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Solving HVAC Noise Issues: Where Should You Look Next?
Jul 07, 2017
By Adrien Mann If you’ve been in a new car lately, you know that automotive OEMs are focused on reducing noise from sources like the engine, wind, and rolling. This means that drivers and...
Aerodynamics in Formula E
Nov 01, 2016
Electric vehicles hogged the limelight at this year’s Paris Motor Show, and not just cars of the road-going variety. With the third season of the FIA Formula E championship commencing earlier...
How to Keep Your Vehicle Brain Cool on a Hot Summer Day
Oct 06, 2016
Today’s infotainment system is the brain of a modern vehicle as it provides its operating information and the information on its surroundings. It helps the driver navigate and operate the vehicle...
Taking a ride down Champs É-lysées
Sep 21, 2016
Electric vehicles look set to hog the spotlight at this autumn’s Paris motor show as makers put increasing faith in a technology that is still struggling in the showrooms. The biannual...
Considering light-weighting your brakes? Read this first.
Aug 29, 2016
Brake rotors are a prime target for light-weighting. Why? For starters they are heavy, around 21 lbs per wheel for a large sedan. This mass has a significant rotating inertia which needs to be...
Future trucks: highly charged and aerodynamic
Jun 12, 2016
A lot has been discussed in the media recently about the next generation of Class 8 tractor designs and how they will seek to improve aero-efficiency – and therefore reduce costs – for...
Design Optimization: Exa's Automated Approach to Finding Your Best Design Through Simulation
Jun 02, 2016
Exa's Dr. Andrea Shestopalov describes how Exa's solution for optimization is based on a statistical response surface approach and is a fully automated process using Exa PowerFLOW's...
The importance of real-world simulation
May 19, 2016
Tesla has stated that with the new Model 3 electric car, it wants to reduce the drag coefficient to an incredibly slippery 0.21 CD (210 counts), down from 0.24 on the Model S. But the maker also...
Addressing the Cold Reality of Electric Vehicles
Jan 27, 2016
Vehicles powered by internal combustion engines are seldom short of excess heat. In fact, Exa’s PowerFLOW® simulation software is often used by the world’s leading car manufacturers...
Interchangeable electric platforms
Jan 13, 2016
The blueprint for future electric-vehicle platforms looked to have been set in stone at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Concepts unveiled by newcomer Faraday Future and by Volkswagen...
New Software Can See Noise - Autoline Daily
Dec 08, 2015
Exa's new acoustics simulation solution, PowerACOUSTICS' FIND, offers vehicle manufacturers a unique way to easily isolate acoustic noise sources. Autoline Daily recently highlighted this novel...
Tesla Model X: the SUV uncompromised?
Sep 30, 2015
It’s been a three and a half year tease from Tesla CEO Elon Musk, but many will say it’s been worth the wait as the Model X was unveiled last night at the company’s...
The Automobile Micro-Climate
Jul 07, 2015
It’s July, and getting hotter every day. Spending time in the car can provide a welcome respite from the soaring temperatures outside. That said, a car’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (...
Thermal battery work is a hot issue
Mar 25, 2015
Lithium-ion batteries are like humans – they don’t like to be too cold and they don’t like to be too hot. Achieving this equilibrium creates a problem for manufacturers working on...