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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.
Digital 3D scanning for benchmarking at GM Design
27 Dec 2013

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.
Cadillac Elmiraj Concept: the use of 3D scanning technology
13 Dec 2013

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.
Ferrari helps discover the aerodynamics technology of F1 Cars
22 Oct 2013

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.
Volvo develops body panels that serve as batteries
17 Oct 2013

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.
Video Series:
10 Oct 2013

Video Series: “The Making of an F1 Car”

Infiniti and Red Bull Racing Team have produced a mini series of four video episodes covering different aspects of the development of an F1 cars: R&D, composites, manufacturing and assembly.
3-Sweep software extracts 3D models from photos
12 Sep 2013

3-Sweep software extracts 3D models from photos

At SIGGRAPH ASIA 2013, researchers from Scientists Tel-Aviv University in Israel and Tsinghua University in Beijing have presented an experimental software capable of recognize and extract 3D models from simple photographs.
Ford develops sheet metal fast forming technology for prototyping
4 Jul 2013

Ford develops sheet metal fast forming technology for prototyping

Ford is developing a flexible manufacturing process for rapidly forming sheet metal parts, allowing to cut costs and times for low volume production applications.
Jaguar Land Rover announces research on virtual simulation technology
7 Jun 2013

Jaguar Land Rover announces research on virtual simulation technology

Jaguar Land Rover will lead a five year research program on virtual simulation in collaboration with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and four leading UK universities.
Virtual reality at Ford: 3D glasses, virtual projections and 3D printing
15 May 2013

Virtual reality at Ford: 3D glasses, virtual projections and 3D printing

An official article on the new digital technologies used by Ford during the design process: from 3D printing to the CAVE (Computer Automated Virtual Environment).
Prodrive previews colored carbon fiber
30 Apr 2013

Prodrive previews colored carbon fiber

UK-based Prodrive has announced a new manufacturing process that allows to produce deep-luster colored carbon composites.
Total Appearance Capture: the future of Digital Material Appearance
21 Feb 2013

Total Appearance Capture: the future of Digital Material Appearance

An exclusive in-depth overview of X-Rite Pantone's Total Appearance Capture technology, the innovative solution for creating accurate digital materials that will be presented during the Press Days of the upcoming Geneva Show.
Honda develops new technology to join steel and aluminum
19 Feb 2013

Honda develops new technology to join steel and aluminum

Honda has announced the development of a new technology to join steel and aluminum that enables the adoption of aluminum for outer car body panels. The first production application is the new 2014 Acura RLX.
2014 Corvette Stingray: new design videos
15 Feb 2013

2014 Corvette Stingray: new design videos

Two new official videos on the 2014 Corvette Stingray, documenting the design process behind the interior and the use of lightweight, shape memory alloys.
PSA Peugeot Citroën unveils new technologies and design innovations
23 Jan 2013

PSA Peugeot Citroën unveils new technologies and design innovations

At the Innovation Day PSA Group has presented a number of new technologies and innovations, including the VéLV electric concept, the EMP2 modular platform, the Hybrid Air system and new solutions for fuel efficiency.

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