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.”
“The best way to predict the future is to invent it. Let’s share our passion for technology.”
AKKA Technologies, a European Engineering and Technology Consultancy Group, supports major industrial and service sector clients throughout the various phases of their projects, from R&D and design studies to industrial production. Expertise in a range of complementary fields means that AKKA Technologies can offer real added value to its clients in every market segment, including aviation, automotive, space/defence, consumer electronics, telecommunications, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, steel, energy, rail, marine and the service industry.
Market leader in Germany and France in the automotive and aeronautical industries, and thanks to the mobility of its teams and an international position, AKKA Technologies works on projects at the cutting edge of technology all over the world.
The AKKA Technologies Group has more than 11,000 employees and has a presence in 20 countries: Belgium, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, India, Morocco, the Netherlands, Romania, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, the U.A.E., the United Kingdom and the U.S.A. AKKA is committed to building a group turning over 1 billion Euros, more than 50% of which will be outside France.
AKKA Technologies is listed on EuronextTM Paris – Compartment B – ISIN Code: FR0004180537.
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More information at www.akka.eu
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