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2008-05-19
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Ricardo and partners have completed testing on a prototype engine designed to switch between two- and four-stroke modes.
2008-05-18
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A new road traffic simulation model provides a way for engineers to replicate driving environments that can test the effectiveness of pre-crash and driver assistance systems in the virtual world.
2008-05-18
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AVL, a provider of powertrain engineering, test systems, simulation software, and instrumentation products, expects to double its Michigan-based staff in the next five years in order to meet industry needs.
2008-05-18
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The engineering services provider has been busy the past year doing an assortment of projects—ranging from managing a major vehicle-model refreshing to handling the complete class A surfacing work on an all-new vehicle—and more projects are en route.
2008-05-18
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Nearly six years ago, a three-person staff handled the business of running the U.S. operations of Pierburg Inc., selling emissions-control devices, air management units, various pumps, and other passenger vehicle products. Business has grown and so has the workforce, but additional help is still needed beyond the present 70 engineers.
2008-05-15
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With model-based design continually taking on greater importance in the automotive-engineering community as a way to improve time to market, communication, and cost-efficiency, The MathWorks came to the world’s largest annual gathering of automotive engineers to make a couple of key announcements.
2008-05-15
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Reaction Design’s new software tool, Chemkin-Pro, increases the speed of accurate combustion simulation to meet the needs of engineers designing clean, efficient engines and aftertreatment systems.
2008-05-15
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Windshear is set to open just the third full-scale rolling road wind tunnel in the world and the first of its kind in North America. Perhaps more notable is the fact that the facility is also set to become the only commercially available wind tunnel of its type in existence.
2008-05-14
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The Abaqus 3D BioRID II (Biofidelic Rear Impact Dummy II) finite element model, created by Dassault Systèmes’ Simulia brand, simulates the crash dummy used for rear testing.
2008-05-14
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Visibility into the details of an automotive program is one of the toughest challenges a program team faces. To help tame the problem, Volkswagen selected Siemens PLM Software’s Teamcenter as the core technology for its K-PDM product data management system.
2008-04-11
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The design theme of a Johnson Controls' concept interior accents the idea of good things coming in threes. Called the I3—which stands for interface, integration, and ingenuity—the vehicle includes "industry-first technologies for vehicle interiors."
2008-03-31
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Three variations on a theme, the theme being environmentally responsible cars propelled by advanced powertrain systems. In a nutshell, that describes Chrysler’s intent with the three very different-looking—but technology-wise, somewhat similar—concept vehicles it revealed in January at the NAIAS.
2008-03-31
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When Franz von Holzhausen, Mazda’s North American Director of Design, revved the Furai concept’s 450-hp rotary engine, the company’s NAIAS exhibition stand rumbled, and a sharp cracking sound echoed throughout the hall. “It sounds good, doesn’t it?” von Holzhausen asked as he exited the vehicle to address the crowd.
2008-03-31
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Ford’s Explorer America is the automaker’s first glimpse of how it plans to move the Explorer nameplate onto a smaller, unibody, more fuel efficient crossover-utility (CUV) architecture beginning in 2010.
2008-03-31
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The 9-4X BioPower makes public Saab’s intentions to enter the growing crossover segment. It combines an engine optimized for ethanol with vehicle design elements developed by a team under Anthony Lo, General Motors Europe’s Director of Advanced Design.
2008-03-31
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While critics of Hummer may be quick to call the HX concept an exercise in green washing, such an assessment would be limiting. If anything, the HX represents a potentially wise business move on the part of General Motors, since a production version—perhaps dubbed the H4—would be a worthy competitor to the Jeep Wrangler.
2008-03-31
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Version 5.50 of Anthony Best Dynamics’ PLATO system, a noise/vibration measurement and analysis system for powertrain and power-steering NVH testing, offers a number of advances.
2008-03-31
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Sensor Developments’ high-performance, noncontact sensors use IR telemetry to measure rotational torque in dynamometer systems.
2008-03-31
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ETAS’ ES4440 compact failure simulation module is used to insert electrical faults in the wire harness of a powertrain electronic control unit to verify the software and hardware passes diagnostics tests, like OBDII.
2008-03-31
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The HybriDyne series of hybrid-vehicle driveline test systems from Sakor Technologies is designed for calibrating the performance, efficiency, and durability of all aspects of hybrid-drivetrain systems, including electrical assist, diesel electric, and even fully electric vehicle systems.
2008-03-31
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Offering improved efficiency, flexibility, and integration, the RTT DeltaGen 7.0 3-D design and visualization software package from RTT USA features a real-time raytracer that runs on a standard single-CPU computer at rapid images-per-second speed.
2008-03-31
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AutomationDesk 2.0 is a completely reworked version of dSpace¿s test automation software that provides new user-interface options and enhanced usability.
2008-03-31
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Mercedes-Benz debuted its latest SUV at the 2008 Detroit auto show.
2008-03-31
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Mitsubishi previews possible Eclipse direction with turbodiesel power on display through the top of the hood.
2008-03-31
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"Why can't a minivan look as good as a sports car?" lead exterior designer Joel Baek asked, then answered pointing to the Nissan Forum.
2008-03-31
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COMSOL Multiphysics 3.4 from COMSOL features an engineering and scientific software environment for modeling and simulating any physics-based system.
2008-03-31
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For more than 30 years, TRW owned and operated a proving ground in a state with more than 1 million tail-tossing, teeth-hammering reptiles. Now, the supplier has a proving ground that is in close proximity to the shakers and movers that matter: executives from automakers with an operational base in southeast Michigan.
2008-03-31
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Modern automotive subsystems depend on an integrated mix of electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and software technologies. To help account for this mix of technologies, General Motors Powertrain, with some help from Synopsys, pioneered a Signal Delivery Subsystem development process to design electronic controls and analyze technology interactions.
2008-03-31
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Last October at its annual conference in Boston, Comsol released the latest version of its engineering and scientific software environment for modeling and simulating physics-based systems, Comsol Multiphysics 3.4.
2008-03-31
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To rid a vehicle cabin of unwanted noise, it is necessary to know how the sound arrived at the interior destination, which is why many companies feature a variety of NVH detection tools. Here is a snapshot of what some suppliers are offering in their acoustic product portfolio, as well as how some businesses are adjusting their technical sound strategies.
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