It is impossible to build enough prototypes to cover every permeation of a new product and run enough tests to meet an increasing number of regulations. The answer lies in virtual engineering and simulated crash tests, say representatives from General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co., Toyota Motor Corp., DaimlerChrysler Corp. and Case Western Reserve University, who will form a plenary panel on the topic Tuesday. It is part of the International Body Engineering Conference to be held in Detroit ...

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