SAE On-Demand - Webcasts

Longer Lifetimes, Lower Costs: The 94 AU 30000 Material Advantage

Available Until May 27, 2021

The demands placed on seals can be extreme in today’s increasingly rugged industrial applications. A new material, 94 AU 30000, has been developed to address emerging fluid power requirements. More resistant to water and synthetic hydraulic fluids, it withstands major temperature and pressure fluctuations better than other polyurethane materials. This 20-minute Tech Talk examines 94 AU 30000 as a material innovation that is powering development of advanced seals, gaskets, and other components that meet and exceed industry expectations. Sponsor: Freudenberg

The Role of Analytics in the Digital Twin

Available Until May 26, 2021

In the era of Industry 4.0, the digital twin has emerged as a new technology that brings together physical and simulated information to deliver greater value from existing resources. When paired with the latest in analytics, digital twins can lead to better decision making at each step of the product lifecycle. This 60-minute Webinar introduces the role of analytics, such as predictive analytics and uncertainty quantification, for the digital twin. Sponsor: SmartUQ

Adsorbed Natural Gas and Its Automotive Benefits

Available Until May 21, 2021

This 30-minute Webinar examines the benefits of adsorbed natural gas (ANG) for automotive applications and how they can be delivered at a fraction of the operational parameters of compressed natural gas (CNG). An expert from a global manufacturer of specialty chemicals, high-performance carbon materials, and engineered polymers discusses the current alternative fuel and natural gas landscape and offers a comparison between ANG and CNG. Sponsor: Ingevity

Automotive Electronics: Space Saving Micro Fastening Technology

Available Until May 20, 2021

As electronics-based vehicle systems rise in number and complexity, attachment challenges are also increasing. The trend toward smaller, lighter, thinner designs has engineers looking for new ways to fit and fasten hardware components in extremely restrictive design spaces – while maintaining performance and achieving cleanliness requirements. This 30-minute Webinar explores how the use of micro fasteners in automotive electronics applications offers a viable alternative to traditional fastening hardware. Sponsor: PennEngineering

Addressing a Unique Challenge of Testing with NVH Sensors on Electric Vehicles

Available Until May 14, 2021

The development of noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) sensors for automotive applications, in the past, has been without regard for high-voltage (HV) electro-magnetic (EM) fields, which are now present in electric vehicles (EV) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEV). Consequently, there are concerns about what influence or effects HV EM fields impose on microphone and accelerometer signals when implemented for operational testing of EVs or HEVs. There has been little available information on the subject, but this 30-minute Webinar offers insight and guidance based on the results of a new study. Sponsors: PCB Piezotronics, Siemens

The Criticality of Autonomous and Electric Car E/E Systems

Available Until May 14, 2021

Innovation and integration of technologies have resulted in a tremendously complex system of electronic control units, sensors, and actuators, as well as the wiring to connect it all together. This 20-minute Webcast examines E/E architecture’s challenges and the impact on business models. Sponsor: Siemens

Touch-Safe High-Voltage Battery Connectivity Solutions

Available Until May 13, 2021

The mass production of battery-powered electric vehicles requires a high safety level during assembly, daily operation, and maintenance. This is particularly relevant to battery connectors, where touch safety is vital. This 60-minute Webinar discusses solutions for battery pack connectivity, focusing on the new BCON+ connection solution and showing how it fulfills manufacturer requirements for safety and performance of upcoming battery applications. Sponsor: TE Connectivity

Application and Use of Virtual ECUs Within an AUTOSAR Software Development Environment

Available Until May 12, 2021

The AUTOSAR Classic Platform architecture is widely used across the auto industry to address the interaction between hardware, software, and physical components. The methodology requires powerful software development tools that can handle the complexity of the architecture. Virtual ECUs are well suited to manage such complexities. This 30-minute Webinar reviews how virtual ECUs can be applied to various software development use cases as well as the benefits of a virtual ECU within the context of agile development and continuous integration. Sponsor: Synopsys

What Can Structural Adhesives Do for You?

Available Until May 6, 2021

Structural adhesives are the answer to many challenging transportation challenges. As the market shifts to electric and hybrid platforms, structural adhesives will continue to enable advancements in powertrain applications, design concepts, passenger safety, and more. This 60-minute Webinar examines how structural adhesives have moved to the forefront of advanced vehicle body design and what's coming next. Sponsor: DuPont

Collaborative Robots: Are They as Safe as They Sound?

Available Until April 30, 2021

Collaborative robots are the fastest growing segment in industrial robotics. Those who use or want to use cobots need to understand the risks and liability involved, as with any other machine on the factory floor. This 60-minute Webinar provides insight into cobot safety, looking at how cobots are safer than “old” industrial robots, defining terms such as “power and force limiting” and “protective stop,” and exploring the importance of risk assessments. Sponsor: Universal Robots

Large Cable, Large Problems: Considerations for Innovation

Available Until April 29, 2021

Emission standards have led to the rapid growth of EVs, HEVs, and PHEVs, which in turn is leading to the increase in large gauge wire and cable use. Harness manufacturers must take care to ensure quality connections in the harsh environments where these cables and terminations perform. This 60-minute Webinar focuses on the unique challenges that harness makers must consider to manage cable preparation, automation, high mix / low volume, and aluminum terminations. Sponsors: TE Connectivity, TTI Inc.

System Analysis of Critical Power Faults

Available Until April 16, 2020

According to ISO 26262, highly available systems must adhere to the highest Automotive Safety Integrity Level D (ASIL-D). This typically requires significant support in the hardware architecture. Based on hardware safety features, the software has the responsibility to detect faults, categorize and respond to them, and attempt to recover the system if needed. Testing the correct software response to power faults is particularly difficult to perform in a physical environment. This 15-minute Tech Talk discusses how virtual prototypes can help with the systematic testing of the correct handling of power faults by the software. Sponsor: Synopsys

Heavy-Duty Engine Design for a Transitioning Market

Available Until April 2, 2021

What are the most significant (and potentially most disruptive) factors that will influence engine developers in the next three to five years? Can combustion and aftertreatment advances continue to satisfy global pressure for reduced diesel emissions at an acceptable cost? This 60-minute Technical Webinar from the editors of SAE International examines emergent engine design and technology trends that are likely to advance as smart choices in a transitioning environment of on- and off-road heavy-duty engines. Sponsors: COMSOL, Renishaw

From Drudgery to the Effective Use of Design and Process FMEAs

Available Until April 1, 2021

FMEAs are considered drudgery in many industries, contributing little to the technical knowledge of the product design and development process. In this 30-minute Webinar, an expert in new product development incorporating FMEAs will address the essential elements required for an effective process. He will also discuss critical methods and approaches to achieve both initial and long-term improvements in product development, introduction, and continual improvement. Sponsor: Omnex

Electropolishing for the Aerospace Industry

Available Until March 30, 2021

Engineers are challenged to improve the fit and function of aircraft components that must withstand high-stress and corrosive conditions with long-term use. This 15-minute Tech Talk discusses how electropolishing works and what its benefits are. Four case studies are presented that show how the process is being used on a variety of parts made of different alloys to solve problems, improve quality, and save time. Sponsor: Able Electropolishing

Data-Driven Development and Breakthroughs for New Mobility Technologies

Available Until March 23, 2021

Engineers are turning to artificial intelligence (AI) and big data to develop the sophistication needed for new mobility technologies. Deep neural networks and machine learning models play an essential role in training and deploying AI algorithms to behave correctly in real-world traffic scenarios. This process is known as data-driven development. This 60-minute Technical Webinar examines how to utilize big data and AI to develop such complex applications as automated driving. Experts also describe how to improve algorithms and control systems and discuss the tools necessary to perform data-driven development. Sponsors: dSPACE, Kontron

Keeping Consumer Electronics Modernized and Safe Over the Lifecycle of the Automobile

Available Until March 17, 2021

Very few automakers have mastered the ability to keep consumer electronics up to date in the automobile. Consumers expect a seamless connection for whatever they carry into their cars. With the average lifespan of an automobile on the road today at eleven and a half years, they also expect their car will be upgradeable for future technologies. Listen to the thought leaders of today pave the road toward fixing future consumer electronics compatibility issues, envisioning a future in which all automobiles are fully technology-enabled.

IoT’s Role in Today’s Transportation Systems

Available Until March 12, 2021

The Internet of Things is helping the transportation industry change for the better. This 40-minute Webinar discusses technologies that are bringing IoT to transportation applications. The products examined include wireless modules, antennas, sensors, inductors, transformers, filters, circuit protection, and thermal products. An audience Q&A follows the technical presentation. Sponsors: TTI Inc., Molex

Electric-Vehicle Transmission Development and Simulation

Available Until March 10, 2021

OEMs and suppliers are anxious to develop the correct electric vehicle for each market niche. Much of the differentiation in EV drivetrains is expected to come from traction motors and their associated transmissions. While single-speed transmissions have been preferred, several suppliers and third-party developers see multi-speed transmissions as offering significant potential. This 60-minute Technical Webinar from the editors of SAE International presents the latest thinking in EV transmission engineering and the vital testing and simulation that accompany these efforts. Sponsors: COMSOL, Eaton, Renishaw, Synopsys, Tektronix, ZF

Metal 3D Printing

Available Until December 12, 2020

Having proven itself with plastic-based parts, 3D printing has progressed steadily in metal. The technology has reached a point where it’s enabling users to print parts directly to more than a dozen different primary metals and alloys, bypassing the step of making plastic prototypes first. What’s next for this potentially paradigm-breaking engineering and manufacturing process? A panel of experts explores this intriguing question in this 60-minute Technical Webinar from the editors of SAE International and Tech Briefs Media. Sponsor: Protolabs, Renishaw, Zeiss

Update on Civil Certification of Multicore Processing Systems in Commercial Avionics

Available Until December 11, 2020

The transition from traditional federated systems to consolidated multicore platforms gives aerospace suppliers a competitive edge. This 60-minute Webinar examines the industry’s remarkable journey bringing multicore processing to avionics systems as well as the challenges of the DAL A aviation certification process. You will learn about the collaborative approach taken by Collins Aerospace and Wind River® in order to achieve DO-178C DAL A safety certification on an FAA Program of Record and the progress done so far. Sponsor: Wind River

An Advanced Solution for Hydrodynamic Film Challenges

Available Until December 11, 2020

Seals are responsible for nearly one-quarter of all lost mechanical energy in traditional transmissions, and manufacturers are turning to new low-friction transmission seals to save fuel, lower emissions, and extend the operating life of industrial powertrains. This 20-minute Tech Talk examines the next generation of innovative axial thrust washers, which feature a  “scoop” design to address the challenges associated with limited or splash lubrication. Sponsor: Freudenberg Sealing Technologies

Collaborative Robot Applications in the Automotive Industry

Available Until December 10, 2020

Collaborative robots are smaller, easier to program, and typically one-third the cost of industrial bots. A global director of manufacturing engineering integration at an automotive OEM described them recently as a fundamental game changer on the factory floor. Led by an expert in automotive robotics, this 30-minute Webinar examines how collaborative robots are used, how they differ from traditional industrial machines, and why the automotive industry is ripe for their use. Sponsor: Universal Robots

Rapid, Selective Volatile Emissions Testing for Vehicles and Components

Available Until December 4, 2020

Regulators and consumers demand increasingly 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 technologies based on chromatographic methods. This 60-minute Webinar details 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

Cassette-S4: Advanced Sealing for Extreme Off-Highway Conditions

Available Until November 25, 2020

Agricultural and construction machines are routinely exposed to conditions that contaminate wheel hubs and infiltrate undercarriage operations. This 20-minute Tech Talk examines the Cassette-S4, a new benchmark in off-highway industrial sealing that relies on a complex, three-component configuration to protect all functional parts – sealing lips, lip working surface, dirt exclusion lips, dedicated counter surfaces, and internal lubrication – in a single component. Sponsor: Freudenberg Sealing Technologies

How to Effectively Estimate Parameters for Battery Modeling

Available Until November 21, 2020

Battery models are widely used to simulate the cooling, performance, and aging of batteries. Which battery modeling approach should be used? The choice depends on the need for accuracy vs. computational speed. Depending on the level of complexity, the number of parameters required in a model may range from just a few to about 40, many of which are hard to assess unless you fit the model output to experimental data. This 60-minute Webinar discusses how to use optimization solvers for the parameter estimation of battery models. Sponsor: COMSOL

How to Validate Vehicle Behavior and Passenger Experience in Real-Time, Without Sacrificing Accuracy

Available Until November 20, 2020

Validation of autonomous vehicles requires two kind of simulations: how the AI will behave and how the vehicle itself will behave. For the latter, high-fidelity real-time models are essential to understand vehicle dynamics holistically, in order to accurately take into account challenging terrain and weather situations, and validate passenger experience. This 30-minute Webinar examines a best-in-class real-time vehicle dynamics technology, and how coupled with high-accuracy tire modeling and high-end dynamic simulators, it enables you to understand vehicle behavior as if you were actually in the vehicle. Sponsor: Dassault Systèmes

Multi-Injection SCR Lines for Optimal System NOx Reduction

Available Until November 19, 2020

This 30-minute Webinar examines how multi-injection SCR line solutions achieve ultra-low nitrogen oxide values in diesel engine emissions. The speakers also offer insight on how to reduce the amount of time it takes to complete subsystem design work in order to bring high-performing, intelligent vehicle design to market faster. An audience Q&A follows the technical presentation. Sponsor: VOSS Automotive

How to Integrate V2X Communication into Today’s Vehicles

Available Until November 14, 2020

There are several innovative approaches for implementing a V2X system into vehicle architecture. This 60-minute Webinar looks at how to integrate V2X technology into intelligent transport systems, addresses optimum locations for V2X equipment, and discusses solutions including V2X antennas and compensators, as well as V2X control units with customized vehicle network interfaces. The speakers also share their views on the two major implementations – DSRC and C-V2X – and investigate their capabilities. Sponsor: TE Connectivity

BEV or ICE: Aluminum Extrusions and Tomorrow’s Vehicles

Available Until November 13, 2020

Regardless of the resolution of the current dispute over light vehicle fuel economy and carbon emission standards, the drive to reduce vehicle mass will continue. Engineers developing the next round of vehicles not only have to strive for vehicle efficiency improvements but also must seek to offset mass increases from additional comfort and ADAS components. This 60-minute Webinar provides an overview of how aluminum extrusions are reducing mass and improving vehicle performance, regardless of powertrain. It also explores how extrusions can create weight and cost-effective battery enclosures and outlines the steps for designing effective extrusion-based solutions. Sponsor: Aluminum Extruders Council

Getting Feedback in Minutes: Using a Virtual ECU to Accelerate Automotive Application Software Development

Available Until November 12, 2020

The growth of vehicle software, combined with the complex interaction of hardware, software, and physical components, creates an enormous challenge for vehicle manufacturers and suppliers. OEMs have started moving application software development from real hardware to fully simulated environments. Tests are performed simultaneously and in high volume in a relatively inexpensive PC environment. Virtualization also enables an increase in test coverage, and errors are detected earlier. Apart from sketching the technical foundation for virtual ECUs, this 30-minute Webinar covers recent applications from the powertrain, chassis, and ADAS/AV domain, all based on the Silver virtual ECU tool. Sponsor: Synopsys

Safety Products and Electric/Autonomous Vehicle Standards

Available Until November 6, 2020

Product development in autonomous vehicles will need to incorporate IATF 16949 and risk prevention techniques such as APQP, FMEA, SPC, MSA, and SPC. Standards such as ISO 26262, functional safety, cybersecurity (SAE J3061 and ISO/SAE 21434), ISO/PAS 21448:2019 (SOTIF), and Automotive SPICE are key to the implementation of safety, EV, and AV products. Those planning to support safety products or enter the EV and AV markets need to study standards that are vital to the automotive industry’s future. This 30-minute Webinar examines these important issues.  Sponsor: Omnex

NVH Simulation for Electric/Connected-Vehicle Development and Analysis

Available Until October 24, 2020

With vehicle electrification expanding, there is less noise coming from the driveline. Electrification creates quieter vehicles, and quieter vehicles require more attention to noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) attenuation. This one-hour Technical Webinar from the editors of SAE International focuses on the latest trends in simulation to reduce NVH for vehicles with advanced propulsion. An audience Q&A is included. Sponsors: Crystal, PCB Piezotronics, Tektronix

How to Make Sure More Electronics in Autonomous Vehicles Won't Mean More Problems

Available Until October 23, 2020

Self-driving cars will see a massive increase in electronics from the addition of cameras, radars, LiDARs, and other perception devices to the multiplication of ECUs and the wiring challenges that connecting everything represents. In that context, virtual testing of the components’ EMI/EMC and signal and power integrity – or the connectivity and placement of antennas and the design of wire harness – is increasingly critical to ensure the safe operations of these autonomous systems. This 30-minute Webinar discusses how simulation software with embedded CST technology helps solve these challenges, allowing for better electronics design and higher quality autonomous cars. Sponsor: Dassault Systèmes

Leveraging Advanced Manufacturing Technologies for Automotive Lightweighting

Available Until October 22, 2020

Advanced manufacturing technologies have unlocked new levels of performance and personalization in the automotive industry. However, legacy software tools have hindered the adoption of these new manufacturing technologies, with hours wasted filleting models, repairing meshes, and translating between an array of specialty tools. In order for engineers to deliver high-performing parts at a fast speed, they need software tools that meet the demands of advanced manufacturing technologies while reducing design bottlenecks. In this 30-minute Webinar, an application expert demonstrates how geometry can be leveraged for competitive advantage and highlights two automotive case studies: lightweighting of structural components and rapid design iterations for the personalization of aesthetic components. Sponsor: nTopology

Model-Based Measurement Data Management Aims High for Aerospace and Defense

Available Until October 16, 2020

When it comes to aerospace and defense technology, the stakes are high. So are the demands for maintaining conformance and optimizing processes when collecting and analyzing measurement data. How can you integrate advanced 3D dimensional measurement systems into your enterprise? How can you turn measurement data into actionable information? In this 60-minute Webinar, a measurement expert shares the best way to implement an end-to-end model-based data management system for the aerospace and defense industries. Sponsor: Mitutoyo

Transforming the Grid: New Technologies for the Transmission and Distribution Industry

Available Until October 2, 2020

Today’s transmission and distribution industry is being confronted with significant new challenges including regulations to increase renewable energy generation, heavier power demands, an aging infrastructure, decommissioning of SF6 gas-insulated equipment, and new smart grid technologies. This 60-minute Webinar reviews customer needs and market trends, highlights advanced material and product solutions, and addresses the operational and environmental requirements of a next-generation electrical system. Sponsor: Freudenberg

Autonomous Vehicles Sensors: How to Ensure They Work Well and Stay Clean

Available Until September 25, 2020

The sensors found on self-driving vehicles and advanced driving assistance systems are the eyes that see in place of the driver, so exceptional performance in every situation is absolutely critical. That includes unpredictable weather situations. This 30-minute Webinar discusses how electromagnetic and computational fluid dynamics software can be used to improve sensor performance and increase safety of autonomous systems, with a specific focus on radar technology. Sponsor: Dassault

Connectivity Solutions for Robust Data Transmission in Future Vehicle Wiring Systems

Available Until September 25, 2020

The evolution of autonomous driving will result in fundamental changes. From the cabling hardware and harness point of view, a robust system design is needed to meet automated driving requirements. Especially for high data rates of 10 Gbps and above, the automotive industry is entering new ground, and there is the question about the maximum data rate that can reliably be transmitted via electrical wires in a car. This 60-minute Webinar answers this question by describing the physical effects and limitations of the link segment. Analysis and simulation results are discussed about the available data capacity of wire-based transmission channels depending on parameters such as link topology, performance of the cabling components, and constraints regarding electromagnetic compatibility. Sponsor: TE Connectivity

Impact of Autonomous and Electric Vehicles in New Product Development

Available Until September 24, 2020

Product design in autonomous and electric vehicles requires a product architecture of systems, subsystems, hardware, and software, as well as requirements management and the "Engineering V." Electronics, hardware, and software in the product also necessitate new software standards. Automotive SPICE, a software capability standard required by many OEMs, has the voice of the customer translated into system architectural requirements, which flow down to system requirements, then to software architecture, next to software requirements, and finally into unit requirements. As the requirements flow down, customers, suppliers, sub suppliers must work closely together because product development of Functional Safety, SOTIF, Cyber Security, and AIAG-VDA FMEA demands linked development. This 30-minute Webinar explains the fundamental building blocks of autonomous and electric vehicles and the standards that govern them. Sponsor: Omnex

Using Portable Scenarios and Coverage Metrics to Ensure Autonomous Vehicles and ADAS Safety

Available Until September 23, 2020

Many companies have gotten to the point where they can make the fundamentals of AVs work just fine – sensing, planning routes, controlling the vehicle. The really hard part is making them safe enough in all core and edge cases. This one-hour Webinar discusses how to ensure AV and ADAS safety by using measurable scenario description language for driving scenarios. Topics include: how to achieve measurable safety in AVs and ADAS using Coverage Driven Verification; what’s required from a scenario description language; scenario writing and mixing of scenarios; scenario coverage (specification, collection, analysis); and portability, extensibility, and adaptability considerations. Sponsor: Foretellix

5 Ways a Process Signature Reveals Insights from Your Production Line

Available Until September 16, 2020

This 12-minute presentation discusses how the effective use of data taken from the production line is crucial to remaining profitable and competitive. Greater insight can be gained when that data is captured in the form of digital process signatures, which depict everything that happens to a part as it goes through the assembly process. These signatures provide a thorough view of your processes and result in more accurate pass/fail determinations. This presentation examines the basics of digital process signature analysis, what it can tell us, and the key benefits it can deliver. Sponsor: Sciemetric

Material Solutions for e-Mobility

Available Until August 28, 2020

During this 60-minute Webinar, top EV and PHEV materials experts will discuss key critical-to-quality (CTQ) requirements for the evaluation and selection of thermal interface materials (TIMs) for a typical new energy vehicle (NEV) battery application. Additionally, attendees will learn about the role TIMs play in enhancing cold plate performance; how adhesives enable battery durability and protection, including applications within the battery cell, cooling plate, and cover plate; and, the battery design and integration flexibility that is achievable with various chemistries and through the elimination of conventional welding and fastening bonding protocols. Sponsor: Henkel

Lightweighting with Composites and Plastics

Available Until August 22, 2020

The automotive and aerospace industries are looking for innovations that reduce weight and improve fuel efficiency. Composites and plastics are being used more often for functional components that are lightweight and offer thermal and chemical resistance. Trends and advances in lightweighting-related plastic/composite formulations, as well as processes to expand applicability for high-volume manufacturing, are presented in this one-hour Technical Webinar from the editors of SAE International and Tech Briefs Media. Sponsors: DSM, Eldon James, Intertek, Protolabs, Toray

Harness Architectures: The Link Between Physical and Logical

Available Until August 21, 2020

The volume of electronics in vehicles is growing exponentially, which is adding more complexity to the way electronic sub-systems are connected. While tools exist to help design the wiring within a vehicle, there is often a disconnect between the mechanical and electrical engineers. This Tech Talk reviews how the use of SaberES Designer’s Harness Architecture eliminates this disconnect by allowing engineers to work within the same tool. Sponsor: Synopsys

Automotive Glazing: Past, Present, and Future

Available Until August 14, 2020

This 60-minute Webinar explores the use of materials for automotive glazing, including performance requirements, current challenges, and future designs. It reviews the contributions that regulatory bodies and performance standards have made to the advancement in materials and discusses the ever-changing landscape, with a principal focus on laminated glazing and on the types and reasons for the various materials used. Also examined are the benefits of different materials as well as new technology advancements for a new generation of automotive glazing. Sponsor: SWM International

Three Critical Impacts You Must Consider When Designing Tomorrow’s Brake Systems

Available Until August 6, 2020

What three critical impacts should you consider when designing tomorrow’s brake systems? Join The Brake Report, SAE and brake experts from Ford, Zoox, Federal-Mogul, and KB Autosys for our August 6, noon EDT webcast. We’ll discuss how braking systems are being transformed by hybrid and electric vehicle systems, ADAS, AEB and other automated features, and upcoming regulations and standards.

Adaptive AUTOSAR and a Ready-to-Go Vehicle Run-Time Environment

Available Until July 31, 2020

Adaptive AUTOSAR is an excellent building block for augmenting the solid foundation of the AUTOSAR Classic Platform with support for a flexible, dynamic, high-performance computation environment. However, Adaptive AUTOSAR does not (yet) address all the issues that are relevant for the creation of E/E architecture, including virtualization, lifecycle and update management, and personalization. In this 30-minute Webinar, the Adaptive AUTOSAR platform will be introduced, as well as the extensions provided by the ETAS VRTE (Vehicle Run-Time Environment). Sponsor: ETAS

The Future of Commercial Vehicle Propulsion: Diesel vs. Electrification

Available Until July 18, 2020

Diesel engine makers and suppliers are ramping up their electrification efforts aimed at on-highway commercial vehicles and off-highway equipment. However, they have no plans to abandon the tried-and-true internal-combustion engine any time soon. Industry experts expect already sophisticated diesel engine designs to run more cleanly and efficiently in the future, even as they give way in certain applications to hybrid- and fully electric drive systems. The latest strategies and advances for both propulsion pathways, as well as the best applications for each and their pros and cons, are discussed by the panelists in this one-hour Technical Webinar from the editors of SAE International. Sponsors: Eaton, ETAS, National Instruments, Perkins

Developing Higher Density Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Available Until July 11, 2020 

Developing better materials for lithium-ion batteries requires a variety of analytical methods and evaluation materials, as well as a better understanding of the mechanisms involved in charge/discharge cycles. This 30-minute Webinar discusses the different analytical techniques used in characterization of battery materials. Sponsor: Thermo Fisher Scientific

Simulation for Testing and Analysis of Autonomous Vehicles

Available Until June 20, 2020

With the spate of public highway accidents of autonomous vehicles, the conversation has become more intense regarding the need for simulation testing to reduce risky on-road testing and – more important – to accumulate the billions of miles said to be needed to develop robust vehicle software and operating systems. This one-hour Technical Webinar from the editors of SAE International examines this important topic. An audience Q&A is included. Sponsors: ARAS, FLIR, Intertek, National Instruments, Rohde & Schwarz, Siemens Digital Industries Software, Synopsys

Electrified Propulsion on the Horizon: Defining the Next Generation of Aircraft

Available until May 30, 2020

Join this panel of experts and researchers from leading aerospace manufacturers and suppliers to learn about the critical areas of focus for electrified propulsion, including:

  • Design evolution and the opportunities
  • Configuration and requirements for various aircraft segments
  • Enabling technologies, selection and sizing of key components
  • Integration and validation of the system
  • Applying current standards and developing new standards
  • Current regulatory environment and adaptations required
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