Consider what you can do to learn something new, something different, something relevant—or even something irrelevant (you never know where good ideas will come from).
Tomorrow’s criteria for shifting sourcing of vehicles will depend less on OEM production capability and more upon natural currency hedging, building units closer to the end customer and trade enablers.
Better 3D materials; powerful powders/thriftier aluminum parts; wireless 3D printer; SLS material minds the gap.
Process simulation has helped the automaker develop a more efficient production line as part of its world-class manufacturing initiative.
red dot: design team of the year 2012.
As OEMs face the proposed 54.5 CAFE standard, they are probably anything but calm.
Sometimes you hear people who are interested in achieving fuel efficiency ask why hybrids don’t use a diesel as the combustion portion rather than some variant of an Atkinson cycle engine.
Affordable commercial software links ERP to CAD, as well as PDM, even PLM. Doing so synchs the data in these systems. Better, it reduces production errors.
Chances are, if you’ve experienced an automatic start-stop system, it has been in a hybrid vehicle, a luxury vehicle, or a vehicle with a manual transmission. Ford engineers have developed one that is being offered in the 2013 Fusion. And it works with the automatic transmission.
What do you do when the CEO of your company says that he wants an electric vehicle sooner rather than later? You make sure that you get it done—fast. And the team at Toyota, along with their partners at Tesla Motors, did just that.
For the second-generation GL-Class, Mercedes engineered a vehicle that is big (wheelbase: 121.1 in.) yet drives small and has all the amenities that would be expected of a vehicle in this class.
GM engineers were obsessive in their attention to detail when developing the Cadillac ATS. And the results are notable.