Unity and NVIDIA bring real-time ray tracing to the automotive sector

Mar 22, 2019    Technology

Unity Technologies, creator of a 3D development platform, announced it is working closely with NVIDIA to offer production-focused early-access for real-time ray tracing in the High Definition Render Pipeline (HDRP) on April 4, with an optimised preview solution available for customers in the second half of 2019.

McLaren’s new production centre delivers first prototype carbon fibre chassis

Mar 22, 2019    Technology

The first prototype carbon fibre MonoCell, the tub that forms the main structure of McLaren’s cars, has been shipped from the company’s new £50 million ($65.5 million) innovation and production centre in Yorkshire to the McLaren Production Centre (MPC) in Woking, Surrey.

SoundHound unveils Hybrid Voice AI and Natural Language Understanding System for cars

Mar 20, 2019    Technology

SoundHound Inc., an innovator in voice enabled AI and conversational intelligence technologies, unveiled its large vocabulary, hybrid voice and natural language understanding interface for in-vehicle infotainment systems at the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference (GTC) 2019. The event marks the first time the technology has been shown to the public, and highlights the NVIDIA DRIVE ecosystem collaboration between SoundHound Inc. and NVIDIA.

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Vibracoustic to supply three-chamber air springs for the Porsche Cayenne

Mar 19, 2019    Technology

To increase the spread between sporty, firm suspension and the driving comfort expected of a touring car, Vibracoustic for the first time has developed switchable air springs with a three-chamber concept.

Eleven new members join the ISELED Alliance

Mar 18, 2019    Technology

Following ISELED's official debut at electronica 2016, this innovative technology based on a true "digital LED" has found enormous acceptance in the industry. This is also reflected in the development of the ISELED Alliance, which has set itself the goal of offering a comprehensive system solution – an ecosystem – around ISELED.

AGC opens an anechoic chamber in Belgium for development of automotive on-glass antennas

Mar 18, 2019    Technology

AGC announced that the anechoic chambers constructed in Gosselies (Belgium) for the development of automotive on-glass antennas were inaugurated on March 15, 2019. With the completion of this R&D facility, AGC has established a tri-polar R&D framework for automotive on-glass antennas in Japan, the United States, and Europe for the first time in the glass industry.

Porsche highly automates the production of bodyshell on the new 911

Mar 18, 2019    Technology

Production of the new 911 requires new production technologies, in recognition of which Porsche has established a new 28,000 m² bodywork plant on the factory premises.

Ford using digital and additive manufacturing prototyping tools for the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Mar 15, 2019    Technology

Ford claims that when the 2020 Shelby GT500 goes on sale later this year, it will be the quickest-accelerating, most aerodynamically advanced street-legal Mustang ever, thanks to virtual testing in supercomputers and 3D printing.

BASF, Joma-Polytec and Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell jointly develop components for GLC F-CELL

Mar 15, 2019    Technology

In close cooperation with Joma-Polytec and Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell, a subsidiary of Daimler AG, BASF has successfully used the engineering plastic Ultramid to manufacture a number of fuel cell system components.This innovative solution is being used as standard in the new Mercedes GLC F-CELL, which combines a fuel cell with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.

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