Color science and technology company X-Rite has developed a new capturing technology for creating digital materials that enable physically correct simulations.
Hyundai has previewed the first prototype of its own Connectivity Concept aimed at integrating the use of smartphones in its production models starting from 2015.
At the Electronica 2012 Trade Show in Munich (Nov. 13-16) Visteon has unveiled the e-Bee Concept, a technology showcase for the automotive supplier's latest electronics products and innovations.
Audi has announced that the rear-view camera/monitor system featured on the R18 e-tron Le Mans racing cars will be adopted for the upcoming Audi R8 e-tron limited series model.
An article that gives some details on the work done by the Audi Quality Assurance department on the A3, including the use of master jigs to optimize dimensional fits and the colors and materials matching operations.
BMW has released some details and design sketches on the new climate control of the 3 Series, and its advanced thermal management system.
Mazda in partnership with Japan Polypropylene Corporation has developed a resin material that allows a 20% weight reduction on vehicle parts such as front and rear bumpers.
Johnson Controls has developed an innovative instrument cluster concept that combines multiple layers of information to generate a three-dimensional interface.
Volkswagen Group has announced the introduction of a new vehicle architecture that optimizes standardization and use of technologies, extending from compact cars to large SUVs and sedans.
Bridgestone has announced the development of an eco-friendly Non-Pneumatic (Airless) Concept Tire with a structure of thermoplastic resin spokes.
Audi is working on the acoustics of its future electric models. The sounds currently under development take inspiration from sci-fi movies and from the Audi RSQ Concept featured in "I, Robot".
Mazda has published new details about its next-generation SKYACTIV powertrain technologies, which include new bodyshells, platforms, engines and transmissions.
As an industry first, DaimlerChrysler is developing a special simulation tool capable of determining how a vehicle body can be painted as efficiently as possible or how an existing painting process can be improved.
Presented in 2005 by Lotus Engineering and adopted on the APX Concept, VVA (Versatile Vehicle Architecture) is a vehicle aluminum understructure aimed at the production of niche vehicles.
Ford Motor Company is studying an advanced adaptive lighting system which will offer significant enhancements in nighttime driving safety. It is adopted on three concept cars presented at the 2006 Detroit Show.
Mazda Motor Corporation has developed a new electrodeposition basecoat, known as e-coating that substantially reduces both volatile organic compounds (VOC) and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.