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DFI Chapter 10: The rocket car
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Rockwell Collins engineer Keith Bornbach gives us a ride in his commute car, a Tesla.
DFI Chapter 11: Virtual design, real advantage
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Rockwell Collins' internally developed Virtual Prototype Modeling system can yield big benefits during the design process
DFI Chapter 13: Getting the Shockwave System to market quickly
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Shockwave Impact is using partners including NXP and Avnet to build a design and supply chain that could gets its MEMS product to market in just a few months.
DFI Chapter 12: Shockwave Impact-Monitoring and assessing head trauma
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Shockwave Impact's MEMS device can gauge traumatic force impacts on sports players. The next step is to make it communicate.
From the road for Design News
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From the road for Design News
DFI Chapter 9: iForce: Necessity is the mother of innovation
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7/28/2011   Post a comment
Rockwell Collins and Lectronix teamed to deliver an integrated, compact squad car communications and navigation solution for the California Highway Patrol and Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
DFI Chapter 8: Incredible Technologies
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7/26/2011   Post a comment
Incredible Technologies' Golden Tee Golf arcade game is history's most successful video game outside the home. VP Engineering Steve Janowiak describes the company's innovations.
DFI Chapter 7: Who revived the electric car?
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7/25/2011   Post a comment
The Sebring-Vanguard Citicar was ahead of its time nearly 40 years ago. Kyle Feller, from a new generation of innovators, is looking to it for inspiration.
Illuminati part 3-Under the hood
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7/24/2011   Post a comment
In part three of our interview with Illuminati Motor Works, founder Kevin Smith shows us the engine compartment and the various tradeoffs his team made to get to 207 mpg-e.
Illuminati part 2-Sleek, fast, electric
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7/20/2011   Post a comment
Illuminati Motor Works' Kevin Smith offers a tour of the interior and the body styling of the all-electric, 207.5 mpg-e Illuminati 7 vehicle
DFI Chapter 6: The Pit Crew
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Harting employees set up a pit crew in Elgin, Ill., to slake the Volt's thirst.
Illuminati part 1: Zoom-zoom
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7/19/2011   Post a comment
Kevin Smith and his team at Illuminati take us for a high-speed ride in his hand-built 7 electric vehicle, which competed for the X Prize.
DFI Chapter 5: Editor Charles Murray on battery technology
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DesignNews senior technical editor Charles Murray talks about the not-so-rapid evolution of battery technology and the hopes for the EV industry.
DFI Chapter 4: Sweet Home Chicago
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Tom Milauskas, Kurk Dawkins and Brian Fuller roll toward Chicago on the way to see Kove, a storage provider
Kove's Matt England on high-speed storage
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Matt England, operations manager for storage-solutions provider Kove, discusses high-speed storage markets and building a tech startup in Chicago.
Cab ride
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Cab ride
DFI Chapter 3: Test drive (no sales pitch)
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Paul Shackett, an electronics engineer with Masterlock, takes the Chevy Volt for a test drive around Schaumberg, IL.
DFI Chapter 2: Retrieving the Volt
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Day 1 of the Drive for Innovation finds us wrestling with a lock at Public Storage in Chicago to retrieve the Volt from its hiding place.
DFI Chapter 1: Where the climate suits my clothes
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7/11/2011   Post a comment
Opening sequence for the Drive for Innovation On the Road blog
System realization: hype or hope?
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7/7/2011   Post a comment
System realization methodologies are evolving quickly as hardware and software become increasingly entangled in the design process, according to Michal Siwinski,group product marketing director with Cadence.
DAC360_Vik_Kulkarni
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DAC360_Vik_Kulkarni
Steve Wozniak Keynote ESC Silicon Valley 2011 Abridged
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Brian Fuller chats with Steve Wozniak about education, engineers, polo and more.
Previewing the Drive for Innovation and the Chevy Volt
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7/5/2011   Post a comment
EE Times' Brian Fuller talks with Avnet Express' Alex Iuorio about the Drive for Innovation project in which Brian is the lucky soul who gets to drive a Chevy Volt around the country collecting stories about innovation.


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