Hello, it’s me. Your new Editor in Chief! You may have seen my face before over on WirelessDesignMag.com or in an epic Engineering Update video (ecnmag.com/...
In this issue's White Board infographic: Automobile manufacturers have already released self-driving features that enable vehicles to partially drive...
A panel of industry experts answer this issue's Brainstorm question: With the rise of the connected car, how are engineers addressing consumers' concern for...
2016 marks twenty years since the introduction of General Motors’ iconic EV1, the first mass-produced purpose-designed electric vehicle (EV) from a major...
Automakers are working on more efficient hydrogen fuel cells to make cars that produce only water - while the infrastructure struggles to expand beyond...
These days, up to 100 sensors may be used in a single vehicle. And while that may seem like a lot, this trend will continue to grow as automobiles become more...
In the not-too-distant future, you'll tell your car to start, when you want it to start, and even the temperature you want it to be inside—simply by speaking...
The connected car is a driving force in the ever-expanding Internet of Things (IoT) world. One of the many technologies that is integrated into these smart...
This infographic highlights facts and figures pertaining to the global electric cars market.
The human thirst for data is real. In order to gather data, sensor networks are deployed to record events in a variety of fields.
In today’s fast growing drone market segment, sensor technologies are often the unheralded secret sauce inside. In this article, we discuss the current state...
Which electric car is right for you? If you look at the automotive market today in search of an electric vehicle (EV), you might be overwhelmed by the...
Increasing demands from utility companies on the energy industry have once again placed distributed energy resources, including renewable energy, in the...
They say all good things must come to an end, but I’m sad to say this will be my last day at ECN.
How does your house stack up against your neighbor's? Smart technology gives new meaning to "keeping up with the Joneses"
Despite what feels like a rapid evolution in the past decade, the Smart Home is still very much an idea—a romantic notion of a future in which our household...
As offshore petroleum exploration and production necessitates new ways to enhance operating efficiencies and improve recovery of petroleum reservoirs, fiber...
As the self-driving car matures, safety will take center stage. Consumers will choose models that achieve high safety...
Spring has officially sprung here at ECN. The flowers are blooming, the editors are chirping, and the government-required solar panels are collecting the...
In the world of High Performance Computing (HPC) supercomputers represent the peak of capability, with performance measured...
With the advent of secure, reliable, low-power wireless communications and advances in sensor technology...
Data, and lots of it, drives today’s information-packed business climate. Effectively gathering and analyzing process and production data provides an ideal...
While consumer drones are often the vilified as a dangerous—or at best annoying—technology slowly easing us into a world where constant surveillance is the...
In our ever-connected world with the Internet of Things (IoT), reliable electrical power keeps our world communicating, electronics working, and critical...
Exactly how connected are you in the year 2016?
Long thought of as a sleepy backwater where designs remain unchanged for years or even decades, electronic enclosures might be the epitome of a mature market....
For several decades now, both the aerospace and power generation industries have put considerable effort into...
The continually increasing global demand for oil has required down-hole oil rigs to become much more technologically advanced, featuring an array of...
It’s that time of year again—or a little past that time, but we’ll get to that in a minute—and I’m very excited and proud to announce the launch of the third...
This means that sensors combined with cover glasses that have a perceivable curvature need to follow the shape of the lens.
Today’s smartphone technology offers features and capabilities unimagined just a few years ago, with thousands of apps that make these powerful digital tools...
We’ve been busy collecting stories for our 2016 “Year of the Engineer” and there are some great tales out there. I’ve decided to publish our first story right...
The challenges of deploying wireless networks in industrial environments include physical obstructions, interference from other radio systems,
The biggest challenge by far has been the age old trade-off between (power amplifier)...