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X-Rite develops new technology for digital materials
10 Jan 2013

X-Rite develops new technology for digital materials

Color science and technology company X-Rite has developed a new capturing technology for creating digital materials that enable physically correct simulations.
Hyundai previews connectivity concept
22 Dec 2012

Hyundai previews connectivity concept

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.
Visteon e-Bee Concept
15 Nov 2012

Visteon e-Bee Concept

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 to introduce the digital rear-view mirror
17 Aug 2012

Audi to introduce the digital rear-view mirror

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.
Audi A3 development: master jigs and color matching
8 May 2012

Audi A3 development: master jigs and color matching

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 3 Series: advanced climate control system
21 Feb 2012

BMW 3 Series: advanced climate control system

BMW has released some details and design sketches on the new climate control of the 3 Series, and its advanced thermal management system.
Mazda develops Lightweight Resin Material
12 Feb 2012

Mazda develops Lightweight Resin Material

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 3D Multilayer Instrument Cluster Concept
10 Feb 2012

Johnson Controls 3D Multilayer Instrument Cluster Concept

Johnson Controls has developed an innovative instrument cluster concept that combines multiple layers of information to generate a three-dimensional interface.
Volkswagen Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB)
4 Feb 2012

Volkswagen Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB)

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 develops airless tire concept
12 Dec 2011

Bridgestone develops airless tire concept

Bridgestone has announced the development of an eco-friendly Non-Pneumatic (Airless) Concept Tire with a structure of thermoplastic resin spokes.
Audi designs the sound of the e-tron
5 Nov 2010

Audi designs the sound of the e-tron

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 SKYACTIV Technology
21 Oct 2010

Mazda SKYACTIV Technology

Mazda has published new details about its next-generation SKYACTIV powertrain technologies, which include new bodyshells, platforms, engines and transmissions.
Virtual painting process by DaimlerChrysler
29 Dec 2006

Virtual painting process by DaimlerChrysler

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.
Lotus VVA
27 Feb 2006

Lotus VVA – Versatile Vehicle Architecture

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.
6 Jan 2006

Ford’s Adaptive Front Lighting System

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 Adopts more eco-friendly painting process
30 Jul 2005

Mazda Adopts more eco-friendly painting process

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.

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