DESIGN

Composites

Additive Advances at General Motors

The OEM is finding the ways and means to deploy the process throughout product development and production
#GeneralMotors

Hybrid

Engineering the 2021 Ford F-150

When you’re making a new F-Series, you’ve got a lot riding on everything you do
#Ford #tech #body

Business

No Guts, No Success. . .

Porsche took a risk 18 years ago. It won. Big.
#Porsche

January 7, 9am CST

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Interiors & Electronics

Designing and Engineering the Lucid Air

Developing an electric vehicle—comprehensively and deliberately.
#Tesla #Lucid #AutolineAfterHours

Design

Engineering the 2020 Nissan Sentra

An inside look on how an impressive compact sedan came to be
#Lucid #Tesla #AutolineAfterHours

Design

Talking Acura TLX

The folks in charge of developing and manufacturing the fifth-generation TLX talk on “Autoline After Hours.”
#Lucid #AutolineAfterHours #Tesla

Design

Good Design Awards for 2020 in Auto

Congrats to those who are there. . .but where are some others. . .?
#Nikola #Nissan #Hyundai

Design

Akella on the Intersection of AI & Manual Assembly Ops

While there is an on-going pursuit of automation, Prasad Akella and his colleagues at Drishti Technologies believe there are big benefits to be gained by improving manual operations by using the power of AI

Plastics

Revolutionary Hydrogen Storage Tank Design Could Propel H2 Deployment

Rather than storing hydrogen in a large cylindrical tank, Noble Gas has developed a conformal system
#safety

Production

BMW Embraces Cloudy Future with AWS Partnership

Improved results targeted with data-based decisions
#tech #BMW #facilities

Rapid Prototyping

VW to Use Next-Gen Stratasys 3D Printer

Multi-material rapid prototyping that is 99% accurate to production parts
#Stratasys

Design

Nexteer Tools Up Future Engineering

It’s full speed ahead for next-generation software systems

Interiors & Electronics

NASCAR, Amelia Island Concours and More

A special “Autoline After Hours” with Ray Evernham and Bill Warner
#Porsche #AutolineAfterHours #racing

Business

BMW Embraces Cloudy Future with AWS Partnership

Improved results targeted with data-based decisions
#facilities #BMW #tech

Design

What Windows You Should Open to Minimize C-19 Risk

University researchers used CFD to determine how to reduce possible contamination between driver and passenger

Production

Henrik Fisker on Design, Working With Magna & More

While the Fisker Ocean isn’t expected to launch until the end of 2022, the legendary designer talks about how his company is preparing to create compelling electric vehicles
#people #Magna #AutolineAfterHours

Electronics

Designing Better User Interfaces

Current infotainment systems leave a lot to be desired. What needs to change?

Design

Engineering the 2021 Acura TLX

The second-generation sport sedan is designed and engineered to perform.
#engineer #facilities #chassis