Automotive http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8207/more en Ford Promises Fully Automated Vehicles by 2021 http://machinedesign.com/news/ford-promises-fully-automated-vehicles-2021 <div class="node-body article-body">Ford is building up its Silicon Valley R&D team and investing in companies and partnerships to create the systems needed for affordable autonomous vehicles. </div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/ford-promises-fully-automated-vehicles-2021" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/ford-promises-fully-automated-vehicles-2021#comments Automotive News Thu, 18 Aug 2016 15:46:00 +0000 65481 at http://machinedesign.com Courtesy of Tech Times Feedback: Where Do Electric Vehicles Go From Here? http://machinedesign.com/automotive/feedback-where-do-electric-vehicles-go-here <div class="field-byline"> Michael Wright </div> <div class="field-deck"> A NASA engineer shares his thoughts on our recent article about the future of electric vehicles. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A NASA engineer shares his thoughts on our recent article about the future of electric vehicles.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/automotive/feedback-where-do-electric-vehicles-go-here" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/automotive/feedback-where-do-electric-vehicles-go-here#comments Automotive Fri, 05 Aug 2016 15:38:00 +0000 65191 at http://machinedesign.com Powder-Metallurgy Processes http://machinedesign.com/metals/powder-metallurgy-processes <div class="node-body article-body">An overview of different powder-metallurgy processes found at Metal Powder Industries Federation's site.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/metals/powder-metallurgy-processes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/metals/powder-metallurgy-processes#comments Automotive Materials Metals Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:23:00 +0000 65051 at http://machinedesign.com Supersonic Car Sets Sights on Land-Speed Record http://machinedesign.com/automotive/supersonic-car-sets-sights-land-speed-record <div class="node-body article-body">Richard Noble’s Bloodhound project recently announced that its Bloodhound supersonic car (SCC) will attempt to break the land-speed record in October 2017.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/automotive/supersonic-car-sets-sights-land-speed-record" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/automotive/supersonic-car-sets-sights-land-speed-record#comments Automotive Metals Motors/Drives Thu, 21 Jul 2016 20:30:00 +0000 64871 at http://machinedesign.com <p>The Bloodhound SSC is expected to reach 1.4 Mach speed, covering a mile in just 3.6 seconds.&nbsp;</p> Courtesy of the Bloodhound Project Plug-In Vehicles Will Consume $10 Billion in Batteries by 2020 http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/plug-vehicles-will-consume-10-billion-batteries-2020 <div class="field-byline"> Anthony Vicari </div> <div class="field-deck"> Six large carmakers led by Tesla will account for 90% of the demand, while Panasonic will remain the world’s biggest battery maker, Lux Research says. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The market for batteries used in plug-in vehicles will climb to $10 billion in 2020, with electric vehicles (EVs) emerging as the drivetrain of choice...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/plug-vehicles-will-consume-10-billion-batteries-2020" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/plug-vehicles-will-consume-10-billion-batteries-2020#comments Automotive Batteries/Power Supplies Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:41:00 +0000 64471 at http://machinedesign.com Could Battery Swapping Ease Range Anxiety for EV Owners? http://machinedesign.com/automotive/could-battery-swapping-ease-range-anxiety-ev-owners <div class="field-byline"> Jeff Kerns </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With electric vehicle (EV) sales climbing, people are starting to look at EVs as a viable driving option. Yet there are still concerns surrounding EVs...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/automotive/could-battery-swapping-ease-range-anxiety-ev-owners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/automotive/could-battery-swapping-ease-range-anxiety-ev-owners#comments Automotive Energy IoT Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:00:00 +0000 64741 at http://machinedesign.com How to Get the Best Rotary Latches http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/how-get-best-rotary-latches <div class="field-byline"> James Stroud, Southco </div> <div class="field-deck"> There are only three main components to a rotary latching system, but understanding each of them —and how they work together—is key to a successful latch. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There are only three main components to a rotary latching system, but understanding each of them —and how they work together—is key to a successful latch.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/how-get-best-rotary-latches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/how-get-best-rotary-latches#comments Automotive Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Thu, 07 Jul 2016 20:26:00 +0000 64271 at http://machinedesign.com Formula Electric – Using CFD to Gain 3 Seconds Per Lap http://machinedesign.com/fea-and-simulation/formula-electric-using-cfd-gain-3-seconds-lap <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Mentor Graphics </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Read about a Formula Electric Belgium team’s process of aerodynamic shape selection and refinement detailed in this...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fea-and-simulation/formula-electric-using-cfd-gain-3-seconds-lap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fea-and-simulation/formula-electric-using-cfd-gain-3-seconds-lap#comments Automotive CAD White Papers FEA and Simulation Wed, 29 Jun 2016 17:40:00 +0000 63761 at http://machinedesign.com Reducing Component Weight for Automotive Applications http://machinedesign.com/materials/reducing-component-weight-automotive-applications <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Proto Labs </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Government restrictions like CAFE standards are driving automakers to develop increasingly fuel-efficient vehicles. One way to do that is...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/reducing-component-weight-automotive-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/reducing-component-weight-automotive-applications#comments Automotive White Papers Materials Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:56:00 +0000 63331 at http://machinedesign.com What’s the Difference Between Lug-centric and Hub-centric Wheels? http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/what-s-difference-between-lug-centric-and-hub-centric-wheels <div class="field-byline"> Charles C. Roberts, Jr. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There are two commonly used ways to fasten wheels to a hub: lug-centric and hub-centric. Learn how to tell them apart.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/what-s-difference-between-lug-centric-and-hub-centric-wheels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/what-s-difference-between-lug-centric-and-hub-centric-wheels#comments Automotive What's the Difference Between... Fasteners Tue, 07 Jun 2016 19:55:00 +0000 63011 at http://machinedesign.com