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.
Just email or FTP the CAD file, right? Sure, if you don’t consider security, traceability, intellectual property, file size, and other considerations. But you should.
Software packages are available to make sure that not only is the object designed right for assembly, but that workers can physically assemble that object.
There’s software that helps choose new or substitute materials for a product.
Hyundai has been offering its Tucson Fuel Cell crossover in Southern California since June 2014.
Sometimes it seems that other industries are in some ways more progressive than auto.
The recent Buick TV ads—the one with the creepy neighbors with high-powered binoculars (!) looking at the new Enclave (yeah, like you want the Peeping Tom community to be admiring your new wheels); the clueless friend and the remarkably clueless parking valet each trying to find the Buick in question (would you trust your car to a valet who doesn’t have the sense to hit the fob before running back and forth like a proverbial headless chicken?)—miss the point about Buick.