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FEV shows compact DCT for FWD vehicles

The new generation of dual-clutch transmissions, called the xDCT family, is claimed to offer reduced transmission mass, lower complexity/cost, improved fuel consuption, and better launch characteristics for front-drive vehicles.

With connectivity comes cyber security concerns

As connectivity expands throughout the transportation industry, it’s transforming security from door locks to firewalls and antivirus programs. Aircraft and ground vehicle representatives discussed the topic during the “Technical Expert Panel Discussion: With connectivity, comes risks - cybersecurity and safety” at the 2015 SAE World Congress.

Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator 757 used to get the bugs out

Boeing is in the midst of several months of flights with its ecoDemonstrator 757 in a first-round effort to evaluate new technologies in 2015 that are expected to reduce environmental effects on natural laminar flow as a way to improve aerodynamic efficiency while reducing noise and carbon emissions.

Flight propulsion goes electric

Small, electrically driven propellers spaced along wing leading-edges could benefit both small and medium-size aircraft

Controlling engines with virtual sensors

To reduce cost and improve performance in engines, Honeywell is offering a software tool to embed virtual sensors in engines, using first-principles models that resides in the engine control unit.

The ‘Coming STEM Crisis’ is already here

Professional engineers must do more to connect with youngsters if the problem of too few qualified technical workers in the United States is to be solved, SAE 2015 World Congress panelists agree.

Connectivity forces business model changes

As connectivity and eventually autonomous driving become more common, the auto industry may evolve to focus more on car sharing and gaining revenue from connected services. That will require changes in human machine interfaces and business models, according to panelists at SAE World Congress.

Lightweighting focus for TE's connectivity solutions

TE Connectivity’s aluminum COPALUM Lite sealed terminals and splices provide fast, easy terminations for aerospace applications, while reducing weight up to 60%. The company's INSTALITE RoHS-compliant braid, which offers high electrical performance over a range of frequencies, is up to 50% lighter than traditional braid.

Lighter Volvo XC90 is engineered for "premium cool"

The all-new 2016 XC90 is built on the mixed-materials SPA chassis and includes PHEV propulsion among its 4-cylinder-only powertrain packages. It shows the future direction of Volvo cars—including automated driving.

Light-metal shot blasting

Walther Trowal’s new continuous feed tumblast machines have been specially adapted for shot blasting of light metals like aluminum and magnesium.

Northrop Grumman and Green Hills Software part of H-1 upgrades

The lightweight, open-architecture FlightPro Gen III mission computer integrates advanced mission, weapons, and video-processing capabilities into a conduction-cooled, high-performance airborne computer capable of driving four independent, multi-function displays.