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Mid-air haptics evaluation and prototyping

2016-12-05
Ultrahaptics’ development platform allows companies looking to evolve innovative control solutions a route to evaluate and appreciate the benefits of gesture controls enhanced by tactile feedback sensations.
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Supplier Eye: The impact of shifting to the ‘softer’ side

2016-12-06
When new technologies sweep across an industry, suppliers inevitably face new risks and challenges. And so it is with vehicle electrification, connectivity and automated/autonomous driving systems—three interrelated trends that are already changing vehicle design, engineering and manufacturing.
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Intel inside the cloud-based data future

2016-12-05
A conversation with Kathy Winters, Intel's new General Manager of the Automated Driving Solutions Division, details the need for high-powered data-processing for ADAS and automated driving.
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Taming of the drones

2016-12-08
While unmanned systems are already transforming the way that modern warfighting is conducted, the commercial sector is still at the starting gate. That said, personal UAV ownership is expanding at an exponential rate, as small, stable, UAVs enter the market.
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Integrated accelerometer/gyro combo series

2016-12-05
The fully integrated ADXC150x series of inertial combo sensors from Analog Devices, Inc. (Norwood, MA) brings together reliability and accuracy with shock and vibration immunity at a reduced footprint.
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Glassy breakthrough for battery performance

2016-12-20
Researchers from Iowa State University are expanding fundamental materials studies into research and development of new, all-solid-state technology for batteries.
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Inside Porsche's new V8 and V6 powertrains

2016-08-03
Porsche broke the engineering "golden rule" in developing its latest powertrain family but the resulting engines and gearbox are better than their predecessors in every metric.
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Altair names 2016’s lightweight standouts

2016-08-01
For 2016, the fourth year of its annual Enlighten Awards that acknowledge the best innovations in vehicle weight reduction, Altair named GM’s 2016 Cadillac CT6 as the winner in the Full-Vehicle category and ContiTech’s polyamide rear-axle transmission crossbeam is the winner in the Enlighten Awards’ Module category.
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Honda’s new e-motor magnet aims to mitigate China rare-earth monopoly

2016-07-17
The material—hot deformed neodymium—is being used first in a new permanent-magnet traction motor powering Honda’s 2017 Freed Sport Hybrid compact minivan. Significantly, the material is not a “heavy” rare-earth metal, one that requires “doping” with dysprosium or terium rare earths to achieve high heat-resistance characteristics.
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Time-of-flight cameras detect driver’s gestures, aid in autonomy

2014-09-04
Two major design trends, the push to provide more exotic human-machine interfaces and the march towards autonomous driving, are sparking interest in cameras not now used in vehicles. Time-of-flight cameras provide gesture recognition for HMIs and tell autonomous controllers whether drivers are watching the road with their hands on the wheel.
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