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Dassault Systems and BMW Sign Development Agreement

Dassault Systemes, a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, has just announced the signing of a 5-year global agreement with German car manufacturer BMW. The partnership has the aim to establish a close link between the companies’ research and development centers that will not only improve the DS automotive product offering but also the BMW development and production process.

The agreement hopes to find solutions to the necessity to reduce CO2 levels and produce greener cars. DS solutions will help car manufacturers to conceive, analyze and simulate eco-friendly low-emission vehicles like the Project I, a new Megacity vehicle, optimized for better performance and low energy consumption.

According to Dassault Systems, “by consolidating design in a single PLM software platform BMW can tap into "proven design" concepts and re-use them across all product lines achieving time savings in the design and manufacturing of new cars. The single platform also enables all designers, including development partners in the supply chain, to collaborate, which is another factor in streamlining the design process. SIMULIA realistic simulation solutions combined with CATIA further allow BMW to virtually test their vehicle’s real-world performance early in the development cycle which helps improve product quality, while reducing time and cost of physical testing.”

During this agreement, BMW will also evaluate the possibility to migrate to Dassault Systèmes V6 PLM solutions for all its vehicle development programs.

“BMW has fully understood the importance of the collaborative and integrated Dassault Systèmes V6 solutions for sustainable innovation”, comments Bruno Latchague, executive vice president, Dassault Systèmes. “We are enthusiastic about working with the premium German car manufacturer on a new, environment friendly generation of cars and are confident that this alliance will positively contribute to the profound changes the automotive industry is going through.”

 
 
 
 
 

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