PROTOTYPES, COMPUTER software, and AUTOMOTIVE engineering
The article focuses on the Type 25 city car project of automobile designer Gordon Murray, founder of car design consultancy Gordon Murray Design. He has chosen the Showcase, AliasStudio and Maya digital prototyping software to design the low-cost vehicle. The vehicle is expected to weigh 500 kilograms.
COMPUTER software, AUTOMOBILE wheels, AUTOMOTIVE engineering, and EXPERIMENTAL automobiles
The article reports that computer technology is putting a new spin on wheel design. Ford Motor Co. designers used rapid prototyping, making a prototype part directly from computer-aided design data, to create 6-inch models of wheels for a Lincoln concept vehicle to be displayed at this week's Detroit automobile show. Ford says visualization software from Bunkspeed Inc. allows the designers to change vehicle features instantly, with the click of a mouse.
COMPUTER software, COMPUTER-aided engineering, INVESTMENTS, and AUTOMOTIVE engineering
Informs that Renault is investing in a multiple installation of LMS International's Virual.Lab prototyping software for engine acoustics to support its powertrain and vehicle engineering activities. Benefits of Virtual.Lab software; Features of the software; Views of Renault engineers on the performance of the software; Release of system-level computer-aided engineering package Virtual.Lab Revision 2 by LMS.