Are Automotive 'Black Boxes' Secure?
Electronic News & Comment 12/21/2012 22 comments The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration proposed a rule this month ordering automakers to put so-called "black boxes" in all new vehicles by late 2014, but some experts are concerned that the new rule won't protect the security of the data stored inside.
Ultimate Reliability: Wind Turbines
Blog 12/26/2012 20 comments Automation and motion control technology is playing a pivotal role in wind turbine refinement by boosting reliability, operating efficiencies, and remote diagnostics.
Video: 3D Printing With Moon Rocks
Engineering Materials 12/26/2012 19 comments Washington State University engineers have 3D-printed some simple-shaped objects using a lunar regolith simulant, an artificial version of the mixture of loose dust, rock, and soil that covers solid bedrock.
Injection Molding Goes High Volume
Engineering Materials 12/21/2012 14 comments Injection molding processes and techniques are being adapted to the high-volume production needs of automotive, medical, and aerospace applications.
3D Mice Enhance Motorcycle Design Process
Guest Blogs 12/21/2012 11 comments If you’re racing some of the fastest, most aerodynamic motorcycles in the world, you want a machine that’s comfortable, easy to operate, and gets you to the finish line first. The same holds true for the engineers and designers behind the finished product.
Automatic Code Generation & the Arduino
Guest Blogs 12/6/2012 10 comments Innovation in engineering practice and education has been reinvigorated by two complementary concepts: automatic code generation and the inexpensive, open-source, single-board microcontroller.
The Future in Automotive Front Lighting
Guest Blogs 12/28/2012 8 comments Next-generation headlights could combine all the lighting functionality necessary in the front of the automobile, including daytime running lights, high beams, low beams, cornering/bending lights, position lights, and turn signals.
ICCVE: The Importance of Open Standards
Guest Blogs 12/18/2012 7 comments Rich Hulett, chairman of the IEEE Standards Association Board of Directors, opened the session on Standards for Connected Vehicles at the International Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expo.
Stop Expenses From Leaking Away
Guest Blogs 12/19/2012 7 comments As recent extreme weather events have once again demonstrated, water, our most treasured resource, can also be a source of widespread and costly damage to society.
More New Products to Watch For
Blog 12/4/2012 6 comments In the Product Showcase section, we've just posted some products from Tolomatic, Osram Opto Semiconductors, and Banner that need a little highlighting.
Growing Future for Metal Injection Molding
Guest Blogs 12/14/2012 6 comments Metal injection molding (MIM) is experiencing a worldwide boom, with an estimated market worldwide of more than $1 billion per year, and compound annual growth rates estimated to be as high as 20 percent.
Reducing Servomotor Instability
Guest Blogs 12/13/2012 6 comments Lowering excessive speed controller gain is often not a viable option, so a systematic approach should be used to determine the best remedy for instability.
7 Tips for Choosing Your Workstation
Sponsored Blogs 12/19/2012 6 comments A common question that comes up at tradeshows and industry events is, “What hardware do I need to successfully run a professional engineering or design application?”
The Gift of Speed
Sponsored Blogs 12/17/2012 5 comments In industries such as aerospace, automotive, and heavy industry, companies rely tremendously on engineering and design teams throughout the year to develop and deliver innovations that create value for their customers and revenue and profit for the company.
In an age of globalization and rapid changes through scientific progress, two of our societies' (and economies') main concerns are to satisfy the needs and wishes of the individual and to save precious resources. Cloud computing caters to both of these.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.