New crash sled for small overlap component tests
The small overlap components test crash is one of the major challenges for the structural strength of vehicles. One of the main assessment criteria is the intrusion of tires, body and chassis parts into the passenger cabin.
Cyber security concerns during COVID-19 remote working
Forty eight percent of office workers have admitted they are less likely to follow cyber security practices when working from home, according to new research from Tessian, the Human Layer Security company. The State of Data Loss Prevention report reveals findings from a global survey of 2,000 office workers and 250 IT decision-makers in the UK and the US.
Universal Robots launches virtual cobot conference
With Europe’s trade fair scene being turned upside down, Universal Robots (UR) is breaking new grounds with its virtual cobot conference. From 16th-18th June, from 10am to 4pm CET all three days, the Danish cobot pioneer will host 'WeAreCOBOTS - the World's Largest Virtual Collaborative Robot Expo'.
Could there be over 1,000 EVs per on-street charger?
Analysis of Zap-Map data undertaken by Andersen has ranked the best and worst areas in the UK for access to on-street chargers with each of the 4,453 on-street charging points having to serve 55 cars.
Bath University gears up for Formula Student
The Mechanical Engineering course at Bath University teaches students how to use physical science, mathematics and computing to assess engineering systems. Students combine this with study in design and manufacturing processes to understand how modern industry works. At Bath, practical project work is central to the education experience.
Chip equalisers meet applications up to 40 GHz
Design and sales support for Smiths Interconnect CEX series, high frequency chip equalisers has been announced by distributor RFMW.
MELFA ASSISTA cobot supports humans in production
Mitsubishi Electric’s new collaborative robot, the MELFA ASSISTA, has been developed to work alongside human operators without the need for guards or safety fences, while meeting new requirements for adequate distancing of workers in manufacturing sites.
Is polymer research the answer to plastic substitutes?
From paper straws and cotton bags to paper composite drinks cartons and glass bottles, environmental concerns have driven several changes in the food and packaging industry, in recent years. Many of these shifts have emerged as a knee-jerk reaction to consumer anti-plastic sentiment, but these abrupt alterations are not as environmentally-sound as they might first appear. Here, Dr Ashlee Jahnke, Research Director of biodegradable bioplastics...
The landscape for EV charging
Global plug-in electric vehicle (EV) population reached 7.5 million units (including light commercial vehicles) by the end of 2019. Although plug-in EV is only around two percent of global sales today, they are positioned to take the lead of road transportation in the coming decade.
What does the future of automotive mobility hold?
HARMAN, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, the Experience Per Mile Advisory Council and SBD Automotive have released a report on automotive mobility transformation from 2020 to 2030.