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2012-09-04
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QNX Software Systems says Car 2 is the first pre-integrated software stack for car infotainment that leverages the power of HTML5 on a software foundation proven in more than 30 million vehicles worldwide.
2014-03-10
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Billing itself as the "first-ever open-source race team," Perrinn myTeam is inviting students, professional engineers, and others to contribute and share data for development of a possible sports car entry at Le Mans in 2015.
2013-06-18
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Italian company Pininfarina has selected Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA for Creative Designers application to design and manufacture a new concept car in honor of its honorary chairman, Sergio Pininfarina.
2012-10-05
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Working with supplier 3M, General Motors engineers have developed what they claim is an industry-first LED taillight technology that delivers a soft, uniform red glow in a complex and unique shape. It is being deployed first on the MY2013 Buick Enclave, then will be cascaded to other Buick models, the company says.
2014-03-19
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Ford is using a highly engineered lens with 16 precision optical surfaces and 80 facets in the upcoming 2015 F-150's headlamp to re-create as much as possible a daytime quality of light after the sun goes down. The automaker says no other light-duty pickup truck on the road today uses LED headlamps.
2009-03-26
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Numerical Control Computer Sciences has announced that an updated version of the Aerospace Application Library will be included in NCL V9.7, the latest release of the company’s multiaxis machining software. The AAL extends the capability of the CAM software to address specific requirements unique to the manufacturing of structural airframe components.
2010-06-01
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The European Union on May 1 published an amendment to type approval requirements to permit some of the mandated tests to be carried out by the manufacturer themselves, according to InterRegs, an online resource for global vehicle safety and emissions regulations.
2012-09-06
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The new release of Virtualizer improves modeling productivity through a new model authoring feature and IP specification import function.
2008-07-03
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Because it is so different, the starlight headliner in the Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe gets lots of attention. Producing the illusion of a starry night did not require a technological breakthrough. Hundreds of tiny holes are cut into the headliner material, and fiber-optic lighting fills them with “starlight.”
2014-01-29
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Nissan’s Datsun unit on Jan. 22 released a sketch of a concept car, saying it “represents a possible direction for the future expansion of Datsun’s model lineup for up-and-coming young customers in high-growth markets such as India.”
2011-04-18
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A CAE and CAD veteran has been hired by MSC Software to head strategy and product management. Ken Welch has experience at both established companies such as Autodesk and Rockwell Corp. as well as at venture-funded startups such as Rasna Corp. and Moldflow Corp.
2013-08-27
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A European Union-funded collaborative research project designed to convert exhaust waste heat into onboard electricity via is moving into the prototype stage, according to Ricardo. The company, a partner in the project (called PowerDriver), reported that recently completed simulation work on a potential automotive application of the thermo-electric generator technology (TGEN) indicates a possible output of 300 W and equivalent fuel savings over the NEDC drive cycle of 2.5%.
2014-04-09
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Argonne National Laboratory used the first day of the SAE 2014 World Congress in Detroit on April 8 to launch a new program designed to help automakers design more efficient engines via optimized combustion.
2012-11-30
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Autodesk and IndyCar have signed a three-year technology partnership that will give the participants in the IZOD IndyCar Series broad access to the former's cloud-based design and engineering software.
2009-08-17
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Seeking a stylish look for its new electric vehicle charging station, GreenlightAC of Washington, D.C., chose a woman-owned industrial design consultancy in New York City, SnS Design. The units can be installed at homes and at driving destinations and offer 120- and 240-V charging. First installations will be at work locations in the D.C. metro area.
2013-01-11
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Capacitive switches, paddle shifters, TFT displays, and Sport and Eco driving modes are among the many technology features of the fourth-generation Avalon. The car was engineered for much sportier driving compared to its predecessor.
2013-04-18
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Paul Goossens, Maplesoft Vice President, Engineering Solutions, discusses his company's simulation capabilities.
2010-06-21
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Verisurf Software and select resellers of CNC’s Mastercam have introduced Master3DGage, a portable rapid 3-D inspection solution that, they say, enables machine shops to significantly increase production and improve part quality.
2009-08-19
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Northrop Grumman Corp. Aerospace Systems is strongly encouraging its supply chain to explore the use of Siemens' Sinumerik 840D solution line CNC and Sinumerik Volumetric Compensation System (VCS) to achieve high-tolerance machined parts for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.
2009-01-26
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Right Hemisphere, producer of visual product communication and collaboration solutions, announced on Jan. 20 that the world’s largest supplier of commercial airplane assemblies and components, Spirit AeroSystems, has purchased its software.
2012-12-13
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Significant vehicle mass reduction—up to 20%—is achievable if weight reduction is pursued as part of a "full-vehicle approach," according to a study by FEV Inc. released Dec. 13. The company used a 2010 Toyota Venza for its research because that model was used in an earlier, related study.
2009-09-15
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Rockwell Automation has announced its latest version of FactoryTalk View visualization software for machine-level and site-level human-machine interface (HMI) solutions.
2009-04-23
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Vistagy AeroSuite enables manufacturers to optimize parts and assemblies by taking an integrated approach to aero structures development.
2010-04-23
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General Motors now has a bigger design presence in Korea. The company recently opened the Seoul Advanced Design Studio, which is the base for GM's global mini and small vehicles. The 30 designers and other employees there specialize in exterior and interior styling, as well as research on trends in colors and materials, advanced electronics, digital design, and studio engineering. 
2012-10-19
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Lincoln on Oct. 19 formally opened a new design studio in Dearborn, MI. It is the brand's first new, fully dedicated design center in four decades. Located on the campus of Ford Motor Co.'s Product Development Center, the studio is home to a skilled, co-located global team of designers, sculptors, math sculptors, and modelers representing a dozen nationalities.
2012-07-09
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Installing a “powerwall” capable of projecting vehicle and concept designs in 3-D and virtual environments is among the ways Ford has upgraded its German design center in Merkenich-Cologne. The €11.6 million expansion also involves new milling machines that use CAD to create precise clay models of new vehicles for aerodynamic wind-tunnel testing, as well as redesigned existing studios.
2011-04-25
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With workspace for more than 1000 engineers, a new technical center being planned by TRW Inc. for Shanghai will be among the company's largest worldwide. Slated to open in 2013, the tech center will house research and development, engineering design and application, and testing and validation activities across all of TRW's product lines—and will be able to directly provide its customers with technical and commercial services, according to the company.
2010-02-09
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Altair ProductDesign and Summitech Engineering recently announced the joint development of a method to create correlated passenger-car multibody dynamics (MBD) models without requiring OEM information.
2009-12-18
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Magneti Marelli and Samsung have agreed to partner on cockpit displays. Magneti will provide expertise in instrument clusters and built-in navigations systems. It supplies about 5 million such units annually.
2012-05-11
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Osram has developed a Web-based smart phone app for designers of exterior automotive lighting called the Automotive Signal LED Selector. Available for the iPhone, Android, or Blackberry OS, or any device with a Web browser, the tool provides lighting designers and engineers with a mobile, convenient, and easy-to-use tool to select the right LEDs for the application. 
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