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White Papers : Automotive
Improve Your Automotive ECU Design with a Low-IQ Buck Converter

High-end cars require close to a hundred electronic control units (ECUs), each taking power from the car battery with the intermediation of an on-board buck converter. Many ECUs must remain in standby mode even when the ignition key is off. Their standby currents add up, increasing...

INSIDER : Automotive
Future Electric Cars Could Recharge Wirelessly While You Drive
Electric vehicles may one day be able to recharge while driving down the highway, drawing wireless power directly from plates installed in the road.
Blog : Automotive
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. But what about natural wear and tear?
Blog : Materials
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?
White Papers : Medical
The Case for Automation At Companies of Any Size

Why automate? Universal Robots gives you the top 7 reasons why automation – specifically with cobots – makes sense for operations of any size, detailing the following benefits:

Briefs : Transportation
Sensor-Free Smart Wheel

Technology was developed that not only allows wheels to “know” when and how to rotate, but also enables them to work together in interactive teams. The new technology can be used wherever there is a need for...

Application Briefs : Software
Guiding the Way in Automotive Plants

Vision-guided robotics commonly used in today's automotive plants enables robots to “see” the object they are working on so they can perform the required activity accurately on/to an object that is...

Briefs : Test & Measurement
Offset Compound Gear Inline Two-Speed Drive

Innovators at NASA’s Glenn Research Center have developed a simple, lightweight, inline, two-speed drive that can be used either as an overall transmission, or as a supplemental add-on input...

Briefs : Automotive
Ultra-Wide-Bandgap Power Electronics

Power electronics used for routing, control, and conversion of electrical power traditionally utilize silicon semiconductors. These systems tend to be bulky, require active cooling, and are inadequate for...

Briefs : Communications
Using Vanadium Dioxide to Create Programmable Electronic Functions

Vanadium dioxide’s unique properties make it ideally suited for outperforming silicon and giving rise to a new generation of low-power electronic devices. This compound can...

White Papers : Software
ISO 26262 & Automotive Electronics Development

The automotive industry has always prioritized safety, but the increasing complexity and abundance of automotive electronic systems upped the ante in recent years. As a result, ISO 26262, the international standard for functional safety of electrical and/or electronic systems in automobiles was...

On-Demand Webinars : Automotive
Lessons Learned Developing ISO 26262 Supervisory Controllers for EV/HEV

This 30-minute Webinar shares lessons learned during the development of several EV/HEV controllers including the M560 OpenECU – from prototyping through production – while satisfying ISO 26262 ASIL D safety goals. An overview of the development experience shows specific...

Blog : Automotive
Answering Your Questions: Beyond Prototyping, How is 3D Metal Printing Being Used in the Automotive Industry?
Can metal 3D printing help automakers with more than just prototyping? It can, and it has, says our engineering expert.
Articles : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Depth-Sensing Imaging System Can Peer Through Fog

An inability to handle misty driving conditions has been one of the chief obstacles to the development of autonomous vehicular navigation systems that use visible light. These systems are...

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 : Automotive
Answering Your Questions: Will Reducing Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) Lead to Increased Particulate?
Does less nitrogen oxide mean more particulate emissions? A reader asks our expert.
Briefs : Energy
Environmentally Friendly, Rechargeable Proton Battery

A working, rechargeable proton battery was developed that could store more energy than currently available lithium-ion batteries. Potential applications include household storage of...

Articles : Green Design & Manufacturing
3D-Printed Lab on Wheels

Next-generation manufacturing takes on a 50-year-old icon as ORNL researchers transform the classic Shelby Cobra sports car into a 3D-printed laboratory on wheels. Additive manufacturing enables the seamless...

White Papers : Automotive
The Road to Autonomous Driving: Transforming Vision Into Reality

This paper examines the trends and innovations around autonomous driving and the role of data connectors, antennas, and sensors in various autonomous driving use cases. Specifically, it will look at the new technology challenges and the key technology enablers required to overcome...

White Papers : Automotive
Testing of Real-Time Criteria in ISO 26262 Related Projects - Maximizing Productivity Using a Certified COTS Test Automation Tool

Increasing productivity along the development and verification process of safety-related projects is an important aspect in today’s technological developments, which need to be ever more efficient. The increase of...

On-Demand Webinars : Automotive
A Paradigm Shift in C-code Development for Automotive ECUs

Today’s embedded automotive systems are ever more complex and must satisfy increasing levels of safety and security requirements. In this 45-minute Webinar, we will explore an innovative new software design concept that provides remarkably simple ways to address these challenges. For...

Blog : Green Design & Manufacturing
How to Control Vehicle Emissions: Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) or Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR)?
What's the best platform for controlling vehicle emissions? "It depends!" says one engine expert.
Articles : Automotive
Circuit Protection Challenges for Battery Management Systems

The market for higher-voltage automotive systems is expanding. The number of electric vehicles that use battery-powered drive systems having voltage equal to or higher than 48V is...

Who's Who : Automotive
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 : Transportation
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 : Transportation
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 : Electronics & Computers
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 : Transportation
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 : Robotics, Automation & Control
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 : Automotive
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?