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Maximising production efficiency with 3D printed tools

Maximising production efficiency with 3D printed tools
By using 3D printed tools, jigs, and fixtures, Volkswagen Autoeuropa reduced cycle time operation, labour, and the need for reworking, while improving tool ergonomics. Furthermore, they achieve this at a tenth of the usual cost, the company estimated that they were on track to save €325,000 by the end of 2017.
20th June 2018

‘Weather factory’ puts cars through their paces

‘Weather factory’ puts cars through their paces
A new Environmental Test Centre has been opened by Ford, the centre puts all the world’s weather under one roof, enabling engineers to test vehicles in demanding conditions.
18th June 2018

Four channel CAN FD interface brings dynamic data acquisition benefits

A four-channel CANary FD interface is being debuted by Accurate Technologies at this week’s Automotive Testing Expo Europe in Stuttgart. Visitors to ATI’s booth, number 1648, will be amongst the first to witness the compact, robust unit that will provide flexible compatibility with ATI’s VISION Calibration and Data Acquisition Software, and both non-ISO CAN controllers and ISO CAN FDs.
5th June 2018


Data recorder provides fast results in vehicle testing

Data recorder provides fast results in vehicle testing
  Now available from HBM is the new SomatXR CX22B-R data recorder, which has been specifically designed to reliably acquire and store measured data in mobile applications, such as interactive vehicle testing.
24th May 2018

Cybersecurity validation platform incorporates LiFi technology

Cybersecurity validation platform incorporates LiFi technology
LHP Engineering Solutions, an engineering services provider and technology integrator has brought together National Instruments (NI), PTC and AASA’s LiFi subsidiary, 01LightComm to create a framework for an NI-Based Functional Safety and Cyber Security Validation Platform. 
22nd May 2018

NIWeek 2018: Data-logging software keeps pace with automotive challenges

NIWeek 2018: Data-logging software keeps pace with automotive challenges
The FlexLogger configuration -based data-logging software for validation test was launched at NIWeek in Austin by National Instruments. With intuitive workflows and integrated data management, FlexLogger helps automotive test departments quickly capture accurate, well-documented data to verify system functionality in real-world conditions and comply with strict government regulations.
22nd May 2018

NIWeek 2018: LabVIEW 2018 speeds time to market

NIWeek 2018: LabVIEW 2018 speeds time to market
Buttressed by customer feedback which revealed 72% want a test and measurement solution tailored to their needs, National Instruments (NI) unveiled LabVIEW 2018 at NIWeek in Austin, Texas. “The only trends are megatrends”, was the opening proclamation from Luke Schreier, Vice President, Automated Test Product Management and Global Marketing Strategy as he unveiled the latest version of the company’s LabView engineering test software, LabVIEW 2018.
22nd May 2018

Dynamometer test system gives Hyundai Mobis the right steer

Dynamometer test system gives Hyundai Mobis the right steer
A complete dynamometer testing system for electric steering systems has been supplied to Hyundai Mobis, the world’s sixth largest Tier 1 supplier, by SAKOR Technologies. The dynamometer system will be used by the corporate engineering group in South Korea for engineering validation and performance evaluation of electric motors and electronic control units (ECUs) that directly control the motor during electric steering.
16th May 2018

Research development centre chooses static driving simulator

Research development centre chooses static driving simulator
  VI-grade has announced that VIRTUAL VEHICLE has selected the newly developed static driving simulator designed by VI-grade. The new static platform for the driving simulator is to be installed at the VIRTUAL VEHICLE site in Graz, Austria by July 2018.
15th May 2018

Easy digital tyre checks for millions of drivers

Easy digital tyre checks for millions of drivers
Tyres are one of the most important safety accessories on a car, but they are only as safe as their condition allows. The digital SnapSkan service, developed by tyre manufacturer Nokian Tyres in cooperation with the tyre retail and car service chain Vianor, makes tyre condition checking and monitoring simple and quick without any extra cost. The service is now launching five new checking points in the Nordic countries.
15th May 2018


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