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Ford to accelerate carbon-fiber development for automotive applications
12 Feb 2015

Ford to accelerate carbon-fiber development for automotive applications

Ford Motor Company has announced a new collaboration with DowAksa to develop manufacturing innovations in automotive-grade carbon fiber for use in future products.
University of Rochester is developing water-repellent metals
2 Feb 2015

University of Rochester is developing water-repellent metals

Scientists at the University of Rochester are using lasers to transform metals into extremely water repellent, or super-hydrophobic, materials without the need for temporary coatings.
Jaguar Land Rover develops transparent pillars and ghost car navigation
15 Dec 2014

Jaguar Land Rover develops transparent pillars and ghost car navigation

Jaguar Land Rover has launched a research project to develop a 360 degree view that uses screens embedded in the pillars, as well as the Follow-Me Ghost Car Navigation system.
Interior Design: Cadillac
3 Oct 2014

Interior Design: Cadillac’s Cut-and-Sew process

To enhance the premium nature of its interiors, Cadillac is adopting the Cut-and-Sew technique for both functional and decorative stitching.
GM launches Innovation Challenge
29 Sep 2014

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.
Autodesk and Local Motors collaborate on 3Dprinting open platform
22 Sep 2014

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.
Local Motors shows how to 3D print a car
12 Sep 2014

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.
Jaguar announces all-aluminum XE
2 Aug 2014

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.
Jaguar Land Rover previews videogame-inspired Virtual Windscreen technology
18 Jul 2014

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...
Sharp
20 Jun 2014

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.
Ford previews Active Steering Technology (video)
6 Jun 2014

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.
Google
5 Jun 2014

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.
Ford uses Lightweight Concept Car to test new materials
5 Jun 2014

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.
Nissan tests self-cleaning paint technology
29 Apr 2014

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.
Volvo unveils inflatable child seat concept
14 Apr 2014

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.
Land Rover previews Transparent Bonnet virtual imaging system
9 Apr 2014

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.
Honda releases 3D data of Concept Cars for 3D printing
1 Feb 2014

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.
Volvo partners with POC to explore safety and design ideas
7 Jan 2014

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.
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