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The Drive for Driverless Vehicles

Autonomous vehicles are a hot topic, most noticeably in the automotive world. But automated driving/operation is making significant headway in the off-highway realm as well, especially in mining applications. John Williamson of Komatsu America Corp. and Serge Lambermont of Delphi Electronics & Safety provide some insights on the topic. Read more at http://articles.sae.org/13300.

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Chrysler's new Hellcat V8 gets 707-hp SAE rating

The actual J1349 rating is more than 100 hp more than Chrysler engineers teased in late May. The automaker's first production supercharged V8 uses a Lysholm-type twin-screw supercharger supplied by IHI. The engine's high-output spec required extensive upgrading of engine reciprocating components to handle the extra loads. Read more at http://articles.sae.org/13227.

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New power steering concept uses variable displacement pump

A new electrohydraulic power steering system uses pump displacement control, eliminating throttling losses associated with hydraulic control valves by controlling the displacement of a variable displacement pump. Read more at http://articles.sae.org/13281.

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Hybrid-Electric Distributed Propulsion Explored

Recent advancements in electronics, computers, and power distribution have made distributed propulsion feasible, but major challenges remain.

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3-D Printing in Aerospace: Not Just Winging It

The demand for innovative manufacturing technology that produces lighter parts with stronger material grows each day in the competitive aerospace industry. 3-D printing, also known as “additive manufacturing,” is at the center of this innovation.

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Embry-Riddle to Offer Master’s in Unmanned Systems

Unmanned systems coursework will examine the application, development, management, and policies of unmanned systems and address issues including regulation; systems design; policy and ethics; education and training; and human performance and machine interaction.

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Sikorsky, NREC Partner for Matrix Application to Demonstrate U.S. Army Autonomous UGV Delivery

The project is an 18-month program sponsored by the U.S. Army’s Tank Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center (TARDEC) through the Robotics Technology Consortium.

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Designing Quieter Aircraft via Acoustic Simulation

Greater fuel efficiency and low emission requirements have grown into such an urgent imperative in aircraft design that it often overshadows an equally significant factor in air travel—noise. Airbus shows that it’s possible to infuse acoustic simulation into design processes from beginning to end, giving engineers the acoustic simulation intelligence they need to create quieter aircraft, according to Free Field Technologies.

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Dassault Magnifies Focus on Its 5X

In the latest iteration of the EASy flight deck on Dassault Aviation's new 5X business jet, the immediate priorities are separated out from follow-up actions required later during the flight when presenting data for managing safe flight. Read more at http://articles.sae.org/12872.

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Boeing Advances Automation with Smart and Portable Orbital Drilling Tools for 787

Boeing makes a leap forward in manufacturing automation with a portable orbital drilling tool that is, at its core, indistinguishable from a fully autonomous robotic system. Read more at http://articles.sae.org/12811.

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