Exa(R) Corporation of Burlington, MA and French client Onroak Automotive, unveiled their all-new LMP3 sports prototype racing car today at Le Mans. Dubber Ligier JS P3, the new LIGIER has been developed to compete in the Automobile Club de l'Ouest's new Le Mans Prototype 3 (LMP3) category which gives teams and drivers a new entry point into Le Mans-style endurance racing.
In February 2014, President Obama called for new heavy duty (HD) truck emissions standards. A draft of the proposed Phase II greenhouse gas (GHG) and fuel economy rule is expected to be published in June 2015. After a period of consultation, the final Phase II rule will be published in 2016.
Automotive World spoke to key truck industry stakeholders to gauge their views on the longer-term implications of a tightening of the current GHG standards.
Steve Remondi co-founded software simulation firm Exa in 1992 with a Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor on the premise that the historical way of building, testing and designing cars is flawed, notably when it comes to achieving superior aerodynamics, fluid flow and thermal efficiencies.
Exa® Corporation (Nasdaq:EXA) announces its newest release, PowerFLOW 5.1, offering up to a 300% speed up for complex transient cabin comfort simulations — allowing vehicle manufacturers an accurate, robust, and practical method of studying exceedingly complex thermal engineering problems.
Exa Corporation , the leading innovator of simulation software for product design and engineering, today launched an upgrade to its results generation, analysis and reporting program, PowerINSIGHT®. This completely revised software allows users to optimize product performance early in the development process by automating the analysis and sharing of simulation results — fostering improved collaboration between engineering and design teams.
One of the big draws of the 2014 Paris Motor Show was the unveiling of the Jaguar XE. Critically acclaimed, the compact executive sedan took centre stage on the Jaguar stand, lauded for it's design, fuel efficiency and its potential for the Jaguar brand
Compared to the current NEDC test, which was developed over 30 years ago, the importance of aerodynamics will rise with the new WLTP proposed for implementation from 2017. The WLTP will put more emphasis on real-world higher-speed driving in order to improve fuel economy. For truly accurate and insightful results, not all the work can be undertaken in a wind tunnel. Instead, aerodynamic modelling, like for the Jaguar XE, can be achieved entirely through simulation-driven design with CFD software tools from Exa Corporation.
Automotive News visited the Exa 3D simulation booth on the FCA stand at the 2015 SAE World Congress
Ford's big, bruising Atlas Concept pickup displayed at the 2013 Detroit auto show showcased advanced aerodynamic features.
Its active wheel shutters closed at highway speeds to seal gaps between spokes, reducing wind turbulence around the wheels and tires. And its front air dam raised and lowered at different speeds to improve underbody airflow.
The Tesla Model S electric car has one of the lowest drag coefficients of any vehicle currently in production, which helps it make the most of each battery charge.
Part of what allowed engineers pull that off is a rendering program called PowerFLOW, made by Exa Corporation. According to Teslarati, the software essentially creates a “digital wind tunnel” that allows engineers to see airflow and make adjustments more easily.
The Bloodhound project's plan to break the 1,000mph barrier on land has pushed it's all-CFD aero testing program to new levels of understanding.
We just can't get enough of the amazing features Tesla Model S was gifted with and we know you feel the same. This time, we stumbled upon a video showing how the sleek EV got its aerdoynamic body, which by the way, has a drag coefficient of Cd 0.24.
Exa® Corporation (Nasdaq:EXA), the leading innovator of simulation software for product design and engineering, has partnered with Laydon Composites Ltd. to develop an airflow management kit that dramatically improves the aerodynamic performance of commercial tractor trailers.
Exa Corporation a provider of simulation software, has released the ExaCLOUD, providing customers access to the company’s full suite of simulation software through a Web interface.
This new product, according to the company, offers a scalable, high-performance computing environment. It also provides a way for engineering teams and companies to handle outstanding simulation needs without investing in infrastructure.
When it comes to building aerodynamic vehicles, most car companies have needed to build several models to test in wind tunnels and other conditions. But using technology from one company located in Livonia may make those test models less needed.
Exa, a company headquartered in Burlington, Mass., and which has an office in Livonia, demonstrated its cloud-based technology this week at the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center in Detroit.
The way cars are designed and engineered is changing rapidly to meet the challenges of emissions regulations and consumer expectations for fuel efficiency.
Exa® Corporation, a global innovator of fluids simulation (CAE/CFD) solutions for product engineering, today announced that Embraer, the world's third largest commercial aircraft company, is significantly expanding its usage of Exa's PowerFLOW® software. PowerFLOW will be used to help improve the aerodynamic and aeroacoustic performance of its new products.
Simulating aerodynamics will make a step-change in Vehicle design, as Stephen Remondi, president and CEO of EXA, explains to Ian Adcock
Proposed changes to how fuel economy and emissions are measured could mean the end of useful-but-ugly side mirrors and other design changes on cars.
Steve Remondi, CEO of U.S.-based aerodynamic modeling software firm Exa, told me that EU and the U.S safety regulations have been adapted so that side mirrors can be replaced by cameras that feed the information to screens inside the car.
Due to be launched in 2015, the aerodynamic package for the Jaguar XE was designed in CFD using software supplied by Exa. Its sleek profile has the lowest drag coefficient of any Jaguar yet
Paris - Einen Jaguar zu fahren, das ist kein Mainstream wie Audi, BMW oder Mercedes. Da schwingt noch immer ein bisschen Exotik und Britishness mit. Erst recht seit diesem Jahr, als die Engländer dem F-Type Roadster das bildschöne Coupé zur Seite stellten.
The minivan is dead, long live the SUVan. Renault has revamped the elderly Espace people carrier as a crossover sport utility vehicle as it seeks to relive the marque's past glories.
Illustrating a market shift to more rugged-looking vehicles, the fifth Espace - smaller than its predecessors but still gargantuan by European standards - made its debut at the Paris auto show on Thursday, 30 years after the first model was unleashed on European consumers who hadn't yet realized they wanted one.
Exa® Corporation (Nasdaq:EXA), a global innovator of fluids simulation solutions for product engineering, today announced financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2015, which ended July 31, 2014.
Exa® Japan Inc., a subsidiary of Exa Corporation (Nasdaq:EXA), a simulation solutions provider for product engineering, announced that Exa PowerFLOW® was chosen for the aerodynamic development of Mitsubishi Motor Corporation's electric racecar, the MiEV Evolution III. Mitsubishi's new racecar won its premiere motorsports event at the 2014 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, held in Colorado, USA.
Exa® Corporation (Nasdaq:EXA), a global innovator of fluids simulation solutions for product engineering, today announced the release of PowerDELTA® 2.1. Simulation-based design has created a strong demand for automated design studies and optimization and this latest release offers innovative new features that enable automated generation of the many design variations needed with this powerful technique.