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

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.