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Tag Archives: New Vehicles

JAN

25

2013

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Last week, the North American International Auto Show kicked off in Detroit’s newly renovated COBO Center with press and industry preview days before opening the show to the public last weekend. For me, it’s easy to see how simulation technology played a role in the impressive end results for the vehicles exhibited across the show floor. However, that might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you’re staring face-to-face with a stunning concept car.

Lightweight design, performance, fuel efficiency standards, carbon emissions and vehicle safety all will continue to be topics discussed among the many engineers, analysts, automotive enthusiasts and other show attendees. Simulation technology will be inherently present within some of the most impressive products on the show floor. Read More


AUG

22

2012

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Category: Automotive,Lightweight Design

Disruptive Innovation?

, Vice President, Marketing at solidThinking

The National Petroleum Council (a panel advising the US Energy Department) has just published a future fuels report stating that the internal combustion will remain the dominant power source for cars until at least 2050. The study says it will take a future “disruptive innovation” to replace the internal-combustion engine.

Last month, perhaps we saw a glimpse into the future as the University of Michigan Solar Car Team (UMSCT) won their 7th National Championship – this time by the largest margin of victory in the history of the American Solar Challenge. Read More


JUL

25

2012

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This post was taken from Altair Enlighten.

Earlier this month, I wrote an opinion piece for Environmental Leader, a magazine dedicated to energy, environmental and sustainability news. My contribution gave an overview of how automotive manufacturers are increasingly turning to simulation and optimization technologies to help achieve their weight targets. Here are a few highlights; check out the full article at Environmental Leader. Read More


MAY

11

2012

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This post was taken from Altair Enlighten.

Earlier last year, I was invited to present at an Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) event – Lightweighting for Low-Carbon Vehicles. It provided an opportunity to reflect on a number of industry developments and articulate how increasingly intelligent simulation technology (e.g. structural optimization) is facilitating the development of a new generation of lightweight vehicles. If you have time, take a look at the recording of my presentation below and let me know what you think.

 


JAN

19

2012

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Category: Automotive

2012 North American International Auto Show

, Vice President, Marketing at solidThinking

The 2012 North American International Auto Show is underway. Check out the video below for vehicle highlights and my take on what makes 2012 a standout from recent years.

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