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

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

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

Preparing the Energy Grid for Electrified and Autonomous Vehicles

Available On-Demand Until December 13, 2018
The successful implementation of electrified transportation and driverless vehicles will depend on the handling of a range of challenges including how the private sector and cities enhance and prepare the energy grid for the resulting increases in demand. This 60-minute SAE Webinar examines this crucial aspect of the evolving transportation infrastructure, exploring how the energy grid works and its current limitations, the risks that must be mitigated to provide for an electric-centric transportation model, and the steps necessary to ensure the grid is ready to support high volumes of fully electric vehicles. It also addresses the importance of managed charging, smart home energy management, and the integration of stationary commercial energy storage. An audience Q&A is included.

Connected Vehicles & Cybersecurity: How Government and Industry Are Responding to New IoT Tech & Emerging Threats

Available On-Demand Until November 17, 2018
Cybersecurity is critical to producing connected vehicles. With threats evolving as rapidly as the technology, it’s vital for industry, academia, and government to take a unified approach to secure vehicles today and tomorrow. In this 60-minute SAE Webinar, a panel of esteemed industry leaders representing wireless technology, government, law, and automotive cybersecurity will examine the events and technologies that have brought the mobility industry to this crucial point in its evolution. Topics will include: strategies for driving organizational awareness, the recent BlueBorne vulnerability, the imminent arrival of 5G technology, government's regulatory response, and industry collaboration and standardization. An audience Q&A will follow the technical presentations.

SAE J2360: A Global Automotive Gear Oil Performance Standard

Available On-Demand Until November 16, 2018

Providing durability in the protection of axles in commercial vehicles and passenger car vehicles is a key requirement for axle manufacturers, OEMs, and the military. The SAE J2360 performance standard is one way in which an oil marketer or OEM can ensure that a lubricant has been designed to achieve a high level of performance. With the SAE J2360 performance specification, manufacturers can specify and identify high-quality lubricants for use in their equipment anywhere in the world. Fleet owners benefit by gaining access to quality gear lubricants that will reduce equipment downtime and maintenance. This 60-minute SAE Webinar begins with a brief historical review of the standard and the role of lubricant design in meeting rigorous durability requirements. Laboratory test engineers will then share details about the key testing and performance requirements that define this standard. Finally, you will learn about the benefits that SAE J2360 qualified lubricants deliver to the end user as well as how a major OEM views these high-performing oils. Sponsors: Afton Chemical, Intertek AR, Lubrizol, Meritor

Lightweighting with Composites and Plastics

Available On-Demand Until November 9, 2018
Technical Webinar Series from the Editors of SAE

The automotive sector is asking more than ever from plastics engineers for innovations that reduce vehicle weight. This 60-minute Webinar presents up-to-the-minute trends and advances in automotive lightweighting-related plastic/composite formulations, as well as processes to expand applicability for high-volume manufacturing. An audience Q&A follows the technical presentations. Sponsors: BTG Labs, Dana, IDI Composites International, Proto Labs, Toray Automotive

Autonomous Vehicle Standards: A Comprehensive Discussion

Available On-Demand Until November 8, 2018

Vehicle connectivity, including the real prospects of hands-free and fully autonomous driving, is revolutionizing personal mobility. Cars, light trucks, and commercial vehicles equipped with vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-pedestrian (V2P), and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technologies will reduce crashes, energy consumption, and pollution, as well as mitigate the costs associated with traffic and parking congestion. Vehicle manufacturers are investing heavily in technologies needed to help their products exchange information with each other and roadway infrastructure, as well as download data from “the cloud” to provide drivers higher levels of safety, assistance, and convenience. Such complex integrated vehicle systems, especially in a connected smart environment, rely on sets of standards to ensure accuracy, reliability, and performance. This SAE Standards Webinar provides an overview of the key standards in the automated vehicle sector: SAE J3016™ (Taxonomy and Definitions); SAE J3018 (Safe Testing of Highly Automated Vehicles on Public Roads), and SAE J3131 Automated Driving Reference Architecture. Sponsors: National Instruments, Specialty Coating Systems.

Selecting the Right Tapered Roller Bearing for Your Application

Available On-Demand Until November 7, 2018

Tapered roller bearings are used throughout the North American market as an economical solution for friction management in machine design. While there are many standard catalog bearings available in the marketplace, demanding applications often require engineered solutions to optimize machine performance and minimize downtime. This 30-minute Webinar details a variety of bearing options available to best meet customer needs, including material selection, heat treatment, engineered surfaces, and coatings. It also offers insight into the tools available to engineers to customize tapered roller bearings that, in turn, can maximize the performance of customer applications. An audience Q&A follows the technical presentation. Sponsor: Schaeffler Group USA Inc.

Hybrid and Electric Vehicle: Is Your Design Robust and Optimized to Win the Race?

Available On-Demand Until October 26, 2018

This 15-minute Tech Talk highlights the challenges of EV/HEV design and what’s needed to address them using virtual prototyping. An expert demonstrates a virtual prototyping solution using a physical simulation tool, allowing for system level and detailed design of hybrid and electric vehicles, including motors, motor inverters, control, energy storage, and associated power electronics. The presentation features examples of system level design and optimization, control system design, and the design and analysis of a detailed IGBT-based motor inverter. Audience members will have the opportunity to send questions to the speaker. Sponsor: Synopsys

Specifying & Achieving Desired Extrusion Performance

Available On-Demand Until October 25, 2018

The usage of extruded aluminum shapes in North American light vehicles has grown by more than 50 percent in five years to over 25 pounds per vehicle. Aluminum extrusions can be found in applications as varied as trim members and seat backs – each with a unique set of performance requirements. As automotive aluminum extrusion applications grow, engineers seeking optimized performance are going beyond the “shorthand” of alloy and temper designation and specifying the desired microstructure for the final component. This 60-minute Webinar explores: how various automotive applications require differing underlying microstructure for optimal performance; how alloy chemistry and extrusion processing parameters can be manipulated to yield distinctive microstructure; and how to specify microstructure and what critical variables to consider. An audience Q&A follows the technical presentation. Sponsor: AEC

Rapid Application Development with NXP AUTOSAR Software

Available On-Demand Until October 19, 2018

Being an AUTOSAR Premium partner since its inception, NXP supports this industry standard by offering production intent AUTOSAR Microcontroller Abstraction Layer (MCAL) and Operating System (OS) software for use on its automotive microcontrollers and processors. The software is developed to comply to Automotive SPICE® and Functional Safety ISO 26262 standards. This 45-minute Webinar takes a look at AUTOSAR MCAL Software and what is needed to use it to generate and implement code. Sponsor: NXP

Rapid Vehicle Interior Air Quality (VIAQ) Analysis Using Direct Mass Spectrometry

Available On-Demand Until October 18, 2018

Regulators and consumers demand lower levels of harmful volatile emissions in motor vehicle passenger cabins, pushing manufacturers toward more comprehensive testing to ensure conformance and avoid costly tear-out. However, conventional analytical technologies based on chromatographic methods are expensive, complex, and slow. This Webinar looks at using Direct Mass Spectrometry and outlines its benefits for product emission testing applications from raw materials through to complete vehicle testing on the production line. Case studies illustrate how it has been applied to a range of emissions testing applications, from materials to assemblies to entire cabins. Sponsor: Syft Technologies

A Modern Electric Bus Fleet: Improving Public Transit with System-Level Modeling

Available On-Demand Until October 12, 2018

As cities increase in population and density, public transportation plays a critical role. The adoption of electrified transportation, however, presents an array of challenges that must be considered before these systems are implemented. To ensure an optimized implementation of electrified bus fleets, the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) worked with Maplesoft to develop system-level models of bus dynamics. These models allowed the NRC to determine optimal locations for charging stations, energy efficiency of buses, and a range of other factors. By working with system-level models, the NRC could make well-informed decisions without the need for large-scale testing on physical buses. This 60-minute Webinar examines how the NRC adopted a model-based approach to answer design questions early and deliver optimized strategies before the need for physical testing. An audience Q&A is included. Sponsor: Maplesoft

The Art of NVH Attenuation

Available On-Demand Until September 28, 2018
Technical Webinar Series from the Editors of SAE

When vehicle engineers set out to develop new cars and trucks, their attention is increasingly on reducing noise, vibration, and harshness to create a customer-pleasing driving experience. NVH attenuation is also critical as quieter electric propulsion solutions are developed. This SAE Technical Webinar brings NVH research and vehicle-integration experts together to provide a look at next-generation NVH designs, technologies, and materials. An audience Q&A follows the technical presentations. Sponsors: Clevite Elastomers, COMSOL, PCB Piezotronics, Data Physics, Lansmont, Team, Altair ProductDesign

The Powertrain Revolution

Available On-Demand Until September 20, 2018

The fast-paced, customer-driven automotive industry has taken on the challenges of rapidly changing power demands for electric, hydrogen, hybrid, and gas-powered vehicles. This 30-minute Webinar looks at how tightening regulations, global competition, and demands for safer vehicles have set the course for placing the powertrain front and center in technological development. It examines the trends driving powertrain revolution and provides insight into some of the technologies critical to the growth of electric powertrains. An audience Q&A follows the technical presentation. Sponsor: TE Connectivity

Mathematical Modeling of Lithium-Ion Cells

Available On-Demand Until September 7, 2018

In this Webinar, Dr. Ralph White, professor of chemical engineering and a distinguished scientist at the University of South Carolina, discusses how to use COMSOL Multiphysics® to develop a physics-based lithium-ion cell model. He focuses on the development of the porous electrode equations used to produce a physics-based model of a lithium-ion cell. The Webinar also includes a demonstration of using COMSOL® software to find a solution to these equations. A physics-based model of a lithium-ion cell will then be used to predict the voltage of the cell as a function of time for charge and discharge, given the design parameters and operating conditions of the cell. The model will also be used to demonstrate the effect of changing design parameters on cell performance. Sponsor: COMSOL

Beyond Fatigue: A Closer Look at Why Bearings Fail

Available On-Demand Until August 16, 2018
Tech Talk

When bearings are designed and specified into an application, rating life is typically the primary factor that determines their suitability. While there are methods to incorporate additional environmental factors into bearing life calculation, the end result is still primarily a prediction of fatigue life. This 10-minute presentation explores some of the many elements – as well as their effects – that can contribute to premature bearing failure. Sponsor: Schaeffler Group

Sensor Fusion and ADAS

Available On-Demand Until July 20, 2018
Technical Webinar Series from the Editors of SAE

As ADAS sensors progress toward integration into more sophisticated levels of autonomous driving, melding the unique capabilities of various sensor technology is a front-line requirement. This 60-minute Webinar focuses on sensor fusion and presents insight from three industry experts on how to derive maximum performance from collaborative sensor technology and how to continue reducing system cost. They also discuss the outlook for how and when sensor fusion is expected to integrate with machine-learning and artificial-intelligence advances. An audience Q&A follows the technical presentations. Sponsors: ANSYS, DLH Bowles, dSPACE, KVN, National Instruments, PCB Automotive

Advances in Unmanned System Propulsion

Available On-Demand Until June 27, 2018
Technical Webinar Series from the Editors of SAE

Development of new propulsion technologies has been the focus of R&D looking to provide the functionality needed for unmanned aircraft systems, including vertical takeoff and landing. Their development also incorporates advances in scalability, re-configurability, and extensions that host functions to legitimate business opportunities such as goods delivery, agriculture, firefighting, news gathering, and military operations. Success means reduced operation and maintenance costs as well as less complexity, but it also brings higher functioning systems. This 60-minute Webinar highlights issues in the development and certification of advanced propulsion technologies, discusses challenges and solutions, and looks at new approaches and ideas. It also includes an audience Q&A.

Connected Vehicles & Jobsites

Available On-Demand Until June 22, 2018
Technical Webinar Series from the Editors of SAE

Fleet owners have been deploying telematic solutions for a while, but connectivity is just beginning to move to the mass market. This 60-minute Webinar explored how connectivity is providing more benefits to owners and operators, prompting a surge of developments by OEMs and suppliers. Chief among those benefits are safer, more efficient, and productive vehicles and worksites, both on- and off-highway. Also examined are the technical challenges that remain with development and testing of V2X communication, cybersecurity, and how to best utilize Big Data. An audience Q&A follows the technical presentations. Sponsors: dSPACE, HED, Trombetta

System Simulation for Aerospace and Defense Applications

Available On-Demand Until June 21, 2018

This 60-minute Webinar is a mix of technical presentation, live software demonstration, and audience Q&A. It examines LMS Imagine.Lab Amesim™ software, which is used throughout the aerospace and defense industries. Specific examples in thermal, hydraulic, fuel system, electrical system, flight control, and propulsion are demonstrated. An example of a complete aircraft system, integrating each aircraft engineering discipline, is given. The examples focus on parametric studies, optimization, and design trade studies, which drive decision-making early in the design process. Sponsor: Siemens PLM

Fast-Tracking ADAS and Autonomous Vehicle Development with Simulation

Available On-Demand Until June 15, 2018

Developing Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles is a challenge without precedent. Estimates indicate that billions of miles of road testing will be necessary to ensure safety and reliability. This impossible task can only be accomplished with the help of engineering simulation. With simulation, thousands of driving scenarios and design parameters can be virtually tested with precision, speed, and cost economy. This 60-minute Webinar will describe six specific areas where simulation is essential in the development of autonomous vehicles and ADAS. It will also provide examples and substantiate the benefits of simulation while identifying the tools needed for ADAS and autonomous vehicle simulation. Sponsor: ANSYS

The Evolution of ADAS: Testing Systems That Include Cameras, Radar, and Sensor Fusion

Available On-Demand Until June 13, 2018

Test requirements for camera and radar technology are rapidly changing as they become more safety critical. Because these systems are increasingly reliant on sensor fusion techniques, the test requirements are growing more complex. A test system built on a scalable, flexible architecture is the only way to make sure you can adapt as quickly as ADAS technologies and autonomous vehicle systems are evolving. This 60-minute Webinar discusses test methodologies used to address these requirements, including scene generation, synchronization between camera and radar simulation, and video bit stream manipulation, and explains how to truly put cameras to the test. An audience Q&A follows the technical presentation. Sponsor: National Instruments

Virtual Hardware ECU: How to Significantly Increase Testing Throughput

Available On-Demand Until June 7, 2018

The complexity and software content of automotive electronic systems are increasing while the demand for more software and system testing is growing. This need is being driven by requirements from the ISO 26262 standard and the necessity to reduce software-driven recalls. This 60-minute Webinar focuses on the use of Virtual Hardware ECUs to enable automotive Tier 1 and OEM companies to achieve higher testing throughput to reach their software testing and quality objectives. It also examines how to establish a Virtual Hardware ECU and integrate it into an automotive test bench (virtual Hardware-in-the-Loop) and discusses how to perform software development, integration, and test tasks including fault and coverage testing, as well as regression testing. Sponsor: Synopsys

Transmission Solutions to Optimize Future Powertrain Efficiency

Available On-Demand Until May 11, 2018

This 30-minute Webinar explores an innovative technology that delivers a continuously variable transmission (CVT) without the traditional limitations. Eliminating the belts and pulleys used in conventional CVTs, the technology features a unique planetary coaxial configuration that enables more than 300 transmission configuration possibilities, improving fuel economy by 5-10 percent. This planetary variator technology for beltless CVTs provides a flexible, power-dense alternative that integrates into existing FWD, AWD, and RWD vehicle configurations. Its scalable nature enables it to offer solutions for vehicle architectures ranging from subcompacts to pickups and from internal combustion to hybrid powertrains. An audience Q&A follows the technical presentations. Sponsor: Dana

Engineering Plastics Development for New Market Demands

Available On-Demand Until May 4, 2018

This 30-minute Webinar on engineering plastics examines new measurable sustainable solutions, including polyamide-based products, that are meeting customer and market demands. The program focuses on automotive design and the implementation of value-added solutions for weight and cost savings relative to metal replacement, high temperature and chemically resistant nylon applications. An audience Q&A follows the technical presentation. Sponsor: Radici Plastics Performance Polymers

Enhanced Tailpipe, Material Emission, and Leak Analysis with SIFT-MS

Available On-Demand Until May 3, 2018

Regulators and consumers are demanding lower levels of gaseous emissions from diverse automotive and aerospace sources. Emission compositions vary widely between sources but frequently consist of both volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and inorganic gases. This 60-minute Webinar introduces an innovative, industry-proven analytical technique that directly and instantly analyzes air down to part-per-trillion (ppt) concentrations. It’s called Selected Ion Flow Tube Mass Spectrometry or SIFT-MS. Various applications of SIFT-MS are described in the Webinar, which also includes an audience Q&A. Sponsor: Syft Technologies

New SAE Standards on Additive Manufacturing: World’s First for Aerospace Industry

Available On-Demand Until May 2, 2018

This SAE Standards Webinar will outline the specification structure and strategy for specifications encompassing additive manufacturing processes and materials. Topics will include the interconnected relationship between the precursor materials, process, and resulting fabricated materials specifications for additive manufacturing. Baseline specifications for metallic materials using laser powder bed fusion form the basis from which it is expected other AM material and process specifications will be modelled. An audience Q&A will follow the technical presentation. Speakers are from SAE’s AMS-AM Committee on Additive Manufacturing. Sponsors: Proto Labs, Renishaw

Hybrid & EV Propulsion

Available On-Demand Until April 27, 2018
Technical Webinar Series from the Editors of SAE

Greater use of vehicle electrification is essential for OEMs to meet the far more stringent global CO2 emission standards coming early in the next decade, and the technologies related to batteries, power control, and e-motors are progressing steadily. New vehicle electrical architectures, including 48-V hybrid systems and lower-cost EV drives, are poised to play a major role. In this 60-minute Webinar, experts discuss what’s over the technology horizon and what challenges engineers face as the plug-in future approaches. Sponsors: Altair, dSPACE, Intertek

Applying Wiring Harness Changes Without Damaging Your Electric System Design Flow

Available On-Demand Until April 26, 2018
Tech Talk

When an engineering change must be made to a wiring harness, it means you will make a change in multiple design steps. This 15-minute Tech Talk discusses the challenges of applying changes and how to better handle them. It also investigates improved methodologies and innovative solutions to propagate and validate engineering changes automatically. Sponsor: Synopsys