BMW Group wins major order to supply Saab with engines

Four-cylinder engines will be delivered as of 2012
Trollhättan/Munich. The BMW Group has received a major order from Swedish automobile manufacturer Saab to provide petrol engines. The contract for delivery of the engines as of 2012 was signed on Wednesday by Ian Robertson, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible for Sales and Marketing, and the CEO of Saab Automobile, Jan Åke Jonsson, in Trollhättan in Sweden. The 4-cylinder engine with latest fuel savings technologies is intended for a new Saab model series. Both companies have agreed not to disclose any financial or contract volume details.
“We are continuing to expand our powertrain system sales business worldwide as planned as part of our Strategy …

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Fix up a date with the Spider: SEO Tips

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) isn’t rocket science! But it sure has a lot to do with robots and spiders and all those weird terms techies can come up with to describe a system that Google has put into place to keep almost every website in the world on its toes. What basically a Google robot or a spider (because it crawls all over the Web in search of content) does is that it reads and copies whatever content there is on the internet. All this data is stored in the Google database.
This is the central point from which all our search results come from. A better understanding of the intricacies involved in the crawling, accessing, …

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Dassault Systèmes’ 3DVIA Introduces “First-of-its-Kind” 3D Model Viewer for the iPad

3DVIA Mobile HD Extends Interactive 3D Content Viewing on the iPad for a Wide Range of 3D Modeling Applications
Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced 3DVIA Mobile HD, a first-of-its-kind interactive 3D model viewer for the iPad. With 3DVIA Mobile HD for the iPad, users can access, view and interact with thousands of high-quality models hosted on the 3DVIA.com content warehouse with the swipe of a finger.
Unlike other 3D model viewers, 3DVIA Mobile HD allows users of most 3D modeling software packages to connect to 3DVIA.com and share their work on the iPad platform. Users follow a simple three-step process: create a …

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Siemens HVDC technology to transmit eco-friendly electric power from Georgia to Turkey

Siemens Energy is to install two turnkey HVDC (high voltage direct current) back-to-back links in Georgia to connect the Georgian power supply network with the grid system in Turkey. As part of the Black Sea Transmission Network Project, one of the most significant infrastructure projects in Georgia, the two HVDC back-to-back links are each to transmit 350 megawatts (MW) of controlled electric power generated in various hydropower plants in Georgia to Turkey. Purchaser is Energotrans Ltd. based in Tiflis, Georgia. The order volume for Siemens is approximately EUR170 million. In addition to the HVDC back-to-back links the scope of supply will also include system control equipment, converter transformers, switchgear (500/400/220 kV), thyristor valves and AC …

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Siemens to build combined cycle power plant in the Netherlands

Siemens Energy has received an order from the Netherlands for turnkey construction of a combined cycle power plant. Purchaser of the 435-megawatt (MW) plant Diemen 34 in the vicinity of Amsterdam is the Dutch utility Nuon, a subsidiary of Vattenfall A.B. Siemens will also handle plant maintenance. With an efficiency level as high as approximately 59 percent, maximized operating flexibility and low nitrogen oxide emissions the gas-fired plant will supply more than 750,000 Dutch households with ecofriendly power. The Diemen 34 power plant will also be capable of supplying as many as 25,000 households in the immediate vicinity with district heat by means of steam extraction. That is equivalent to a thermal capacity of approximately …

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Development Simulator Speeds Validation of Future Infotainment Solutions

- Safety drives General Motors’s technology development
- Chevrolet Volt first to use leading-edge simulator
WARREN, Mich. — As the path between consumer electronics and vehicle connectivity converge, Chevrolet, Buick GMC and Cadillac are focused on making the drive safe, yet pleasurable, while offering access to a variety of smart in-vehicle infotainment technologies.  
Drivers and passengers want to be informed and entertained, and General Motors plans to leverage various technologies to provide cutting-edge solutions to safely meet consumer needs.  GM will be a leader in providing safe, smart and easy-to-use features that will transform the way people interact with their vehicles. 
“Within the next nine to 18 months, GM will aggressively introduce a wide variety of in-vehicle infotainment solutions …

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