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McLaren Hybrid Tests on the Space Shuttle Runway

Yes, if you’re going to test a car that goes 250 mph, odds are you want something straight and smooth to run it on

Gary S. Vasilash
Editor-in-Chief, Automotive Design & Production

UL Goes EV

The well-known testing and certification firm is building a big EV test lab
#engineer #Tesla

Track-Testing Schaeffler’s e-Mobility Tech

For years Schaeffler Group USA has been helping carmakers make their powertrains more efficient through electrification, supplying everything from components to turnkey systems.
#Schaeffler

Improving Production Quality

Researchers in the U.K. may have achieved line-rate BIW inspection

Does Quality Matter?

Sometimes, high scores in the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study don’t result in big sales.
#MINI #quality #Toyota

A Revo five-axis multi-sensor system deploys an SFP2 probe to make surface finishing measurements on an engine block. Design

In the Industry 4.0 age, post-process inspection technologies aren’t enough.
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Leak-Testing for EV Batteries

Leak-testing expert INFICON Holding AG can help carmakers keep moisture out of electronic devices, including under-floor batteries for electric cars.

Verifying Prototype Parts Faster

A big bottleneck in testing prototype parts is verifying that the component actually matches the original digital design, notes Jeff Schipper, director of special operations for Proto Labs Inc. in Maple Plain, Minn.

Bosch and Smart Cities

Bosch is helping to improve the quality of life by using technology to connect homes, buildings and eventually cities, says Frank Sgambati, director of Smart City business development in the U.S.

Testing EV Systems for Leaks

Nobody wants water leaking into electric car battery packs. But keeping them dry can be a challenge, says Thomas Parker, North American automotive sales manager for Inficon Holding AG.
#tech

Crash Tests in Europe and the Tesla Model 3

The Euro NCAP tests on the Tesla Model 3 ought to give Elon something to Tweet about
#Skoda #Tesla #Kia

Gentex, Aston Martin Concept Takes Integrated Approach to Rear Vision

When you’re driving a super-expensive supercar, maybe you want something more than just traditional sideview mirrors. Gentex and Aston Martin are testing a new approach that provides camera-based views too.
#tech #Gentex #AstonMartin

California Approves Testing of Autonomous Delivery Trucks

Starting next year, Californians will be able to have groceries and other goods delivered to them via a self-driving vehicle—with or without an onboard backup driver.
#Toyota #Waymo #Ford

Waymo Adds AI Testing Smarts

The company’s acquisition of U.K.-based Latent Logic aims to make self-driving cars act more like human drivers. 
#tech #Waymo #europe

2021 Escalade Gets Giant OLED Display

If big screen picture quality is your thing, then the 2021 Cadillac Escalade may be the ultimate living room on wheels.
#tech #BMW #Tesla

Dexterous Cobot Speeds Inspection

On one of its lines at its Youngstown, Ohio, facility, contract manufacturer Comprehensive Logistics Inc. builds both gasoline and diesel engine subassemblies.

Looking at the Renault R.S.19

As the Formula 1 season is now underway, it is worth a moment to consider the technology of the type of vehicle that is exotic yet, in the words of Jérôme Stoll, president of Renault Sport Racing, “a laboratory for our future road-going technology.” If you have to test the tech out somewhere, the premier motorsports stage certainly isn’t a bad venue.
#Renault #Carbon #racing

The Transformation of the Auto Industry

One of the ways that Karma marked its fifth anniversary was announcing that it has invested $7.5-million in its Irvine, California, facility, including a powertrain test facility.
#engineer #A123 #Rivian

What You Need to Know About Electric Powertrains Made Simple(ish)

On this edition of “Autoline After Hours” we have Dave Fulton of BorgWarner on the show; Fulton specializes in electric machine technology and provides us with an explanation of how they work.
#supplier #engineer #Chrysler

Testing the Building Blocks for Self-Driving Vehicles

VSI Labs helps developers of technologies for self-driving cars better understand how their products affect the vehicle’s overall performance.
#tech