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Articles : Automotive
2017 Create the Future Design Contest Special Awards Section

The Create the Future Design Contest was launched 16 years ago by Tech Briefs Media Group (publishers of Tech Briefs magazine) to help stimulate and reward engineering innovation. Since then, the annual contest has drawn more than 14,000 product design ideas from engineers, students,...

Articles : Automotive
2017 Create the Future Design Contest: Automotive Category Winner

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Super Truck

George Sturmon, Ed Murray, Josh Medling, Susan Schmidt, and Glen Harris
Enviro-Cool
Sullivan, MO

The Heavy Duty Aftermarket Super Truck patented system delivers up to 10% reduced fuel consumption, under-hood heat...

News : Energy
Advanced Engine Cooling: Inventors Go Under the Hood to Give Old Trucks a Boost

What happens when you replace a truck’s fan assembly with an electric fan system? You increase horsepower, reduce under-hood temperature, and become a winner...

White Papers : Electronics & Computers
Avoiding DO-254 Events: Major/Minor Change Classification

Rochester Electronics documents a design replication process that develops form, fit and functionally equivalent devices which falls under a DO-254 minor change classification.

News : Automotive
Sound-Off: How Can the SAE J3061 Standard Prevent Automotive Hacks?

In 2015, two security researchers demonstrated the remote hacking of a Jeep Cherokee. What guidance exists to prevent these kinds of automotive cyberattacks? A Tech Briefs...

On-Demand Webinars : Materials
Specifying & Achieving Desired Extrusion Performance

Since 2012, the usage of extruded aluminum shapes in North American light vehicles has grown by more than 50%, to over 25 pounds per vehicle. Today, aluminum extrusions can be found in applications as varied as crush cans, trim members, rocker sections and seat backs – each with a unique set...

News : Automotive
Sound-Off: How Do Automotive OEMs Detect Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)?

A technique known as Selected Ion Flow Tube Mass Spectrometry (SIFT-MS) instantly analyzes air down to part-per-trillion (ppt) concentrations. The SIFT-MS technology can be used to test vehicles for emissions and volatile organic compounds, including irritants, toxins,...

On-Demand Webinars : Software
Rapid Application Development with NXP AUTOSAR Software

Being an AUTOSAR Premium partner since its inception, NXP supports this industry standard by offering production intent AUTOSAR Microcontroller Abstraction Layer (MCAL) and Operating System (OS) software for use on our automotive microcontrollers and processors.

This software is...

On-Demand Webinars : Automotive
Rapid Vehicle Interior Air Quality (VIAQ) Analysis Using Direct Mass Spectrometry

Regulators and consumers demand increasingly lower levels of harmful volatile emissions in motor vehicle passenger cabins, pushing manufacturers toward more comprehensive testing – from raw materials to components to finished vehicles – to ensure conformance...

White Papers : Manufacturing & Prototyping
OEM Body Shop ADHESIVE & SEALANT Selection Guide

A comprehensive industry-authored guide detailing the type and function of adhesives and sealants used in bodies and cabs (body-in-white, BIW) of light vehicles and heavy trucks, common test methods, and selection considerations for OEM’s.

News : Automotive
Sound-Off: Do Electric Vehicles Produce High-Frequency Noise?

Many structural factors contribute to automotive noise, whether the vehicle is electric or has an internal combustion engine. In a webinar this week titled, “The Art of NVH Attenuation,” an attendee asked Dr. Pranab Saha, a consultant and expert in acoustics, noise, and vibration...

News : Automotive
Sound-Off: Which Vehicle Power-Plant Choices Will Win in 2020?

Today's vehicles feature traditional internal combustion engines, hybrid, plugin, and electric drivetrains. A reader asks: "Which power-plant choice will take the lead in 2020?"

White Papers : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)

Increased road awareness is a critical component for driver safety and the future of self-driving cars. Our newest Serializer-Deserializer (SerDes) products enable high-performing camera systems with robust, compact, and flexible communication links. This new ADAS design guide shows how Gigabit...

White Papers : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Evolution to Revolution: The Future of Connected & Electrified Powertrains in Vehicles

The fast-paced, customer-driven automotive industry has taken on the challenges of rapidly changing power demands for electric, hydrogen, hybrid, and gas-powered vehicles. Add tightening regulations, global competition, and demands for safer vehicles, and the...

Tech Talks : Automotive
Beyond Fatigue: A Closer Look at Why Bearings Fail

When bearings are designed and specified into an application, rating life is typically the primary factor that determines their suitability. While there are methods to incorporate additional environmental factors into bearing life calculation, the end result is still primarily a prediction of...

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