Tag: Cars

Optimization Strategies for Multi-Material Vehicles

This post was taken from Altair Enlighten and contributed by my colleague, Regu Ramoo, Director of Engineering at Altair ProductDesign. Many studies on automotive mass reduction have been undertaken over the years by various steel, aluminum, magnesium, and composites consortia, … Read More

2012: Simulation’s Year of Discovery

In 2012, a growing number of industries discovered new ways to use simulation to improve their designs, safety, performance and sustainability. While the automotive sector continued to increase its reliance on simulation to make vehicles lighter and more fuel-efficient, engineers … Read More

The Challenge of Crashworthiness for Composite Cars

This post was taken from Altair Enlighten and contributed by my colleague, Giuseppe Resta, Manager, Global Automotive at Altair Engineering. It doesn’t seem so long ago that passenger safety and vehicle crashworthiness were the battleground where automakers differentiated their products. … Read More

Disruptive Innovation?

The National Petroleum Council (a panel advising the US Energy Department) has just published a future fuels report stating that the internal combustion will remain the dominant power source for cars until at least 2050. The study says it will … Read More

Shedding Car Weight with Simulation Technology

This post was taken from Altair Enlighten. Earlier this month, I wrote an opinion piece for Environmental Leader, a magazine dedicated to energy, environmental and sustainability news. My contribution gave an overview of how automotive manufacturers are increasingly turning to … Read More

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.