Category: News

Are you ready to take your hands off the wheel?

Toyota showed a number of technologies at NAIAS this month that included Smart Environment Recognition as part of their Future Safety Technology exhibit. The sensors incorporated included cameras, radar and laser radar.

Engineering Amazing

The recent TV spots by Lexus (below) stirred up some questions from friends who know basically what we do here at Altair but not the specifics.

The World’s Fastest Bike

When I hear McLaren, I think of F1 greats like Hunt, Lauda, Prost, Senna, Hakkinen and a parade of other drivers right up to today’s pilots, Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton. So it was a bit of a surprise to … Read More

Steel is Dead, Long Live Steel

This week, my colleague Giuseppe Resta has some thoughts spurred by the unveiling of two exciting vehicles scheduled for 2013 production: The Frankfurt Auto Show saw BMW unveil its new “i” brand of electric vehicles. While both the radical design … Read More

Young Engineers

It has been a while since my last blog entry.  It has been a busy time. I attended a great Altair India HTC, presenting at NDIA GVSETS and then experiencing the excitement around Altair HQ with the official launch of … Read More

Micro-Mechanical Models & Motorcycles

Material modeling at a micro-mechanical level was a tool once reserved for only the highest level aerospace composites. Now an accurate understanding of material behavior is essential for manufacturers of parts from automotive dashboards to cell phones.

Core Strategy

Core Strategy – conversation with John Chalifoux, President of MERA With the increased focus on sustainability across the automotive industry reduce and recycle have become established considerations, but reuse is less often considered.

LED Lighting

The LED (light emitting diode) lighting industry, more properly known as the solid-state lighting industry, is at once the subject of intense excitement and impatience. The excitement is valid – provided that it is given just a small dose of … Read More