The downsides of road traffic – congestion, environmental problems and risks to human safety – are well known.
The Belarusian company SkyWay Technologies Co. wants to change this and offers citizens in urban and rural regions a new user experience through an approach to mobility that fit in with their lifestyles and that reduce man’s carbon footprint. They design and build elevated light rail transportation systems using pre-stressed rails and cables (string roads) for high-speed urban, rural and freight transport that are independent from ground conditions.
The company needed to foster multidisciplinary collaboration around a single platform. Adopting the 3DEXPERIENCE platform helps them to innovate and cost-effectively manage their projects. Through a single source of information, all disciplines share a common platform and collaborate with each other. All involved disciplines, while working on a product, are able to observe the work of colleagues in an adjacent area. This reduces the complexity of each project and potential errors that can arise in a silo-based work environment. More than 200 people use the platform in different disciplines including design, hydraulics, pneumatics, chassis, air conditioning, bodies, electrical, and electronics.
The platform also enables SkyWay Technologies Co. to perform complex calculations and digital simulations. The manufacturing capabilities allow the company to virtually test their production set-up before physical implementation. Since design and manufacturing data are linked in the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, manufacturing information is automatically updated, in case there is a design change. The RFLP (Requirements, Functional, Logical and Physical) approach provides the company a competitive advantage, because it offers a collaborative engineering methodology that captures, manages and tracks product requirements with complete traceability.
The company’s vision is to provide safe, cost effective and environmentally friendly transportation, based on string roads operating on every continent and encircling the globe.
Learn more about the company and the benefits of using 3DEXPERIENCE platform to engineer and build this new transportation system: