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
Lantronix Inc. has expanded its line of controllers for sensor networks with the release of a rugged controller that improves management of automation systems used in a number of industries, including manufacturing, oil and gas, and chemicals.
Inspired by the hooks a parasitic worm uses to penetrate its host's intestines, the Karp Lab has invented a flexible adhesive patch covered with microneedles that adheres well to wet, soft tissues, but doesn't cause damage when removed.
A quick look into the merger of two powerhouse 3D printing OEMs and the new leader in rapid prototyping solutions, Stratasys. The industrial revolution is now led by 3D printing and engineers are given the opportunity to fully maximize their design capabilities, reduce their time-to-market and functionally test prototypes cheaper, faster and easier. Bruce Bradshaw, Director of Marketing in North America, will explore the large product offering and variety of materials that will help CAD designers articulate their product design with actual, physical prototypes. This broadcast will dive deep into technical information including application specific stories from real world customers and their experiences with 3D printing. 3D Printing is