All 40 cars in the world's first all-electric racing circuit run a standardized powertrain, but the uniformity ends in the 2015/2016 season when each carbon fiber/aluminum monocoque chassis FIA Formula E racecar can be fitted with a unique electric powertrain.
The car will enter production in 2016, likely as a 2017 model. It's underpinned by Ford's flexible vehicle architecture and features an array of Lincoln-exclusive technology features. A concept is being unveiled at the 2015 New York International Auto Show this week.
Programmers trying to write all the possible scenarios needed for truly autonomous vehicles face a daunting challenge. Deep learning, in which computers learn a desired behavior using artificial intelligence and neural network concepts, could be a viable solution.
A team of researchers from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a mutant yeast strain that could lead to a more efficient and economical biofuel production process, and from non-food sources.
The move into active safety systems is increasing the need for high-reliability software. AdaCore, a tool supplier that’s used in many aerospace applications, is responding to this demand with tools that can be used by the automotive industry.
In the area of electronics enclosures, traditional metal structures conduct and spread heat over large surfaces, but composites act as insulation. Heat generated by components causes internal temperatures to rise and has detrimental impact on the performance and reliability of the electronics.