Airbus SE is shifting its Connected Experience cabin concept into the first stages of reality with cooperative buy-in from gategroup Holding AG, Stelia Aerospace, and Recaro Aircraft Seating. Up until the partnership announcement, Airbus had been collecting extensive market feedback and refining its Internet of Things (IoT) approach to aircraft interiors, with real-time interconnected galleys, in-flight service carts, seats, and overhead bins.
The explosion of electronic functions on commercial vehicles is driving an expansion of vehicle networks, making network design and configuration an important factor in electronic architectures. Mentor has unveiled a model-based design tool that it says can improve network design efficiency by as much as 90%.
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The U.S. Marine Corps awarded BAE Systems and Iveco Defence Vehicles a $198 million contract to deliver an initial 30 amphibious combat vehicles (ACV) with options for a total of 204 vehicles, which could be worth up to $1.2 billion.
The Kilopower project is a near-term technology effort to develop preliminary concepts and technologies for an affordable fission power system aimed at future space exploration missions. According to project officials, the experiments should conclude with a 28-hour, full-power steady-state test of the “agnostic” power system in late March.
Rhonda Walthall’s groundbreaking work has resulted in more than 90 airlines sharing data for nearly 3000 aircraft. And now, she’s spearheading the development of Ascentia, a new tool that’s built on the foundation of ASHM, integrates more data sources, and is cloud based to allow for the use of big data.