Looks like Dassault Systèmes are keen to flex their presence in the automotive design market with the most recent release regarding its signing of a strategic partnership with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR).
The press blurb states that it: “formalises future cooperation and collaboration between the two companies.” According to the release, the agreement, signed by Dassault Systèmes president and CEO Bernard Charlès and Jaguar Land Rover CEO Dr. Ralf Speth, will see “advanced digital 3D simulation and development tools transform Jaguar Land Rover’s Product Development processes. The two companies will work together to jointly develop industry-leading product creation solutions.”
It seems that Jaguar Land Rover will deploy Dassault Systèmes V6 solutions for Product Lifecycle Management to increase operational efficiency and reduce complexity through “enhanced innovation and accelerated development capabilities.” Dassault Systèmes V6 was apparently chosen by JLR as its preferred partner in the PLM field following an 18 month evaluation period that included a full analysis of the PMTI (Process, Method, Tools, Information) environment at Jaguar Land Rover.
In addition to supplying existing system programmes, development engineers from Dassault Systèmes and Jaguar Land Rover will work together on new processes and solutions that will provide the combination of simplification and specialisation required to create new generations of premium vehicles. The focus on commonality, innovation and integration will have the dual benefit of significantly increasing efficiencies while reducing cost by a similar margin. Jaguar Land Rover is leveraging the full range of Dassault Systèmes‚ V6 solutions from its industry leading brands, including Enovia, Catia, Delmia, Simuia, and 3DVIA.
Jaguar Land Rover chief executive officer, Dr Ralf Speth, said: “We look to this association to bring significant technical and commercial benefits to Jaguar Land Rover. Dassault Systèmes will provide the processes and tools we need to more efficiently develop and create vehicles that exceed our customers’ expectations in every respect and deliver the highest standards of quality.“