Powertrain Structural Performance

A vehicle relies on numerous components and systems to run properly, but one of the most critical systems is the powertrain, which is composed of the engine and all of the components for the transmission of power to the wheel. A well-designed powertrain can improve the efficiency and performance of the vehicle, but it is […]

SIMULIA: the automotive simulation software

Though the automotive industry isn’t yet ready to unleash the power of a self-driving car, technological strides are made every day that bring us one step closer, from human-operation, to assisted driving, to automated features, and eventually to a fully-autonomous vehicle. However, one barrier stands between the true ‘auto’mobile of the future and present-day drivers, […]

Car Makers Accelerate by Designing, Developing, and Engineering in the Cloud

Silver Lining in the Cloud Speed limits keep some semblance of order on our highways. But the cloud—through its ability to flexibly host a global ecosystem of partners and suppliers to make rapid iterations during the product ideation anddevelopment process—is what helps you break speed limits to meet launch dates and revenue and quality targets […]

The Next Billion Cars – How Close Are We To Self-Driving?

  Last year, approximately 70.5 million cars were manufactured worldwide. When you break down that massive number, it equates to two cars per second! Keeping that same pace, it will reportedly take 15 years to manufacture the next billion vehicles, according to futurist Mark Pesce, an author, inventor, entrepreneur, and host of “The Next Billion […]

Simulation of the Future: Autonomous Vehicles

The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE International) defines five levels of vehicle autonomy, and a good deal of work is already being done in the lower levels, which include Level 1 (automation with driver assistance), Level 2 (partial driving automation) and Level 3 (conditional driving automation). Higher levels of autonomy include Level 4, which is […]

Adopting Cloud Innovation Platform

Design and manufacturing technologies are constantly pushing the boundaries of possibility to meet the demands of impatient markets. In this ever-changing environment it is increasingly necessary for companies to adapt to stay ahead of competitors. Cloud-based product innovation platforms are becoming the new standard in the digital sector, offering businesses the tools they need to […]

Advanced Hypersonic Research Will Rely on a Multidisciplinary Collaboration

Attend almost any aerospace conference that includes a strategic assessment of the nation’s highest-priority technologies and capabilities to maintain global competitiveness and strong national security, and hypersonics will be at or near the top of the list. Hypersonics broadly describes speeds at which an air vehicle flies at Mach 5 or faster—five times the speed […]

Vehicle Megatrends: Driving the Future and Steering Roadblocks

It’s no longer your great-grandfather’s or even grandfather’s auto industry. Future automobiles are expected to be assisted, automated, and autonomous while utilizing a wide range of technology. Sweeping changes are taking place on a daily basis related to who is building our vehicles, how they are powered, and who owns and drives them, said Deirdre Mayhood, […]