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Spotlight on Design: Counterfeit Electronic Parts: Supply Chains at Risk
2015-04-15
Spotlight on Design Insight: Composite Materials: New Trends in Automotive Design
2015-05-08
Spotlight on Design Insight: Sensors: Noise Avoidance and Cable Manufacturing
2015-05-07
Spotlight on Design Insight: The Impact of Additive Manufacturing in Automotive Applications
2016-04-12
Spotlight on Design: 3D Printing in the Automotive Industry
2015-12-22
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00:08:35

Spotlight on Design Insight: Dynamic Wireless Charging

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SOD-010/2S
Published 2016-04-12
In "Dynamic Wireless Charging Technology", an engineer from NextEnergy in Detroit, Michigan explains the difference between static and dynamic electric vehicle charging, indicating what future developments will look like. And a professor from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology/KAIST describes their experience with dynamically charging buses already in use in their campus.This episode highlights:The technology allowing vehicles to be charged while in motion, through wireless power transferWhy this type of technology will help make vehicles more efficient and easier to charge, as they will require smaller batteriesHow the OLEV (Online Electric Vehicle) works following the trail of power transmitting coilsAlso Available in DVD FormatTo subscribe to a full-season of Spotlight on Design, please contact SAE Corporate Sales: CustomerSales@sae.org or 1-888-875-3976.
00:10:10

Spotlight on Design Insight: Simulation Tools for Engine Design

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SOD-008/2S
Published 2016-04-03
In "Simulation Tools for Engine Design" engineers from Ricardo Software discuss the use of simulation software in new powertrain development. Another engineer, this time from General Motors, talks about how simulation tools helped them solve the challenge of fuel flow reversion while designing the new turbocharged Cadillac V6 engine.This episode highlights:The challenge of simulating complex and combined systems in one vehicleAn example of how a library of components in a software package can be chosen to form a specific system and analyzedHow computational fluid dynamics simulation tools were used to help redesign a new planumAlso Available in DVD FormatTo subscribe to a full-season of Spotlight on Design, please contact SAE Corporate Sales: CustomerSales@sae.org or 1-888-875-3976.
00:21:03

Spotlight on Design: Automotive Charging Infrastructure: Vehicle and Grid Integration

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SOD-010S
Published 2016-01-30
"Spotlight on Design" features video interviews and case studies, focusing on technology breakthroughs, hands-on testimonials, and the importance of fundamentals. Viewers are virtually taken to industry labs and research centers to learn how design engineers solve real-life problems.These challenges include enhancing product performance, reducing cost, improving quality and safety, while decreasing environmental impact, and achieving regulatory compliance.In the episode "Automotive Charging Infrastructure: Vehicle and Grid Integration" (21:00), engineers from NextEnergy and an infrastructure expert from General Motors explain how technologies are rapidly converging to power electric vehicles and support the overall electric grid. This episode highlights:How the fast expansion of charging infrastructure is changing the way electric and hybrid-electric vehicles are gaining the confidence of consumers.The strategic work being developed to expand the presence of charging stations where they are most effective.The new models being developed to make the best possible use of batteries once they are no longer suitable for car use.The importance of the secondary use of car batteries to power local micro-grids, enabling communities to be more energy independent.The need to bring…
00:10:20

Spotlight on Design Insight: Composite Materials: New Trends in Automotive Design

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SOD-002/1S
Published 2015-05-08
"Spotlight on Design: Insight" features an in-depth look at the latest technology breakthroughs impacting mobility. Viewers are virtually taken to labs and research centers to learn how design engineers are enhancing product performance/reliability, reducing cost, improving quality, safety or environmental impact, and achieving regulatory compliance.When automotive and aerospace manufacturers look for a material with superior lightweight and strength characteristics, they often look no further than composite materials.In the episode "Composite Materials: New Trends in Automotive Design" (10:20), an engineer from Molded Fiber Glass Research Company demonstrates how they develop and test the properties of composite materials, and an engineer at MirTEQ Incorporated discusses designing molds for an aftermarket composite part.This episode highlights multiple areas of interest, including:- Manufacturing of composite materials- Testing composite materials for weight change as a function of temperature- Hands-on demonstration of molding of an aftermarket composite partAlso Available in DVD FormatYou May Also Be Interested In: Composite Materials: Advanced Materials and Lightweighting Full EpisodeTo subscribe to a full-season of Spotlight on Design, please contact SAE Corporate Sales: CustomerSales@sae.org or 1-888-875-3976.
00:12:05

Spotlight on Design Insight: Fuel Efficiency: Fuel Economy Testing

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SOD-003/1S
Published 2015-05-07
"Spotlight on Design: Insight" features an in-depth look at the latest technology breakthroughs impacting mobility. Viewers are virtually taken to labs and research centers to learn how design engineers are enhancing product performance/reliability, reducing cost, improving quality, safety or environmental impact, and achieving regulatory compliance.As global concerns about the negative consequences of greenhouse gases on the environment increase, regulatory agencies around the world are taking serious steps to address the issue of tailpipe emissionsIn the episode "Fuel Efficiency: Fuel Economy Testing" (12:05), engineers at the EPA’s National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory demonstrate how different vehicles are tested for emissions, and AVL’s technical team shows how accurate tailpipe emissions can be measured and reported.This episode highlights multiple areas of interest, including:• Exclusive interview with EPA officials on fuel economy regulations• A look at EPA’s emission test facilities at the National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Lab• Demonstration of EPA’s testing of hybrid and electric vehicles• Hands-on look at exhaust measurement device for measuring and reporting accurate emission dataAlso Available in DVD FormatYou May Also Be Interested…
00:09:13

Spotlight on Design Insight: Sensors: Fluid Measurements and Avionics

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SOD-007/1S
Published 2015-05-07
"Spotlight on Design: Insight" features an in-depth look at the latest technology breakthroughs impacting mobility. Viewers are virtually taken to labs and research centers to learn how design engineers are enhancing product performance/reliability, reducing cost, improving quality, safety or environmental impact, and achieving regulatory compliance.The quality of fluids used in aviation, such as oil or fuel, is an extremely important safety issue. One way to reliably monitor fluids is through the use of special measurement sensors.In the episode "Fluid Measurements and Avionics" (9:13), an engineer at Meggitt demonstrates the capabilities of time-domain reflectometry sensors, explaining how they are assembled and used. The business case for monitoring oil and fuel degradation, and how to proactively take advantage of preventative maintenance is also explained.This episode highlights multiple areas of interest, including:• Exclusive interview with an engineer who designs fluid measurement sensors for the aerospace industry• A hands-on demonstration of time-domain reflectometry sensor assembly• An in-depth look at how fluids measurement and monitoring helps save money and extend the life of engines• Future trendsAlso Available in DVD FormatYou…
00:08:53

Spotlight on Design Insight: Sensors: Noise Avoidance and Cable Manufacturing

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SOD-006/1S
Published 2015-05-07
"Spotlight on Design: Insight" features an in-depth look at the latest technology breakthroughs impacting mobility. Viewers are virtually taken to labs and research centers to learn how design engineers are enhancing product performance/reliability, reducing cost, improving quality, safety or environmental impact, and achieving regulatory compliance.Extreme environment sensors require extreme environment cables that can reliably perform in temperatures up to 2300° F, withstand intense vibration, and have extraordinary strength.In the episode "Sensors: Noise Avoidance and Cable Manufacturing" (8:53), an engineer at Meggitt Sensing Systems demonstrates the intricate process of developing cable for sensors used in these situations. Drawing from a variety of manufacturing techniques, including a braiding machine originally used for making shoelaces to attaching connectors by hand, "Sensors: Noise Avoidance and Cable Manufacturing" features an in-depth step-by-step look at the entire special cable fabrication process.This episode highlights multiple areas of interest, including:- Step-by-step demonstrations of cable manufacturing for sensors- Exclusive interview with an engineer responsible for cable design- A look at how cables are tested for extreme environmentsAlso Available in DVD Format You May Also…
00:20:36

Spotlight on Design: Diagnostics and Prognostics: Proactive Maintenance and Failure Prevention

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SOD-005S
Published 2015-04-16
"Spotlight on Design" features video interviews and case study segments, focusing on the latest technology breakthroughs. Viewers are virtually taken to labs and research centers to learn how design engineers are enhancing product performance/reliability, reducing cost, improving quality, safety or environmental impact, and achieving regulatory compliance.In the episode "Diagnostics and Prognostics: Proactive Maintenance and Failure Prevention" (21:04), Delphi engineers explain how they leverage the growing number of sensors and computing power in vehicles to diagnose and proactively solve emerging mechanical or electronic problems, before a breakdown occurs. This video also looks at the next generation of automotive telematics, with HEM Data demonstrating how in-vehicle data acquisition is used to monitor the inner workings of vehicles. Additionally, aerospace engineers at Meggitt show how diagnostics is used to predict failures on gas turbine engines before they happen, with possible catastrophic consequencesThis episode highlights multiple areas of interest, including:- Background and definitions of diagnostics and prognostics- OBDII and wireless communications enabling diagnostics and prognostics to be linked to communications channels- Vehicle on-board diagnostics and how they help technicians…
00:08:01

Spotlight on Design Insight: Automated Vehicles: Converging Sensor Data

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SOD-004/1S
Published 2015-04-16
"Spotlight on Design: Insight" features an in-depth look at the latest technology breakthroughs impacting mobility. Viewers are virtually taken to labs and research centers to learn how design engineers are enhancing product performance/reliability, reducing cost, improving quality, safety or environmental impact, and achieving regulatory compliance.Automated driving is made possible through the data acquisition and processing of many different kinds of sensors working in unison. Sensors, cameras, radar, and lidar must work cohesively together to safely provide automated features.In the episode "Automated Vehicles: Converging Sensor Data" (8:01), engineers from IAV Automotive Engineering discuss the challenges associated with the sensor data fusion, and one of Continental North America’s technical teams demonstrate how sensors, radars, and safety systems converge to enable higher levels of automated driving.This episode highlights multiple areas of interest, including:• Sensors integration• Biggest obstacles faced in deployment of sensing technologies• A look at the Advanced Engineering Automated Driving concept car• Hands-on demonstration of the convergence of sensors and radars to enable safe automated drivingAlso Available in DVD FormatYou May Also Be Interested In: Automated Vehicles:…
00:24:26

Spotlight on Design: Automated Vehicles: Sensors and Future Technologies

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SOD-004S
Published 2015-04-15
"Spotlight on Design" features video interviews and case study segments, focusing on the latest technology breakthroughs. Viewers are virtually taken to labs and research centers to learn how design engineers are enhancing product performance/reliability, reducing cost, improving quality, safety or environmental impact, and achieving regulatory compliance.In the episode "Automated Vehicles: Sensors and Future Technologies" (24:31), highly automated driving is looked at in detail as the culmination of years of research in automotive technology, sensors, infrastructure, software, and systems integration.Real-life case studies show how organizations are actually developing solutions to the challenge of making cars safer with less driver intervention. IAV Automotive Engineering demonstrates how a highly automated vehicle capable of lane changing was created. Experts from Continental North America discuss the evolution of safety systems that help to progress vehicles toward total autonomy, and the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University profiles a fully autonomous vehicle (no driver needed).This episode highlights multiple areas of interest, including:- Background and definitions of autonomous technologies- A ride-along in a highly automated vehicle with one of the engineers responsible…