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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...

2010-01-12 14:20:00

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- OnCars.com, a new automotive video review site celebrated its first full calendar year of operations with 33,243,432 video views delivered in 2009 according to Google Analytics Event Tracking. Video consumption on OnCars.com grew from 2,087,668 views during the first quarter of 2009 to 6,211,407 views in the 2nd quarter and then rose to 8,750,011 views in the 3rd quarter. OnCars.com ended the year by soaring to 16,068,108 views during the 4th...

2009-12-22 12:28:00

DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ford Motor Company is the only automaker to use the same type of motion-capture software in its virtual engineering labs as Hollywood employs to create such motion pictures as "Avatar," "Lord of the Rings," "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" and "Polar Express" Ford uses motion-capture software for a variety of automotive applications including the study of human movement for better ergonomics, immersive virtual driving experiences,...


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