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29 Sep 2014
GM launches Innovation Challenge

GM launches Innovation Challenge

General Motors’ manufacturing team has challenged four major universities to find new uses for additive manufacturing – 3D printing – and augmented reality.
22 Sep 2014
Autodesk and Local Motors collaborate on 3Dprinting open platform

Autodesk and Local Motors collaborate on 3Dprinting open platform

To further develop Local Motors' 3D printed cars - Strati - the company is collaborating with Autodesk to utilize Spartk, a new open platform for 3D printing.
12 Sep 2014
Local Motors shows how to 3D print a car

Local Motors shows how to 3D print a car

A video showing the 3D printing process of the Strati, the concept car currenty under development at Local Motors.
2 Aug 2014
Jaguar announces all-aluminum XE

Jaguar announces all-aluminum XE

Jaguar has released technical details on its upcoming XE, which will be based on a new modular architecture with an aluminum-intensive unibody.
18 Jul 2014
Jaguar Land Rover previews videogame-inspired Virtual Windscreen technology

Jaguar Land Rover previews videogame-inspired Virtual Windscreen technology

Following the recently previewed Transparent Bonnet virtual imaging system, Jaguar Land Rover has now released a video showcasing its Virtual Windscreen, a system that offers an enhanced ‘virtual’ view of the road or race track. The system uses...
20 Jun 2014
Sharp

Sharp’s Free-Form Display will free designers from rectangular shapes

Sharp has developed the Free-Form Display, an evolution of the conventional display systems that allows to have arbitrary, non-rectangular shapes, thanks to the IGZO technology and proprietary circuits.
6 Jun 2014
Ford previews Active Steering Technology (video)

Ford previews Active Steering Technology (video)

Ford has released a preview video and the first details on its Adaptive Steering technology, which is expected to debut on series production models within 12 months.
5 Jun 2014
Google

Google’s self-driving car: the design

Google has recently unveiled an early prototype of its autonomous vehicle, showcasing a distinctively friendly, cute-ish styling. We report the first details along with the opinions of top designers published by the Fast Company magazine.
5 Jun 2014
Ford uses Lightweight Concept Car to test new materials

Ford uses Lightweight Concept Car to test new materials

Ford is testing new materials and technology on a Fusion-derived experimental car, which achieves a 25 percent weight reduction and showcases potential solutions for future models.
29 Apr 2014
Nissan tests self-cleaning paint technology

Nissan tests self-cleaning paint technology

Nissan is working on an innovative nano-paint technology capable of repelling dirt. The first prototype - a Nissan Note - is currently under testing and will allow to evaluate potential aftermarket applications.
14 Apr 2014
Volvo unveils inflatable child seat concept

Volvo unveils inflatable child seat concept

Volvo has developed a rearward-faced child seat concept that inflates in less than 40 seconds and features an innovative pump system, advanced materials and a bluetooth connection.
9 Apr 2014
Land Rover previews Transparent Bonnet virtual imaging system

Land Rover previews Transparent Bonnet virtual imaging system

Land Rover is developing an augmented reailty system that allows driver to see a view of the terrain ahead, making the front of the car virtually invisible from the inside.
1 Feb 2014
Honda releases 3D data of Concept Cars for 3D printing

Honda releases 3D data of Concept Cars for 3D printing

Honda has released 3D STL data for exterior designs of a number of past concept cars, including the 2013 NSX Concept, suitable for being replicated with 3D printers.
7 Jan 2014
Volvo partners with POC to explore safety and design ideas

Volvo partners with POC to explore safety and design ideas

Volvo announced a partnership with the sports protective gear manufacturer POC to exchange knowledge and to explore new ideas within safety and design.
27 Dec 2013
Digital 3D scanning for benchmarking at GM Design

Digital 3D scanning for benchmarking at GM Design

An official document that explains how General Motors is using 3D scanning technologies for competitive benchmarking and for streamlining the design development process.
13 Dec 2013
Cadillac Elmiraj Concept: the use of 3D scanning technology

Cadillac Elmiraj Concept: the use of 3D scanning technology

An official document that explains the importance of the 3D scanning technology as a way for reducing the development times of the Cadillac Elmiraj Concept.
22 Oct 2013
Ferrari helps discover the aerodynamics technology of F1 Cars

Ferrari helps discover the aerodynamics technology of F1 Cars

A series of three video episodes produced by Ferrari and presented by design chief Simone Resta who gives a detailed overview of the aerodynamics design behind today's F1 Cars.
17 Oct 2013
Volvo develops body panels that serve as batteries

Volvo develops body panels that serve as batteries

Volvo has announced the development of an innovative concept for lightweight structural energy storage components that could improve the energy usage of future electrified vehicles.
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