As part of a new collaborative partnership, Exa Corporation and Denso Corporation will transform the way car makers interact with suppliers. This will be done by enhancing the product development process through moving key engineering and design work from automotive suppliers to a certified simulation-driven process that can be done much earlier in the development process, and therefore reduces the number of late-stage vehicle design changes.
Using Exa’s digital simulation platform, Denso and Exa will create a validated PowerFLOW simulation database of Denso thermal products that will be offered to authorized automotive and heavy vehicle customers, providing the ability to simulate and integrate Denso’s technology and components early in the development process.
This new process represents an important breakthrough in new vehicle design, as it replaces the current process which selects and tests supplier components much later in the development cycle, resulting in costly fixes to already established designs.
Steve Remondi, president and CEO of Exa, commented, “This expanded ecosystem of validated components and subsystems will greatly change how the global auto industry develops new vehicles – by enabling OEMs and suppliers to collaborate in the earliest stage of design. The insight enabled will significantly reduce the billions of dollars spent annually testing and retro-fixing late-stage design problems.
“Ultimately, auto makers will move into production with greater confidence that their supplier subsystems will perform as expected, achieving cost, time and quality targets.”
July 19, 2016