Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and Dassault Systèmes, a specialist in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, have entered a ‘strategic partnership that formalises future cooperation and collaboration between the two companies’.
The agreement, signed by Dassault Systèmes President and CEO Bernard Charlès and Jaguar Land Rover CEO Dr. Ralf Speth, will see advanced digital 3D simulation and development tools transform JLR’s product development processes.
JLR will deploy Dassault Systèmes’ V6 solutions for Product Lifecycle Management – the process which drives and controls all vehicle creation processes – to increase operational efficiency and reduce complexity through enhanced innovation and accelerated development capabilities.
Dassault Systèmes was chosen by JLR as its preferred partner in the PLM field following an 18 month evaluation period that included a full analysis of the PMTI (Process, Method, Tools, Information) environment at JLR.
In addition to supplying existing system programmes, development engineers from Dassault Systèmes and JLR will work together on new processes and solutions required to create new generations of premium vehicles. The focus on commonality, innovation and integration will have the dual benefit of significantly increasing efficiencies while reducing cost by a similar margin, JLR said.
JLR is leveraging the full range of Dassault Systèmes’ V6 solutions from its industry leading brands, including ENOVIA, CATIA, DELMIA, SIMULIA, and 3DVIA PLM 2.0.
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Dassault Systèmes President and CEO Bernard Charlès commented: “The signing of this strategic cooperation contract will accelerate and reveal the power of collaborative innovation for intelligent vehicles. Integrating electronics and onboard software has become a critical element of differentiation for a great vehicle experience. PLM 2.0 with V6 can only provide such simplification and elevation to Lifelike PLM with rapid ROI.”
Jaguar Land Rover Chief Executive Officer, Dr Ralf Speth, said: “We look to this association to bring significant technical and commercial benefits to Jaguar Land Rover. Dassault Systèmes will provide the processes and tools we need to more efficiently develop and create vehicles that exceed our customers’ expectations in every respect and deliver the highest standards of quality.”