Waymo and CAE

In its effort to transform mobility, Waymo is racking up lots of miles—most of them simulated.

Gary S. Vasilash
Editor-in-Chief, Automotive Design & Production

NVIDIA Launches DRIVE Constellation

NVIDIA has announced that its DRIVE Constellation simulation platform is now available for developers of autonomous systems.
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Digital Assembly Comes of Age

Digital assembly is increasingly comprehensive and allows smoother product launches.

How Topology Optimization Enables Design for Lightweighting

Simulation software enables automotive engineers to take advantage of the lightweighting opportunities provided by technologies like 3D printing and microcellular injection molding.

Using Simulation Software to Optimize Automotive Lightweighting

Automotive manufacturers are meeting CAFE fuel-efficiency standards through lightweighting, which requires simulation software for design engineers.
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This screen shot from ANSYS Maxwell electromagnetic field simulation software shows an efficiency map and the speed-torque characteristics of an interior permanent magnet synchronous motor, significantly slashing the development time for optimizing such power plants within electric vehicles. Design

The reports of the death of physical models are greatly exaggerated. Digital artifacts and simulation do not replace physical models in all cases.
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Renishaw's Four Stages of the Production Process for Comprehensive Quality Control

In the Industry 4.0 age, post-process inspection technologies aren’t enough.

Aligning Virtual Prototyping with Reality

ESI Group’s SimulationX virtual prototyping software helps speed product development by enabling more accurate computer simulations, says Alan Arico.

Toyota First in Line for Nvidia Development System

Silicon Valley-based Nvidia Corp. is introducing a new simulation tool to aid the development and testing of automated driving technologies.
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Conti Invests in German AI Modeling Startup

Continental AG is making an unspecified investment in Automotive Artificial Intelligence (AAI) GmbH, which develops AI-based simulation software.
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FEV, Metamoto Team on Autonomous Vehicle Simulation

Engineering services giant FEV Group is collaborating with Metamoto Inc. on the Silicon Valley-based startup’s simulation technology to develop and test autonomous vehicles.

Developers Launch New Friction Simulation Software

TriboForm Engineering BV has developed a software tool that can more accurately simulate friction, lubrication and wear in metal-forming processes.
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Simulating Long-Fiber Composites

Long carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastics may get increased use thanks to simulation capabilities.
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The Network and the Sensor

The smart-factory world of digital manufacturing is coming, and manufacturing-technology developers are eager to help you be ready.  

Powertrain Simulation Addresses Complex Challenges

Multi-physics analysis software is perfect for simulating vehicle powertrain systems. Even better is simulation software for powertrain development.

Speeding Production with Digital Tooling

More than product specs for the cloud crowd, this approach to machining setup can massively accelerate things—both the planning and the operation.

Advances in Structural Simulations

HyperWorks 2017 helps engineer strong, light, efficient structures.