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Best of the blog: Vehicle Climate Systems
May 25, 2018
For years, our subject matter experts and partners have written about simulation-driven solutions for climate control systems in the Exa blog, Test the Limits. See what they have to say about the...
Part 2: Your Questions on EV Aerodynamic Design, Answered.
Apr 03, 2018
The first blog in this series shared the top questions on electric vehicle design from attendees of SIMULIA PowerFLOW's recent webinar, Aerodynamic Design for Electric Vehicles, hosted by...
Your Questions on EV Aerodynamics, Answered
Mar 21, 2018
There’s no question that vehicle electrification and autonomy are two of the biggest trends driving automotive design and engineering today. The recent SIMULIA PowerFLOW webinar,...
Achieving Innovation through Simulation with PowerFLOW 5.5
Feb 27, 2018
By Jill Newberg, Marketing and Communications Director, Exa Corporation Whether it’s the latest driver-assist technology, the most comfortable cabin, or the best fuel economy, consumers crave...
Solving HVAC Noise Issues: Where Should You Look Next?
Jul 07, 2017
By Adrien Mann If you’ve been in a new car lately, you know that automotive OEMs are focused on reducing noise from sources like the engine, wind, and rolling. This means that drivers and...
Formula E Aerodynamics: Designing Electric Race Cars
Nov 01, 2016
Emissions-free vehicle racing is an exciting— and newly possible— concept. The FIA Formula E Series, whose inaugural season was in 2014, has now become a popular international racing series, drawing...
How to Keep Your Vehicle Brain Cool on a Hot Summer Day
Oct 06, 2016
Today’s infotainment system is the brain of a modern vehicle as it provides its operating information and the information on its surroundings. It helps the driver navigate and operate the vehicle...
Taking a ride down Champs É-lysées
Sep 21, 2016
Electric vehicles look set to hog the spotlight at this autumn’s Paris motor show as makers put increasing faith in a technology that is still struggling in the showrooms. The biannual...
Considering light-weighting your brakes? Read this first.
Aug 29, 2016
Brake rotors are a prime target for light-weighting. Why? For starters they are heavy, around 21 lbs per wheel for a large sedan. This mass has a significant rotating inertia which needs to be...
An Examination of the Future of Truck Aerodynamics
Jun 12, 2016
Demand for fuel-efficient trucks has never been higher in our current climate of sustainability and spend reduction. Since aerodynamic truck design has a critical impact on fuel efficiency, it’s...
The importance of real-world simulation
May 19, 2016
Tesla has stated that with the new Model 3 electric car, it wants to reduce the drag coefficient to an incredibly slippery 0.21 CD (210 counts), down from 0.24 on the Model S. But the maker also...
Addressing the Cold Reality of Electric Vehicles
Jan 27, 2016
Vehicles powered by internal combustion engines are seldom short of excess heat. In fact, Exa’s PowerFLOW® simulation software is often used by the world’s leading car manufacturers...
Interchangeable electric platforms
Jan 13, 2016
The blueprint for future electric-vehicle platforms looked to have been set in stone at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Concepts unveiled by newcomer Faraday Future and by Volkswagen...
New Software Can See Noise - Autoline Daily
Dec 08, 2015
Exa's new acoustics simulation solution, PowerACOUSTICS' FIND, offers vehicle manufacturers a unique way to easily isolate acoustic noise sources. Autoline Daily recently highlighted this novel...
Tesla Model X: the SUV uncompromised?
Sep 30, 2015
It’s been a three and a half year tease from Tesla CEO Elon Musk, but many will say it’s been worth the wait as the Model X was unveiled last night at the company’s...
The Automobile Micro-Climate
Jul 07, 2015
It’s July, and getting hotter every day. Spending time in the car can provide a welcome respite from the soaring temperatures outside. That said, a car’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (...
Thermal battery work is a hot issue
Mar 25, 2015
Lithium-ion batteries are like humans – they don’t like to be too cold and they don’t like to be too hot. Achieving this equilibrium creates a problem for manufacturers working on...