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Siemens’ PAVE360 Platform for Advanced Testing of Autonomous Vehicles
Siemens' PAVE360 program is designed to speed up the development and evaluation of autonomous vehicles. This new platform allows developers to test autonomous vehicle systems and other electronic components in an entirely virtual environment.
Britain’s First Hydrogen-powered Train Set to be Tested on Mainline Railways
BCRRE, Birmingham University's Centre for Railway Research and Education, in partnership with Porterbrook, announced last week that the UK's very first hydrogen train will soon be tested on the railway following a successful proof of concept.
Meet Power Product Safety Standards with the Bourns SinglFuse Overcurrent Protection Line
In recent months, Bourns has announced significant expansions to their existing SinglFuse SMD fuse product line. Already an industry leader, it seems that Bourns is determined to provide the latest technology in circuit protection devices for a wide range of applications.
What Sets ABET Accredited Engineering University Programmes Apart?
Is formal accreditation mandatory for engineering programmes? Does it really help students to find work more easily than those that have studied at a non-accredited institution? We analyse the various aspects of ABET accreditation in detail.
Skin-inspired Sensing: Sweden’s Linköping University Associate Professor Discusses Medical & Robotics Applications
Magnus Jonsson, associate professor at Sweden’s Linköping University, has led a research team in the development of a pyroelectricity and thermoelectricity-based sensor, whose pressure and temperature monitoring capabilities are modelled on human skin itself.
Hybrid-Electric Aircraft Advance Aviation Industry Standards
Just like electric vehicles, the idea of designing electric-powered aircraft has been with us for decades. However, unlike EVs, its development and commercialisation have been much slower: technical issues, production costs, and safety issues multiply exponentially when it comes to vehicles that take to the skies.
Which Electrical Engineering Specialisation is Right for You?
There are several engineering fields that university students can choose from, such as computer science, civil, mechanical, electrical, and aeronautics. It’s not surprising that students may find it difficult to select one speciality over another when the time comes.
The ‘Shaking-like-a-leaf’ Energy Harvesting Device That Could Power Mars Rovers
Demonstrating the influence that the natural world has on engineering developments, the University of Warwick’s recent project—a wind harvesting device that apes the highly-shakeable nature of an aspen leaf—may enhance the ways we power Mars rovers.
The HaptX Gloves: ‘Hands-on’ Haptic VR and How it Works
For engineers, HMIs, particularly those in VR and AR, are becoming an increasingly relied-upon approach to the design and manufacture of products, especially in the automotive industry. But aside from the audiovisual benefits of immersive computing, the user experience ideally needs to be tactile, too; and this is where haptic wearables, such as HaptX Gloves, come in.
It’s Time to Switch to Green 3D Printing
3D printing has been widely touted as a 'green' alternative to traditional manufacturing: first, because it generates little waste compared to conventional manufacturing techniques; and second, because it significantly eliminates the environmental costs of transportation, logistics, maintenance, and storage.
Boeing 737 MAX: The Electrical Flight System Identified as a Potential Culprit
Within five months of one another, two Boeing 737 MAX jets crashed, none of the passengers survived. Preliminary black box data has identified an electrical flight system as the possible culprit, but what exactly happened?