If Tesla wants its planned electric truck to come with enough range acceptable to haulage fleets, it might need to accelerate research into platooning, smart trucks connecting digitally to travel in close convoy to improve overall fuel economy.
Kevin Golsch, technical director of Exa Corporation, said the benefits of drafting in this manner have been proven. In April this year, a fleet of trucks from all of the major European manufacturers linked via Wi-Fi to take part in a Dutch-organised transcontinental drive.
"Second quarter revenue was within our guidance range, reflecting the predictability of our licensing model. In addition, profitability exceeded our guidance range as we continue to realize the leverage in our operating model," said Stephen Remondi, President and Chief Executive Officer of Exa. "We believe that our focus on license revenue, as we continue the conversion of project-based customers to ExaCLOUD-based recurring license customers, will drive stronger year-over-year revenue growth in the second half of the year.
Just what would a Tesla electric freight truck look like? It's a question that many in the auto industry have been asking after the latest visionary bulletin (Master Plan, Part Deux) from Tesla founder and talisman Elon Musk.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk wrote in his Master Plan, Part Deux, that future electric models from Tesla will include a full-sized truck. He promised that it would "deliver a substantial reduction in the cost of cargo transport" as well as being safer and "really fun to operate".
Ales Alajbegovic, VP Ground Transportation at EXA is in a position to have some inkling of the design that may be coming down the Tesla CV line (and unveiled as early as next year). EXA already works with Tesla to reduce aerodynamic drag on its passenger vehicles, as well as truck firms and semi-trailer makers to help reduce air drag and cut down on the substantial fuel costs.
We’ve all experienced turbulence on an airplane, but back on terra firma, those troublesome, swirling pockets of air can have just as great an impact on how a car moves along the road and how much fuel it spends. And for automakers, the ability to accurately simulate turbulence helps to create quieter, slipperier, and more fuel-efficient vehicles.
This follows the September 2015 launch of new facilities at Halewood and Elmdon near Birmingham, U.K., the start of operations for IAC Itatiaia in Brazil and a growing footprint in China: It opened its 16th location in China last October – a new manufacturing facility in Tianjin.
So, as you hurriedly raise the window while yelling at your friend to just ask when they are feeling too hot next time, you wonder, “What the heck was that noise?”
That noise is known as Helmholtz resonance, or more colloquially, “wind throb.” Putting it simply, the noise is generated in the same way you make noise by blowing across the mouth of a soda bottle.
Exa® Corporation (NASDAQ:EXA), a global innovator in simulation software for product engineering, today announced that it will release its financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2017, ended July 31, 2016, after market close on Monday, August 29, 2016. On that day, management will hold a conference call and webcast at 4:30 p.m. ET (1:30 p.m. PT) to review and discuss the Company's results for the second quarter of fiscal 2017.
From sports cars to sedans, drivers battle the ‘wub wub wub’; not a flat
Charles Brownstein’s annoyance with the “throbbing noise” that invades the cockpit of his Porsche 911 at high speeds became so intense that he turned to an orange juice bottle for relief.
Exa® Corporation (Nasdaq:EXA), a global innovator in simulation software for product engineering, announced the appointment of Suresh Sundaram as Senior Vice President, Products and Marketing effective today. In this role, Dr. Sundaram will report to the Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Remondi, and be responsible for the company’s product management and marketing activities.
Exa® Corporation (NASDAQ:EXA), a global innovator in simulation software for product engineering, today announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Remondi and Chief Financial Officer, Richard Gilbody are scheduled to present at the upcoming Canaccord Genuity 36th Annual Growth Conference to be held in Boston.
Exa® Corporation (Nasdaq:EXA), a global innovator in simulation software for product engineering, announced the appointment of Joel Dube as Vice President of Finance and Principal Accounting Officer effective today. In this role, Mr. Dube will report to the Chief Financial Officer, Richard F. Gilbody, and be responsible for the company’s finance and accounting operations.
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Exa Corp., a global innovator in simulation software for product engineering, and DENSO Corp. have announced a new collaborative partnership that will transform the way carmakers have traditionally interacted with suppliers. The partnership enhances the product development process by moving key engineering and design work from automotive suppliers to a certified simulation-driven process that can be done much earlier in the development process, reducing the number of late-stage vehicle design changes.
Tesla Motors named after Nikola Tesla, an extraordinary scientist, is becoming a household name in electric cars.
The company came up with their first vehicle Tesla Roadster in 2006, followed by Model S and Model X. Model 3, was recently unveiled in March 2016 and received more than 325,000 reservations within a week.
Using simulation tools from an early phase of vehicle design can reduce time to market and eliminate the need for costly prototyping. As a result, companies that specialise in providing the software for automotive applications believe that simulation will play an increasingly important role in vehicle design as OEMs look for competitive advantages across every aspect of development.
As part of a new collaborative partnership, Exa Corporation and Denso Corporation will transform the way car makers interact with suppliers. This will be done by enhancing the product development process through moving key engineering and design work from automotive suppliers to a certified simulation-driven process that can be done much earlier in the development process, and therefore reduces the number of late-stage vehicle design changes.
Increasing powertrain complexity in trucks requires advanced thermal management systems, and virtual simulation is proving an effecient design tool.
In the past, automotive parts suppliers provided their customers with what they requested, and the customer would design their product from there. This process has since evolved.
Automotive design engineers began asking their suppliers for advice on how to optimize the designs of their products according to the assembly’s strengths and weaknesses – and who would understand these qualities better than the people who manufactured the parts?
Exa Corporation (Nasdaq:EXA), a global innovator in simulation software for product engineering, and DENSO Corporation, a leading supplier of advanced automotive technology, systems and components, have announced a new collaborative partnership that will transform the way carmakers have traditionally interacted with suppliers. The partnership enhances the product development process by moving key engineering and design work from automotive suppliers to a certified simulation-driven process that can be done much earlier in the development process, reducing the number of late-stage vehicle design changes.
Manufacturers are moving away from wind tunnel testing and opting to use virtual simulation techniques instead in their quest to reduce aerodynamic drag.
By switching to computer simulations, engineers can model a car’s aerodynamics without even building one.
Virtual simulation techniques are not only quicker and less costly than using a wind tunnel but also yield better results.
Finding the right ratio of "emphasis" (aka "compromise") between design and engineering priorities has long been part of the enduring magic behind the conception and creation of vehicles.