Lighter than traditional metallic wiring, with much higher bandwidths, fiber optic cables are integrated throughout an aircraft in systems that include taxi aid cameras, head-up displays, in-flight entertainment, cockpit systems, and other key components.
The route-proving program is being conducted as SWISS readies for the CS100 aircraft’s entry-into-service, the airline’s first CS100 aircraft is scheduled to be delivered by Bombardier in second quarter 2016.
As telecoms firm up plans to upgrade from 4G to 5G cellular networks, automotive Tier 1s are beginning to incorporate this 5th-generation wireless technology into their plans to enhance safety and push towards autonomous driving.
Cadillac has aggressively used light materials for its recently-launched new cars, but for the all-new C1 architecture underpinning the XT5 crossover, engineers stuck with steel—and still achieved a major weight reduction.
The new GTC4 Lusso is able to send up to 20% more torque to the front axle with a maximum 1400 N·m to either wheel and up to 90% of torque to the outer wheel during cornering, according to Michael Leiters.
Dozens of attempts by VTOL aircraft designers have been made to increase top speed without sacrificing range, efficiency, or the ability to do useful work, “with each effort struggling or failing in one way or another.”
Cloud service providers are playing an increasingly growing role in the drive to provide more features, functions and services. Companies are working on strategies that provide "cloud" access without compromising safety.