How Simulation Helps Automotive Companies Design Lightweight Vehicles

Can Simulation Help Automotive Companies Design Lighter Vehicles?

With innovation as a continuing driving force to increase competitive advantage, designing lightweight vehicles is on the digital drawing board of automotive engineers worldwide. Weight is a primary area of focus because of its direct correlation to fuel efficiency, vehicle performance and helping meet increasingly stricter CO2 emission standards.

Leading OEMs and automotive suppliers are using simulation and optimization solutions to design lighter weight vehicles and components with improved performance, while keeping material choices and mass manufacturability in mind. These solutions support better testing, virtual and physical prototype management and enhanced verification & validation to greatly increase product performance and quality.

One team achieved their goal of a 3.4 percent reduction in weight over the previous vehicle design

Many automotive OEMs and automotive suppliers are adopting Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE® platform and its Global Validation, Proven Performance industry solution experience to increase their designers innovative capacity. By integrating realistic simulation into their processes, these leaders are enhancing product quality, saving cycle time and reducing development costs.

32% lighter component yields reduced CO2 emissions

The Driving Innovation with Realistic Simulation* eBook series shares how six automotive OEMs and suppliers adopted Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE® platform and its Global Validation, Proven Performance industry solution experience to increase their designers innovative capacity. By integrating realistic simulation into their processes, these leaders have enhanced product quality, saved cycle time and reduced development costs.


Download Driving Innovation with Realistic Simulation – Volume 1

gvpp_vol 1In Volume 1, discover how 3 automotive companies are using Dassault Systèmes’ realistic simulation technology to design lightweight vehicles and components to improve performance, increase fuel efficiency and infuse innovation into their product development process.

Coming Soon! Driving Innovation with Realistic Simulation Volume 2

In Volume 2, we continue to share how even more OEMs and automotive suppliers are accelerating product design and meeting an ever increasing list of customer demands and regulatory challenges, while incorporating advanced designs aesthetics and improved performance and efficiency.

* Driving Innovation with Realistic Simulation – Volume 2, Dassault Systèmes 2015

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