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AVL team SUITE software

AVL Team SUITE for linking simulation and measurement Data

AVL brings new improvements for managing and processing large data volumes. The latest software tool generations of the AVL Team SUITE™ – AVL SANTORIN MX 2™ and AVL CONCERTO 5™ – interlock naturally, allowing development organizations to integrate test data across department boundaries, capitalizing their knowledge. In view of the growing level of vehicle connectivity,

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IFP School MOOC 2017

3rd edition of IFP School’s MOOC on Sustainable Mobility

The IFP School MOOC (Massive Open On-line Course) on “Sustainable mobility: technical and environmental challenges for the automotive sector”, launched in 2014 and awarded “best training device for Education” by the Cegos group, will soon come out with a new edition. Due to the high number of participants in 2014 and 2015 (the first two

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Using STAR-CCM+ to understand detailed chemistry in combustion process

Emission performance and drive cycle measurements for diesel combustion engine passenger cars have created a lot of “smoke” in the media lately. The discussions highlight the importance of emission reduction and performance, and also reveal the great challenge of this work. If some of the largest car manufacturers in the world struggle to meet the

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CD-adapco ICE simulation tool

CD-adapco accelerates Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) simulation developments

CD-adapco, a global provider of multidisciplinary engineering simulation and design exploration software, announced today accelerated development efforts for its industry-leading Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) simulation solutions. The overall plan enhances capabilities in the STAR-CD® /es-ice suite of software along with enabling a majority of in-cylinder simulation features within the company’s flagship product, STAR-CCM+®, by the

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Ricardo's simulated vehicle

Ricardo’s IGNITE tool now includes Modelon’s OPTIMICA

Integration of Modelon’s OPTIMICA Compiler Toolkit will advance the Ricardo Software IGNITE product’s simulation speeds and capability – and offers the opportunity for future significant enhancements.[image_frame style=”framed_shadow” align=”center” alt=”Ricardo’s simulated car” title=”Ricardo’s simulated car”]https://www.car-engineer.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Ricardos-simulated-car.jpg[/image_frame] Ricardo Software today announces a key partnership that will deliver immediate benefits to users of its IGNITE complete vehicle system simulation

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Argonne's VERIFI team at Mira

Argonne tools for disruptive engine design

The search for a truly revolutionary engine design that can make dramatic gains in efficiency requires deep scientific understanding and tools. In the past, tools were needed to make prototypes, requiring repeated testing and retrofitting along with a healthy dose of engineer’s intuition to determine which ideas held the most promise. In the future, however,

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Opel Astra Sports Tourer hot testing

The New Opel Astra Sports Tourer in Climatic Test Chamber

“Scorching hot desert sand…” – Opel‘s International Technical Development Center (ITDC) reproduces climatic conditions comparable to the Sahara desert. In Rüsselsheim in the middle of winter, the mercury is at 60 degrees Celsius and the sweat is pouring. In the middle of it all, the new Astra Sports Tourer defies the adverse conditions. Calmly and

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Siemens engineering process management

The new Siemens’ Teamcenter 11 PLM software

The latest version of Siemens’ Teamcenter® software delivers new solution capabilities across the portfolio to boost productivity, enhance performance and reduce costs. Teamcenter 11 includes enhanced functionality of its Active Workspace interface, new administration and integration tools, and a new ability to manage software design processes as an integral part of the overall product lifecycle.

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Continental launches new “automotive software developer” training program

Technology company Continental will be offering a new career training program from September 2015, which will enable young people who are passionate about IT to train at Continental to become automotive software developers. This job includes analyzing and developing sophisticated program structures for the vehicles and mobility of tomorrow. “Today we employ more than 11,000

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Ricardo's FlySafe test rig and the University of Brighton

A new flywheel test rig developed by Ricardo

The Ricardo-led ‘FlySafe’ research collaboration – involving a range of leading industrial and academic partners including the University of Brighton’s Centre for Automotive Engineering – has delivered a highly innovative flywheel safety test environment to enable the development of next-generation flywheel energy storage systems. The FlySafe project is investigating the potential failure mechanisms and behaviors

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Seat 20V20

Design phases of the Seat 20V20 showcar

“Like an arrow”. This is how SEAT Design director Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos summarizes the sense of speed and dynamism he wanted to convey when creating the 20V20 show car. Sitting on a beach terrace overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, sketchbook and pencil in hand, he traces the first broad strokes. This is how we witness the birth

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Dallara Simulator in Italy

GP2 remote simulator for tire development

Dallara and Pirelli recently pulled off a technological progress: a joint development test with the driver, engineers and circuit located in three different continents. Dallara and Pirelli engineers used Dallara’s simulators to prepare for a development test using the current GP2 car with 18-inch tires at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir in mid-February. But

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MAN uses a camera-in-the-loop setup, with innovative radar-camera data fusion.

Video of the week: Virtual test drives with HIL simulation

To validate the automatic emergency brake system, MAN uses a camera-in-the-loop setup, with innovative radar-camera data fusion. Together with dSPACE, MAN has developed a solution that automatically validates the combined warnings generated by the camera and radar system.

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Cornell University in US

US Graduate Programs in Automotive Engineering

If you have a passion for all things automotive and are looking for a great way to accelerate your career, you should look no further than an automotive engineering degree. In the US, students who are interested in automotive engineering commonly pursue their bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, since there are not many schools that

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dSPACE PowerRealTime extension for SimPowerSystems

Modeling and real-time simulation of power electronics

Using the new dSPACE Power RealTime Library, it is now faster and easier to simulate circuit models that were developed in SimPowerSystems (MathWorks Simulink). Two typical application areas are wind energy generators and electric drives in vehicles and aircraft. The dSPACE Power RealTime Library provides mean value models of power electronics bridge circuits that precisely emulate

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