Automotive Technology Essays

  • Virginia Kearney 4 days agofrom United States

    That is an interesting question Oni, and I think you could possibly write a good paper about that. You could actually try an even broader question: How can the Internet Of Things be used to help in disease control?

  • Oni Anu 4 days ago

    Is it possible to use Internet Of Things for disease control surveillance system?

  • Virginia Kearney 4 days agofrom United States

    Hi Paola, you are right that you need to narrow the topic and one of the ways to do this is to turn it into a question which then can have several possible answers. Your answer will be the thesis. Here are some ideas:

    How can parents best monitor their children's use of media?

    How much online time should children have each day?

    What are the risks of using the Internet that parents need to know?

  • Paola 7 days ago

    I am trying to do a research paper on technology. The question that I came up with is: Are Parents Underestimating Children’s Risky Online

    Experiences? I feel as if this question is way too broad. There are parents that are aware of how risky online experiences can be or are!

    Can someone help me narrow it down?

    Thanks.

  • Virginia Kearney 10 days agofrom United States

    Hi Layla, I think you've written two good questions. I don't know whether these would be hard to research. The first question is descriptive and would be an explaining paper. The second paper is an evaluation. You could also do something like: How has social media changed the way the government and governed people communicate? How has Twitter changed the way people think about government? Do people know more or less now about their government than before there was technology and social media?

  • laylalankford 11 days ago

    Aloha! I am looking for a research topic for Technology and Government. I came up with

    How are technologies changing the way people interact with government entities.

    Are cellphones and computers enabling us to communicate effectively with government.

    I am not positive if these are strong topics to do a research paper on. Any advice or suggestions?

    Mahalo.

  • Virginia Kearney 2 weeks agofrom United States

    A variety of topics could be done on concrete civil engineering. Here are a few:

    What is the best way to make concrete earthquake safe?

    How is smart concrete changing the way civil engineers design their projects? Smart concrete has dormant bacteria spores along with calcium lactate which fills in cracks and self-heals the concrete.

    Is smart concrete really better?

    How can concrete be used in zero energy buildings?

  • Virginia Kearney 2 weeks agofrom United States

    Hi Sarah, you can narrow your topic by talking about either one particular kind of social network, like Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Another way to narrow the topic is to talk about what kind of information, such as political action, current news, disaster preparedness, or even a very specific situation like school shootings.

  • vivek behera 2 weeks ago

    tell me some topic related to concrete technology related to civil engineering

  • Sarah 2 weeks ago

    Hi, I also need a help for narrowing the topic because my teacher thinks it is kind of wide. I proposed for my topic to be "The impact of social networks on dissemination of information" but he wants me to narrow it and I don't really know how.

  • Virginia Kearney 2 weeks agofrom United States

    Hi William, you probably want to add something about what they are hacking. If students are your focus group, then you might want to add what they hack, such as school records, or their grades.

  • William 3 weeks ago

    Hi, could you help me narrower the topic please? My topic is to do a research to investigate the perception of hacking among student, but my teacher say it is too wide range.

  • Virginia Kearney 3 weeks agofrom United States

    Hi Jencee, you could do a topic like: What is the best IT school for _____(pick an It major)?

    Why do IT students need to take courses in English?

    What is the difference between online and traditional IT schools?

    Which IT major do most female students prefer?

    How can more females be attracted to IT careers?

  • Jencee 3 weeks ago

    Hello, I like your ideas but I'm still having problems about choosing a research topic. Can you help me? My teacher told us to think of what we could research about IT students or IT schools.. Thank you!

  • Virginia Kearney 4 weeks agofrom United States

    1. How does technology use change the way a business (state a type of business) practice?

    2. What is the best new technology to develop alternative energy businesses?

    3. How can using new technologies help a restaurant business improve efficiency and customer service?

  • Showkat Ahmed 4 weeks ago

    suggest me some topics about technologies and businesses???

  • Virginia Kearney 7 weeks agofrom United States

    Hi Jerick, the science of criminology is also called forensics. The topics in this article are for research rather than experimenting. For an experiment topic, you might want to do something about trying to pick up fingerprints from different surfaces. You would have to look up how to pick up fingerprints first. This is not hard to do. My kids did this at a science museum. Then you would test different surfaces like paper, glass, wood, metal etc. The question could be "which surface is the easiest to get a clear fingerprint from?" If you do this experiment, please come back and tell me how it went!

  • jerick 7 weeks ago

    hi ma'am, can you help us? were constructing a topic on our research but its difficult. the instruction of our teacher is, it must be apply with experimenting based on our course and my course is about criminology. thank you

  • Virginia Kearney 3 months agofrom United States

    Ian and Aye--I'd suggest that you look at my other articles, especially the one that gives science essay ideas.

  • Ian and Aye 3 months ago

    Hello maam! Can you help us? We are having a difficulty on choosing our topic and constructing a title for it. We are Education students major in Biology. Can you please give or suggest some qualitative research or topics? We are from Philippines and we need your help.

  • Virginia Kearney 3 months agofrom United States

    Hi Ariemar, any of the questions here would make a good title. You can shorten it a bit. I like using questions for a title because it makes the reader interested in the answer, and therefore more open to reading your paper. Perhaps you could use, "Is Social Media Use Harmful to Students?"

  • IBUY 3 months ago

    Hi. Its a wide range of good gopics but can I ask for your suggestion of research topics about engineering?

  • Mehak 4 months ago

    i want to know some useful topics about educational technology

  • KRISHNA MAHATO 4 months ago

    thanks for your topics

  • mae 5 months ago

    good topics about digital learning please.

  • sebastian 6 months ago

    marine Technology for good topic?

  • Meseret Tadesse from Ethiopia,wsu. 7 months ago

    thank! for your topics and idea.

  • Virginia Kearney 7 months agofrom United States

    Hi ASD, you would need to narrow down your topic and idea in order to find a good title. You might want to look at my other topic ideas in my other articles on Science ideas.

  • Philip 7 months ago

    This list was super helpful, there are some great ideas and topics to write about...thanks for publishing this.

  • Virginia Kearney 8 months agofrom United States

    Hi Ariane--check out my other ideas on science topics by looking at my profile or searching on the site for my other articles. Here are a few ideas: What are the advantages of Free Space Optics? How is the Philippines most vulnerable to cyber attacks? How can we better protect our data from hackers?

  • Ariane 8 months ago

    Hi good day! May I ask your help?? Help me find the best title for my research..my course is information system. About the computer system..I'm from Philippines..thank you ma'am

  • Virginia Kearney 8 months agofrom United States

    Hi, Thea--Look at my article on Science Research Topics. Find the link either in the sidebar or on my profile page.

  • Thea 8 months ago

    I need a research topic about science. A topic which is similar to investigatory project or science project.

  • Virginia Kearney 8 months agofrom United States

    Thanks, Allie, You might want to check my article about science topics. In reality, most of chemical engineering is moving over to computational engineering and nanotechnology. So a good topic might be, "how is computational engineering changing chemical engineering" or "how is the chemical engineering profession changing?" Many colleges are actually dropping the name "chemical engineering" entirely.

  • Allie 8 months ago

    The suggested topics given are all good. But can you also please give me an example of a research topic about chemical engineering? Its for my research paper in K12.

  • Virginia Kearney 9 months agofrom United States

    Hi Mitch- for robotics and computer science topics, you might want to try: How will nanobots change biology? Are smart houses safe? Is facial recognition software making privacy impossible? How should we allow facial recognition software to be used? Is it a good idea for us to move everything to the cloud? What careers will robots take over in the next 20 years?

  • mitch 9 months ago

    can you give an example of a research topic about robots or computer science?

  • Virginia Kearney 12 months agofrom United States

    Des, for younger students, it is a good idea to pick a topic that they can research with videos as well as well as articles. I'd suggest going to YouTube and searching for educational videos on bread and pastry. That might give you some ideas. You also might want to start with a kitchen science type of approach. Then start with a question that students can look for to answer. For example, "What are the different ways to make bread around the world?" or "What are the different ways to make bread rise?" or "What is the history of sourdough bread?"

  • I'm Des 12 months ago

    Do you have some techniques in formulating research titles for specialized subjects in K to 12, most specially about bread and pastry. Your help and suggestion will be much appreciated. Thank you.

  • Virginia Kearney 17 months agofrom United States

    Hi Restituto--I have everything you would need to write a research paper here on HubPages. Look for "Problem Solution paper" and "Research Essay."

  • restituto 17 months ago

    hi! can you help me for my research paper which is all about in technology that affects in colleges student and how we solve it.. thanks!

  • sanjay 18 months ago

    super, great job. Thank you. This can be a lifesaver :)

  • Virginia Kearney 21 months agofrom United States

    Hi Madhavi--I don't understand why you would be running out of time trying to choose a Ph.D proposal. Generally, you should be working that out with the professor in charge of your research. However, I do think that this is something that people are actually researching on right now in education and probably this could be a general topic area for your research. However, you would need a narrow and specific focus for a Ph.D. along with specific areas of learning you would be examining.

  • MADHAVI 21 months ago

    Hi,I would like to confirm about one essay topic of above mentioned...i.e..How important is it that schools teach using ipads,smart boards,social media and other new technologies?... is it a research topic which can be picked up for a phd research proposal????

    PLz help me by responding immediately on this..am running out of time..

  • Doris James-MizBejabbers 2 years ago

    Hi, Virginia, some of these topics are just good common sense discussion, but some go very deep and beyond even human understanding. For instance, we have been discussing in a spiritual study group whether souls will be willing to occupy cloned bodies. Highly unscientific, but it might be a good paper for a theology class. Anyway, its a very interesting article and well presented. I would love to be a student today and present papers on some of these topics.

  • WETHEBEST 2 years ago

    Awesome Topics

  • Virginia Kearney 

  • A version of this essay was originally published at Tech.pinions, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry.


    The continuing evolution of the modern automobile is arguably one of the most exciting and most important developments in the tech world today. In fact, it’s probably one of the most important business and societal stories we’ve seen in some time.

    The leadership at no less venerable a player than Ford Motor Co. obviously felt the same way — they just replaced their CEO, despite his long-term tenure with the company and the record-setting profits he helped drive during his three-year leadership there. The reason? Not enough progress on advancing the company’s cars forward in the technology domain, particularly with regard to electric vehicles, autonomous driving and new types of transportation service-focused business models.

    As has been noted by many, these three capabilities — electrification, autonomy and cars as a service — are considered the key trends driving the auto market today and into the future, at least as far as Wall Street is concerned. In reality, the picture isn’t nearly that simple, but it is clear that tech-industry-driven initiatives are driving the agenda for today’s carmakers. And it’s pushing many of them into uncomfortable positions.

    It turns out, however, that in spite of the importance of this critical evolution of automobiles, this is one of those issues that’s a lot harder to overcome than it first appears.

    Part of the problem is that as cars have advanced and various technologies have been integrated into them, they’ve evolved into enormously complex machines. Today’s automobiles have as many as 150 programmable computing elements (often called Electronic Control Units, or ECUs), surprisingly large (and heavy) amounts of wiring, numerous different types of electronic signaling and interconnect buses, and up to 100 millions of lines of software, in addition to the thousands of mechanical parts required to run a car. Frankly, it’s somewhat of a miracle that modern cars run as well as they do, although reports of technical glitches and other problems in newer cars do seem to be on the rise.

    In addition to the mechanical and computer architecture complexity of the cars themselves, the organizational and business model complexity of today’s car companies and the entire auto supply chain also contribute to the problem. Having evolved over the more than 100-year history of the automotive industry, the system of multiple Tier 1 suppliers, such as Harman, Delphi, Bosch and others, buying components from Tier 2 and Tier 3 suppliers down the chain and car brand OEMs (such as Ford) piecing together multiple subsystems from different combinations of Tier 1s to build their cars is notoriously complex.

    But toss in the fact that there are often groups within the carmaker that are specifically responsible for a given ECU (such as, say, heating, air conditioning and other “comfort” controls) and whose jobs may be at risk if someone suggests that the company change to a simpler architecture in which they combined the functionality of multiple ECUs into a smaller, more manageable number and, well, you get the picture.

    If ever there was an industry ripe for disruption — and in need of a tech overhaul — the automotive industry is it. That’s why many traditional carmakers are concerned, and why many tech companies are salivating at a chance to get a piece of the multi-trillion-dollar global automotive industry.

    It’s also why companies like Tesla have made such a splash. Despite its very modest sales, it is seen as a credible attempt to drive the kind of technological and organizational disruption that many people believe is necessary to transform the automotive industry. In truth, however, because of the inherent and ingrained nature of the auto supply chain, even Tesla has to follow many of the conventions of multiple Tier 1 suppliers, etc., that its rivals use. The problem is that deeply embedded.

    But even as those issues get addressed, they are really just a prelude to yet more innovations and opportunities for disruption. Like many modern computing devices — and, to be clear, that’s what today’s cars have become — the technological and business model for autos is slowly but surely moving toward a software-and-services-focused approach. In other words, we’re moving toward the software-defined “digital car.”

    In order for that to happen, several key challenges need to be addressed. Most importantly, major enhancements in automotive security — both through architectural changes and software-driven advances — have to occur. The potential for life-threatening problems if either standard or autonomous cars get hacked should make this point painfully obvious.

    Connectivity options, speed and reliability also have to be improved, and that’s where industry-wide efforts like 5G and specific products from vendors like Qualcomm and Intel can make a difference.

    Finally, car companies and critical suppliers need to figure out the kinds of services that consumers will be willing to pay for and deliver platforms and architectures that can enable them. Like many other types of hardware devices, profit margins on cars are not very large, and with the increasing amount of technology they’re going to require, they could even start to shrink. As a result, car companies need to think through different ways of generating income.

    Thankfully, a number of tech startups and established vendors, such as Harman, are working on creating cloud-based platform delivery systems for automotive services that are expected to start bringing these capabilities to life over the next several years.

    As with any major transition, the move to a digital car model won’t be easy, fast or bump-free, but it’s bound to be an interesting ride.


    Bob O’Donnell is the founder and chief analyst of Technalysis Research LLC, a technology consulting and market research firm that provides strategic consulting and market research services to the technology industry and professional financial community. Reach him @bobodtech.


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