Dassault Systèmes and AKKA Technologies to Present Link&Go Solution for Connected Mobility for the First Time in China

Autonomous Connected Vehicle, on Display at the Michelin Challenge Bibendum Global Summit, Can Drive Innovation in One of the World’s Largest Transportation Economies

PARIS, France and CHENGDU, China - November 12, 2014 – Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, and AKKA Technologies, a Europe-based engineering and technology consultancy group, today present the Link&Go autonomous and connected concept car for the first time in China at Dassault Systèmes’ booth at the Michelin Challenge Bibendum Global Summit in Chengdu. 

AKKA Technologies will join Dassault Systèmes at its booth, 86-4, to demonstrate high-end engineering services and cloud-based solutions that can help stimulate and support the transportation industry in China and across the globe.  The Michelin Challenge Bibendum Global Summit is the only initiative in the world that brings together all transportation stakeholders to develop a common vision of tomorrow’s sustainable mobility and to decide about solutions that generate individual, business, and social benefits. 

“The transportation and mobility industry is facing complex challenges brought about by urbanization, environmental impact, and changing consumer behaviors—and on a global scale,” said Sylvain Laurent, Executive Vice President, Asia Pacific Market & Global Business Transformation, Dassault Systèmes.  “By coming together to advance mobility through smart technologies, we have the potential to transform an industry, positively impact the planet and set a standard that other industries can follow.”

In October 2014, AKKA Technologies and Dassault Systèmes formed a strategic partnership to enhance innovation in the field of connected transportation and mobility through smart, driverless vehicles that reflect collaboration between the automotive sector and the digital economy. AKKA Technologies, through Link&Go, illustrates a unique capacity to merge aerospace, railway and automotive best-in-class technologies while Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform offers an innovative solution to address cloud-based collaborative business projects in transportation and mobility.

“Driverless and connected vehicles represent key solutions to future urban mobility challenges,” said Philippe Obry, Chief Innovation Officer, AKKA Technologies.  “We are eager to show attendees at the Michelin Challenge Bibendum how Link&Go can inspire new connected services and positively impact such a high-potential market.”

About Dassault Systèmes

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE® Company, is a catalyst for human progress. We provide business and people with collaborative virtual environments to imagine sustainable innovations. By creating virtual twin experiences of the real world with our 3DEXPERIENCE platform and applications, our customers can redefine the creation, production and life-cycle-management processes of their offer and thus have a meaningful impact to make the world more sustainable. The beauty of the Experience Economy is that it is a human-centered economy for the benefit of all – consumers, patients and citizens. Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 300,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit https://www.3ds.com