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DESIGNING TRUCKS FOR PLATOONING

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.

Exa Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2017 Financial Results

"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 Auto - What will a Tesla electric truck look like?

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.

The Newswheel - What Is That Painful Thumping Noise When I Open My Window and How Do I Get Rid of It?

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 to Announce Second Quarter Fiscal 2017 Financial Results on August 29, 2016

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.

The Wall Street Journal - That Vibrating ‘Wub Wub Wub’ That Comes From Cracking One Car Window? It’s Not Just You!

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 Appoints Suresh Sundaram Senior Vice President, Products and Marketing

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 Appoints Joel Dube as Vice President of Finance, Principal Accounting Officer

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.

AMN - New Collaborative Partnership Between DENSO and Exa Aims to Transform how Vehicle Manufacturers Work With Suppliers

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.

Automotive World - Simulation-driven tyre design offers 3% fuel economy gain

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.

Automotive Testing - Exa Corporation and DENSO create new integrated simulation models ecosystem

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.

Engineering.com - Tier One Adds New Simulation Tools for OEM Customers

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?

New Collaborative Partnership Between DENSO and Exa Set to Transform the Way Vehicle Manufacturers Work With Suppliers

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.

Autocar - Aerodynamics: why virtual testing is better than a wind tunnel

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.