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.

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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The Network and the Sensor

By: Michael Anderson - April 03, 2018 at 12:02 PM

The smart-factory world of digital manufacturing is coming, and manufacturing-technology developers are eager to help you be ready.
 

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Powertrain Simulation Addresses Complex Challenges

By: Lawrence S. Gould - March 02, 2018 at 3:40 PM

Multi-physics analysis software is perfect for simulating vehicle powertrain systems. Even better is simulation software for powertrain development.

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Speeding Production with Digital Tooling

By: Ray Chalmers - January 24, 2018 at 2:34 PM

More than product specs for the cloud crowd, this approach to machining setup can massively accelerate things—both the planning and the operation.

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