Integrating Autonomous and Safety Controllers into Emissions-Related Propulsion Systems

Available Until January 16, 2020

Join SAE International and a distinguished panel of onboard diagnostic experts for a free one-hour webcast titled, "Integrating Autonomous and Safety Controllers into Emissions-Related Propulsion Systems." This dynamic conversation will be led by our moderator, Bernard Challen of Shoreham-Services. Speakers include John Van Gilder, who specializes in Onboard Diagnostic II development at GM Propulsion Systems Embedded Controls, and Andrew Zettel, the Lead Development Engineer for Regulatory Requirements in the Electrification Controls Group at General Motors.

Reducing Development Time for Machine Control Systems

Available Until December 13, 2019

This 30-minute Webinar examines how you can use a powerful programming environment to increase engineering productivity and help you bring high-performing, intelligent vehicles to market faster. Specifically in regard to machine control systems, it discusses a library of drag-and-drop visual blocks that significantly reduce the amount of time it takes to complete system and subsystem design work. Sponsor: Danfoss

Solution for Rapid Emissions Testing for Vehicles and Components

Available Until December 11, 2019

Regulators and consumers are demanding lower levels of harmful volatile emissions in motor vehicle passenger cabins, pushing manufacturers toward more comprehensive testing—from component level to finished vehicles—to ensure conformance and avoid costly tear-out. This requires a more agile analytical solution than conventional analytical technologies that are expensive, complex, and slow, since they’re based on chromatographic methods. This 60-minute Webinar examines the application of Selected Ion Flow Tube Mass Spectrometry to measure emissions from vehicle raw materials and components, as well as whole car emissions. Sponsor: Syft

SiC MOSFET vs. Si IGBT in Electric Vehicle Applications

Available Until December 6, 2019

Power electronics converters are playing a vital role in the race to make the most efficient electric vehicle. Silicon power devices are widely used in power converters but suffer from major limitations such as low bandgap energy. Wide bandgap devices, such as Silicon Carbide (SiC) and Gallium Nitride (GaN), are replacing silicon devices in high-voltage, high-switching frequency, and high-temperature applications. This 20-minute Tech Talk compares SiC MOSFET and Si IGBT in electric vehicle applications. It also analyzes a quantitative estimate of system improvement based on simulation results using Synopsys’ SaberRD virtual prototyping solution. Sponsor: Synopsys

The Quality of FMEAs

Available Until November 15, 2019

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis can anticipate and prevent problems, reduce costs, shorten product development times, and achieve safe, highly reliable products and processes. This 30-minute Webinar is derived from the experience of more than 2,000 FMEAs and over 100 companies. It answers the questions: why is there so much variation in the application of a tool that has been around for many decades and what can be done to help achieve more uniformly successful results? It also presents how to evaluate the quality of FMEAs.

Virtual Hardware ECUs: A Positive Disruption for Automotive Software Development

Available Until November 14, 2019

With ADAS, infotainment, safety systems, and autonomous driving requiring more compute power and software content, automotive companies need to revisit their approach to software development and test. Disrupting the current development process is necessary to leverage the latest computing platform. It’s important to start early by removing the dependency on hardware availability and to scale the development environment for better, more efficient software integration and test. This 60-minute Webinar discusses how a virtual hardware ECU can be used to start software development early through fast/agile iteration, independent of hardware, and to increase testing coverage and accelerate cycles through the virtualization of test benches. Sponsor: Synopsys

Next-Generation Technologies and Materials for Advanced Mobility Applications

Available Until November 7, 2019

The advancement of smart materials, along with changes in EMI/RF shielding and high-temperature elastomers, is enabling the development of technology and component solutions that bridge the gap between current and next-generation vehicles. This 60-minute Webinar reviews customer and market trends, highlights advanced material developments and how they are addressing specific industry concerns, and offers a brief introduction to some unique component solutions that are helping manufacturers design safer, more efficient advanced mobility systems. Sponsor: Freudenberg-NOK

Three Ways Thermal Cameras Make Autonomous Vehicles Safer

Availabile Until November 5, 2019

As we move through SAE automation level 2 and beyond, thermal infrared cameras will be a key technology in the safety sensor suite for ADAS and autonomous vehicles. This 60-minute Webinar discusses thermal, or longwave infrared (LWIR), cameras that can be quickly integrated for testing and reliably classify objects in darkness and through most fog. Sponsor: FLIR

The Critical Role of Sensors in Autonomous Vehicles

Available Until November 1, 2019

Sensors and actuators play a critical role in self-driving vehicles, controlling both the driving and safety aspects of the car. As such, they must operate flawlessly. This 60-Minute Webinar from SAE International and Tech Briefs Media looks at the function of various types of sensors as well as which sensors are best suited for each function. A Q&A follows the technical presentation. Sponsors: dSPACE, FLIR, Intertek, Labsphere, New England Wire Technologies, Siemens PLM

Today's Electric Aircraft

Available Until October 31, 2019

Today’s electric aircraft relies on configurations and technologies that are not even imagined for development of conventional aircraft. This new landscape is characterized by many architectural solutions that leverage electrical technologies in a variety of ways. This 90-minute Webinar presents a panel of experts who will provide insight into this evolving area. Speakers are: Pascal Thalin, Chair of SAE’s Electric Aircraft Steering Group; Electric Power Systems’ Michael Armstrong, part of SAE’s Electric Aircraft Steering Group; Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems’ Jon Fifield, Chair of SAE’s AE-7 Aerospace Electrical Power and Equipment Committee; drR2 Consulting’s Ravi Rajamani; United Technologies Aerospace Systems’ Todd Spierling; and Lufthansa Technik’s Sven Taubert. Sponsor: dSPACE

Anti-Friction Coating Technology for Highly Demanding Automotive Applications

Available Until October 30, 2019

Consumers demand durability and reliability from their cars. Expectations for dependability aren’t lessened for high-stress components such as starter motors. This 30-minute Webinar examines a new coating technology with a low coefficient of friction and good adhesion to metal. It delivers long-lasting performance that meets Tier 1 specifications for challenging applications while using standard equipment for spray-coating or dip-spinning processes. A Q&A follows the technical presentation. Sponsor: Dow

Progressing to Level 3 Autonomy: Sensor Integration with Machine Learning Autonomy

Available Until October 25, 2019

As personal vehicles move toward the increased sophistication of SAE Level 3 autonomy, more advanced sensors are required, as is their ability to collaborate with onboard machine-intelligence capabilities. This 60-minute Webinar from the editors of SAE International explores the latest sensor advances such as solid-state lidar, millimeter-wave radar, and their integration with new onboard capabilities such as HD mapping and artificial intelligence. A Q&A follows the technical presentation. Sponsors: dSPACE, Newark

Connecting the Connected Car

Available Until October 24, 2019

The connected car has the power to shake up the auto industry as profoundly as the first Model T. This 60-minute Webinar discusses future trends in automotive data connection and how these trends will impact the growth of the connected car. It also examines emerging technologies that are driving connected car design and development, as well as their impact on automotive safety, in-vehicle systems, and the environment. A Q&A follows the technical presentation. Sponsor: TE Connectivity

Using Aluminum Extrusion to Meet the Challenges of Tomorrow’s Vehicles

Available Until October 18, 2019

In the past five years, the aluminum extrusion content in the average North American auto or light truck has increased by nearly 50%, to about 40 pounds per vehicle. Meanwhile, the needs of future vehicles are rapidly evolving as demand for ongoing efficiency drives further lightweighting, and EVs and autonomous vehicles move toward center stage. How can the product designer utilize extrusion to meet the challenges of tomorrow’s vehicles? This 60-minute Webinar reviews the thermomechanical extrusion process and explores how extrusions will play an important role in ongoing safety improvements and in vehicle electrification. Sponsor: Aluminum Extruders Council

How Long Will Your Battery Last? More Efficient Battery Management and EV Systems Design and Verification

Available Until September 27, 2019

System designers are faced with the challenges of designing, optimizing, and verifying battery management and EV systems. It’s expected that more intelligent solutions based on electronics and semiconductors will be deployed. Semiconductor and battery systems manufacturers, as well as Tier 1 and OEM developers, require more efficient simulation-based solutions to achieve their product functionality and schedule. This 60-minute Webinar examines the challenges faced by different teams developing EV systems and explores how a multi-domain, integrated, simulation-based environment addressing system, control, software, and power electronics design and verification challenges can enable early development, design optimization, and verification of functional integrity and functional safety. Sponsor: Synopsys

Next-Generation Design for Automotive and Transportation Industries

Available Until September 24, 2019

Electrification, connectivity, autonomous driving, and lightweight construction are changing vehicles and the way that people interact with them. The next generation of vehicles requires a next-generation design solution that removes the barriers to innovation with an integrated set of design and validation tools. This 60-minute Webinar examines how NX software integrates electrical and mechanical design with the world’s most productive modeling environment. Sponsor: Siemens PLM Software

Taming Torsionals in Today’s Commercial Vehicles

Available Until September 20, 2019

A combination of stringent emissions regulations and rising power density is pushing the torsional response of internal-combustion engines to ever higher limits. This 15-minute Tech Talk explores how torsional dampers and absorbers can be employed to control excessive torsional energy responses inside rotating shaft systems encountered in today’s high-performance engines. Sponsor: Schaeffler Group USA Inc.

Making Sense of Sensor Fusion in Automated Vehicles

Available Until September 18, 2019

Sensors are the “ears, eyes, and nose” of the automated vehicle. The shear amount and types of sensors---LIDAR, RADAR, video, and more---provide a critical challenge to automated vehicle designers. During this webcast, panel of experts from leading suppliers and OEMs will addressed the data collection, interpretation, and processing needed for automated vehicles to make their critical decisions. Our panelists provided their insight into a number of topics, including various sensor systems and their advantages and disadvantages; the challenges and approaches to integrating different sensors; and \how automated vehicle designers are approaching the processing of sensor data with other data sources, such as HD mapping and GPS, to name a few.

Streamlining Vehicle Development with Wheel Force Transducers

Available Until August 29, 2019

Acquiring accurate data for road testing of ground vehicles can be a costly, time-consuming process. A new generation of wheel force transducers has made it possible to obtain high-quality data in an efficient manner. In this Webinar, engineers discuss the development of this new system and how to use its data for improved vehicle development. Sponsor: MTS/PCB

How It All Comes Together: Adhesive Solutions That Influence Performance, Design, and Reliability in EVs

Available Until August 28, 2019

While much has been published about the impact of extreme temperatures on battery systems used in EVs, liquid cooling appears to be the preferred method used to regulate battery temperatures. However, designers often overlook the importance of thermal interface materials (TIMs) in the overall performance of a battery management system. The purpose of this 40-minute Webinar is to provide technical guidance into the key critical-to-quality requirements (CTQs) needed to optimize TIM selection for a typical new energy vehicle (NEV) battery application. Sponsor: Henkel

Five Critical Issues Impacting the Future of Brake Design

Available Until August 23, 2019

As vehicle safety and powertrain solutions evolve, it is critical to understand how brakes are integrated into a larger system of the vehicle’s platform. Replay this webcast where a panel of experts from leading suppliers to the braking industry addressed critical issues that every engineer needs to consider to design long-term braking solutions for a rapidly evolving autonomous landscape, including the impact of ADAS and hybrid propulsion; the effect of customer acceptance on brake design and critical standards to adopt for the future, among other topics.

Smart Cities and the V2X Factor

Available Until August 16, 2019

Smart-city initiatives are nationwide, with individual cities and metro regions taking a multitude of paths to creating a more efficient, productive interaction between vehicles and their environment. This 60-minute Technical Webinar from the editors of SAE International examines the latest initiatives in vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication—the first steps toward a genuine smart-city vision. In the spotlight is the Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA), one of three groups selected by the U.S. Department of Transportation for a connected vehicle pilot program. Sponsors: FLIR, Pillar

Considerations When Integrating Additive Manufacturing into Aerospace and Ground Vehicle Development and Production Environments

Available Until August 16, 2019

Join SAE International, Lockheed Martin, MIT, and LAI International to discuss integrating additive manufacturing into aerospace and ground vehicle applications. Topics of discussion include how additive manufacturing is expected to impact the aerospace and automotive industries as the field advances, the risks associated in introducing flight-critical additive manufacturing parts, the anticipated timeline for general acceptance of additive manufacturing parts by aerospace customers, and considerations when supplying additive manufactured products to the ground vehicle and aerospace industries.

Making Autonomous Vehicles Safe with Simulation

Available Until July 31, 2019

Before viable autonomous vehicles (AVs) can be brought to market, they must be validated as safe under all driving situations. This task is impossible with road testing alone. Most scenarios must be validated through simulation, and it’s crucial that simulations accurately represent reality. This 60-minute Webinar discusses high-fidelity, physics-based simulations for developing many aspects of AVs, including radar, lidar, camera and ultrasonic sensors, electronics, and semiconductors. Full closed-loop simulation with software-in-the-loop as well as hardware-in-the-loop are also examined. In addition, the Webinar discusses functional safety analysis and cybersecurity analysis methods and tools. Sponsor: ANSYS

Managing Big Data for ADAS & Automated Vehicles

Available Until July 26, 2019

This Technical Webinar from the editors of SAE International focuses on what Big Data means for ADAS and automated vehicles including major trends associated with Big Data, building an operating system for highly automated vehicles, gathering multiple terabytes of data via vehicle sensors, and analyzing and refining the data collected. The 60-minute Webinar also addresses the challenges when scaling simulated experiments of autonomous vehicles to match the complexity of the real world. In addition, it discusses how advancing to levels 4 and 5 autonomous vehicles is driving the need for a massive increase in the data collection capabilities of real-time on-vehicle data-collection systems utilized in the measurement, calibration, and validation of the software in ADAS electronic control systems. An audience Q&A follows the technical presentations. Sponsors: ETAS, National Instruments

Simulation of Electrohydraulic Power Systems

Available Until July 12, 2019

This 60-minute Webinar on simulating electrohydraulic power systems features an expert from FZB Technology discussing a multiphysics model of the latest pump design for automotive applications. Electrohydraulic power steering (EHPS) is a fuel-efficient technology for steering systems. FZB modeled the major components of its EHPS system, including the ECU, motor, helical gear pump, mounting bracket with isolators, and the system assembly. This Webinar examines the approach used for the thermal-mechanical analysis of the EHPS design to ensure a safe operating temperature range. Also presented is an electromagnetic model for the helical magnet feature to reduce ripple torque and a helical gear pump and its coupling to CFD and acoustics. A live demo in the COMSOL Multiphysics® software is included. Sponsor: COMSOL

Electric Vehicles: Is Your Battery Charger Design Performing at Optimal Efficiency?

Available Until June 14, 2019

This 20-minute Tech Talk highlights modeling solutions for high-fidelity and accurate models for Power MOSFET and Li-ion batteries, as well as advanced analyzing techniques to identify methods to improve circuit efficiency and detect overstressed components before implementing hardware. It also demonstrates a virtual prototyping solution using SaberRD, a physical simulation tool capable of analyzing and simulating highly accurate and detailed models. Sponsor: Synopsys

Heavy-Duty Engine Design

Available Until June 7, 2019

This Technical Webinar from the editors of SAE International looks at trends and advancements in heavy-duty engines. As manufacturers continue to drive out cost and meet a patchwork of regulatory frameworks, the tools for developing those engines are evolving. From analytical techniques and simulation tools to advanced testing capabilities, this 60-minute Webinar provides a snapshot of what engine makers require/desire and how suppliers are helping them to achieve their design goals. An audience Q&A follows the technical presentations. Sponsors: Camcraft, Federal-Mogul Powertrain, Intertek, Oetiker, Perkins, Proto Labs

Next Revolution in Magnetic Angular Position Sensing

Available Until June 6, 2019

This 30-minute Webinar examines a new magnetic position sensor that helps enable new designs and reduce design effort and cost by adding innovative features such as stray field immunity mode, input pin measurement capability, high-temperature operation, and improved robustness for harsh operating environments. Topics include applications, configurations, and software and hardware tools for easy evaluation and integration of magnetic sensors. An audience Q&A follows the technical presentation. Sponsor: Melexis

Lessons Learned Developing ISO 26262 Supervisory Controllers for EV/HEV

Available Until May 24, 2019

This 30-minute Webinar shares lessons learned during the development of several EV/HEV controllers including the M560 OpenECU—from prototyping through production—while satisfying ISO 26262 ASIL D safety goals. An overview of the development experience shows specific areas where satisfying ISO 26262 is not as technically difficult as it is culturally challenging. It also discusses the importance of balancing prototyping activities to support aggressive automotive project schedules with the diligence required for functional safety. Sponsor: Pi Innovo

Fast, Reliable Anti-Corrosion Coating Analysis with the Phenom XL Desktop Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)

Available Until April 18, 2019

In this 30-minute Webinar, experts examine fast, reliable anti-corrosion coating analysis with the Phenom XL Desktop SEM, including how it aids in the analysis of crystal size and surface coating coverage and provides actionable data for process control. The improved data acquisition aids in the overall quality of automotive parts improving chassis durability. An audience Q&A follows the technical presentation. Sponsor: Nanoscience Instruments

A Paradigm Shift in C-code Development for Automotive ECUs

Available Until April 17, 2019

Embedded automotive systems must satisfy increasing levels of safety and security. This 45-minute Webinar explores an innovative new software design concept that provides remarkably simple ways to address these challenges. For example, software can be described in a textual language familiar to programmers while serving as a model for generating error-free, MISRA compliant C-code. Software engineers can focus on core functionality rather than worry about malicious code constructs causing havoc during run time. This approach also enables the easy management of multiple variants of the same functionality by separating the design from the implementation details, further reducing development effort and time. Sponsor: ETAS

Modeling Capacity Fade of Lithium-Ion Cells

Available Until March 29, 2019

Ralph White, professor of chemical engineering and a distinguished scientist at the University of South Carolina, discusses creating a mathematical model of a lithium-ion cell in this 60-minute Webinar. His presentation focuses on the development of the equations used to produce a physics-based model of a lithium-ion cell that includes capacity fade due to the formation of the solid-electrolyte interface and lithium metal plating on the anode. Included is a live demo of using COMSOL Multiphysics® software to find a solution to these equations. Sponsor: COMSOL

How to Get Started with Software Development for NXP’s S32 Automotive Platform

Available Until March 27, 2019

Next-generation automotive electronic systems require SoCs that deliver more performance and power efficiency. They also need ever-increasing software content to be developed, integrated, and tested early. Software development can start before silicon or system hardware availability using VDKs. The NXP S32 processing platform allows carmakers to bring rich in-vehicle experiences and automated driving functions to market faster. This 30-minute Webinar discusses how VDKs for the NXP S32 platform can be deployed, enabling software development, integration, and test to start well before silicon and hardware availability. Sponsor: Synopsys

Advanced Emissions Strategies for Commercial Vehicles

Available Until March 22, 2019

Understanding the complex nature of emissions from high-performance, high-efficiency diesel engines is, well, complex. Oftentimes new technologies promise considerable benefits in one or more areas while bringing about significant challenges in others. In this 60-minute Technical Webinar from the editors of SAE International, experts will discuss these trade-offs and challenges, in addition to the latest technologies and tools required to solve such complexities and ultimately satisfy stringent fuel-efficiency and criteria-pollutant standards. An audience Q&A follows the technical presentations. Sponsor: Federal-Mogul Powertrain

Anti-Whisker Press-Fit Plating Technology for the Automotive Industry

Available Until March 21, 2019

This 60-minute Webinar discusses the engineering of a Bismuth-based coating for press-fit connectors and pins that drastically reduces whisker risk while still using safe, sustainable materials. It also explains how global manufacturers are deploying this technology for impressive quality and reliability gains within denser, more capable ECUs. Sponsor: TE Connectivity

Stamping Engineering Methods for Product Design

Available Until March 14, 2019

The need for simultaneous engineering makes it vital for part designers to understand new technologies and methods. Imagine a stamped metal component is being designed. Considerations for manufacturability and quality must be investigated. This 30-minute Webinar examines an engineering method that understands the relationship between designed features and manufacturing cost and quality. It explains how performing analysis early in the design cycle will reduce late design changes due to manufacturing problems, as well as recognize quality issues and reduce the unwanted influence on other components and the overall system. Sponsor: AutoForm

Connected Commercial Vehicles: Platooning, ADAS, Autonomous—More Than Mere Buzzwords

Available Until March 8, 2019
Technical Webinar from the Editors of SAE

Platooning, ADAS, autonomous technologies—all these converge as the commercial vehicle industry looks to improve fuel efficiency and operator efficiency while not sacrificing safety. This one-hour Webinar explores how we get from advanced driver assistance systems and wireless connectivity that enable platooning formations to eventual fully autonomous operations. Topics include ADAS technologies, V2X real-world applications, vehicle architecture for ADAS and autonomous driving, and the progression to real-time machine-made decisions and machine learning. Sponsors: dSPACE, FLIR, Kontron

Reconfigurable Chips for Automated/Connected and Cyber-Secure Vehicles

Available Until February 22, 2019
Technical Webinar from the Editors of SAE

Reconfigurable processors (chips) have seen growing use in rapidly changing vehicle infotainment systems and are expanding into advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). The role of field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and other customizable chips is expected to develop further as vehicle autonomy technologies proliferate. Increased influence of artificial intelligence also will make customization more important, as vehicle OEMs use software as a differentiator. Devices that make it simple to alter hardware to match changes in algorithms and software are expected to become more practical. This one-hour Webinar addresses these trends as well as audience questions. Sponsors: Kontron, National Instruments, Molex

Autonomous Vehicles and Roadway Marking Evaluation Systems

Available Until February 15, 2019

It’s well known in the autonomous vehicle industry that poor quality road markings are a hindrance to the development of AVs. This 60-minute Webinar discusses the keys to good quality road markings and gives an overview of the Laserlux AV product, how it can be used for AV development, and how it can be implemented into a roadway maintenance program. An audience Q&A follows the technical presentation. Sponsor: RoadVista Division, Gamma Scientific

Additive Manufacturing and SAE’s Data Submission Guidelines

Available Until February 13, 2019
Technical Webinar from the Editors of SAE

Additively manufactured components must be tested for performance before they can be utilized in flight. This 60-minute Webinar explores the initial step in moving additive manufacturing from part qualification to material qualification: data management. SAE’s AMS-AM Committee is preparing Data Submission Guidelines describing the minimum data requirements necessary to generate specification minimum values. Webinar speakers explain the committee’s approach to process control and present Data Submission Guidelines for both metals and polymers and, by extension, design allowables. An audience Q&A follows the technical presentations. Sponsors: Proto Labs, Renishaw