New Faces: The Car Design Yearbook 3
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Now available is the Car Design Yearbook 3, the third volume of the annual series that features the latest concept and production cars from around the world. New to this edition are essays on aerodynamics and developments in lighting, as well as profiles of designers Wayne Cherry of GM, Peter Horbury of Volvo, and Andrea Zagato of Zagato Design. Also included are more than 130 new
models, each of which comes with photographs, original renderings, and technical
data. Readers can also find a technical glossary, detailed information on major
international motor shows between September 2003 and October 2004, and a list of
where the models were launched. The Yearbook is authored by automotive design
consultant Stephen Newbury, who was involved in the Volvo c70 and the Renault
Clio Sport V6 projects.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.