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‘Spidey senses’ could help autonomous machines see better

What if drones and self-driving cars had the tingling “spidey senses” of Spider-Man? They might actually detect and avoid objects better, says Andres Arrieta, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue University, because they would process sensory information faster. Better sensing capabilities would make it possible for drones to …

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MTS equips renowned automotive institute for advanced vehicle performance evaluation

MTS Systems Corporation has announced the commissioning of an MTS Flat-Trac Handling Roadway at FKFS, a globally renowned automotive research and development institute. FKFS will deploy the roadway to enable faster evaluation of vehicle performance during innumerable real-world driving scenarios. The Flat-Trac Handling Roadway is a state-of-the-art multiaxial simulation system, …

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ams, Ibeo and ZF partner to deliver industry-first solid-state LiDAR systems for the automotive industry

ams has signed an agreement to team with Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH, the German specialist for automotive LiDAR sensor technology, and ZF Friedrichshafen AG, one of the leading technology companies for mobility worldwide to advance solid-state LiDAR technology for use in autonomous driving and other applications. The three companies will …

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MTC apprentice to compete on world stage

An apprentice trained at the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre in Coventry is to represent the UK at the international Skills Olympics competition in Russia. Jack McCarthy, who was one of the first cohort of apprentices to be trained at the AMTC – part of the Manufacturing Technology Centre – will …

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RS Components launches brand new series of ‘The DesignSpark Podcast’ – It’s Time for TechLOLogy!

RS Components (RS) has released a new series called ‘The DesignSpark Podcast’, which explores some of the hottest topics in tech through a mix of fun facts, exuberant stand-up, outlandish sketches and foot-tapping songs. The podcast offers excellent educational information on each technology, while also delivering a highly entertaining comedy …

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Engineers in the Making find a home in two new engineering institutions for children

A fifteen-year mission to bring engineering into primary classrooms has taken its most ambitious step yet as Primary Engineer officially launches – The Institution of Primary Engineers and The Institution of Secondary Engineers today. Both Institutions have been built for the digital age and are set to change the way …

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BSRIA successfully extends the scope of its UKAS accreditation for sampling Formaldehyde & TVOCs

BSRIA has successfully extended the scope of its UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accreditation for sampling Formaldehyde and Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOC) in accordance with BS EN 16000-3:2011 and BS EN 16000-6:2011 respectively. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) are carbon-based substances that evaporate at room temperature and can be a common problem in indoor air quality. A simple, cost effective way …

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Karl Metcalfe joins AEMT as technical support

New recruit Karl Metcalfe joins the Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades (AEMT) to offer technical support to its members and help develop the quality of AEMT service centres around the world. Coming from IECEx Certified Service Centre, Kirkby Lindsey in Hull, UK, Karl has worked within the rewind industry …

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Mouser Electronics adds local customer service in Brazil

Mouser Electronics has announced that it is expanding its Customer Service Centre operations to Brazil. The new customer service team — Mouser’s first in South America — will support electronic design engineers, buyers and hardware innovators across Brazil, helping them to locate the newest products for their designs. “This is a very …

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