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2013-04-15
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The truck maker's Project Horizon concept showcases technology related to aerodynamics, lighting, and chassis that could be on the road within 24 to 36 months.
2014-02-26
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Technical sessions focused on interiors at the SAE 2014 World Congress span the designated technology areas, including electronics, materials, and safety/testing. One example in the electronics area, to take place April 8 at 9:30 a.m., covers multi-media systems. As part of the discussion, Takata researchers will present new touchscreen concepts such as a smart display surface that could benefit steering-wheel design.
2015-02-27
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The new Class 8 on-highway truck for North America combines proven Daimler Truck aerodynamic technology with what the truck maker claims is the most fuel-efficient powertrain available, a downsped Detroit DD15 engine and standard DT12 fully automated manual transmission with Intelligent Powertrain Management.
2016-01-06
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Tech Mahindra Ltd. and Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) have jointly entered into an agreement with Pincar S.r.l. to purchase a controlling stake in Pininfarina S.p.A., an Italian brand in automotive and industrial design.
2010-12-21
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Toyota Industrial Equipment S.A. (TIESA) has chosen SimXpert with MD Nastran from MSC.Software Corp. for the modeling and analysis of chassis components and forklift truck body frames for customized material handling equipment.
2011-03-11
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Automobiles traditionally have been assembled using either unitized or body-on-frame construction. Uni-Chassis from Theodore & Associates provides an alternative by connecting stressed front and rear powertrain/suspension structures to a rigid backbone, eliminating the frame. The proof-of-concept chassis will be displayed for the first time at the SAE 2011 World Congress in Detroit.
2015-07-09
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The special-edition Deutz-Fahr 7250 Warrior features the Hella Module 70 LED Generation IV and is claimed to be the first tractor in the market to incorporate this latest-generation LED package.
2009-06-05
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Beyond “fueling” auxiliary power systems, solar energy could be harnessed in the future for vehicle lighting. Imagine walking outside with a light strip, slapping it on the side of your vehicle, and that’s it—no holes, no wires, no maintenance—while meeting federal requirements. Rick Bozich of Grote Industries shared that scenario in discussing the possibilities of its new 1-mm (0.04-in) -thick LightForm LED technology.
2009-01-19
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One vehicle architecture, three different powertrain configurations: that sums up Mercedes-Benz’s near-series Concept BlueZERO trio of cars. Two of the BlueZERO variants were on display at the 2009 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.
2008-03-31
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Three variations on a theme, the theme being environmentally responsible cars propelled by advanced powertrain systems. In a nutshell, that describes Chrysler’s intent with the three very different-looking—but technology-wise, somewhat similar—concept vehicles it revealed in January at the NAIAS.
2014-10-07
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Revealed at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, the concept is based on the XL1 but gets performance touches such as the powerful Ducati V2 engine and a racing-inspired chassis.
2014-10-07
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The crossover concept is an important vehicle for Toyota, demonstrating the Japanese automaker's desire for more "engaging" design—a key attribute particularly in the highly competitive European C-segment market.
2015-04-17
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PowerINSIGHT 2.0 from Exa Corp. provides real-time collaboration to reduce the risk of product compromise and costly late-stage design changes. The upgrade derives compelling presentations from terabytes of simulation data rapidly and accurately, the company claims.
2015-09-11
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Endurica targets tire and rubber product developers with new software release. CAE software adds features for the analysis of rolling structures, self-heating, wrinkling, and cavitation.
2009-12-16
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BAE Systems, through its U.S. Combat Systems business line, and Navistar Defense, LLC have successfully completed the critical design review (CDR) for the U.S. multiservice Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program.
2010-01-15
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SNSP, a Russian maritime firm that produces minesweepers, has purchased FiberSIM composites engineering software from Vistagy Inc. to design and manufacture composite hulls, hull spars, and supports. SNSP has also purchased Vistagy professional services for training as well as on-site assistance in developing composites design methodologies.
2016-02-12
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KISTERS has released version 2016 of its 3DViewStation Desktop, which features modern user-interface, high-performance 3D-viewing, advanced analysis, and digital mockup.
2014-05-20
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ViCANdo from Zuragon is a multimedia software tool for development, physical testing, and validation of various applications such as vehicle fleets, hybrid-electric systems, active safety systems, autonomous vehicles, and HMI systems.
2015-06-23
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Elektrobit releases an easier-to-use toolkit that enables development of multimodal user interfaces with advanced graphics, plus voice-, touch-, and gesture-based commands, for sophisticated human-machine interface (HMI) systems.
2009-02-11
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Gearing is an area where advanced steels are flourishing. One company that develops such gear steels is QuesTek Innovations LLC. The Evanston, IL-based materials solutions company applies its proprietary Materials by Design R&D process to the design and development of not only new iron-based alloys but also those based on nickel, aluminum, titanium, and copper.
2012-08-20
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ETAS ASCMO accurately predicts complex system behaviors by using a model based on a minimal number of measurements taken from the actual system, thus significantly reducing the effort required for testing on real-world systems.
2013-09-11
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The curvy Q30 Concept, which debuted Sept. 10 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, serves as the design precursor for Infiniti’s future compact premium entry, production of which is expected to start in Sunderland, U.K., in 2015.
2013-01-25
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Honda has a new addition to its “global compact series” of vehicles: the production version of the Urban SUV Concept, which made its world debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
2009-10-14
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Solar modules in vehicles are still very much niche products. One reason is glass-based module manufacturing limits the use of photovoltaic cells in size and weight, according to Proof Design and Innovation Management. The German company presented a plastic-based solution, the Composite Solar Module, at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
2013-09-30
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Featuring a 1.6-L turbocharged GDI engine with hybrid-electric drive, the Niro subcompact crossover was designed in the same city in which it was revealed: Frankfurt, Germany.
2014-10-08
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Continuing with design themes established with last year’s Q30 concept, the Infiniti Q80 Inspiration hybrid concept that debuted at the 2014 Paris Motor Show also showcases what’s on the horizon from the luxury brand in the powertrain and connectivity realms.
2016-09-29
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Many among the 13 partners that jointly developed the Genius CAB concept are firmly established in the automotive industry, and quite of few of these suppliers note the influence their automotive arms played in their contributions to the project.
2016-01-03
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The latest version of the company's FloEFD solution has updated features such as improved mesh handling, an enhanced transient solver, and an interface to Abaqus FEA software for stress analysis.
2015-04-02
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The company expects to better support the use of additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, by releasing new OptiStruct solver capabilities for topology optimization. The company claims this new technology is the first tool developed specifically for designers of lattice structures.
2013-02-21
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David Mason, Vice President of Global Automotive for Altair Engineering, discusses how modeling and FE analysis tools can help engineers optimize their structural composite designs—and ultimately "catalyze composites growth" in the automotive sector.
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