At any one time, up to 80 new steel grades are under development at ArcelorMittal. The person responsible for these advanced-development activities is Greg Ludkovsky, Vice President of Global R&D. Ludkovsky spoke with Automotive Engineering this fall at the AM/NS Calvert plant in Alabama, which the company touts as “the world’s most advanced steel finishing facility.”
The gradual path to semi or fully autonomous drive is seen for connectivity and electromechanical hardware, with improvements to data bandwidth for maximum connectivity, enhanced GPS for greater accuracy, and mining "Big Data" needed for traffic management.
A third of respondents say current systems are flawed, but are looking for natural voice recognition. Many express interest in specific semi-autonomous driving assist features, but only one-quarter was ready for autonomous driving.
Interest in automated guided vehicles to convey product from one station to another on the plant floor assembly line continues to grow as manufacturers look for greater flexibility, scalability, and sustainability in their operations, says RedViking.
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin recently developed a modeling, simulation, and visualization framework, called Chrono, aimed at enabling high performance, physics-based, analysis of ground vehicle mobility.
BorgWarner Chief Technology Officer, Christopher P. Thomas, discusses the company's new exhaust gas recirculation modules, EcoFlash ignition system, and heavy-duty controlled coolant pump for commercial diesel and natural gas engines, as well as the trends driving their development.