GM today accidentally released its first production photos of the 2011
Chevy Volt electric car (scroll down for slideshow). The production version varies significantly
from the concept car version we've all become familiar with (view past photos
on our in-depth Volt coverage page). GM will debut the Volt worldwide at its Renaissance Center in Detroit, MI next week. Check back with Design News for more Volt news and updates. Photo credit: TheCarConnection.com
Lithium-ion battery prices will drop rapidly over the next 10 years, setting the stage for plug-in vehicles to reach 5%-10% of total automotive sales by the mid- to late-2020s, according to a new study.
Two researchers from Cornell University have won a $100,000 grant from NASA to continue work to develop an energy-harvesting robotic eel the space agency aims to use to explore oceans on one of the moons of Jupiter.
Is the factory smarter than it used to be? From recent buzzwords, you’d think we’ve entered a new dimension in industrial plants, where robots run all physical functions wirelessly and humans do little more than program ever more capable robotics. Some of that is actually true, but it’s been true for a while.
A recent Design News-exclusive study proves that engineering professionals are at the very forefront of this push into the future and making direct financial, performance, and value impact on their organizations by being personally involved or final decision-makers on automation solution and component choices.
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