CLS Shooting Brake will be built in the Mercedes-Benz Plant Sindelfingen

The CLS Shooting Brake will go into serial production: As of 2012, the sporty four-door Coupé with sloping tail end based on the CLS will roll-off the assembly line in the Mercedes-Benz Plant Sindelfingen.
Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board Daimler AG and H ead of Mercedes-Benz Cars: “In 2004, Mercedes-Benz established a new vehicle segment with the four-door Coupé CLS and created a design icon. 170,000 customers around the globe show how enthusiastic this car has been received by the market. The decision to build the CLS Shooting Brake underscores the leading role of Mercedes-Benz in regards of innovative passenger car concepts and design – and
that is exactly what the customers expect from us.”
Sindelfingen, …

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The sound of silence: How Audi is working on the acoustics of future electric cars

Electric cars are virtually silent at speeds up to 25 km/h (15.53 mph)

Acousticians working intensely on future sound design

Sound should reflect brand’s core values

The sonorous sound of a six-cylinder engine; the silky murmur of a V8: the sounds of combustion engines are a constant of road traffic that everyone can associate with a car. With electric cars all that is passé because they are virtually silent up to a speed of 25 km/h (15.53 mph). The risk to others is obvious. There is only one logical conclusion for the sound technicians at Audi: The electric car of the future needs its own sound – but which one?
“We speak of quiet cars when an electric car …

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Innovative glass roof for the new SLK

MAGIC SKY CONTROL: wellness atmosphere at the touch of a button
Mercedes-Benz is enhancing the vario-roof of the SLK with innovative technology boasting entirely new features. As a result, a totally unique glass roof will be celebrating its world premiere in the new SLK next year: at the touch of a button it can be made either transparent or darkened. In transparent mode it will offer an open-air experience during cold weather, while in darkened mode it will afford a haven of shade and prevent the
interior from heating up in direct sunlight.
Mercedes-Benz will be the first automotive manufacturer to offer the new glass roof – called the panoramic vario-roof with MAGIC SKY CONTROL – as an
optional …

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Senergy Group to Improve Energy Exploration with Realistic Simulation from Dassault Systèmes

U.K.’s Largest Subsurface Engineering Consultancy Selects Abaqus FEA from SIMULIA as Primary Geomechanics Analysis Solution
Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that Senergy Group, a global integrated energy services company, has selected Abaqus Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software from SIMULIA, the DS brand for realistic simulation. Abaqus FEA will be the company’s primary analysis tool for geomechanics and structural stability assessments within subsurface engineering projects.
Senergy is a leading provider of global engineering services for the oil & gas and alternative energy industries. Senergy selected Abaqus FEA software from SIMULIA due to its ability to accurately predict behavior of rock formations and to …

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MAN successfully expands external engine business

MAN Nutzfahrzeuge has secured three orders in the rail industry to supply 3,200 engines worth hundreds of millions. The engines are to be delivered from next year onward until 2020. This allows MAN Nutzfahrzeuge to systematically expand its external engine business further.
French train maker Alstom relies on MAN engines to run its new Coradia Polyvalent railcar with diesel-electric drive. French rail operator SNCF will employ the train in France, with the first set to be completed in 2011. French rolling stock manufacturer Socofer is replacing the old drives in its switchers with MAN’s eco-friendly diesel engines. SNCF’s upgraded rail vehicles, of which there are around 500, will be put into service starting from the end …

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Dassault Systèmes’ 3DVIA Adds Drag and Drop Stereoscopic 3D to Free Development Environment

Now Anyone Can Create 3D Content for 3D TVs and Other Video Media with the Free Version of the 3DVIA Studio Engine
Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that its free download of the new 3DVIA Studio development environment includes drag and drop stereoscopic 3D, allowing any user of the software to easily create a truly 3D experience in a matter of seconds.
With the addition of this new feature, users can create stereoscopic experiences for stereoscopic monitors, TVs and video projectors working in checkerboard or side-by-side modes, as well as non-stereoscopic screens with simple red-blue glasses.
“Including this feature in the free 3DVIA …

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