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2010-05-19 16:00:00

DEARBORN, Mich., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- International Automotive Components (IAC) today presented its Ecoblend Environmental Award to Jaymer Starbody for his outstanding design concept that stresses green mobility in the form of lightweight, renewable and recyclable materials used in a vehicle interior. The first ever IAC Ecoblend Award winner was announced today during the Ward's Auto Interiors Conference student design competition celebration at the Ritz Carlton in Dearborn, Mich....

2010-04-15 09:24:00

DETROIT, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- If you think the interiors of tomorrow's family cars will be boring, think again. Future car and truck interiors will look and be used much differently than they are now if today's young designers have their way. During the SAE World Congress on April 14 in Detroit, Ward's Automotive Group unveiled the winning designs of four finalists in its Auto Interiors Student Design Competition. The honored students imagined that family-friendly vehicles won't...

2010-04-09 16:37:00

NEW YORK, April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- In the competitive automotive market, how a car looks plays a key role in consumer choice. Despite the latest technologies, cool gadgets and improved fuel economy, drivers still have an emotional connection to the vehicle they buy. And with many surveys showing that quality differences among automakers is virtually non-existent, design becomes the biggest differentiator. See video from General Motors at:...

2010-04-09 12:20:00

NEW YORK, April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- In the competitive automotive market, how a car looks plays a key role in consumer choice. Despite the latest technologies, cool gadgets and improved fuel economy, drivers still have an emotional connection to the vehicle they buy. And with many surveys showing that quality differences among automakers is virtually non-existent, design becomes the biggest differentiator. See video from General Motors at:...

2010-04-01 09:13:00

NEW YORK, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- At a press conference hosted by the New York International Auto Show, Bridgestone Corporation, and BASF SE at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan, New York, the Chevrolet Camaro was declared the 2010 World Car Design of the Year. The 2010 World Car Design of the Year award is presented by BASF SE who announced their exclusive title sponsorship earlier this year. "BASF is extremely honored to present the World Car Design of the Year award to General...

2010-03-11 07:35:00

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Vehicle interiors that double as environmentally friendly gardens and seats that slide in virtually any configuration to meet passenger needs might be just around the corner. At least, that's the future seen through the eyes of students participating in the first Ward's Auto Interiors Student Design Competition. Organized by Ward's Automotive Group and the College for Creative Studies (CCS), the competition encourages CCS students to envision a...

2010-03-02 11:33:00

GENEVA, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- At a press conference hosted by Bridgestone Corporation, BASF SE and the New York International Auto Show at the Geneva International Motor Show, the top three finalists for the World Car of the Year, World Performance Car, World Green Car and World Car Design of the Year awards were announced today. The winners will be declared at the New York International Auto Show on Thursday, April 1, 2010. From an initial entry list of thirty (30) new vehicles...

2010-02-11 20:00:00

WARRENDALE, Pa., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new publication focusing on the design and engineering elements of the automotive industry will soon be in the hands of professionals across Europe. Automotive Design magazine, a collaborative project between SAE International and Findlay Media, will offer design engineers a cross section of technology based on case studies and features. The magazine's format will enable readers to get a broad scope of relevant content in each issue,...

2010-02-04 03:15:00

MILAN, February 4 /PRNewswire/ -- A' Design Award and Competitions is looking for the best designs, design ideas, concepts, prototypes and finished products by talented designers, artists, artisans and design oriented companies to award them with the A' Design Award at http://www.adesignaward.com. A' Design Award and Competitions This year the world's most methodological and result oriented design competition launches; A' Design Award and Competition. This particular design...

2010-01-20 08:00:00

DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Engineers at Ford's immersive Virtual Evaluation lab (iVE) and United Space Alliance's imagery lab are working together, exchanging their expertise in the use of virtual reality animation software, which now has clear-cut uses that benefit both industries Ford engineers use the virtual tools to design vehicles that improve the driver's comfort and experience behind the wheel; USA researchers use it to find safer and more efficient ground...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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