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Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous vehicles will revolutionize the transportation industry like no other change since the invention of the automobile. Creating these vehicles demands agile, model-based development with integrated data flows and a heavy reliance on software-based simulation capabilities. Siemens PLM Software offers a full set of autonomous vehicle solutions for all key technical domains – from chip design to full vehicle validation.

Vehicle Electrification

Vehicle electrification is a driving force in the ongoing revolution in the automotive industry. Engineering electric vehicles fast and profitably, while making them desirable to consumers, is a daunting challenge. We offer an integrated and precise digital twin for electric vehicles addressing challenges for all vehicle domains. Our best-in-class solutions empower automakers and the vehicle electrification supply chain to reduce development time and deliver high-quality solutions, with the ability to adapt to changes easily at every stage of the process.

Automotive Powertrain Design

Stricter fuel economy and emissions regulations are driving automakers and suppliers to develop more efficient powertrains and vehicles. Vehicle teams must collaborate closely with powertrain engineers to reduce energy demands throughout the vehicle. These efforts include lightweighting, improving aerodynamics and other elements. Our powertrain design solution provides a state-of-the-art modeling environment to help your powertrain teams quickly create design studies to evaluate powertrains using digital mockups of the vehicle compartment, subsystems and components.

Automotive Interior and Exterior Trim Design Solution

Automotive trim components with superior fit, finish and aesthetic properties are critical to conveying design and brand appeal. Weight, durability and the environmental aspects of trim materials are critical design considerations that must be carefully evaluated. Siemens PLM Software gives you the comprehensive interior and exterior trim design toolset you need to stay ahead of the competition. You can work in the context of the entire vehicle or subsystem to create high-quality molded components, decorative panels, and more.

Chassis Design

Market demands are forcing automotive companies to adopt new materials and production methods to improve strength, durability, and NVH. Today, chassis design involves adding more electronically-controlled systems while continuing to look for new ways to reduce weight. Siemens PLM Software provides an integrated platform for chassis design, engineering simulation, and manufacturing validation of chassis parts. Our solution helps you achieve high-performance design, simulation, documentation, tooling, and manufacturing of chassis systems.

Systems Digitalization

The need to develop smart and connected automotive products requires a systems-driven product development (SDPD) approach.  Siemens offers an SDPD solution for automotive product development that combines model-based systems engineering (MBSE) with an integrated product definition and requirements tracking capability. Ultimately, this reduces unpleasant surprises, provides internal and external organizational alignment that results in improved quality, as well as reduced development time and costs.

Automotive Body Design & Engineering

Changing consumer preferences and regulatory pressures are forcing automotive companies to find new ways to improve vehicle aerodynamics, enhance visual appeal, and increase interior space. Today, automotive companies rely on a systems-driven approach for automotive body engineering and manufacturing to realize body systems innovations. Siemens PLM Software provides an integrated automotive body systems design, simulation, and manufacturing solution in a managed environment to help you respond quickly to changing market demands.

IoT & Lifecycle Analytics

Leverage the IoT-connected car and gather information from these smart systems on the road. By connecting the physical car with engineering insight contained within the Digital Enterprise Platform—the car’s “digital twin”, Siemens PLM Software provides OEMs and suppliers the product insight they need to improve product design and manufacturing.

Smart Manufacturing

Advances in advanced robotics, 3D printing, factory automation and other new technologies for Industry 4.0 are transforming automotive production. Our comprehensive manufacturing solutions help automotive companies optimize powertrain manufacturing, body-in-white and final assembly processes on a global scale.

Product Cost Management for Automotive OEMs

Regulatory pressures, changing consumer preference and intense competition in the automotive industry are putting pressure on OEMs to optimize product costs. With an integrated product cost management solution that combines the power of a PLM platform with sophisticated product cost management tools, automakers can manage the process of should-costing analysis for supplier parts as well as tools in procurement.

Vehicle Lightweighting

Affordability and high-volume production of composite materials is a key challenge in the automotive industry. Our proven solutions for advanced composite part development provide a clear understanding of the impact of design choices on cost and schedule.

Technical Publishing

Complexity of developing and revising technical documentation for global vehicle programs is increasing for automotive companies. Our technical publishing solution allows your content writers to significantly reduce time and effort required to update documents.

Product Cost Management for Automotive Suppliers

To win new business, automotive suppliers must demonstrate capabilities to meet target price estimates, and act as true collaborators in reducing program costs. With an integrated product cost management solution that combines the power of a PLM platform with sophisticated product cost management tools, suppliers can forecast and analyze target costs, best cost-based purchase prices and profitable sales prices.

Product Cost Management for Truck OEMs

Cyclical demand and high volatility in the trucking industry forces truck OEMs to develop new products and bring them to the market cost-efficiently. With an integrated product cost management solution that combines the power of a PLM platform with sophisticated product cost management tools, truckmakers can forecast and analyze target costs, best-cost-based purchase prices and profitable sales prices more efficiently.

Compliance Management

Leading automotive companies recognize that environmental compliance, sustainability and green initiatives are an essential part of how vehicles are developed. With support for environmental compliance and sustainability objectives, our solution maximizes visibility of environmental compliance status throughout the product lifecycle so you can develop innovative and environmentally-friendly products.

Engineering Data Management

Demand for connectivity and autonomous features are driving the need for embedded software and electronics in automotive systems, forcing automakers to adopt integrated approaches to manage systems complexity. Manage engineering teams with an integrated system for engineering lifecycle management that leverages requirements management, supplier collaboration and a collaborative engineering management platform.

Multi-Discipline Engineering Data Management for Automotive Suppliers

As automotive suppliers adapt to software and connectivity features, companies need technologies that enable them to take advantage of new business opportunities. Auto suppliers can manage multidisciplinary teams with an integrated system for engineering lifecycle management that leverages requirements management, secure supplier collaboration, and a collaborative engineering management platform.

Vehicle Performance Engineering

Successfully handling today’s vehicle design challenges, such as balancing fuel economy and energy efficiency with performance, requires innovative designs that are explored digitally and confirmed physically. By offering a wide range of simulation and testing solutions, as well as engineering services, we help you solve difficult design decisions.

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