Published: october 06, 2014 | Paris
AKKA Technologies and Dassault Systèmes announced a long-term partnership aimed at promoting innovation in the self-driving connected vehicle market. With this partnership, AKKA and Dassault Systèmes will offer high-end engineering services and solutions to help the global automotive industry and in particular the driverless and connected vehicles which is one of the 34 projects of the “New Face of the Industry” promoted by the French government.
AKKA’s engineers will draw upon the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to develop the next generation of its autonomously driving Link&Go concept car, using Dassault Systèmes applications to ideate, design, simulate and validate on a single collaborative platform hosted on the Cloud. The new partnership will help speed up the development of the next Link&Go concept, whose technological advancements will focus on how mobility consumers can benefit from customised and customisable services. Bringing the new vehicle development platform and the 3DEXPERIENCE platform together will facilitate project management throughout the design phase, providing engineers with a unified social collaboration space that encourages the adoption of new technologies and new processes, the pooling of institutional know-how, and the unleashing of a multicultural, global experience approach.
“The challenges of creating mobility experiences of the future are fundamentally transforming the entire industry.What does a car experience look like when you tie it to the cloud, infotainment, mapping and GPS, and so many more services? This partnership will answer those questions, support driverless vehicle development, and address infrastructure integration, such as connectivity to the smart city of the future.”– Bernard Charlès, CEO, Dassault Systèmes
For AKKA, this means developing the self-driving connected concept car known as the Link&Go, considered one of the best showcases of smart driverless technology. For Dassault Systèmes, it means delivering its 3DEXPERIENCE platform, a cloud-based collaborative business platform, to AKKA and the overall transportation and mobility industry. Both companies share the same drive to answer the market’s demand for ever more connectivity, the challenge of cloud-enabled vehicle services, and the move towards “consumer experience” a primary business goal. Smart, driverless vehicles, a result of collaboration between the automotive sector and the digital economy, are a perfect example of the cloud-enabled consumer experience.
Source: Dassault Systèmes