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Magnetic “nerves” to let vehicles sense damage

Magnetic “nerves” to let vehicles sense damage

Clemson University researchers with a sample of their new smart material, which could act as damage ...

There’s nothing more frustrating than getting home from the store to find a huge dent in the side of the car and having no idea when it happened. But imagine if your car could feel pain, so to speak, and alert you when it takes damage. The US Army is funding research to make that kind of system a reality, and in future vehicles could be outfitted with a smart material that senses damage the way nerves sense pain and relay a damage report to help with maintenance and repairs.

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Category: Materials


  • Clemson University
  • Magnetic
  • Maintenance
  • Materials
  • Pain
  • Repair
  • Sensors
  • US Army
  • US Army Research Laboratory
  • Vehicles

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