UK-based rFpro has launched a software platform said to be the first commercially-available simulation for ‘training’ and developing autonomous vehicles. This has already been adopted by two major automakers who are carrying out over two million virtual miles of testing per month, and it is said to significantly reduce costs and development time as well Read More..
Siemens plans the acquisition of simulation software specialist TASS International, in a move to strengthen its product lifecycle management (PLM) business. Terms of the transaction weren’t disclosed. Netherlands-based TASS specializes in autonomous driving, integrated safety, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), and tire modeling. Especially autonomous driving and integrated safety are key growth areas in the Read More..
Renault is buying a 35 pc stake in Autonomous Vehicle Simulation (AVS), a move that will help it in efforts to develop and test autonomous vehicles. AVS was formed together with Oktal, a unit of French high-tech engineering company Sogeclair. Its technology will complement theÂ SCANeRTM simulation software already used by Renault and its alliance partner Read More..
Siemens PLM has released the latest version of its NX CAD/CAM software package, claiming the product will provide more flexibility and reduce time to market for the products it will help design and engineer. The Germany-based engineering group said NX 8.5 has a range of new features that, to a major extent reflect feedback received Read More..
Automotive supplier Magna and simulation specialist Tesis Dynaware are combining their simulation products to provide a complete analysis of a car’s energy and thermal management. The two companies are coupling Tesis Dynaware’s DYNA4 full vehicle simulation with Magna’s KULI thermal simulation product to create a comprehensive analysis tool. They said the combined product will be Read More..
Robert Bosch, Computer Simulation Technology AG and Berlin’s Technical University are jointly developing a software package to test energy-efficient power electronics. The project may help the electric-vehicle industry lower costs and speed up development of key technology inside the car. The so-called SOlar project – a German acronym for simulation and optimization methodology for the Read More..
A senior Ansys executive said new thinking about simulation – and a new toolset – is required toÂ successfully master the complexity of developing electric vehicles and the battery systems that power them. “This decade is a new era for simulation as we get into electric vehicles,” said Sandeep Sovani, manager global automotive market strategy Read More..
An Ohio State University institute is implementing MSC and Lifemodeler software to assess and prevent injuries in car manufacturing. MSC Software, a provider of multidisciplinary simulation solutions, said Ohio State’s Center for Occupational Health in Automotive Manufacturing (COHAM) has fully implemented its MD Adams software together with the LifeMOD suite of tools in a recent Read More..
With product variety on the rise, automotive suppliers are trying to cope with ever more complex production processes. Especially small and medium-sized companies are facing huge challenges. One solution is the digital factory. Automakers and their tier-1 suppliers have taken a leading role in introducing digital simulation technology. But, says Robert Kuttner, head of German Read More..
Fujitsu Laboratories has developed a wide-area traffic simulation system that allows the reproduction of traffic flows involving tens of thousands of vehicles. â€œThe new simulator makes it possible to verify in advance the effectiveness of a variety of traffic policies designed to improve traffic flow,â€ the Japanese research laboratory, part of the Fujitsu group, said Read More..