Ford Motor says it is the first automaker to work with Gravity Sketch, a 3D virtual reality tool that allows car designers to speed up their work. The software, built by a London startup, allows designers to start working with a 3D model right away, skipping the traditional phases of design that involve renderings of Read More..
(Bloomberg) –Chinese carmaker BYD is in discussions with several countries about exporting its monorail system, as its billionaire founder Wang Chuanfu seeks a new avenue of growth amid rising competition to sell electric vehicles in the worldâ€™s biggest auto market. Wang, who started BYD as a manufacturer of handset batteries, took to the stage to Read More..
Dassault Systemes said it has agreed to buy 84 pc of Munich-based RTT for a reported 179 million euros. The Paris-based product lifecycle management software group said RTT, which is a leader in 3D visualization software, will add a key strength to Dassault’s offer of an integrated set of PLM solutions. “Our clients express a Read More..
RTT and Canon are joining forces to help companies speed up development times in the product design process. RTT, a Germany-based 3d software specialist, said it has agreed with Canon, a Japanese maker of digital imaging hardware and software, to combine its RTT DeltaGen high-end 3d visualization software with Canon’s new Mreal mixed reality platform. Read More..
DETROIT – Itâ€˜s too early for specifics, but Chryslerâ€˜s use of 3d modeling for its powertrain manufacturing is likely to be used in Fait plant as well. For the past two years, the US-based carmaker, which is majorityowned by Italyâ€˜s Fiat, has been deploying 3d manufacturing software to improve and speed up its engine manufacturing Read More..
Automakers mostly still believe customers need to touch and feel a car before buying it, but a new technology developed in Germany may give a big boost to virtual new car model presentations. Inreal Technologies, a Karlsruhe-based virtual-reality company that specializes in product presentations, has developed a terminal that brings the virtual experience a step Read More..
Chrysler is using new 3D technology to plan for the launch of two new transmissions at its Kokomo, Indiana, factory. The US carmaker, which is majority-owned by Italy’s Fiat, said it is using a three-dimensional modeling system specifically designed for powertrain manufacturing. The approach will help save money and improve the production process of Chrysler’s Read More..
Siemens PLM has launched a new internet portal where users of its Solid Edge software can review millions of parts and components in 3D CAD models. The German maker of product-lifecycle-management software said the portal allows users to configure parts virtually in real time and then include them in a product. The portal was built Read More..
MontaVista and Finland’s Rightware Oy are developing a GENIVI-compliant in-car infotainment platform that uses the Linux operating system. The two companies said in a press release that the product uses Rightware’s 3d user interface product, which is called Kanzi, on top of a GENIVI compliant MontaVista Linux. Rightware is a Finnish maker of 3D user-interface Read More..