Lucid Motors' Director, Powertrain, CAE Crash & Safety, discusses the not-really-so-different aspects of EV and internal-combustion engineering, why a powertrain’s still just a powertrain and why he ponied up his own money for a deposit on Lucid’s Air electric luxury sedan.
The PD Series Plasma Deposition Systems family from Nordson MARCH uses plasma polymerization to deposit thin films uniformly during precision manufacturing and assembly processes to change the surface characteristics of a substrate.
NanoFocus’ μsurf cylinder tool, which will be displayed at the SAE 2014 World Congress April 8-10 in Detroit, provides a nondestructive technique for high-resolution 3-D measurements of the inside of cylinder bores and liners.
In Washington, DC, at the 2018 SAE Government/Industry meeting this week, cellular-communications giant AT&T affirmed in a session on connected-vehicle technology that it will launch ultra-fast mobile 5G service in limited areas sometime late this year.
Osram, a leading global lighting and semiconductor manufacturer, has expanded into pulse infrared lasers for autonomous LIDAR use and is working with with Vergence Automation for advanced imaging technology.
No one will mistake the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class for anything but a G-wagen in terms of styling, but there's even more off-road capability engineered into the new version of Germany's favorite mountain goat..
In December, Aurora Flight Sciences conducted a successful demonstration of the company's autonomous helicopter system at the U.S. Marine Corps Quantico Urban Training Center. The aircraft, developed under the Office of Naval Research's Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System (AACUS) program, was an AACUS-enabled UH-1H.
Due to greater demand for lighter weight products to reduce fuel consumption, carbon dioxide emissions, and cost, industries are continuously improving existing products. The net shape capability of emerging technologies presents challenges to traditional casting design, which begs the question: can existing casting methods continue as an industry staple while methodologies improve?
Statistics may point to human fallibility being the cause of almost all road accidents, but the switch to a connected robotic environment must ultimately deliver every nano-second of every day on the promise of a guaranteed near-total safety highway environment. Today’s grudging acceptance by the global public of the inevitability of deaths and injuries on the road will not continue in a driverless environment.