CAE Design and Failure Analysis of Automotive Composites, a new book from SAE International, offers 12 technical papers covering three main areas of expertise, including static loading, dynamic and impact loading, and blast loading of automotive composites.
Using advanced supercomputers and the largest X-ray imaging system in the western hemisphere, the team of researchers developed and validated software models for fuel injectors. One the most difficult to understand engine phenomenon, these validated models are useful for simulating fuel injectors and are now available to engine developers.
Volkswagen Group is on a technology blitz aimed at increasing overall vehicle efficiency. The IR-resistant dashboard materials and the 10-speed DSG transmission are in the production pipeline along with other innovations.
When vehicles start handling multiple aspects of driving, electronic controls won’t always rely solely on input from onboard sensors. Often, antennas will point skyward to bring in information from GPS satellites and telematic systems.
Texas Instruments extends its automotive system-on-chip range with the TDA3x processor family, which is designed to help car manufacturers develop sophisticated advanced driver assistance systems applications that meet or exceed NCAP requirements, reduce collisions on the road, and enable a more autonomous driving experience in entry- to mid-level automobiles.
Atmel Corp.’s next-generation family of local interconnect network transceivers, system basis chips, and voltage regulators are suitable for automotive body, powertrain, infotainment sensor, and actuator applications.
Thorsten Kniesa likes a quiet life, and as a senior member of the team that created Opel Group’s (Opel and Vauxhall) three-cylinder Ecotec gasoline engine, he has helped ensure that buyers of the just launched Corsa hatchback can also have one.
Although in-vehicle vulnerabilities have been identified, others exist in cloud-based systems. Public facilities, from traffic-light-controlling central computers to non-automotive infrastructure, may have little or no protection, speakers asserted.
SAE International’s new book, Counterfeit Electronic Parts and Their Impact on Supply Chains, examines how counterfeit parts are negatively affecting the aviation, spacecraft, and defense sectors and what can be done about it.
"Futurist" Peter Schwartz at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show says car makers must gain enough of the increased value from connected car for the industry to succeed in producing an "intelligent fleet." Failure to take a leadership role was viewed as comparable to IBM leaving the development of the PC operating system to Microsoft.
Toho Tenax has developed a new prepreg that offers super-high-heat and -oxidation resistance suited to aircraft and automotive engine compartments. The supplier also recently released a new rapid-curing prepeg for increased productivity.
At the recent 2014 L.A. Auto Show, various OEMs put their latest hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles on stage. Engineers developing FCEVs are working against overlapping regulatory clocks, and OEM collaborations are taking the some of the sting out of development time and costs.