HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Comments
View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
Page 1/3  >  >>
Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: good summary
Rob Spiegel   6/28/2013 5:50:27 PM
NO RATINGS
Well, in 75 years, even the electric vehicles will have to be powered by something. Probably coal-burning plants with super filters. We will probably have synthetic oil made from refuse.

Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Re: good summary
Cabe Atwell   6/27/2013 11:05:35 PM
NO RATINGS
Environmental factors will continue to contribute to a cars overall design for the next 75 years if things stay as they are. After that it may not be an issue as oil prices will top out at $2,500 per barrel and auto manufacturers will have progressively moved us either into all electric vehicles or another medium all together.'

C

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: good summary
Rob Spiegel   6/25/2013 10:51:12 AM
NO RATINGS
Chuck, I can see the interest in bringing car design down to three years from the longer schedule of the past. But is there a real advantage in making it one year? 

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: good summary
Charles Murray   6/17/2013 7:38:07 PM
NO RATINGS
I agree, Rob. The one-year car still seems to be a pipe dream.

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Cultural Changes Drive Auto Design
Rob Spiegel   6/17/2013 11:18:47 AM
NO RATINGS
In recent years, the focus on efficiency has really been a focus on meeting the CAFE standard. That's all right. The CAFE standard will go a long way to improving the efficiency of cars.

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: good summary
Rob Spiegel   6/17/2013 11:00:49 AM
NO RATINGS
I think we're at a three-year car now, Chuck. I think it used to be a five-year car. 

Debera Harward
User Rank
Silver
Cultural Changes Drive Auto Design
Debera Harward   6/17/2013 3:55:59 AM
NO RATINGS
Yes Rob you are absolutely correct cultural change do drive auto design. Because of the enviornmetal factors autocompanies are working on green cars in order to avoid pollution, Majority of the auto companies are working on Hybrid and electrical cars whic can reduce the consumption of feuls and make the journey cost effective .

Pubudu
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Interesting behind the scenes
Pubudu   6/15/2013 2:22:34 AM
NO RATINGS
True Elizabeth all the designs will forces on a human need, "Fuel saving" now it has become a responsibility of designers. So the future all the designs will be depend on the fuel consumption effectiveness.  

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: good summary
Charles Murray   6/14/2013 4:19:38 PM
NO RATINGS
I agree, Rob, design cycle reduction is back in the news these days. I recall it was also a big topic a decade ago. I remember one of the big automotive associations hosted a conference on the "12-month car." I've yet to see a 12-month car, however.

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Re : Culture Changes Drive Auto Design
Rob Spiegel   6/14/2013 4:15:09 PM
NO RATINGS
Nice link, Chuck. From an environmental point of view, I believe the jury is still out on fracking. So far, Democrats are favoring the new jobs, and the source for homegrown oil, over any effect on the environment. Plus, so far there is no poster child to fight fracking. There has not yet been an incident to dissuade our citizens. It may not come. Or it may come.

Page 1/3  >  >>


Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
The first Tacoma Narrows Bridge was a Washington State suspension bridge that opened in 1940 and spanned the Tacoma Narrows strait of Puget Sound between Tacoma and the Kitsap Peninsula. It opened to traffic on July 1, 1940, and dramatically collapsed into Puget Sound on November 7, just four months after it opened.
Noting that we now live in an era of “confusion and ill-conceived stuff,” Ammunition design studio founder Robert Brunner, speaking at Gigaom Roadmap, said that by adding connectivity to everything and its mother, we aren't necessarily doing ourselves any favors, with many ‘things’ just fine in their unconnected state.
When my daughter decided she wanted to study engineering, I was very proud of her. At the same time, in the back of my mind, I wondered if she knew what she was in for.
AutoDesk has teamed up with 3D scanner provider Artec to link CAD software and 3D scanners to make it faster and easier to create accurate 3D mesh models for printing or digital use.
Last year you helped Design News and Allied Electronics crown its first-ever Gadget Freak of the Year, and we need your help again. Vote in round 2 of our second-annual contest.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
11/19/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
11/6/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
10/7/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
12/11/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Dec 1 - 5, An Introduction to Embedded Software Architecture and Design
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Last Archived Class
Sponsored by Littelfuse
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service