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Connected Transportation Sparks EV Adoption

Connected Transportation Sparks EV Adoption

This piece was originally published in the May/June 2019 issue of electroindustry. Andrei Moldoveanu, Technical Director, NEMA On today’s roads, good things are moving fast and multi- directionally. A spark anywhere triggers others in expected and unexpected places. Tesla ignited the current electric vehicle (EV) spark in 2008 with its Roadster, which in turn enabled subsequent models. The very idea got people so excited about a mass-produced and competitively priced EV that more than 400,000 Read more […]

Give the Green Light to Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

Give the Green Light to Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

This piece was originally published in the May/June 2019 issue of electroindustry. Sen. Tom Carper, U.S. Senator, D-Delaware Global electric vehicle manufacturing is booming, and the automobile industry tells us this is just the beginning. While this is a positive development for clean air and our collective efforts to address climate change, without federal support to spur consumer demand for these vehicles, American drivers, workers, and automakers might not see the full benefits of this Read more […]

Selecting the Right Electric Motors and Drives Is Key to Vehicle Electrification

Selecting the Right Electric Motors and Drives Is Key to Vehicle Electrification

This piece was originally published in the May/June 2019 issue of electroindustry. Mike Logsdon, Vice President of Technology, Regal Beloit Mike Logsdon has more than 30 years of industry experience in electric motors and power transmission equipment. The transportation sector’s systems are rapidly moving away from internal combustion engines and toward electrification. Engineers now have many design and performance options thanks to significant advances in electric motor and control Read more […]

NEMA Forms New Connected Vehicle Infrastructure Committee

NEMA Forms New Connected Vehicle Infrastructure Committee

This piece was originally published in the May/June 2019 issue of electroindustry. Dave Miller, Principal Systems Engineer at Siemens, speaks at the Connected Vehicle Industry Workshop. Photo by Jena Passut Recognizing the need to promulgate the widespread adoption of connected vehicles, the NEMA Transportation Management Systems Section has commissioned a Connected Vehicle Infrastructure Technical Committee. Recognizing the need to promulgate the widespread adoption of connected vehicles, Read more […]

A Tipping Point for Transportation

A Tipping Point for Transportation

This piece was originally published in the May/June 2019 issue of electroindustry. Bryan Mulligan, President, Applied Information, Inc. Mr. Mulligan chairs the NEMA 3TS Transportation Section. With the advent of connected and autonomous and electric vehicles (CAV and EV), the transportation industry is about to change dramatically from its current iteration. These changes could bring significant benefits to America’s roads, as they have already been shown to improve traffic flow, reduce roadway Read more […]

FROM THE CHAIRMAN | Mark J. Gliebe

FROM THE CHAIRMAN | Mark J. Gliebe

This piece was originally published in the May/June 2019 issue of electroindustry. From planes to trains to automobiles, everything about how we move from point A to point B is about to change. We are on the cusp of a revolution in transportation moving us toward a future that is increasingly connected, electrified, shared, and—soon—autonomous. Several new technologies and technology applications are widespread across the country such as initial ride-hailing and car-sharing activated by Read more […]

Transforming Transportation

Transforming Transportation

This piece was originally published in the May/June 2019 issue of electroindustry. Steve Griffith, PMP, Industry Director, NEMA Steve Griffith is the NEMA Industry Director for the Transportation Systems Division and the principal staff liaison for NEMA’s Internet of Things and Cybersecurity activities. We are in the midst of a transportation technology transformation that is increasingly connected, electrified, shared, and perhaps ultimately autonomous. Rapid advances in transportation Read more […]

Housing Starts Headed for Modest Improvement

Housing Starts Headed for Modest Improvement

This piece was originally published in the March/April 2019 issue of electroindustry. Fred Ashton, Economic Analyst, NEMA Before the recession, housing starts averaged 1.57 million units per year. Since the end of the financial crisis in 2009, the recovery in residential construction has lagged overall growth. Housing starts have averaged just 1.24 million units since 2017. Housing affordability challenges have contributed to weak residential construction markets. National Association Read more […]

Eye on the International Energy Conservation Code

Eye on the International Energy Conservation Code

This piece was originally published in the March/April 2019 issue of electroindustry. Andrei Moldoveanu, Technical Director, NEMA The International Energy Conservation Code has entered into a three-year review cycle. All proposals submitted by an early January deadline will be processed this year. The process involves three stages. In the first stage, the proposals are published to prepare for a public hearing. The weeklong public hearing, which consists of all- day sessions, allows supporters Read more […]

Endnotes from the President | Kevin J. Cosgriff

Endnotes from the President | Kevin J. Cosgriff

This piece was originally published in the March/April 2019 issue of electroindustry. Lighting systems are everywhere—and they are an important focus area of NEMA. Besides improving lamps using the latest technologies, lighting manufacturers have been hard at work to give us illumination and lighting controls that impact our everyday lives and make our society more healthful and productive. This issue of electroindustry explores several aspects of lighting—controls, the LED revolution, Read more […]