In the “What’s Next for Aerospace and Defense: A Vision for 2050” study, AIA, New York City-based McKinsey & Company, and other industry partners reveal a comprehensive 30-year, Industry 4.0 forecast of air travel and spaceflight based on improvements in automation and digitization, next-generation materials, alternative energy sources and storage, and increased data throughput.
Hundreds of aerospace executives, engineers, scientists, and academics are gathering in London this week for Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference (ASTC) 2018 from SAE International in Warrendale, Pennsylvania. Discussions during the three-day industry event center on the theme of innovating air mobility. Aerospace thought leaders are at ASTC discussing current challenges, the latest enabling technologies, and future opportunities, including those related to urban air mobility (UAM) and supersonic aircraft.
Steer-by-wire stars on the new Lexus RZ 450e Lexus' first BEV arrives with innovative touches, dual-axle propulsion and less-than-spectacular range. Rethinking the grid for EVs Interoperability and 'smart' energy management are vital for meeting EV charging demand. Designing for 200 BMEP and 22,000 RPM How Honda's Grand Prix motorcycle program in the 1960s created the world's most-advanced IC engines. Spelling Ford with an 'e' Ford Motor Co.'s new Model e team aims to transform the 120-year-old auto giant. Meet some of its new technology leaders. Chamber made to protect EV batteries With the ACS Dust Chamber, testing to ISO 20653 helps ensure EV battery housing designs will keep out dust and small particulates.
3D, no waiting! Two companies' latest techniques take additive manufacturing to the next level. Reducing the battery materials supply risk "Adjacent" strategies such as improving vehicle efficiency and advancing promising chemistries can mitigate the risks associated with today's favored battery materials. A formula for real-world experience Student engineers soak up the lessons from an army of auto-industry and racing volunteers at Formula SAE Michigan. Editorial It's about more than a connector Supplier Eye The New Wild West SAE to standardize Tesla's NACS charging connector Report: Suppliers need more info sooner on OEM EV plans Mazda again producing rotary engines Toyota to build new battery lab in Michigan New Lexus SUVs: GX for show, TX for dough? VW introduces seminal ID.Buzz in three-row layout Spotlight: 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing Equipment & Software
Looking past ADAS Advances in perception hardware and software deliver new performance possibilities - and a refreshed vision for passenger-vehicle driving automation. Provizio eyes safety with radar, not lidar Provizio promises its 5D Perception stack can safely compete with expensive lidar sensors at a fraction of the cost. Can solid-state batteries commercialize by 2030? Solid-state batteries are facing a reckoning as OEMs attempt to commercialize the technology. Editorial Change?
SAE Standards News VS committees fully engaged on cybersecurity. Honda's new 10-speed is a slick shifter SAE Level 3 'hand off' challenging AI researchers Lightweight door module aims to trim vehicle weight Exclusive first drive: Torotrak's V-Charge technology New 10-speed auto delights in 2017 Ford F-150 Power and more underscore 2018 Toyota Camry I.D.
R1T Exposed! A comprehensive teardown of Rivian's pioneering electric pickup reveals praiseworthy build quality, innovative thinking…and some lapses in manufacturability. EVs drive NVH materials innovation Skateboard platforms, high-frequency motor noise push lower dB thresholds and new countermeasure solutions. Optimizing design for additive manufacturing Avoiding the pitfalls of 3D printing requires knowing the process limitations - and how to work around them. An expert at a leading AM specialist shares insights on getting it right. Real-time processors help drive the zonal E/E revolution With its new generation of software-compatible processors, NXP aims to accelerate systems consolidation and performance.
The push for e-powertrain progress Upstarts and heavy-hitter suppliers alike are fast-tracking advances in existing e-propulsion technology - as well as radical new solutions. Battle for the box EV battery enclosures are a hotbed of subsystem design, materials innovation and vehicle integration. Returning to the SAE presidency for 2023 Boeing veteran Todd Zarfos brings a "prudently aggressive" mindset to help advance SAE's goals in the mobility ecosystem. Balancing the 'dominos' in EV thermal management Excessive internal valve leakage is an inefficiency that worsens upstream system inefficiencies. Effective valve design is the solution. Deep breathing for EV batteries Optimum venting is a key to maximizing EV battery pack performance and safety. An expert offers five important design considerations.
Honda airs it out Honda's aerodynamic and NVH development gets a breath of fresh air from its first full-scale wind tunnel in North America. Two-wheeled tech: The latest in motorcycle applications Drawing heavily from automotive advances, the latest in connectivity, safety and convenience are infiltrating the moto world. Nobium: magic metal for battery anodes? Increased cell capacity and rapid recharging in thermal extremes are potential benefits of electrode chemistries fortified by the humble element Nb. Editorial Reconsidering hybrids Supplier Eye Preparing for a lumpy EV transition SAE WCX 2022: ICE won't melt amid shift to EVs ICE life-extension: searching for more solutions Stellantis' Hurricane is coming Bringing back the hot hatch: 2023 Toyota GR Corolla 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee plugs in Q&A Eunjoo Hopkins, vehicle synthesis manager for the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe, talks about meeting vehicle-integration "science goals" for the hybridized 2022 Grand Cherokee.
Finding solutions for Sustainable Mobility SAE created its SMS team to help industry rethink itself as part of the new industrial revolution and the EV transition within it. Debarbonizing the EV battery supply chain Altering manufacturing processes and using a much higher percentage of low emission energy can help the battery industry get greener rapidly, according to a new McKinsey & Co. report. Europe's dust buster The pending Euro 7 vehicle-emissions regulations include a significant new sustainability wrinkle: first-ever restrictions for PM emissions from brakes. E-fueling for the future The development of carbon-neutral e-fuels enjoyed a major boost from European regulators, but production cost and scale remain issues. Fuels to transition the global legacy fleet The EV bandwagon has obscured potential solutions for decarbon-izing the enormous global ICE legacy fleet.
SAE Convergence 2016 Talk of the healthy aspects of disruption mingles with SAE's renowned technical emphasis to foster the auto industry's continuing evolution toward electrification and autonomy. The Battery Man Speaks The speed of progress in automotive lithium batteries has impressed AABC's Dr. Menahem Anderman. So has silicon-graphite anode technology development from Tesla and Panasonic. Industry 4.0: The smart factory arrives The plants that produce automotive systems and vehicles are increasingly employing intelligent systems, Big Data and advanced analytics to improve quality, safety and efficiency. Editorial: Promise of 48 volts is no shock Nissan unveils variable-compression-ratio ICE for 2018 Infiniti production model Optimizing engine oil warm-up strategies for 'real-world' driving In search of higher-energy-content batteries Making Multiphysics fast and convenient I.D.
Electrifying the two-wheeler Alta Motors, one of the newest electric motorcycle OEMs, is fueling zero-emission excitement with a passion for product. AV testing is for dummies Rapid development of automated vehicles is driving ATD innovations, as Humanetics' CEO explains. 2019 Yamaha Niken steers a radical path The world's first leaning three-wheel motorcycle is an expression not only of engineering prowess, but of a real passion for riding. Editorial Electrify the U.S. Postal Fleet!
High on hydrogen Through its Symbio joint venture with Michelin, Faurecia expands far beyond its interior-systems base into the fuel-cell future. Simulating a faster route to ADAS and AV validation With its new cloud-based Simphera platform, dSpace responds to demand from global automated-vehicle development teams to help manage their expanding, complex workload. Innovating the methanol fuel cell Using methanol as the source fuel provides an alternative to a gaseous-hydrogen distribution and storage infrastructure, among other potential benefits. Engineering the 2022 Toyota Tundra Chief Engineer Mike Sweers talks structure, materials and a different approach to hybrid power.
FEV and the Art of EV Testing The legendary powertrain-engineering group has expanded its global footprint into EV testing and development to keep pace with changing technologies and customer demand. EVs expand the testing envelope Horiba builds on its core test-systems expertise as it pivots to battery packs, e-motors, fuel cells and their ancillary technologies. Symphony in the key of C8 Tenneco and GM solve multiple technical challenges to engineer the mid-engine Corvette's sweet-sounding active exhaust system. More air for the hydrogen fuel cell New electric-blower technology aims to enhance HFC efficiency. Aeristech engineering boss Luke Read explains.
SMSOLUTIONS0123 represents the work of a team of policy and technical leaders from over a dozen forward-leaning organizations in the ground vehicle industry and government. When asked where Sustainable Mobility Solutions could best apply the capabilities SAE has developed over a century, the SMS group responded without hesitation: address EV charging system failure. The group determined to aggregate charging session data with the view to create a consistent data dictionary and analysis practice. Adopting agile work practices, it studied these data, vetting and iterating its solution with the objective of producing a technical report in approximately half the time required in normal standardization. The resulting document, EV Charging Infrastructure: Charging System Performance Reporting, is informing work by the U.S. Department of Energy and Departments of Energy and Transportation Joint Office, as well as OEMs and suppliers.