PSA and Exa in CAE development tie-up

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The French OEM has ambitious aims to develop all of its vehicles entirely using CAE by 2025

Currently CAE accounts for around 60% of vehicle development at PSA. The auto maker is working to change that, starting by unifying software models.

PSA’s answer is to use a single computer model for each aspect of CAE, with Exa Corporation working in close collaboration on the CFD side. The company is also looking to share more of its CAE information with suppliers of both software and components, as well as university laboratories.

In 2016, PSA met with 140 experts from different fields and identified 50 roadblocks, or scientific challenges, to achieving its digital transformation goal of developing vehicles entirely using CAE by 2025. The meeting also identified 22 ‘quick wins’, which the OEM is currently applying to its CAE processes.

PSA has stressed its openness to working with any company with useful knowledge, even rival car makers, in its goal to increase simulation and improve profitability.

Laurent Declerck, PSA’s senior vice president for vehicle architecture and performance, said, “We are really open to other companies, to laboratories, to suppliers, because we think we cannot make such a huge step with a standalone approach – so join us.”

March 15, 2017

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