert from TE Connectivity for a Webinar and interactive Q&A on LITESURF plating for a new class of headers and connectors in advanced automotive electronics manufacturing. This 60-minute Webinar discusses the engineering of a Bismuth-based coating for...

Question of the Week : Automotive
Will laser-based imaging help self-driving cars someday see around corners?

An autonomous-driving technology from Stanford University gives vehicles the capability to "peek" around corners. Tech Briefs spoke with the creators of the laser-based system. To make the technology road-ready, the team still needs to speed-up the data-acquisition...

On-Demand Webinars : Automotive
Connected Commercial Vehicles: Platooning, ADAS, Autonomous - More Than Mere Buzzwords

Platooning, ADAS, autonomous technologies – all these areas converge as the commercial vehicle industry looks to improve both fuel efficiency and operator efficiency while not sacrificing safety. This one-hour Technical Webinar from the editors of SAE...

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?
News : Sensors/Data Acquisition
With Laser-Based Imaging, Self-Driving Cars See Around Corners
Stanford University is developing a laser-based imaging technology that allows cars to peek around corners.
Products : Photonics/Optics
New Products: March 2018 Photonics & Imaging Technology

Optical Design Software

Lambda Research Corporation (Littleton, MA) announced the release of TracePro 7.8.3 and the Early Visibility release of its flagship TracePro software....

Briefs : Imaging
New Depth Sensors Could be Sensitive Enough for Self-Driving Cars

A new approach to time-of-flight imaging that increases its depth resolution 1,000-fold has been presented by the MIT Camera Culture group. That type of resolution could make...

Articles : Energy
Pros & Cons of Advanced Lightweighting Materials

Although cars have been around for more than a century, the material they are made of (steel) has mostly stayed the same. It has only been in the past few decades that advanced materials...

Briefs : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Gimbal for Steering Propelled CubeSats

NASA is preparing for the next generation of CubeSats that are propelled and will make directional maneuvers. The new gimbal mount provides a seat for the motor, and controls the position of the...

Briefs : Aerospace
Stretchable Mesh for Cavity Noise Reduction

NASA’s Langley Research Center has developed a landing gear cavity modification that reduces noise produced during aircraft approach and landing. The modification is an innovative stretchable...

Articles : Communications
SAE WCX Preview: Experience the Evolution

Revolutionary changes are driving the mobility industry forward. Explore the next generation of transportation engineering at SAE’s WCX: World Congress Experience from April 10-12 in Detroit, MI....

Blog : Automotive
How Can Reconfigurable Hardware Secure Connected Cars?
Software is the key; hardware is the door, says Xilinx’s Willard Tu.