Tech

Live Networking at the SAE 2016 World Congress

March 25, 2016 at 11:13 AM

This year’s SAE World Congress and Exhibition in Detroit on April 12-14 will bring together more than 11,000 automotive engineers from 40-plus countries. Visitors also will do something they can’t accomplish online: network in person with peers, mentors and leaders from around the world.

Production

Transitioning Powertrain Parts to the Aftermarket

January 19, 2016 at 10:45 AM

When a carmaker introduces a new vehicle, it stops making repair parts for the previous model. But as the service lives of vehicles lengthens, it becomes more difficult for the automaker and its suppliers to know how many repair parts to stockpile.

Production

How the Cloud Can Cut Manufacturing Management Costs

January 11, 2016 at 1:17 AM

High-volume manufacturers can save time, lower costs, improve operational transparency and improve the efficiency of their production operations by consolidating disconnected, independent management systems used across multiple plants.

Production

Sewing the Digital Thread

November 12, 2015 at 8:24 AM

Within a decade, some 50 billion-100 billion machines will be linked in a vast Industrial Internet of Things, says Fred Thomas, automotive industry sector director for Dassault Systèmes.

Tech

A Self-Defense Strategy for Vehicular Cyber Security

November 09, 2015 at 9:58 AM

Providing cyber security protection is the next frontier for the automotive industry, and every major automaker is stepping up efforts to make its vehicles more secure against possible attacks.

Tech

The Virtues of Virtual Prototyping

October 27, 2015 at 12:52 PM

The automotive industry is accustomed to using computer simulation in product development to conduct extensive tests in various domains such as crash worthiness, stiffness and strength, acoustics, durability, comfort and drivability.

Tech

Advances in Rear-Seat Safety

October 20, 2015 at 2:15 PM

Today’s cars are fitted with as many as 10 airbags, and seatbelts that can be designed to automatically tighten before a crash. Applying similar technologies to rear seats is complex because of differences in seating position and packaging for the safety systems themselves.

Finance

Using the Cloud to Save Money

August 24, 2015 at 1:36 PM

Most companies in the auto industry recognize their current enterprise resource planning system works—but not as efficiently as it could.

People

Michigan: We Run on Brainpower

August 07, 2015 at 12:40 PM

Michigan is home to more automotive-related technology centers than any other region on Earth.

Finance

Investing In What's Important

By: Bill Hampton - August 04, 2015 at 3:45 PM

Auto suppliers have always been challenged with materials planning, scheduling issues, supply chain management and decisions about when and if to invest in new capacity.

Tech

Seeking Best Practices in Automotive Cyber Security

August 04, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Recent news media reports give the mistaken impression that the auto industry has not been addressing the challenges of cyber security for their increasingly connected vehicles.

Tech

Creating Vehicle Software Faster and More Efficiently

July 27, 2015 at 8:30 AM

Today's vehicles rely upon millions of software code lines to function safety and efficiently. The global auto industry relies on one powerful tool, dSPACE's TargetLink more than any other to accomplish this daunting task