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2008-10-10
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A startup in the project management software field hopes to gain a foothold in the automotive and aerospace industries by making it simpler to handle remote programs. Clarizen is offering Web-based tools that help companies link remote offices or communicate with contract suppliers.
2008-09-05
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National Instruments has beefed up its design and testing tools, making it simpler for engineers to create and test prototypes. Its upgrade of the LabVIEW graphical system design software will help engineers move to multicore architectures and utilize wireless technologies.
2014-01-22
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Concerns about airborne diseases and flu pandemics coupled with increasing passenger concerns about environmental conditions are prompting some aircraft designers to take a closer look at ventilation systems. In many instances, improvements in air quality and cleanliness are being expedited by using design tools such as computational fluid dynamics (CFD).
2009-04-21
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Rapid-prototyping equipment played an important role for Bombardier as it prepared to debut its Learjet 85 interior. As the company scrambled to prepare for a trade show last year, large and highly visible passenger service units were created in days using machines that are playing a bigger role throughout the aerospace industry.
2010-11-01
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The growing complexity of electronic systems is prompting a major change in design processes. Whether they’re probing deeply into fuel combustion or integrating many control modules used in passive entry systems, engineers are doing more development in virtual environments.
2017-04-06
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Low temperature combustion (LTC) remains an area of high interest with extensive research, even though many challenges must still be overcome before LTC sees commercial acceptance.
2013-04-18
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Automotive engineers have been combining electronics and mechanical systems for years, but they’re still figuring out how to efficiently model and simulate mechatronic systems. Sharing files between disciplines remains an issue along with the challenge of creating models for use in different applications.
2012-10-30
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Design and validation processes that include modeling, simulation, and hardware-in-the-loop testing are creating larger and larger volumes of data, making it more challenging for engineers to analyze and understand the nuances of their designs. Tool providers are ramping up their efforts to help these designers manage data.
2014-08-29
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Product engineering projects are always circular. As new versions evolve, data that comes back to design teams is incorporated into the next iteration. Panelists at the upcoming Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress will explore this cycle in a panel entitled “Math to Lab to Road.”
2008-12-05
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Software is a central part of aircraft design, and it is a key factor in the push to improve quality at every step from concept design to full production. Design tools are adding features that make quality an even more integral part of development, and other tools are helping elsewhere in product life cycles.
2009-06-04
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Mentor Graphics is the late­st tool provider to support AUTOSAR, rolling out the first of a suite of products that helps designers move from architectural exploration to implementation. The family will help engineers weigh the trade-offs and make decisions early in the design cycle.
2009-06-25
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With growing composites use, engineers are making more extensive use of simulation to better understand manufacturing operations and how design decisions impact production.
2016-03-01
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The growing role of electronics and software is altering the design process, requiring a greater focus on validation and verification, particularly to meet the stringent demands of off-highway environments.
2016-11-28
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Human-machine interfaces are changing rapidly and consolidating as radio head units handle more functions and connect to diverse systems inside and outside the vehicle.
2008-03-31
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The design software tools that have changed the development cycle are now revamping the way prototype proposals are analyzed by executives, who now view virtual movies rather than scouring over clay mockups. Renault is using these visualization tools to boost the number of new models it introduces.
2012-09-11
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As the number of electronic functions on vehicles soars, engineers are increasingly linking them together to provide more sophisticated functionality without increasing the number of modules. As these modules work together in a more holistic fashion, it’s becoming more challenging to ensure that all the functions and interactions are integrated efficiently with high reliability.
2009-05-01
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Virtual reality gives product developers the benefits of seeing real components without the cost of building prototypes. The systems that let developers explore designs in 3-D are coming down in cost, making VR more accessible for more companies.
2009-08-05
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While modeling and simulation tools still have some obstacles to overcome, they are letting engineers try many innovative techniques without spending money on prototypes.
2009-03-16
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Offering the right mix of infotainment options to meet rapidly changing consumer tastes will be a major challenge for design engineers and marketers for years. QNX Software Systems aims to help them get designs to market quickly, offering reference designs, preliminary licensing agreements, and modular software.
2008-06-19
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When several sensors are added throughout a vehicle, setup and calibration are far less of a problem than in the past. That is if off-highway test engineers use sensors that employ a standard that stores identification data on the sensor, bringing plug-and-play to the testing field.
2013-11-22
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Now that simulation and modeling are common techniques for designing equipment, standards groups are stepping in to add a bit more structure and compatibility for these tools. Two trade associations have paired up to establish a working group that aims to make it simpler to merge engineering analysis with overall systems behavior analysis.
2016-07-28
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Modeling and simulation continue to help suppliers and OEMs provide systems and vehicles that do more work while conserving fuel, reducing emissions and keeping costs in check. A broad range of tools come into play as engines and aftertreatment systems move through the design cycle.
2009-07-13
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Though consumers often comment on the silence of hybrid vehicles, noise and vibration specialists hear a whole new set of sounds. The whine of electric motors and the whir of fans are heard loudly when they are not masked by the purr of a gasoline engine.
2010-01-20
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The transition to hybrid and electric vehicles is helping push another change as product developers move to model-based design tools. Engineers in Detroit and China are both making the move, saying it’s a necessity as engineers strive to stay in the forefront of the shift to electrification.
2015-01-22
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The web-based methodology can provide a quick way for companies to share design tools and shorten development cycles, but many companies remain cautious about moving to the cloud, though it’s being tried out by small and mid-sized suppliers.
2008-08-07
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Two topics of high interest to the auto industry—the decline of U.S. automakers and the push for energy conservation—are at the forefront of research projects at Argonne National Laboratory. The research lab will spend around $40 million for transportation research this year, and its research efforts could help to determine what projects the U.S. Department of Energy suggests Congress should consider supporting.
2016-09-20
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While OEMs wait for NHTSA's V2X mandate they are discussing whether broad usage can be achieved without regulations.
2012-07-13
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As powertrain electrification moves forward, tool providers are stepping up to help engineers improve efficiency. National Instruments has enhanced its hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) technology, partnering with JSOL to create a tool called the JMAG-RT add-on for NI VeriStand.
2010-06-21
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Consumers accustomed to flashy images on everything from iPods to HDTVs won’t settle for grainy or boring graphics on vehicle displays. That is prompting companies in various fields to roll out software tools that help designers write graphical software.
2008-12-08
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Though Congress and others paint automakers as stodgy companies in need of reorganization, automakers have been transforming their business for years. General Motors, for instance, has significantly changed its design methodologies, using more model-based design in powertrain development.
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