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Fiat Chrysler electrifies the Ram 1500 truck

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Unveiled at the 2018 Detroit auto show, the 2019 Ram 1500 has shed 100kg and added e-torque power. Available with a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 or a second-generation 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, the 1500 uses mild-hybrid capability to recapture energy during deceleration to enable start/stop function as well as short-duration torque addition.


Mercedes-Benz unveils its revamped G-Class

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The all-new G-Class makes its public debut at the Detroit auto show in the USA this month in G550 form. Completely redeveloped and fitted with a 4.0-liter V8 biturbo gasoline engine offering 427ps and 450 lb-ft of torque at 2,000rpm to 4,750rpm, despite near-identical looks to its predecessor plenty has changed for the Mercedes-Benz SUV.


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Dassault Systèmes fault reduction solution

Dassault Systèmes a provider of 3D design, 3D digital mock-up and product lifecycle management solutions, has launched its Target Zero Defect solution, which provides an integrated and open collaborative environment designed to ensure reduced defects across the entire product development process. Target Zero Defect helps reduce risk for OEMs and their suppliers associated with introducing new products, as well as the potential for costly recalls.

The company says the solution provides a global approach to capture and leverage existing corporate knowledge, connecting design, engineering and manufacturing disciplines across a company’s entire ecosystem of partners and suppliers into a dynamic, collaborative product creation environment. Target Zero Defect enables high performance virtual design, simulation and validation of complex vehicle systems and components in all domains such as chassis, powertrain and body & interior.

“Instead of corrective action to solve defects, the industry needs to eliminate them upfront by capitalizing on institutional knowledge and tracking costs,” said Monica Menghini, executive vice president, industry and marketing, Dassault Systèmes. “This is about creating a holistic view of your business to improve the entire development process."

 

28 June 2013


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