IAV: Digitizing the Product Development Process
The auto industry’s pursuits of electrification, autonomous driving and next-generation manufacturing are driving a record pace of engineering activities at IAV Automotive Engineering Inc., says Kody Klindt, product development director, Powertrain Systems.
IAV is helping carmakers and suppliers digitize the product development process so they can test and validate design changes virtually before committing to production. Klindt notes that IAV also is developing 3D-printed engine parts such as pistons and cylinder heads
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Although all OEMs and suppliers do their utmost best to assure nothing but top-notch quality is achieved for their vehicles and systems, sometimes things simply go wrong because, well, that’s just how the Universe is.
According to Frank Jourdan, president, Chassis & Safety Div., Continental Contitech AG (continental-corporation.com), the high-resolution 3D flash LIDAR (HFL) technology that the company is developing for deployment in automated driving systems in the 2020+ timeframe provides an array of benefits.