Toyota and GM stole the show at this year's SAE World Congress with a one-person i-swing concept vehicle and a "skateboard" chassis for the Chevy Sequel. Read on for more innovations from the show. Show Coverage
Toyota Shows Off i-swing Toyota engineers stole the show at SAE 2007 as they buzzed around in their one-person i-swing concept vehicle. The three-wheeled i-swing, a so-called “personal mobility vehicle,” captured the attention of attendees when its operator leaned it back and drove it on two wheels. Read More
U.S. Army Demonstrates Autonomous Robot The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) rolled out a new concept enabling multiple autonomous robots to be operated from a single controller. The new concept enables one operator to see and control multiple robots on a single screen, then give orders to the robots, which autonomously find their way to their destinations. Read More
GM Shows Off Sequel 'Skateboard' General Motors Corp. showed off the so-called “skateboard” for its Chevy Sequel technical concept vehicle at SAE this week. The vehicle, which GM calls the “most technically advanced automobile ever built,” is designed around hydrogen fuel cell technology and uses three electric motors and a lithium-ion battery for its propulsion system. Read More
Crash Dummies Get Smarter Automotive manufacturers at the SAE World Congress this week rolled out new technologies that could help crash dummies provide better information to researchers. Boxboro Systems, for example, showed off an optical non-contact measurement system that combines LEDs and optical sensors to simulate deflection of a driver’s chest during a crash. Read More
Earlier this year paralyzed IndyCar drive Sam Schmidt did the seemingly impossible -- opening the qualifying rounds at Indy by driving a modified Corvette C7 Stingray around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Wearables are changing the way we see ourselves. With onboard sensors that have access to our bodies, we are starting to know our physical selves like never before, quantifying our activity, our heart rate, breathing, and even our muscle effort.
Last week, the bill for reforming chemical regulation, the TSCA Modernization Act of 2015, passed the House. If it or a similar bill becomes law, the effects on cost and availability of adhesives and plastics incorporating these substances are not yet clear.
This year, Design News is getting a head start on the Fourth of July celebration. In honor of our country and its legacy of engineering innovation -- in all of its forms -- we are taking you on an alphabetical tour through all 50 states to showcase interesting engineering breakthroughs and historically significant events.
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