Tech

Aligning Virtual Prototyping with Reality

August 20, 2018 at 2:30 AM

ESI Group’s SimulationX virtual prototyping software helps speed product development by enabling more accurate computer simulations, says Alan Arico.

Sales

LMC: Global Car Sales Will Grow 2% in 2018

August 13, 2018 at 2:02 AM

Global car sales this year will expand 2% to 97.5 million units, as gains in most markets offset a slight dip in North America, says LMC Automotive’s Jeff Schuster.

Mobility

Auto Interiors in an Autonomous World

August 06, 2018 at 6:02 PM

The auto industry’s transition to self-driving cars will bring a huge change in the way vehicle interiors are designed, says Adient’s Nicholas Petouhoff.

Tech

Leak-Testing for EV Batteries

July 30, 2018 at 12:04 AM

Leak-testing expert INFICON Holding AG can help carmakers keep moisture out of electronic devices, including under-floor batteries for electric cars.

Mobility

Flexible Mobility and a System to Integrate Mobility Services

July 23, 2018 at 2:24 AM

EY used this year’s Geneva auto show to highlight two technologies designed for the future of personal mobility.

Sales

Detroit Auto Show Confirms Move to June

July 23, 2018 at 12:30 AM

The Detroit auto show confirms earlier reports that it will move from its traditional mid-January event to the week of June 8, beginning in 2020.

Tech

Honda’s Laser-Welded, Hot-Stamped Door System

July 16, 2018 at 2:45 AM

Honda and steelmaker ArcelorMittal have been developing advanced techniques to weld varying types and thicknesses of steel into sheets, then hot-stamp them into the structural “rings” that frame the outer and inner parts of a vehicle’s door.

Tech

Wind River: Simplifying the Connected Car

July 09, 2018 at 12:00 AM

Wind River Systems Inc.’s software for the Internet of Things is a natural fit for the auto industry’s move into advanced driver assist features and autonomous driving, says Peter Brown, chief automotive architect.

Tech

ESI’s Interactive Virtual Prototyping

June 30, 2018 at 11:55 AM

ESI Group produces virtual prototyping software that enables users to simulate a product’s performance, manufacturability, ease of assembly and more, says Application Engineer Jacob Peterson.

Tech

IAV: Digitizing the Product Development Process

June 18, 2018 at 2:22 AM

The auto industry’s pursuits of electrification, autonomous driving and next-generation manufacturing are driving a record pace of activity at IAV Automotive Engineering Inc.

Tech

Verifying Prototype Parts Faster

June 11, 2018 at 12:55 PM

A big bottleneck in testing prototype parts is verifying that the component actually matches the original digital design, notes Jeff Schipper, director of special operations for Proto Labs Inc. in Maple Plain, Minn.

Tech

HBPO and Lightweighting

June 04, 2018 at 1:23 AM

HBPO North America has doubled its sales in 2016-2018 and by year-end will open four more manufacturing plants in the region, says President Diana Mannino.