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2014-04-15
Virtual prototypes are getting more realistic. Honda is designing total vehicles using real-time systems, while Peugeot is using digital technology to create HMIs.
Article
2014-04-14
Customers want quieter cabins, but industry trends are working against the engineers who strive to reduce noise, vibration, and harshness.
Article
2014-04-09
Leveraging the talent in Northern California forms a critical link for design teams striving to meet fuel and emission regulations while also bringing many new features and functions to vehicles.
Article
2014-04-09
Technical challenges such as driver distraction and linking systems together must be made in ways that help consumer connections transfer seamlessly from home to vehicle.
Article
2014-03-14
Biofuel research continues to advance as off-highway engineers develop new techniques that will let engines run on varying mixtures.
Article
2014-03-11
When electronic systems take control of an autonomous car, they need to perform perfectly every time. That’s prompting developers to build fault tolerance into systems.
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2014-03-11
Auto industry watchers are giving plenty of attention to the advanced driver assistance systems (ADASs) that will one day be linked together to provide autonomous driving. As design teams around the globe strive to improve safety with these standalone systems, Tata Elxsi is leveraging its digital signal processing to build a presence in ADAS development.
Article
2014-03-10
Changes in networking are likely to occur as safety systems are linked together to further reduce accidents and pave the way for autonomous driving. Many developers feel that the bandwidth of CAN (Controller Area Network) systems won’t meet emerging demands, so they’re moving toward Ethernet and FlexRay.
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2014-03-06
Mainstream media outlets heavily touted vehicle-to-vehicle/-infrastructure (referred to as V2X) communications after a recent NHTSA endorsement. Often overlooked are technical challenges that still must be overcome before V2X can make any real impact.
Article
2014-02-11
Security is becoming a major factor for automakers, driven by several of the dominant industry trends. Connectivity and increasing volumes of software are among the factors prompting many design teams to partner with security specialists.
Article
2014-02-06
The team offers its noise-management capabilities to automakers so they can implement Bose Active Sound Management technology on vehicles that don’t have Bose speakers and amplifiers.
Article
2014-01-22
Concerns about airborne diseases and flu pandemics coupled with increasing passenger concerns about environmental conditions are prompting some aircraft designers to take a closer look at ventilation systems. In many instances, improvements in air quality and cleanliness are being expedited by using design tools such as computational fluid dynamics (CFD).
Article
2014-01-15
Digital controls are handling more engine control tasks on a wider range of aircraft.
Article
2014-01-08
For many design teams, tighter emissions regulations have expanded the definition of a powertrain.
Article
2014-01-08
Color displays are transforming operator environments as human-machine interfaces make it easier for operators to understand complex tasks and diagnostic information.
Article
2014-01-06
As more vehicles employ telematics, there’s a growing interest in using digital data from a range of electronic controls to tell emergency responders about the severity of an accident. Service providers recently teamed up to demonstrate that these data can be transmitted to emergency dispatchers without human intervention.
Article
2013-12-18
Highly publicized hacking attacks have prompted design teams throughout the supply chain to beef up their security efforts. Chipmakers are playing a key role in this effort, adding encryption capabilities to CPUs used throughout the vehicle.
Article
2013-12-12
Preventing outsiders from hacking into electronic systems is becoming a greater concern as wireless technologies become the norm for vehicles. Automakers are employing different techniques to reduce vulnerability, often by teaming up with partners that specialize in security.
Article
2013-12-06
The push to trim fuel consumption and emissions may prompt aircraft manufacturers to adopt some of the electric motor technologies used in hybrid cars and trucks.
Article
2013-11-25
Though the electronics industry changes quickly, it’s rare to see a new device category emerge. Texas Instruments said its inductance-to-digital converter combines the basic benefits of inductance sensing while adding conversion capabilities, which will help automakers trim costs and improve reliability.
Article
2013-11-25
As telecom suppliers and insurance companies strive to leverage connected-car technologies and increase revenues from autos, they’re also attempting to reduce the dangers of distracted driving. Sprint has focused on texting while driving, coming out with a tool that will block texting functions when the vehicle is in motion.
Article
2013-11-25
Infotainment systems often account for a solid portion of the 100 million or so lines of code on today’s vehicles. That’s prompting many product developers to turn to open-source software, which can trim the development cycle roughly in half.
Article
2013-11-25
When Jessi Combs set the women’s land speed record in October, she represented a team of volunteers who fought the odds to turn a junked fighter jet built in 1957 into a record-setting vehicle. The North American Eagle team is headed by a race driver whose ultimate goal is to wrest the men’s speed from a British team, bringing the record back to America.
Article
2013-11-22
Now that simulation and modeling are common techniques for designing equipment, standards groups are stepping in to add a bit more structure and compatibility for these tools. Two trade associations have paired up to establish a working group that aims to make it simpler to merge engineering analysis with overall systems behavior analysis.
Article
2013-11-21
Pratt & Whitney Canada is transforming its design and manufacturing processes, streamlining operations by eliminating steps and improving connectivity and compatibility. The moves are being made to help the company improve and maintain its engines while also setting the stage for a move into 3-D manufacturing.
Article
2013-10-21
Stable pricing, low emissions, and fuel savings are prompting more engine manufacturers to develop natural gas engines.
Article
2013-09-27
As the bandwidth of cellular links rises, off-highway suppliers and users alike are striving to get more and more functionality.
Article
2013-09-24
Body styling, color, and engine power may have to start sharing their role as key differentiators with yet another vehicle attribute—the human-machine interface (HMI). A growing number of companies are focusing on HMIs amidst predictions that more car buyers will make decisions based on these electronic controls.
Article
2013-09-24
One of the largest communications companies is moving to gain a position in the rapidly emerging field of connected vehicles. Joint programs with Continental and NXP Semiconductors highlight Cisco’s plans to make the automotive industry part of its Internet of Everything strategy.
Article
2013-09-24
As apps providers, Tier 1s, and OEMs race to bring apps into vehicles, parking is shaping up as one of the hottest competitive fields. A range of companies are forging agreements with parking space providers, while app providers roll out new offerings that include paying by phone.
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