BMW, Dassault Team to Add Digital Twins for Car Design

The automaker's engineers can work from a digital twin of a vehicle configured for the complexity of BMW's various models in real time

Liz Hughes, Editor, IoT World Today

February 2, 2024

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BMW and Dassault Systèmes have teamed to advance the automaker’s future product engineering platform in a collaboration the two companies call the next step in a decades-long partnership. 

Leveraging Dassault Systèmes’ 3Dexperience, the partnership aims to help BMW advance technological innovation in its production, planning and scheduling, as well as part design and production efficiency. 

BMW plans to rework its engineering development process with Dassault’s platform, giving engineers the ability to work from a virtual twin of a vehicle that can be configured for the complexity of BMW’s various models in real time, “a necessity when addressing the complexities of connected, autonomous vehicle engineering,” according to a company statement. 

Using the platform’s virtual twin experiences, automakers can model and adapt new technology into vehicles, while shortening production time, delivering data-driven approaches, advancing customer service and aligning regulation and compliance.

“We will only optimize our engineering process if we think digital, work connected and rely on integrated data,” said Julien Hohenstein, BMW Group’s vice president of research and development, processes and digitalization. “For the BMW Group the 3Dexperience platform will support this approach and help to reach a higher level of quality in our processes.”

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About the Author(s)

Liz Hughes

Editor, IoT World Today, IoT World Today

Liz Hughes is an award-winning digital media editor with more than two decades of experience in newspaper, magazine and online media industries. 

A proven digital media strategist and editor, Liz has produced content and offered editorial support and leadership for a variety of web publications, including Fast Company, NBC Boston, Street Fight, QuinStreet, WTWH Media, AOL/Patch Media and Design News.

A skilled social media strategist experienced in developing and maintaining an audience across multiple platforms and brands, Liz also enjoys sharing her knowledge and expertise to help businesses small and large.

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