The author, President, SiliconGraphics, in addressing the subject of agility in the automotive industry, discusses how, in a rapidly changing world of consumer demands, technological opportunity, and global competition, visual computing provides a very powerful tool to help the auto industry and other manufacturing businesses to be fully competitive. Among the potential benefits of visual-computing technology for the automotive industry are improvements in fuel economy, emissions, and safety, and improved engineering, styling, performance, quality, marketing, and cost control through visual prototyping and its basic tool, the three-dimensional computer model. The information superhighway will be the next revolution in the information age, and auto manufacturers will use it increasingly to tie themselves and their vendors together and to produce better products sooner and at lower cost.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This issue of UMTRI Research Review contains the summaries of 20 speeches presented at the University of Michigan's 1994 Automotive Management Briefing in Traverse City.
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    University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

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  • Authors:
    • McCracken, E
  • Publication Date: 1994-9


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 53-55
  • Serial:
    • UMTRI Research Review
    • Publisher: University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
    • ISSN: 0739-7100

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00719405
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Vol. 25, No. 2 & 3, HS-041 741, HS-041 742
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1996 12:00AM