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Fuel costs and emission regulations are major considerations in the transportation business. Fuel consumption is a major differentiator for truck and bus makers. Trucks are designed to carry heavy loads and operate on different road types in varying environmental conditions and duty cycles. Our solutions help engineers make decisions early in the development process by providing an integrated design, simulation and manufacturing environment.

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Trucks, Buses & Specialty Vehicles

Fuel costs and emission regulations are major considerations in the transportation business. Fuel consumption is a major differentiator for truck and bus makers. Trucks are designed to carry heavy loads and operate on different road types in varying environmental conditions and duty cycles. Our solutions help engineers make decisions early in the development process by providing an integrated design, simulation and manufacturing environment.

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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.

Systems-Driven Product Development

Complex automotive products require systems-driven approaches to product development that combine systems engineering with integrated product definition and unify product development with manufacturing. Our Digital Enterprise Industry Solutions provide functional networking, advanced modeling, simulation and an intuitive user experience.

Software & Autonomous Vehicles

Embedded software is driving new opportunities in the automotive industry and fueling innovation in connectivity, electrification and autonomous vehicle development. Our integrated ALM and PLM solution helps manage embedded software development complexities.

Automotive Performance Engineering

Uniquely combine system simulation, 3D CAE and test engineering to predict performance of automotive systems across critical attributes earlier and throughout vehicle development.

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.

Vehicle Electrical Design

The advanced systems engineering expertise, tools and platforms from Mentor Graphics (a Siemens Company) can meet your needs for everything from individual component design to vehicle systems engineering. The new DRS360 Autonomous Driving Platform is designed to deliver the low-latency, high-accuracy sensing required for Level 5 autonomous vehicles.

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.

Digital Mockup & Visualization

Visualization enables everyone in the product lifecycle to access and collaborate on rich design data. PLM visualization streamlines engineering and manufacturing processes by creating virtual prototypes from multiple CAD formats.

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.

Compliance & Sustainability Solutions

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.

IoT and 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 Industry Solution —the car’s “digital twin”, Siemens PLM Software provides OEMs and suppliers the product insight they need to improve product design and manufacturing.

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.

Additive Engineering & Manufacturing

Integrated software applications for additive manufacturing allow you to quickly reimagine products, retool manufacturing and rethink business models. The streamlined, digitalized process from design model to printed part eliminates the need to translate and remodel parts between applications.

Automotive Instrument Panel & HVAC Design

The user experience in the vehicle’s interior is becoming one of the most important buying criteria for today’s consumers, making innovation, quality and improved feature content critical success factors when designing instrument panels and HVAC systems. Siemens PLM Software offers a comprehensive design solution for interior and HVAC systems. From concept to finished design and manufacturing, you can work in the context of the vehicle, perform electrical and mechanical routing, work seamlessly with ECAD solutions to integrate your electronic systems, and continuously validate against customer and regulatory requirements.

Automotive Concept Design & Styling

In automotive styling, creativity, productivity and the ability to rapidly iterate different design concepts are critical for success. Our tools for concept design, reverse engineering and high-end rendering give you the power and freedom to push your creativity, all in one system. For exterior and interior Class A surfaces, we provide pole manipulation and surface alignment tools while giving you full control and real-time analysis of surface quality.

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Systems-Driven Product Development

Complex automotive products require systems-driven approaches to product development that combine systems engineering with integrated product definition and unify product development with manufacturing. Our Digital Enterprise Industry Solutions provide functional networking, advanced modeling, simulation and an intuitive user experience.

Software & Autonomous Vehicles

Embedded software is driving new opportunities in the automotive industry and fueling innovation in connectivity, electrification and autonomous vehicle development. Our integrated ALM and PLM solution helps manage embedded software development complexities.

Automotive Performance Engineering

Uniquely combine system simulation, 3D CAE and test engineering to predict performance of automotive systems across critical attributes earlier and throughout vehicle development.

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.

OEM Product Cost Management

With an integrated product cost management solution that combines the power of a PLM platform with sophisticated product cost management tools, automakers can forecast and analyze target costs, best-cost-based purchase prices and profitable sales prices more efficiently.

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 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.

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Digital Enterprise Industry Solutions for Trucks, Buses and Specialty Vehicles
Digital Enterprise Industry Solutions for Trucks, Buses and Specialty Vehicles
Digital Enterprise Industry Solutions for Trucks, Buses and Specialty Vehicles

Fuel costs and emission regulations are major considerations in the transportation business, making fuel consumption a major differentiator trucks and bus makers. Trucks are designed to carry heavy loads and operate on different road types in varying environmental conditions and duty cycles.

Driving dynamics and durability are critical attributes, directly related to the perceived quality of the product. Cabin comfort is another important differentiator. Truck drivers spend their entire workday in the cabin, so it needs to be a comfortable workspace. You must provide an optimized HVAC system and ensure that the cabin is well isolated from road vibrations as well as the noise of large diesel engines. 

By providing an integrated design, simulation and manufacturing environment, our solutions help engineers make decisions early in the development process by providing a closed-loop view between requirements, design and verification across disciplines. 

Our solution enables you to find the right balance between critical functional performance characteristics such as driving dynamics, noise, vibration and harshness (NVH), durability, acoustics, fuel economy and energy management. Our design, simulation, testing and digital manufacturing tools enable efficient model validation against physical prototype test results, so that you can refine and have complete confidence in your final design while you also validate manufacturing feasibility.

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