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Honda Expands Its Virtual Development

Honda’s 2024 Prologue is the automaker’s first battery-electric SUV and its first vehicle of any kind designed primarily through virtual reality (VR). Honda has been building its VR resources...

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Test & Measurement

The Road to Zero Prototypes

The concept of designing, engineering and manufacturing a new vehicle without physical prototypes is typically viewed as either impractical or mythical. Even as virtual development processes have become...

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AR/AI

BMW Previews an HMI Future Without Dashboard Screens

The BMW i Vision Dee is an electric tease, dialed up to Las Vegas wattage for a provocative unveiling at CES 2023: A novel digital grille, wrapped with Kindle-style “E-ink”...

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AR/AI

Using Virtual Reality to Improve Product Development

A cornerstone to achieving sustainability goals is Rolls-Royce’s Technology Driven Transition - pioneering new breakthrough technologies that can accelerate the global transition to net zero.

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Technology Report
Robotics, Automation & Control

Hyundai Enters the Metaverse Via Its PnD Technology

When Facebook announced last October that it was changing its name to Meta, most wondered whether people would want to spend as much time in a virtual world as they do on the platforms...

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Manned Systems

Digitalization of Product Engineering

ESI proposes “sustainable” product development via virtual prototyping to ensure operational safety and comfort for off-highway machines.

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Data Acquisition

Virtual Meets Mixed Reality for Vehicle Development

Automakers developing stand-alone technologies, such as driver-interface systems, will increasingly need to consider moving to a company-wide virtual model to create a digital twin of...

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Original Equipment
AR/AI

CES 2021: Deere Highlights Digital Technology Via Virtual Reality

Digital technology is rapidly transforming off-highway equipment, giving users more functionality and higher precision than is possible with human operators. John Deere...

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Unmanned Systems

Volvo Cars Mixes Virtual with Real-World Testing

Volvo Cars engineers who do a lot of test-track driving are trading their typical street-clothes attire for some serious “tech style.” They’re getting behind the wheel wearing a...

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Application Briefs
Imaging

Virtual Environment System

Charles River Analytics Inc. received funding from the US Army to build the "VECTOR" augmented and virtual reality system.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Embracing the Digital Transformation in Aerospace & Defense

The aerospace & defense (A&D) industry has always been known for great innovation and high expectations. Even during the difficult times with the impact of COVID-19,...

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AR/AI

2021 Ford Bronco Aims to Kick Some Jeep

“There is nothing on this truck that is superfluous – no decorative chrome or extraneous styling. It’s designed for function, not fashion,” explained Paul Wraith, chief designer for...

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Software

Speeding AV Testing with a Digital Twin

A European company has developed time-saving simulation software for users of the University of Michigan’s Mcity CAV (connected and autonomous vehicle) testing facility in Ann Arbor. It has...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Toyota Improves ‘Little Things’ to Refine 2020 Highlander Manufacturing

Manufacturing the fourth generation of Toyota’s Highlander crossover unfolds in the 4.5 million sq-ft2 Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana (TTMI)...

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Technical Innovation
Imaging

New CM Labs Excavator Simulator Training Offers GPS Guidance, HMI Experience

CM Labs Simulations’ (ConExpo-Con/Agg, Booth F100911 in the Festival Hall) new excavator training exercise incorporates an integrated GPS guidance system...

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Road Ready
AR/AI

2021 Cadillac Escalade Brings Curved OLED to the Dash

Cadillac has unveiled the 2021 Escalade and will differentiate the full-size SUV from its Tahoe/Yukon platform-mates with a large dose of exclusive technologies including Super...

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Automotive

Engineering the World’s Fastest Tractor

For farmers in a hurry, JCB’s Fastrac series agricultural tractors are capable of speeds up to 43 mph (69 km/h) in stock form. But the British company believes in challenging its engineers to...

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Defense

How Augmented Reality Can Modernize Aerospace And Defense Manufacturing

Businesses are using AR to overhaul processes, drive efficiencies, reduce manufacturing errors, and improve their bottom line.

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Communications

Far and Away: Remote Drivers Monitor Autonomous Vehicles

Eliminating the safety “watchdogs” who typically ride in autonomous vehicles (AVs) is a big step for technologists and legislators alike. A shuttle at Texas A&M university...

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Unmanned Systems

The Vehicle as a Gaming Device

From the moment I slipped the Oculus Rift device over my head, I was transported from a routine urban drive in the backseat of an Audi Q7 into an enchanting underwater world. The Virtual Reality (VR)...

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Test & Measurement

A View Inside Volkswagen's Silicon Valley Lab

On July 1, Volkswagen renamed its Silicon Valley outpost. The former Electronics Research Lab (ERL) based in Belmont, Calif., now is the Innovation and Engineering Center California (IECC)....

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Virtual Factories Accelerate Collaboration, Advance Technologies

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM), a non-profit consortium based in Prince George County, Virginia, uses a 3D visualization lab to expand beyond the...

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AR/AI

HTX Labs Adapts Its VR Platform for the Air Force Pilot Training Next Initiative

Houston-based HTX Labs, LLC was awarded with Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II funding to continue adapting its EMPACT Virtual Reality (VR)...

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Communications

5G Cellular-Enabled Test Infrastructure for Autonomous Vehicles Launched at U.K.’s Millbrook

Millbrook Proving Ground in the U.K. has officially launched the AutoAir consortium’s 5G cellular testing infrastructure for autonomous...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Rolls-Royce Deploys Virtual Reality Training for Maintainers

To meet the aerospace industry’s future demand for maintainers, Rolls-Royce plc (Rolls-Royce) has included virtual reality (VR) technology into its engineering training...

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AR/AI

New Mobility’s Mega-Mappers

A yellow sign on a mountain highway shows an S-shaped curve. This is a primitive map, and hardly a faithful representation of the road. Instead it delivers a simple signal to the driver: Get ready for...

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Test & Measurement

Commercial Vehicle ADAS: Testing, Testing and More Testing

When it comes to testing advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), comprehensive is the word. Hours and hours and hundreds of thousands of miles are spent testing to ensure a...

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Defense

Airbus’ Quantum Computing Challenge May Fundamentally Change Aircraft Development

A global quantum computing competition to advance optimization and modularity in aircraft life-cycle is open to post-graduate students, academics,...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Ford Investing $45 Million in New Advanced Manufacturing Center to Speed Production Innovations

Ford Motor Company is investing $45 million in its new Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC) in Redford Township, Michigan, to help quickly...

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