Learning machines

With vehicles providing growing levels of autonomy, quality and compliance are key challenges that the 3DEXPERIENCE platform helps to meet.

Semi-autonomous vehicles have a bright future, and modeling their performance at every stage is crucial when engineering their cyber-systems, which will determine decision-making and interactions with their environment. Cars need to travel billions of kilometers virtually before they can be considered safe.

Autonomous connected vehicles are machines that can learn. They learn about their passengers and their environment – like roads, traffic systems and other vehicles – by using their sensors and software. Intelligent systems connected by the cloud enable new services such as journey sharing, giving the mobility ecosystem the chance to grow and diversify its business.

Smart mobility requires a great deal of data to fuel new services, all of them powered by high-performance computing. 5G technology can potentially deliver the coverage, speed and latency that mobility systems require to achieve appropriate levels of responsiveness and, thus, safety.

Semiconductor companies have a key role to play in this value chain and are now working hand in hand with carmakers to produce reliable vehicles. As systems become more complex, innovation platforms help systems architects simplify project management, while ensuring end-to-end traceability and reducing development risk, time and costs.

Each stage in a project can now be effectively evaluated, from the original system requirements through to the detailed hardware and software delivered in the vehicle. Manufacturers are using virtual models and simulation to run hundreds of virtual tests.

These virtual prototypes are capable of replacing costly physical testing and enabling design and engineering teams to analyze all of the electromagnetic, fluids and structural physics to achieve the overall optimal design, faster. A shared platform helps all stakeholders to detect and remedy inconsistencies and issues, and meet required quality and safety standards.

With vehicles providing growing levels of autonomy, quality and compliance are key challenges that the 3DEXPERIENCE platform helps to meet.


Annual growth rate

Billion in 2017

Billion in 2025

Source: Allied Market Research. The figures include technology (2G, 3G and 4G/LTE),connectivity solutions and services, such as driver assistance.

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Most regions of the world have good coverage with gas stations, reducing the risk of running out of gas. But it’s a whole different ball game for electric vehicles. Rather than towing away an electric vehicle with a low battery, a roadside assistance service provider can now use SparkCharge’s mobile charging unit.

In less than 20 minutes, SparkCharge can recharge an electric vehicle that has run out of power sufficiently to get it back on the road and drive the last few kilometers to its destination. For this ground-breaking product, SparkCharge relied on Dassault Systèmes solutions to optimize every stage of design, engineering, prototyping, manufacturing and marketing.

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform of Dassault Systèmes, and the integration of CST Studio Suite electromagnetic simulation technology on the platform, is a huge step toward improving communication between design and engineering teams. Modeling and simulation on the platform facilitate true multiphysics-based design. When you have up-to-date information, a single model and access to the right combination of tools, you can collaboratively perform virtual testing to optimize antennas for mechanical, thermal and, yes, even electromagnetic performance, simultaneously.

Matt Rutschlin
Marc Rutschlin
Strategic Planning Specialist, High-Tech Industry, SIMULIA brand of Dassault Systèmes

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