An Open Discussion on Democratization in the Automotive Industry

This presentation was made at the NAFEMS Americas "Creating the Next Generation Vehicle" held on the 14th of November in Troy.

The automotive engineering community is now confronting the largest technology transformation since its inception. This includes the electrification of powertrains for more efficient consumption and cleaner emissions, the reinvention of the battery with fast wireless charging capabilities and finally the advent of a fully autonomous vehicle. Compounding to these technology changes, the automotive companies design verification process is moving away from a major reliance on physical testing to almost a full virtual simulation product verification process.

The automotive engineering community is now confronting the largest technology transformation since its inception. This includes the electrification of powertrains for more efficient consumption and cleaner emissions, the reinvention of the battery with fast wireless charging capabilities and finally the advent of a fully autonomous vehicle. Compounding to these technology changes, the automotive companies design verification process is moving away from a major reliance on physical testing to almost a full virtual simulation product verification process.



Resource Abstract

With the increasing complexity in engineering overall (products, design and manufacturing processes and services) the challenges for engineering simulation are becoming much more challenging and complex as well. To simply understand under “Democratization of Simulation” that simulation will be made available to non-simulation experts is not sufficient anymore. We need to look into the specifics of how simulation is being and needs to be used throughout the entire lifecycle of a product or process to understand the specifics of “Democratization of Simulation” based on the use case. The requirements and approach on how to enable this differ very likely for the different segments of the 3 megatrends for the automotive industry – electrification, autonomous driving and MaaS (Mobility as a Service).



In this roundtable we would like to discuss how companies approach “Democratization of Simulation” in light of those megatrends, what challenges they are facing and how those can be overcome.

Document Details

ReferenceS_Nov_19_Americas_44
AuthorPopielas. F
LanguageEnglish
TypePresentation
Date 14th November 2019
OrganisationSMS_Thinktank
RegionAmericas

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