Simulation at the heart of industrial innovation

When simulation and new technologies become the key to change...

March 16th, 2017 | Innovation

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The design, learning or development of industrial production systems often involve very costly human and material investments. The integration of simulation in the industrial field makes it possible to considerably reduce these costs in time and money


Numerical simulation is one of the most effective ways to help to engineer and support it in the new challenges faced. In parallel, the automotive industry also meets new needs during their design and testing phases. The use of virtual prototype design allows engineers to take up all these challenges, from the integration of new materials to the deployment of autonomous vehicles, and the reduction of development costs.



The automotive industry is indeed extremely buoyant and in constant search for renewal. There are more and more challenges: manufacturers must deliver their new models earlier and soon to the market for a minimum investment. The solution? Exploiting virtual reality and high-performance simulation software that takes into account the laws of optics and human vision, offering high-end visualizations. In this way, automotive players are free to innovate safely and improve the design of their vehicles while significantly reducing the time and cost of their vehicles, as well as their ecological footprint.



Car manufacturers can validate the overall ergonomics of the product by virtually taking the place of a real user. Virtual reality makes it possible to simulate interventions on future models, to assess the accessibility and lighting of installations and the effort required to perform the tasks, taking into account the user's field of view. Thanks to interactive simulators, it is also possible to drive its vehicle's virtual prototype in ultra-realistic 3D environments and to dynamically test its lighting in various driving scenarios. Thus, simulation places human at the center of the design and any industrial decision.



More than a simple tool, digital simulation enables the industry to take giant steps: The Simulation Congress will be an opportunity to get an overview of the trends and new methodologies that allow responding to the new bits of the automotive industry.