The Automotive Design & Production Digital Domain Zone includes information on the software, from simulation and analysis to product lifecycle management, used in product development for the automotive industry.
The changes in PLCs and PACs aren’t so much in operational, but in networking, user interface, and compute horsepower.
With all the clamor about tablets and mobile phones, one could easily forget about workstations. Don’t. Nowadays, they’re even more primed for the heavy lifting in CAD.
Dassault Systèmes' V642014 goes beyond the design and engineering of individual objects to the entire user "experience."
While the folks up in Manitoba at KOR EcoLogic are running a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to create the Urbee 2, a wholly 3D-printed vehicle, right now, Local Motors is, this very moment (until May 13, 2014), running, in cooperation with the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT), the 3D Printed Car Design Challenge.
Remember Henrik Fisker?
Automobility in New York City pretty much seems to be dominated by yellow Ford Escape Hybrids and buses, both municipal and touristic.