100% Cloud CAD - The Future of Design Is Now

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 

Computer-aided design (CAD) is key to the design development process, but being bound by location when using on-premise software brings challenges like complex setups and strained distanced teamwork. Cloud-based CAD software offers a simplified workflow that eliminates setup and creates design freedom. This 30-minute Webinar will delve into the seamless process of using cloud-based CAD through a reimagining of the iconic Tyco Rebound RC car tire. Through this interactive example, attendees will learn how cloud-based CAD design not only simplifies but also enhances the creative process, allowing for real-time collaboration and innovation from anywhere in the world. Sponsor: Hawk Ridge Systems

Virtual Twin as an Accelerator of ADAS and AD Development

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Autonomous driving (AD) and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) represent a critical domain in the automotive sector’s future. AD/ADAS capabilities, though, are challenged by increasing development complexity, cost, regulations, and more. Many OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers lack the right application and specialized resources to meet evolving demands for autonomous mobility. This 45-minute Webinar explores technology that offers an end-to-end approach to AD/ADAS and delivers advanced functionality driven through software transformation and engineering services. It highlights how a new application enables continuity of data across ADAS stages and systems, enhancing safety and reducing cost. Sponsors: Capgemini, Dassault Systèmes

Innovating Aircraft Interiors: How to Decrease Weight and Optimize Parts Production

Thursday, June 20, 2024

Today, aircraft manufacturers encounter various challenges, from meeting flame, smoke, and toxicity (FST) requirements to optimizing parts production. When seeking the right product for a specific production, assembly, or repair operation, there are numerous factors to consider. It's crucial to find solutions that meet industry standards and federal regulations governing material performance in aircraft — including strength, flexibility, flame retardancy, noise reduction, and weight. This 60-minute Webinar will explore innovative new adhesives and void filling materials that are designed to work with composites and engineered alloys to achieve weight savings as well as how advanced chemistry is benefiting aircraft interiors. Sponsor: Huntsman Advanced Materials

Accelerated SDV Development: Virtual Prototypes of Vehicle Super-Integration Processors

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

To adapt to new customer demands such as convenience, safety, autonomy, and electrification, the automotive industry is moving to software-defined vehicles (SDVs) based on more powerful E/E architectures. Designers find themselves in need of safe and scalable combinations of real-time and applications processing as well as vehicle networking. This 30-minute webinar will explore ways to meet the evolving needs of SDV development — including a solution for central compute based on super-integration processors — and how, throughout vehicle lifecycle, virtual prototypes allow earlier project start, validation cost reduction, and accelerated availability of higher quality software. Sponsor: Synopsys

Handling Unexpected Biocompatibility Test Results in Medical Device Development

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Getting unexpected or failing test results for any biocompatibility test can feel like the end of the line for a medical device. As a vital step in device development, biocompatibility testing has a major effect on the approval process timeline. This 10-minute Tech Talk will shed a light on the bleak consequences of unexpected biocompatibility test results. It will outline several questions designers should ask and answer throughout an investigation to understand the results and what they mean in regards to patient safety and regulatory concerns. Sponsor: Nelson Labs, a Sotera Health company

Machine Learning for Multi-Physics Automotive Simulation

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Fast and accurate battery models are crucial for various applications such as electric vehicles, renewable energy storage, and portable electronics. Machine learning (ML) techniques offer the ability to develop efficient and comprehensive models for automotive simulation. This 45-minute webinar will explore how to use ML to develop these more efficient models as well as showcase how ML algorithms can quickly capture complex behaviors and integrate them into vehicle system models. It also will highlight the potential benefits of integrating ML into battery modeling such as improved prediction accuracy, computational time, and system optimization capabilities. Sponsor: Gamma Technologies

The Evolution of Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything and Connected Vehicles

Wednesday, July 24, 2024

With cellular-vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology, vehicles can communicate directly with other vehicles as well as infrastructure, resulting in safer and more efficient transportation. This 30-minute webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of C-V2X technology and its profound impact on the automotive industry. In addition, the webinar will trace the historical development of C-V2X; explore the current state of the industry, examining both established and emerging applications; and offer insights into ongoing research predicted trajectory of C-V2X and connected vehicles including the technology’s potential to revolutionize transportation by enhancing safety, efficiency, and sustainability. Sponsor: Element

Next Steps in EV Transmission Development

Tuesday, July 30, 2024

Many traction-motor operating ranges are well-suited to light-vehicle applications – and even many commercial vehicles – without the need for multi-ratio transmission. Or are they? This 60-minute webinar from Automotive Engineering examines the latest thinking regarding the potential advantages of multi-speed transmissions for passenger and commercial vehicles. Some considerations may not be purely engineering-related, as some traction-motor developers consider software to simulate gearshifts and other customer-perception aspects of EV propulsion. Sponsors: Boker’s, COMSOL, dSPACE, Elektro-Automatik, Hawk Ridge Systems, PCB Piezotronics, TLX Technologies

Seamless Integration of Safety Operating Systems up to ASIL D/SIL 3

Wednesday, July 31, 2024

Automotive ECUs depend on operating systems (OS) to manage multiple applications and hardware components. Ongoing complexity of ECUs is on the rise and is increasing the OS complexity, especially in efforts to achieve safety requirements for ASIL-B and ASIL-C to ASIL-D use cases. This 60-minute webinar will examine a key automotive solution for Classic AUTOSAR-driven ECUs QM to ASIL-B and ASIL-C to ASIL-D use cases including two operating systems that are optimized for either safety requirement pair. It will look at how to successfully implement projects in AUTOSAR and safety goals and discover why the combination of FFI-certified middleware with safety OS is crucial for ASIL-D projects. Sponsor: Elektrobit

Improving EV Performance, Efficiency, and Range with Multi-Functional Shift Systems

Thursday, August 1, 2024

Electric vehicle (EV) drivetrain systems are being redefined — creating next-generation propulsion systems as the EV market rapidly grows. These systems will need to be further optimized for function, efficiency, battery range, and cost as the EV market scales. This 30-minute webinar will explore new solutions for multi-speed shift systems that can provide novel and flexible system solutions that allow for simplified controls and increased shift performance. These innovative solutions provide greater optimization for EV propulsion systems to meet the demand for improved performance and increased range. An audience Q&A session will follow the technical presentation. Sponsor: Amstead Automotive