Engineers don’t get credit for simply delivering safe, durable and in many ways fun vehicles that delight customers. This is one root of the frustration that’s been growing within Dearborn’s “Core Ford” engineering groups.
With no resolution to a regulatory investigation regarding its diesel-engine control software, the U.S. Justice Dept. hints at legal action against FiatChrysler. The company responds by applying for 2017 emissions certification for the disputed engines.
PCB Piezotronics, Inc.’s family of miniature triaxial ICP accelerometers, Models 356A43, 356A44 and 356A45, are small (0.4 x 0.4 x 0.75 in/10.2 x 10.2 x 19.05 mm), lightweight (4.2 g/0.15 oz) and TEDS (Transducer Electronic Data Sheets) IEEE 1451.4 enabled.
Many autonomous driving plans call for deploying a handful of solid state Lidar sensors on each vehicle, but the Lidar modules used on today’s prototype vehicles are all mechanical systems with moving parts. That’s prompted huge interest in solid-state Lidar, with OEMs and suppliers racing to invest in non-mechanical technologies.