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Read all back issues online www.ust-media.com UST 43 :APRIL/MAY 2022 UK £15,USA$30,EUROPE e 22 Which way to go? The choice betweenwired andwireless charging Software updates How ECUs are keeping upwith new powertrain trends Public interest Auve Tech’s development of its Iseauto Level 4 taxi 4 The US has taken a key step forward in the development of unmanned ground vehicles. Pitched as a largely cosmetic change, the latest amendment to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s rules detail who can sit in the front seats of a driverless car, for example specifying the location of airbags. But for the first time the change takes into account that there may be no controls or steering wheel, allowing such vehicles on public roads. How the development of all types of unmanned ground vehicles are progressing is detailed on page 58 and in our report from the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on page 90. The development of different ways to charge them, whether wireless or pinned, is examined on page 38. This move for driverless cars mirrors the commercial rollout of unmanned aircraft for commercial delivery services. A key platform for this type of service is the Windracers ULTRA, detailed on page 78. The company is working with household names on deliveries from the air, in a move that has been seen as many years away. Many elements of regulation and technology are increasingly coming together to enable the practical and safe use of unmanned systems, boosting the volume of production and cutting costs to drive the industry forward. Nick Flaherty | Technology Editor Taking the wheel Editorial Director Ian Bamsey Deputy Editor Rory Jackson Technology Editor Nick Flaherty Production Editor Guy Richards Contributor Peter Donaldson Technical Consultants Paul Weighell Ian Williams-Wynn Dr Donough Wilson Prof James Scanlan Design Andrew Metcalfe [email protected] UST Ad Sales Please direct all enquiries to Freya Williams [email protected] Subscriptions Frankie Robins [email protected] Publishing Director Simon Moss [email protected] General Manager Chris Perry Intro | April/May 2022 April/May 2022 | Unmanned Systems Technology Volume Eight | Issue Three April/May 2022 High Power Media Limited Whitfield House, Cheddar Road, Wedmore, Somerset, BS28 4EJ, England Tel: +44 (0)1934 713957 www.highpowermedia.com ISSN 2056-9823 Printed in Great Britain ©High Power Media All rights reserved. Reproduction (in whole or in part) of any article or illustration without the written permission of the publisher is strictly prohibited. While care is taken to ensure the accuracy of information herein, the publisher can accept no liability for errors or omissions. Nor can responsibility be accepted for the content of any advertisement. SUBSCRIPTIONS Subscriptions are available from High Power Media at the address above or directly from our website. Overseas copies are sent via air mail. UST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS 1 year subscription – 15% discount: UK – £75; Europe – £90 USA – £93.75; ROW – £97.50 2 year subscription – 25% discount: UK – £135; Europe – £162 USA – £168.75; ROW – £175.50 Make cheques payable to High Power Media. Visa, Mastercard, Amex and UK Maestro accepted. Quote card number and expiry date (also issue/start date for Maestro) ALSO FROM HPM THE COMMUNICATIONS HUBOF THE RACING POWERTRAINWORLD ANGIESMITH: DeployingBuellV2s FEBRUARY/MARCH 2022 UK £15,US/CN$25,EUROPE e 22 TAMING4000 TEMPERAMENTALHORSES BobbyDodrill’sMissMiseryV8 DRIFTINGAT THELIMIT JamesDeane’s awesome 2JZ MAXIMISING ELECTRIC POWER Cooling tech for EV components www.highpowermedia.com ISSUE013 | SPRING2022 UK£15 USA$30 EUROPE€22 E-MOBILITY ENGINEERING THE COMMUNICATIONS HUB OF THE ELECTRIFIED POWERTRAIN Stateofplay Nearlythere Thechallengesofdeveloping solid-statebatteries Whysolar-poweredEVscould soonbeacommonsight Off the grid How theLightyear1solar EVcouldmakeplug-in charginga thingof thepast The USE network Having now provided several enterprises around the world with the support and connections they need to implement efficient and sustainable technological solutions, we’re keen to continue expanding this free service. If the unmanned vehicle and/or system you’re working on could benefit from some independent advice, from engineers specialising in the appropriate field, then please do get in touch. Email your question/challenge/dilemma/predicament to [email protected] or visit www.unmannedsystemsengineering.com and raise a case with us. All questions will be treated in the strictest confidence, and there’s no obligation whatsoever to follow any recommendations made.