E-business: the new game in town
With the initial formation of Covisint in February 2000, and with
other online ventures established over the past couple of years,
the automotive industry has thrown its chips into the B2B
e-commerce game. The following is an update on how the industry is
faring now that its cards are on the table.
Simulation: redefining the development
Just as companies sought to shorten the development cycle with
intergrated product teams, they do so again with up-front
computer-aided analysis and simulation.
New connections for automobiles
Thanks to innovative technologies and applications, flexible
circuitry is helping drive new trends, such as modularity, in
automotive design, according to Sheldahl.
NAIAS highlights: production
Since becoming an international event in 1989, the North American
International Auto Show in Detroit has hosted 620 North American
and worldwide vehicle introductions. This year's event was
again a showcase for many new concept and production vehicle
International transforms its medium-duty
International Truck and Engine Corp. has renamed its Next
Generation Vehicle prototype and brought it to production as the
"industry's first high-performance truck," its first
new product in nearly 25 years.