How Will Self Driving Cars Shape The Future of Mobility?

young woman riding autonomous car. self driving vehicle.Self-driving cars are poised to revolutionize the automotive industry, presenting opportunities and challenges to traditional car makers and start-ups alike. Join Dassault Systèmes at Autonomous Vehicle Technology Expo taking place at The Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan from October 22-24, 2019, and learn how next generation AV developers and their suppliers can deliver optimal performance of sophisticated autonomous vehicles by using a digital collaborative cloud-based platform.

3DEXPERIENCE Platform Drives Competitive Advantage

While the benefits of autonomous and electric vehicles can be significant, one of the key challenges facing new developers has been the amount of time it takes for start-ups to move from design to prototype to market. In the competitive electric and autonomous vehicle space, technology and systems that can accelerate the development process will deliver a competitive advantage. Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE platform, for example, allows for cloud based collaboration between teams as well as virtual product simulations that can often remove the need for physical prototypes, speeding time to market.

concept of a self-driving modern car , 3d illustrationWe recently had the opportunity to sit down with Olivier Sappin, Dassault Systèmes Vice President of Transportation and Mobility at the 3DEXPERIENCE FORUM in Las Vegas. Sappin spoke to the evolution of the automotive industry as it incorporates new technologies and consumer experience into new vehicles.

According to Sappin,

“There’s been close to 100 years of innovation for many of the car companies today. Barriers to entry for new OEMs were so high that new players couldn’t compete. However, in the last 10 years we’ve seen major disruptions in the automotive industry with rapid technology innovation and a focus on consumer experience ushering in the advent of electric and autonomous vehicles.  It’s becoming easier for new companies to try to compete in this sector, starting with Tesla. We’ve been partnering with Tesla from almost day one. Then when new EV startups like Canoo or Lucid Motor or Byton or Faraday Future were in launch-mode, a lot of these companies were starting from the same basis – and they loved the platform approach that we offer. One of their big advantages is that they have no legacy, they start from a blank sheet of paper. So for them, a digital, collaborative platform available on the cloud is a fantastic way for them to get everyone working together in one unique environment.”

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform allows for a quicker time to market through expanded design capabilities, model based systems engineering and testing capabilities. With the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, car makers can deploy innovative applications that support end-to-end digital continuity between the multiple disciplines involved in conceptual design, embedded systems and software development of the intelligent car.

Watch the interview with Olivier Sappin to hear more about how Dassault Systèmes is driving the future of transportation.

Read our blog post The Next Billion Cars – How Close Are We to Self Driving? for perspectives on the future of autonomous vehicles by Mark Pesce, an author, inventor, entrepreneur, and host of “The Next Billion Cars” podcast.  Pesce says, “Cars have suddenly gone from being one of the least exciting areas in technology to the most exciting.  It’s the new golden age for design and engineering because all of these elements are coming together again the way they did at the beginning of the 20th century to create the automobile.”

Learn more about the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform and its impact on the transportation and mobility industry here.

 

 

Meaghan Murphy

Meaghan holds her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY. Prior to Dassault Systèmes, she worked as regional marketing manager and occasional freelance script writer on the side. She has a passion for writing, education, nature, science, and technology. She is currently pursuing her dual MBA/MSM from Suffolk University in Boston. Outside of the office you may bump into her on the North Shore of Massachusetts photographing beach scenes, lush flowers, or her latest smoothie bowl.