Developing a luxury electric vehicle (EV) from scratch with a short deadline demands organization and access to the right technology to get the job done. Lucid Motors of Menlo Park, California, met the first challenge by putting all the engineers in one room so the structural and aerodynamics engineers would know what the battery, motor and power electronics engineers were doing, right from the start. This collaborative environment has helped them to design a unique automobile with more passenger space by reshaping the battery stack, while optimizing the electric motor, the cooling system, the aerodynamics and the battery life.
Happy Friday, folks! This week’s roundup of interesting engineering technology news articles includes a look at battery development, the impact of coding over the past 30 years and monster trucks simulating earthquakes.
- Tesla CEO Extends Help to Boeing on Battery Issue
- DesignCon Announces 2013 DesignVision Award Winners
- Monster Truck Shakes to Simulate Earthquake
- The Impact of Coding over 30 Years
- Accelerating Battery Development
This week’s top 5 interesting engineering technology news articles looks at the 64th Annual Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards, the trouble with lithium-ion batteries and 8 ways electric engineering is changing medicine, to name a few!
- Lithium-ion Batteries Pack a lot of Energy – and Challenges
- The 64th Annual Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards
- NHTSA Wants Hybrinds, EVs to be Noisier
- 8 Ways Electric Engineering is Changing Medicine
- New Robotic Fish Glides Indefinitely
This week our one-hour ANSYS webinars include the Ask the Expert series, Power Electronics for Hybrid & Electric Vehicles and Learn How Mesh Morphing Accelerates CFD-Driven Shape Modifications. You can find a full description of each of these, along with dates, times and a link to register below. Participation is complimentary.
Power Electronics for Hybrid & Electric Vehicles
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
4:00 pm EDT, 8:00 pm GMT (REGISTER HERE)