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.
Topology optimization cuts part development time and costs, material consumption, and product weight. And it works with additive, subtractive, and all other types of manufacturing processes, too.
The Internet of Things is making the digital factory more a reality— and numerous benefits in product quality, personnel safety, and profits.
Virtual presence systems can make design reviews, inspections and more almost as good as being there. And without the hassle of travel.
The latest improvements in CAM lead to reduced cycle times, reduced tool wear, better profits.
That the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize trucks—which have helped increase truck sales as they proven a supplement, not a detriment, to Siliverado and Sierra sales—were going to have a diesel was known from the get-go.
The digital order book (i.e., you go through a website) for the hydrogen-fueled Toyota Mirai opened last week, and if you happen to be someone who qualifies to get the car (they are not planning on making a whole lot of them initially, so they want to make sure as much as possible that there is congruence between the buyer and the vehicle), then you’re going to be getting the future of automotive transportation at a fairly aggressive price for what is undoubtedly a vehicle that costs far, far more than it is stickered for.
The Kia Soul EV—as in “electric vehicle”—takes the already well-done Soul and provides a slightly different spin on it.