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.
The company has expanded its additive manufacturing material capabilities to support metal 3-D printing of complex high-hardness parts and the ability to customize properties layer-by-layer through “gradient material design.”
Completely redesigned from the ground up, the 1050K's dual-path hydrostatic transmission allows an operator to push a full load through turns without losing material, unlike torque-converter transmissions.
AT&T is broadening its efforts to tap into the burgeoning connected-car market by inking a multi-year agreement with Airbiquity. The union will help AT&T provide a single technology for global vehicles.
At the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the company showed a four-door, four-seater that previews the estate version of Kia’s Optima sedan, an all-new 1.0-L turbo gasoline direct injection Kappa engine, and an in-house developed seven-speed DCT.