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Autonomous Vehicle Engineering: March 2018

2018-03-08
Editorial Autonomy's data binge is more like a 5-course meal. Big Data, Big Challenges Cloud services and multiple partnerships are issues the mobility industry grapples with as data implications expand outside the vehicle. Reinventing the Automobile's Design The convergence of electric propulsion, Level 5 autonomy, and the advent of car-free urban zones, is driving new approaches to vehicle design and engineering. When Steering Isn't Steering Anymore High-level autonomy requires new thinking for even basic vehicle controls. Steer-by-wire technology eases some of the complexities automated driving presents-and offers desirable new possibilities. Autonomy and Electrification: A Perfect Match? Combining SAE Level 4/5 functionality and EV platforms brings chal-lenges-and opportunities for cost reduction and systems optimization. Who's Ahead in the Automated-Driving Race? The 2018 Navigant Research Leaderboard study brings interesting insights on the industry's progress.
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The Business of Winning

2007-01-01
Motorsport Valley® is the dynamic motorsport industry cluster of companies whose global influence is as strong as ever. Learn more about the innovative technologies which continue to deliver world-beating success in the outstanding MIA publication - The Business of Winning. In-depth, up-to-the-minute features and case studies fill the full-colour 100-plus pages. The Business of Winning analyses the pioneering ideas, processes and capabilities that characterize Motorsport Valley® and UK high-performance engineering and features exciting images which bring the story to life. The Business of Winning, supported by UK Trade & Investment, focuses on the successful companies that comprise Motorsport Valley and highlights their presence at the forefront of the global motorsport industry. This is THE case-study source for customers, business leaders, researchers, students and fans.
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Auto Brand

2014-01-03
The car - once everybody's dream and a key status symbol in most countries and cultures - has been extensively questioned in the last decades and in the last few years particularly. Urbanization, traffic congestion, pollution problems, heavy reliance on scarce oil supplies, safety issues and ever-growing competition, have all provided significant business challenges for the automotive industry. Many car manufacturers have had to fundamentally rethink their design, brand and marketing strategies to thrive in a savvy, consumer-led culture, and markets that are becoming increasingly restrictive in size and opportunity.
Standard

Verification Methods for MIL-STD-1760 Stores

2017-08-09
WIP
AS42702
This document establishes techniques for verifying that a Mission Store Interface (MSI) complies with the interface requirements delineated in MIL-STD-1760 Revision E.
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Cables, Fiber Optic, Aerospace, General Specification For

2018-04-04
WIP
AS8041
This SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) defines the testing methods for all aerospace optic cables. The application of the test methods are defined in the slant sheets. Technical, dimensional, mechanical and operating performance requirements for the associated aerospace fiber optic cables are detailed in the applicable specification slant sheet. In the event of conflict between this standard and the slant sheet, the slant sheet shall take precedence.
Standard

Broadband 1553

2018-05-22
WIP
AS8774
This standard defines a broadband time division command/response multiplex data bus that co-exists and permits concurrent operation with a MIL-STD-1553 Data Bus and MIL-STD-1760 Appendix C. This standard allows utilization of legacy MIL-STD-1553 wiring and bus coupling.
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Think Fast: The Racer's Why-To Guide to Winning

2010-01-01
If you are determined to win but have more motivation than money, Think Fast is the book for you. In it, Neil Roberts shows how to overcome your competitors' bigger budgets and finish ahead of them. This book is not about technology, but rather the reasons behind choosing some technologies over others in the quest to win. Think Fast is a professional racing industry insider's detailed description of his unique process that makes drivers and their cars faster. The book has two sections: Fast Fundamentals and Fast Physics. Fast Fundamentals presents the short list of most important challenges faced by the racer and includes an extensive discussion about each. Fast Physics is more technically oriented and presents hundreds of lessons learned, engineering concepts, tips and tricks that have never before been revealed in print. This unique book is for automotive racers and those who want to better understand the racing mindset.
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Reinventing the Automobile

2010-03-01
This path breaking book provides a long overdue vision for a new automobile era. The cars we drive today follow the same underlying design principles as the Model Ts of a hundred years ago and the tail-finned sedans of fifty years ago. In the twenty-first century, cars are still made for twentieth-century purposes. They're well suited for conveying multiple passengers over long distances at high speeds, but inefficient for providing personal mobility within cities-where most of the world's people now live. William Mitchell and two industry experts re-imagine the automobile, describing vehicles of the near future that are green, smart, connected, and fun to drive. They roll out four big ideas that will make this both feasible and timely. First, we must transform the DNA of the automobile, basing it on electric-drive and wireless communication rather than on petroleum, the internal combustion engine, and stand-alone operation.
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Transport Revolutions

2008-01-01
This book sets out the challenges that will soon threaten modern society's dependence on low-cost transport in light of the problems posed by oil supply and climate change. It proposes organizational and technical innovations that could ensure effective, secure movement of people and goods in ways that minimize environmental impacts and make the best use of renewable sources of energy. The authors conclude that transport in the first half of the 21st century will feature at least two revolutions. One will involve the use of electric drives rather than internal combustion engines. The other will involve powering these drives directly from the electric grid rather than from on-board fuel. The authors also address revolutions in marine transport and aviation and analyze the politics and business of transport and how these will undergo profound change in the decades ahead.
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Birdflight as The Basis of Aviation

2001-01-01
Scientists and aviation enthusiasts from around the world will find this one of the most important books ever published. It's the work of the German aviation pioneer and creative genius, Otto Lilienthal, whose observation, analysis, ingenuity and daring laid the foundation for the development of aviation. The "Flying Man" Lilienthal was the first man to launch himself into the air, fly, and land safely. First published in 1891, this new edition is an unabridged copy of the original complete with Lilienthal's own diagrams and formulae, and a preface written in 1911 by A.W. Isenthal, who translated the original into English after Lilienthal's death. After a comprehensive scientific study of how birds fly, Lilienthal recognized the superiority of curved wing surfaces. He then developed a theory of flight and designed and built a series of gliders. From 1891 to 1896 he made over 2,000 glides-bridging the gap between those who dreamed of flying and those who flew.
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Lectures of the 32nd International Vienna Motor Symposium

2011-05-05
Proceedings from the 32nd International Vienna Motor Symposium now available through SAE International. One of the most prestigious conferences on engine development in the industry today, the International Vienna Motor Symposium, now in its 32nd year, gathers world renowned experts to discuss the current and future state of motor technology. According to Dr. Hans Peter Lenz, president of the Austrian Society of Automotive Engineers, who opened this year’s conference, markets are now in a better position to understand how internal combustion engines and electrified powertrains can actually complement each other. Presenters offered their input and experience in the development of new technologies enabling higher levels of fuel efficiency and power, longer range and a cleaner way for the mobility industry to move forward. The proceedings, available in two volumes and a CD, contain all the technical papers given during the meeting, both in English and in German.
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