Fuel cells continue to inch forward. Angstrom Power Inc. integrated its hydrogen-based EverOn technology into an unaltered Motorola Motoslvr L7 phone, proving its role in products used almost constantly. EverOn offers as much as twice the run-time of batteries in side-by-side tests and offers recharge times of only 10 min. During the six-month proof of concept, the battery replacement was recharged with the Canadian company’s Micro Hydrogen system, which uses micro-fluidics to move the molecules from a refillable hydrogen storage tank into the fuel cell architecture. Motorola Mobile Devices is helping Angstrom advance the technology.
Independent science safety company Underwriters Laboratories is providing new guidance for manufacturers about how to follow the latest IEC standards for implementing safety features in programmable logic controllers.
Automakers are adding greater digital capabilities to their design and engineering activities to promote collaboration among staff and suppliers, input consumer feedback, shorten product development cycles, and meet evolving end-use needs.
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