The Indian automobile industry produced a total of 19.84 million vehicles in April-January 2016, including passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, three wheelers and two wheelers, as against 19.64 million in April-January 2015. Domestic sales of passenger vehicles grew by 8.13 per cent in April-January 2016 over the same period last year. Within the passenger vehicles, passenger cars rose by 10.18 per cent, during April-January 2016 over April-January 2015. The domestic sales of commercial vehicles increased by 9.43 per cent in April-January 2016 over the same period last year. Sales of medium and heavy commercial vehicles (M&HCVs) increased at 30.19 per cent.
There is steep increase in purchase of personal mobility means. Smart 3D design systems for intelligent traffic management have now become a key imperative for sustainable national growth.
3D designed systems that are innovative amalgamation of infrastructure and intelligent vehicles are the way forward.
It is estimated that around 50.1m units of vehicles equipped with ADAS are to be shipped in 2016 and these shipments are expected to reach 60.5m units by 2022.
To counter this challenge, automobile giants will battle it out on the following three criteria:
1. Innovation in Automobile Manufacturing with 3D design
As technologies become more mature, automobiles are becoming smarter. Yet these technologies are limited to the car itself and, in a connected world, consumers demand a more communicative and open approach to mobility. Many leading edge companies are foraying into building all electric autonomous vehicles produced with advanced 3D design technology that can communicate with smart infrastructures – technology enhanced traffic signals, signs, toll booths, roads. One such interesting project is the Link & Go 2.0 electric Vehicle.
2. Operational efficiency with 3D Design Solution
Companies achieve operational efficiency by migrating to 3D design and it helps them to manage schedules in a more accurate and transparent way. Replacing 2D blueprints with part and BOM focused 3D designs effectively enhances design quality and improves design process efficiency by 20% and 10%, respectively. Systematic upgrades of a project’s progress and automatic calculation of the maturity level according to the product’s level of completion to provide statistics, as percentages, on the progress level of the design schedule helps to keep accurate track of a project’s progress and to manage resources more efficiently – a case study.
3. Better collaborated product lifecycle management with 3D design
With automobile giants operating from multiple site offices, collaboration had to be achieved for seamless engineering and manufacturing activities. An enterprise that uses manual processes to manage their projects across the extended enterprise tends to slow customer response time and growth potential. Deploying 3D design solutions that organise product data, structure management, change process management and internal collaboration bundled with application that can be used for product communication saves time and enhances customer satisfaction which is achieved by coherence of processes and communications. Look how this can be achieved.
Clearly companies armed with virtual and 3D design technology will be more capable in providing innovative vehicles with immersive user experience guaranteed.
The True designing marvel will be achieved when all the stakeholders in a mobility project including the end user can view, add and analyse a project right from its conception. A 3D design software enables designers to simulate a track and thus create more efficient designs with minimised defects. 3D technology simulates designs and environment and the use of 3D design and digital mock-up technology offers precise and accurate designing techniques which results in a product with no room for errors. If industries use 3D design software for designing and modelling of such transport systems or nodes, the time to innovate and improvise reduces considerably speeding the process of system overhaul.