Digital Domain

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.

VW, HP, GKN and 3D

By: Gary S. Vasilash - September 11, 2018 at 7:39 AM

“A complete vehicle will probably not be manufactured by a 3D printer any time soon, but the number and size of parts from the 3D printer will increase significantly,” according to Dr. Martin Goede, head of Technology and Planning and Development, Volkswagen.

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Networking Vehicular Electronics Gets an Assist

By: Lawrence S. Gould - August 30, 2018 at 10:00 AM

A new SAE J1939-based software tool helps design electrical/electronic systems in tomorrow’s commercial heavy-duty vehicles.

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One Future, Three Ways Forward

By: Paul Eichenberg - August 30, 2018 at 12:00 AM

The traditional automotive suppliers have three options open to them—consolidate in manufacturing, diversify into electronics or diversify into software—and they must pick one soon.

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On Manufacturing

August 30, 2018 at 12:00 AM

 

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VW I.D. R & 3D

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 26, 2018 at 6:52 AM

The Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak race car didn’t set the record for just electric vehicles. It set the record, period.

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Digital Design Tools Dropping

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 26, 2018 at 2:13 PM

Allegorithmic, a French developer of 3D texture and material authoring software used to design everything from digital games to advertisements, has been spending the last few weeks dropping new digital “materials” specifically created for use in automotive design.

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Audi and 3D

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 08, 2018 at 6:37 AM

“Design is one of the most important buying decisions for Audi customers,” says the company’s Dr. Tim Spiering, who continues, “therefore it’s crucial we adhere to supreme quality standards during the design and concept phase of vehicle development.”

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NXP Takes on Echo, Echo, Echo…

June 07, 2018 at 9:17 AM

Hands-free calling is safer than using a hand that belongs on the steering wheel to hold a phone (and in many locales, it is the only legal way to be involved in telephony while driving), but there is often a drawback, a variant of feedback: echoes.

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How Real Is Additive Manufacturing?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 21, 2018 at 6:31 AM

There is a lot of discussion about how 3D printing/rapid prototyping/additive manufacturing is revolutionizing manufacturing, including automotive manufacturing.

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GM and Autodesk Advancing Design and Manufacturing

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 05, 2018 at 10:22 AM

General Motors is working with Autodesk on utilizing advanced design software and 3D printing capabilities to develop parts that are not only lighter than those otherwise developed, but which combine what would otherwise be separate parts, thereby reducing manufacturing complexity.

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