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California ZEV law gets simpler, more challenging

2017-12-07
With nine other states as allies, California's zero-emission vehicle mandate covers almost 30% of the U.S. car market. Hybrids and PZEVs no longer count toward ZEV credits. Battery electric vehicles with range extender engine/generator systems are key technologies to meet new regulation.
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Vehicle radar test system

2017-12-05
Engineers can use NI’s vehicle radar test system (VRTS) to test 76-81 GHz radar technology from the R&D lab through high-volume production test and from individual radar sensors to integrated advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).
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LiDAR sensor

2017-12-05
The VLS-128 LiDAR sensor from Velodyne is designed for the rapidly expanding autonomous vehicle market.
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Insurers define what they want from an automated vehicle

2017-12-03
The advent of AVs and their associated new technologies takes vehicle safety and associated insurance issues into a new dimension. In the insurance industry the challenge has been dubbed “autonomous ambiguity.” Now, a features "must" list has been defined.
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Automotive prepares for 3D printed-part assault

2017-12-03
The use cases for three-dimensional printed automobile parts are plentiful, but production applications of the additive manufacturing process have been almost non-existent -- until now.
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Caterpillar launches first-ever UTV

2017-12-01
Built from the ground up in response to customer and dealer feedback, Caterpillar’s first-ever utility vehicle (UTV) models will be available in summer 2018 in both gasoline- and diesel-powered versions.
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Dual-band front-end module

2017-11-29
Skyworks‘ SkyOne WiFi is a new family of highly-integrated wireless networking solutions for mobile and IoT ecosystems.
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Hybrid propulsion to get closer with the E-Fan X

2017-11-29
The E-Fan X demonstrator will look at and explore all the challenges of developing a high-power propulsion system, including thermal effects, electric thrust management, altitude and dynamic effects on electric systems, and other issues such as electromagnetic compatibility. The objective is to push forward and mature the technology, performance, safety, and reliability of hybrid-electric technology.
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Arconic and Airbus cooperate on 3D printing research

2017-11-22
Arconic and Airbus recently announced a multi-year cooperative research agreement to advance metal 3D printing for aircraft manufacturing. Together, the companies will develop customized processes and parameters to produce and qualify large, structural 3D printed components.
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GE Additive unveils Project ATLAS program’s first 3D printer

2017-11-18
The meter-class, laser powder-bed fusion machine was developed to provide manufacturers of large parts and components with a scalable solution that can be configured and customized to specific industry applications. It builds on technology previously developed by GE and combines DMLM expertise from the German 3D printer manufacturer, Concept Laser—which GE acquired in December 2016.
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