13:23 uur 04-11-2021

SEAT S.A. Technical Center en ESI Group stellen nieuwe normen voor auto-ontwikkeling op weg naar 100% digitaal met de gloednieuwe CUPRA Formentor

Het behalen van een veiligheidsbeoordeling van 5 sterren met duurzame praktijken

RUNGIS, Frankrijk–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Nieuws over regelgeving:

SEAT S.A. en ESI Group (Parijs:ESI), een wereldspeler in virtuele prototyping voor industrieën, werken samen in het gebruik van geavanceerde simulatietechnologieën om de wereldwijde digitale transformatie van SEAT te leiden. In lijn met de doelstelling van “schoon, veilig en productief” van de sector, behalen de bedrijven de beste resultaten in hun klasse: versnelde technologische innovatie, terwijl ze aanzienlijke efficiëntiewinsten behalen bij de ontwikkeling van nieuwe auto’s en de materiaalkosten verlagen.

Tijdens de ontwikkeling van hun nieuwe CUPRA Formentor-model heeft het management van SEAT hun processen en methodologieën veranderd, gebruikmakend van het potentieel van numerieke simulaties en virtual reality, waardoor de algehele digitale kerntransformatie van hun Groep werd versneld. Hierdoor hebben ze het aantal fysieke tests en prototypes aanzienlijk verminderd, terwijl ze voor hun nieuwste model een 5-sterrenbeoordeling hebben behaald in de veiligheidstests van NCAP.

SEAT S.A. Technical Center and ESI Group Set New Car Development Standards Towards 100% Digital With the Brand-new CUPRA Formentor

Achieving 5-star safety rating with sustainable practices

RUNGIS, France–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Regulatory News:

SEAT S.A. and ESI Group (Paris:ESI), a global player in virtual prototyping for industries, partner in leveraging advanced simulation technologies to lead SEAT’s global digital transformation. In line with the industry’s “clean, safe and productive” objective, the companies achieve best-in-class results: accelerated technological innovation while unlocking significant efficiency gains in new car development and reducing material costs.

During the development of their new CUPRA Formentor model, SEAT’s management shifted their processes and methodologies, leveraging the potential of numerical simulations and virtual reality, thus, accelerating their Group’s overall core digital transformation. Thanks to this, they substantially reduced physical test and prototypes while assuring a 5-star rating in the safety NCAP tests for their latest model.

The team at SEAT designed, engineered, manufactured, assembled, and tested the new Cupra Formentor vehicle concept virtually with great results:

– reduced testing costs, scrap and emissions

– increased agility and fluidity

– safer operations with a focus on the well-being of workers and society.

The Spanish OEM sets new benchmarks on the digital transformation journey within its Group by uniting all design and engineering activities for future SEAT vehicles in one virtual car prototype. This is the solid digital foundation that brings speed, confidence, and sustainability throughout all development phases. Moreover, it shows the commitment of the OEM regarding sustainability and environmental footprint.

Virtual Prototyping is our gateway to meet SEAT’s high-quality indices quickly and profitably. ESI’s software and expertise in numerical simulation and material science bring us the freedom we need to reduce the emissions and scrap from formerly physical prototypes and testing vehicles and still achieving the 5-star EuroNCAP rating. This is invaluable and mission-critical for successfully achieving our Green Deal targets”, says Xavier Castillo, SEA/EK13 Functional Development CAE Manager at SEAT.

Helping SEAT achieve both its digital transformation and Green Deal Targets demonstrates our commitment to building the future of the automotive industry. Ultimately, we share the vision of sustainable product innovation and manufacturing processes with zero physical tests and prototypes. Partnering and developing solutions for Automotive players with such courageous and inspiring goals is fulfilling and extremely motivating for all our teams.” explains Cristel de Rouvray, CEO of ESI Group.

About ESI Group

Founded in 1973, ESI Group envisions a world where Industry commits to bold outcomes, addressing high stakes concerns – environmental impact, safety & comfort for consumers and workers, adaptable and sustainable business models. ESI provides reliable and customized solutions anchored on predictive physics modeling and virtual prototyping expertise to allow industries to make the right decisions at the right time, while managing their complexity. Acting principally in automotive & land transportation, aerospace, defense & naval, energy and heavy industry, ESI is present in more than 20 countries, employs 1200 people around the world and reported 2020 sales of €132.6 million. ESI is headquartered in France and is listed on compartment B of Euronext Paris.

For further information, go to www.esi-group.com.


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