29NOV 2020
GM Designer

GM Designer

In the 60s, Mitchell promoted what he called the sheer look,a more aerodynamic, shoulderless drop off from a car s windows to its sides. Mitchell gave GM designers the assignment of combining Rolls Royce and Ferrari styling cues to create Buick s classic 1963 Riviera. According to a popular story, Mitchell got the idea for the Riviera in Paris. He had originally envisaged the…

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24NOV 2020
Vehicle Engineering

Vehicle Engineering

Tesla is recognized as a leader in quality and innovation for its electric powertrain engineering and battery technology. Tesla design is known for its unique refusal to compromise beauty or efficiency. Not yet widely known is Tesla’s revolutionary approach to vehicle engineering. Tesla assembled the brightest, most-promising automotive engineers to build the Model S. They took…

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19NOV 2020
Design News

Design News

Blogs Latest Content The Internet happened.” Those three words spoken yesterday by Marc Ostertag, North America president of B&R Automation at Pacific Design & Manufacturing, now taking place in Anaheim through Feb. 11, continues to bring ever-lasting changes to our ways of life and will undoubtedly transform manufacturing. Blog 2/9/2016 When you think of the DARPA…

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14NOV 2020
Software for car Designing for PC

Software for car Designing for PC

Are you ready to design, build and race? F1 in Schools is a competition, open to all secondary schools, to design and manufacture compressed air-powered racing cars. Student teams compete against each other in Regional and National Finals of an annual Championship to determine the best-engineered and fastest car in Ireland. Competitors will have an exciting educational experience…

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09NOV 2020
Automotive Manufacturing

Automotive Manufacturing

Big and Small Business Auto manufacturing is a major customer of many of our economy’s biggest names, including 3M, IBM, GE, HP, Dow, Microsoft, Intel and Oracle. In fact, half of the companies listed in the Dow Jones Industrial Average depend on autos for revenue. While automakers are the most visible part of the industry, auto manufacturing encompasses many diverse businesses…

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04NOV 2020
Motor Vehicle Design

Motor Vehicle Design

As cars undergo a radical technological transformation in the coming years, some of the design standards that have been a given in automobiles for more than a century might be turned on their head. That’s the perspective of Diego Rodriguez, a partner at the Bay Area design consultancy IDEO. According to a recent blog post from Rodriguez, autonomous vehicles are on their way to widespread…

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30OCT 2020
Car Technical drawings

Car Technical drawings

The overhead comparison above highlights the key areas of change. Starting from the front, the nose of the car (1) is 20cm longer than in 2016, while the width of the front wing increases from 165cm to 180cm. However, the wing’s new delta shape means the distance between the front tyre and the endplate (2) remains unchanged, as does the endplate size. The tyres are wider, with tread…

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25OCT 2020
Engineering Automotive

Engineering Automotive

Any pre-engineering student should have a strong background in advanced calculus, physics and chemistry to succeed at the collegiate level. Good grades and a high level of hands-on experience at the undergraduate level are important to landing a job after graduation. Because vehicles today are designed and developed in a virtual world and are basically “computers on wheels, ” it…

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