Elon Musk is known for his bizarre and wild ideas. Here are his top far-out ideas.
If you didn't think AI was scary, this report of a computer beating one of the US Air Force's top air combat instructors, will change your mind.
It's coming down to the line. After months if not years of preparation, the inaugural Formula E championship will kick off in just over a month from now with the world's first all-electric formula race in Beijing. But before the series can get there, it needs to practice.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is turning to a company whose home base is as old-school Rust Belt as one can get, but the company's specialty's undeniably new-school technology. The EPA has struck a deal with Pittsburgh-based ANSYS to model simulations of internal combustion engines. And while the models will be theoretical, the EPA is shooting for some very real results.
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In the process of developing it's new 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, the powertrain engineers at Ford came up with a lot innovative solutions to reducing emissions and fuel consumption. Most of those solutions involved software, both for developing the engine and then for controlling it. The use of computational fluid dynamics is increasingly common in engine design and elsewhere. Ford actually has developed its own in-house CFD analysis system along with a fuel spray model. The system allowed the engin
In the process of developing its new 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, the powertrain engineers at Ford came up with a host of innovative solutions to reducing emissions and fuel consumption. Most involved software – both for developing the engine and controlling it. The use of computational fluid dynamics is increasingly common in engine design and elsewhere, but Ford actually developed its own in-house CFD analysis system along with a fuel spray model. The system allowed the engineers to analyze th
Many of us have already taken in Motor Trend’s May issue cover story in which an impatient MT staff pits Chevy’s Camaro Concept, not due out until 2008 if at all, against the Ford Mustang in a digital duel. The comparison occurred in a virtual world created by a simulation program called CarSim. While data on the actually-in-existence Ford Mustang was easy to come by, editors from MT has to consult with GM to cull information on the 2009 Camaro to use in the simulation.