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Automotive World - Scope for simulation broadens in next-gen vehicle design

Simulation tools are being used to create innovative solutions in vehicle design, improving both practicality and fuel efficiency. By Michael Nash
 

At the 2016 Paris Motor Show, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) showcased its new Discovery – a seven-seater SUV that will go on sale in spring 2017. It includes a number of striking design choices, like the lightweight aluminium construction that saves 480kg and is a key contributor in reducing CO2 emissions by 22% compared to the previous generation.  (subscription required)