Electric Vehicles

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  • Defrost simulation
    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...
  • EV Aerodynamic Design Q&A
    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...
  • EV Aerodynamic Design
    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,...
  • PowerFLOW 5.5: Innovation through Simulation
    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...
  • 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...
  • After more than a decade away from race circuits, Jaguar Racing is joining the latest Formula E series
    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...
  • Automotive Infotainment System
    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...
  • Electric vehicles look set to hog the spotlight at this autumn’s Paris motor show
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Tesla has stated that with the new Model 3 electric car, it wants to reduce the drag co-efficient to an incredibly slippery 0.21 CD (210 counts), down from 0.24 on the Model S.
    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...
  • Early thermal evaluation through simulation can help identify optimum efficiency early in the development process
    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...
  • VW BUDD-e Concept At CES
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 (...
  • 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...