Today’s job market looks more different than it ever has before. Industries that our grandparents and great-grandparents once knew are becoming obsolete due to the rising trend in autonomy. Remember when you heard someone say, “robots will take over the world one day?” Well, they weren’t wrong, but maybe it’s not such a bad thing. The automotive industry is being propelled forward by technology and autonomous features, and the next job to be taken over by a robot is “driver.”
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Do you remember years ago a toy train set that could be connected by magnets? The magnetic pull would force each individual train to follow the one that came before it. With enough magnetic pull, there would be three or four trains connected, following each other in the same path on the wooden train tracks. Now, let’s expand our thinking and apply this to today’s modern technology. Imagine you are driving down the interstate when you see three or four trucks following, no more than 10 feet behind the other. Except this time, they are not connected by a magnetic pull, but by IoT technology. According to the Washington Post, A wave of new technology intended to make trucks safer — using radar, cameras and reflective light scanning — is sweeping the industry. This new wave of technology is defined as platooning, and it is becoming very real in the trucking industry.
Immigration and H-1B sponsorships have been a topic of debate in the United States under the current Administration. Thousands of foreign workers have endured scams and faced with chilling experiences that have cost them hundreds and thousands of dollars.
Just as in Aerospace, the International Standards Organization has created the functional safety standard, ISO 26262, for the automotive industry. Questions remain surrounding ISO 26262 implementation and how it is used. Functional safety experts weigh in on tips and facts surrounding the standard.
In June of 2017, LHP announced a new Partnership with Model Engineering Solutions (MES), a German based vendor of quality tools for model-based development. This partnership allows LHP to present MES’s unique training materials in the U.S
As the automotive industry heads deeper into the 21st century, the technologies that propel automobiles from one location to another are rapidly changing to incorporate concepts that both improve upon and go beyond traditional gasoline and diesel powertrains. Some experts are marking the year 2017 as the year that has turned electric and hybrid vehicles from a fad to an inevitable fate in the automotive industry.
Since the early 1960s, Americans have been enamored with the animated sitcom “The Jetsons” and their depiction of a futuristic, space-like utopia. The show is full of talking robots, floating houses, and even flying cars.Years ago, the sitcom felt fanciful and far-fetched. And yet, here we are - in an age when these dreamlike fantasies are closer than ever to becoming our reality.
LHP's Michael King, stared as a guest on Automation Alley's Factory Reboot Podcast Series. The Factory Reboot Podcast Series is a podcast about technology’s role in manufacturing and how Industry 4.0 is transforming the future, from autonomous robotics to artificial intelligence. Hosted by Automation Alley Executive Director, Tom Kelly, the series explores the minds of industry experts, and divulges the opportunities and challenges manufacturers face as they rethink, retool, and reboot their factories for manufacturing's next act: one that is smart and connected.
Did you know the first electric vehicle was introduced more than 100 years ago? Today, electric vehicles are rising in popularity, and the development of the autonomous vehicle is partially responsible. One of the most publicized benefits of autonomous vehicles (AVs) is the decreased consumption of gasoline, leading to a reduction in demand for fossil fuels.
LHP Engineering Solutions has announced the creation of the Functional Safety Expressway (FSXpressway) as a response to the new safety-critical regulations (ISO 26262) that are impacting the design and development of all on-highway vehicles, including trucks, buses, trailers, semitrailers, and motorcycles in 2018.