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.
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.
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.
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.
Inspiring Keynote Delivered at ICCVE
Guest Blogs 12/14/2012 2 comments The first ICCVE opened with an inspiring keynote speech by Norman Mineta, former US Secretary of Transportation, and a host of leaders from the intelligent transportation and technology world.
Mixing Paint(ball) With Workstations
Sponsored Blogs 12/10/2012 3 comments KEE Action Sports has leveraged true professional workstation innovation with Intel technology to become, and remain, a leader in the sport of Paintball. And that doesn’t happen by accident.
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.
Branding MEMS Inside
Guest Blogs 12/5/2012 5 comments Robert Brunner has not only proven his ability to design beautiful and useful products; he has also demonstrated an uncanny ability to communicate to a bunch of MEMS executives the power of his message.
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.
A new service lets engineers and orthopedic surgeons design and 3D print highly accurate, patient-specific, orthopedic medical implants made of metal -- without owning a 3D printer. Using free, downloadable software, users can import ASCII and binary .STL files, design the implant, and send an encrypted design file to a third-party manufacturer.
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.