Auburn Hills, Mich., USA and Paris, France, April 13, 2007—Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, has announced that it is the exclusive sponsor of the Toyota Camry Hybrid Giveaway taking place at the SAE World Congress, April 16-19 at Cobo Hall in Detroit. The vehicle will be raffled off with the winner being announced in the SAE booth #2061 at the end of the day on Thursday, April 19, 2007.
“Toyota is our largest automotive customer, using DS’s CATIA design and DELMIA manufacturing solutions,” says Philippe Forestier, vice president, Network Selling, and Dassault Systèmes’ senior Americas executive. “We are committed to enabling innovation throughout the automotive design and manufacturing process, helping the industry produce exciting, high quality vehicles that take into account environmental factors, all within a reasonable time frame and at a reasonable price.”
Nearly 70 percent of the vehicles introduced at the recent North American Auto Show, were designed with Dassault Systèmes CATIA, the world’s leading 3D product development solution. CATIA is currently used by 23 of the top 30 global automotive manufacturers and is the de facto global standard in automotive manufacturing. Both the Toyota Camry Hybrid giveaway and the AEI (Automotive Engineering International) Best Engineered Vehicle for 2007, the Lexus LS 460 were designed in CATIA with manufacturing processes simulated in DELMIA.
For more information, visit the Dassault Systèmes booth (#1767) at the SAE World Congress and view demonstrations of automotive solutions that can help companies improve quality, reduce costs and drive innovation throughout the product development cycle.