From their initial ‘driverless car’ concept, through to completion, global innovator AKKA Technologies & Research teams leveraged Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform, and Bid to Win development capabilities on the cloud, to develop its autonomous Link & Go 2.0 electric vehicle.
DRIVING NEXT GENERATION TRANSPORTATION
With the majority of OEMs and leading automotive suppliers announcing autonomous, connected transportation as a core component of their long-term strategy, innovative systems and advanced technologies remain critical success factors to determining when these futuristic vehicles become a reality in the showroom.
Sophisticated connectivity shouldn’t be limited to the vehicle itself. Consumers demand a more communicative and integrated approach that extends the capabilities of autonomous transportation to connect with their smart technologies to better control and enhance the behavior of the car. Beyond their ‘ride’, drivers also demand a timely stream of net-based updates, GPS coordinates, and traffic/safety reports from the environment around them.
Leading edge automotive innovators like AKKA Technologies are proactively pursuing new technologies and processes to not only address high-potential markets, but also to advance the skills of their team in order to answer the challenges and demands their customers will voice in the future. Their research center, AKKA Research, employs engineers with diverse skill sets and backgrounds and leverages their multi-industry experience and knowledge to cross-germinate innovation concepts, then explore what blooms.
MULTI-SITE PROJECT COLLABORATION
AKKA Technologies and AKKA Research use a cloud facilitated platform that unites cross-disciplinary and multi-site design collaboration. The innovative applications of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform from Dassault Systèmes enables their global stakeholders from multiple sites to collaborate smoothly together. With all product and project data centralized, everyone has real-time access to the vehicle’s 3D digital mock-up, allowing them to work on it and exchange ideas as if they were working in the same office.
The 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud was easily deployed and offers simple and intuitive design, engineering, simulation and data management applications. In less than two days, the team was fully operational at all eight sites.