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.
Augmented reality in production operations reduces reliance on printed work instructions, computer screens, and operator memory. It helps in building products right the first time.
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.
Porsche powertrain engineers have been hard at it for the development of what’s under the hoods—I mean decklids—of the new 911 Carrera 4 and 911 Targa 4, four-wheel drive vehicles.
Mike O’Brien, vice president, Corporate & Product Planning, for Hyundai Motor America knows that the compact utility space is not only crowded—with the likes of the Toyota RAV4, the Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, Mazda CX-5, Nissan Rogue, and Jeep Cherokee—but that the demand for vehicles of this type are growing as the desire for sedans is decreasing.
At the recently concluded London Design Festival, there was a concept car from a student at the Royal College of Art, Yi-Wen Tseng, the likes of which is rather unusual.