Air Taxis – How Soon Can We Hail One?

On-demand aviation — air taxi — has the potential to radically improve urban mobility, and the enabling technology required to usher in such a transformation is, for all practical purposes, here. Urban air mobility (UAM) vehicles are flying and being tested around the world. So rapidly is this transportation revolution emerging—albeit still in the early […]

New, profitable opportunities are dawning in our evolving automotive industry…

The race is launched to be the first to market the most innovative new vehicles, offering the best possible customer experience. But the competition is fierce, as traditional builders strive to reinvent their activities and vehicles …. And that agile new innovators, with exciting electric vehicles, connected and autonomous, stand out to take their share […]

Designing the Future: CATIA within the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

CATIA is a leading 3D product design software suite developed by Dassault Systèmes powerfully integrated into the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform. Users have access to a full library of product creation tools online, on any device, anytime, anywhere. 3DEXPERIENCE Release 2019x features powerful enhancements and new roles, bringing an unparalleled combination of advanced technologies and industry experiences […]

The Easy Way to Move Your CAD to a Cloud-Based PLM Platform

The definition of Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) has long been debated between software re-sellers and the companies that use PLM solutions. The debate heats up aroundwhat exactly is the product? Is it the item we manufacture and sell to our end customer? Is it a single part, or an entire assembly of parts? Or […]

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 […]