Business Wire

Enabling a World Premiere: 100% of the Development of a Vehicle Done in Virtual Reality

Share

Regulatory News:

ESI Group (Paris:ESI), a global player in virtual prototyping for industries, participates in the successful development phase of the Nivus made by Volkswagen do Brazil: 100% digitally and virtually – a world premiere. The process began before the pandemic and was completed during the COVID-19 period, applying all the sanitary measures in place. Thanks to Virtual Prototyping/Digital Development (a change in product development), time was shortened in about 10 months and saved a few million euros in prototype production costs: Would it be a shift in the industry?

Making the right decision, quickly and 100% digitally
Usually, when a new vehicle is developed, time and physical prototypes are required both during the design and assembly preparation phases. In the case of the Nivus, launched in a live broadcast by Volkswagen do Brazil in June 2020 to around 60 countries, the whole conception of the vehicle was made 100% virtually. The state-of-the-art solution provided by ESI Group, based on its software IC.IDO was one of the tools used to design reviews and engineering decisions in different departments (product development, operations, quality, etc). This allowed Volkswagen to make informed decisions regarding the car’s conception. It provided the automotive company with the opportunity to save time (shortened the car’s development in about 10 months) and investment (for example, only in the Virtual Prototype Laboratory there was a 65% reduction of costs compared to previous projects).

Virtual reality also conserves tons of paper, in which specifications for each part of a car were previously detailed.

Long before Nivus physically existed, the vehicle was already available digitally in the engineering computers. Considering that building a physical prototype takes 19 weeks, in which only a single vehicle variant is possible. For this vehicle, nine virtual variants were produced, in much less time, which made it possible to anticipate more efficient assembly procedures, reducing the number of processes in the simulations and avoiding errors, since all parts were previously tested with digital tools.

"We designed 100% of the Nivus with digital processes using, among others, ESI’s technology without the need to assemble a single physical prototype. In addition, with the drastic reduction of the development time, this solution helps us to integrate all our different teams, from various department (design, engineering, marketing, production, etc) in the same decision-making process. It was a more efficient but also more collaborative process. " explains Francisvaldo Gomes Aires, Prototyping Development Manager at Volkswagen do Brazil.

Virtual reality: A huge benefit during COVID-19
ESI demonstrated that even when the design phase is impacted, in this case by COVID-19, it is possible to continue with the project, since it is no longer a question of relying solely on physical reality. This opens up the possibility of experiencing the future with digitalization and technology for the project benefit.

“It’s a shift in the industrial production. For the first time, all phases of a car release, before the effective production, has been fully made virtually making the production feasible during Covid-19 time. While allowing Volkswagen to take all its design and manufacturing decisions virtually, we helped them produce faster, cheaper and in a more sustainable way. This was possible due to a strong support of our local Brazilian team and a mutual collaboration between ESI Brazil and Volkswagen do Brazil. We all feel proud to be part of this world-premiere alongside with Volkswagen and its partners.” declares Andreas Renner, Volkswagen Global Account Manager – ESI Group.

About ESI Group
Founded in 1973, ESI Group is a leading innovator in Virtual Prototyping solutions and a global enabler of industrial transformation. Thanks to the company’s unique know-how in the physics of materials, it has developed and refined, over the last 45 years, advanced simulation capabilities. Having identified gaps in the traditional approach to Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), ESI has introduced a holistic methodology centered on industrial productivity and product performance throughout its entire lifecycle, i.e. Product Performance Lifecycle™, from engineering to manufacturing and in operation. Present in more than 20 countries, and in major industrial sectors, ESI employs 1200 high level specialists 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.

Follow ESI

http://www.esi-group.com/linkedin
http://www.esi-group.com/facebook
http://www.esi-group.com/twitter
http://www.esi-group.com/youtube

To view this piece of content from cts.businesswire.com, please give your consent at the top of this page.

Contact information

ESI - Press & Shareholders contact
Florence Barré

investors@esi-group.com
+33 1 49 78 28 28

Verbatee – Press & Investors Relations
Jérôme Goaer, j.goaer@verbatee.com , +33 6 61 61 79 34
Aline Besselièvre, a.besselievre@verbatee.com , +33 6 61 85 10 05

About Business Wire

For more than 50 years, Business Wire has been the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure.

Subscribe to releases from Business Wire

Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Latest releases from Business Wire

Proteintech Group Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary15.6.2021 18:09:00 EEST | Press release

Proteintech Group, a leading manufacturer of antibodies and related products, is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its founding. To celebrate the achievements and challenges of the past years, Proteintech will host special events throughout the year with its customers, collaborators, and employees while still looking forward to future opportunities. “Over the years we have witnessed countless discoveries and we couldn’t be prouder of everything our customers have achieved. We want to thank all of our customer for their tireless efforts and sacrifices to advance scientific discovery,” Dr. Jason Li, CEO Proteintech Group was founded in early 2001 by a small group of scientists including its current CEO, Dr. Jason Li. The founders set out with a vision to produce an antibody for every single protein coded in the human genome. Comprehensive coverage of all human gene products is a massive undertaking, but critical because it is difficult for researchers to predict which targets may be re

Norsk Titanium Expands into the Industrial Application Market in Collaboration with Hittech Group15.6.2021 18:00:00 EEST | Press release

Norsk Titanium AS (Norsk Titanium; Euronext: NTI), a global leader in additive manufacturing of aerospace-grade titanium components, announced an expansion of its customer base into the industrial application market sector in collaboration with the Hittech Group, based in Den Haag, Netherlands. The production of the first industrial component in this development supports a Hittech end customer in the growing semiconductor equipment market. Norsk expects significant near-term investment by manufacturers in the semiconductor market as they seek to modernize their supply chains. This effort represents Norsk’s first step to support these modernization efforts with a faster, more cost efficient and environmentally friendly approach. Using Norsk’s revolutionary Rapid Plasma Deposition™ (RPD™) process, Norsk engineers have designed a titanium alloy preform that will reduce Hittech’s raw material needs by over 45 percent as compared to legacy wrought product used to fabricate the end component

i2c Becomes First Company to be a Visa Fintech Fast Track Member in Four Regions15.6.2021 17:15:00 EEST | Press release

i2c, a leading provider of digital payment and banking technology, today announced the extension of its membership in Visa’s Fintech Fast Track program to the Asia-Pacific region (AP), making it the first company to become an enablement partner in all four regions of the acclaimed program. As an enablement partner, i2c helps lay the foundation for fintechs to build and expand their products locally, regionally or globally over its single stack, modular platform. Designed to accelerate the process of integrating with Visa, the Fintech Fast Track program brings together services and expertise to support fintech companies in their efforts to launch payments solutions. Partners leverage the payment network’s reach, capabilities, and security to realize faster onboarding times, and allow fintechs to scale more quickly. “We are excited to be able to simplify the process of launching a card program in 10 more countries, as an extension of our commitment to being a truly global partner for our

Viking Malt: Foundation Stone Laid: Construction of the New Production Plant in Lahti, Finland, is Progressing as Planned15.6.2021 17:04:00 EEST | Press release

Viking Malt has laid the foundation stone for its new production plant in Lahti. The plan is that the new malting house will start its operations in 2023. It is about 90 million euro project in size and the production capacity will be ca. 85 000 tons per year. Owner Pär-Gustaf Relander and CEO Kasper Madsen hosted the ceremony at the construction site on Pippo-Kujala industrial area. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210615005825/en/ The time capsule and the representants from Construction Consultant Afry, Viking Malt and the Mayor of Lahti, Pekka Timonen. Photo by Viking Malt. The company is already over 130 years old and the key to success has always been to focus on high quality and to be open to innovation and new technology. The new plant is a continuation of this tradition. Building a new plant gives a unique opportunity to utilize the newest technology to both increase efficiency and to become more enviro

New Data Shows $30 Billion Streaming Advertising Disconnect Among Publishers, Brands and Consumers15.6.2021 17:00:00 EEST | Press release

Conviva, the intelligence cloud for streaming media, released its inaugural State of Streaming Advertising report today, revealing big gaps in how publishers, buyers and consumers perceive streaming ads, and what this means for the future of the multibillion dollar streaming ad industry. For example, while 69% of sellers believe ad quality on streaming is as good as on linear television, just over half of buyers feel similarly (55%) and only about a third of consumers agree (35%). This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210615005329/en/ Conviva's State of Streaming Advertising 2021 (Graphic: Business Wire) “With streaming, there is an opportunity to provide high-quality creative to consumers, but we need to evaluate how and when we reach them,” said Scott McDonald, President & CEO, Advertising Research Foundation (ARF). “It’s time to move on from 1:1 targeting, with growing concerns over privacy and the challenge of s

LiveRamp and Carrefour Partner to Deliver Next-Generation Retail Offerings15.6.2021 16:30:00 EEST | Press release

LiveRamp® (NYSE: RAMP) today announced an expanded global partnership with Carrefour (OTCMKTS: CRERF) to enable robust data collaboration, analytics and innovation capabilities through LiveRamp’s Safe Haven. Using LiveRamp’s best-in-class privacy-preserving technologies, retailers, consumer packaged goods (CPGs) brands and Carrefour partners can execute safe, simple and productive data collaboration on an unprecedented global scale. Safe Haven is currently available in the U.S., UK, France, China, Japan and Australia, and, with Carrefour, is expanding to Spain, Italy, Belgium, Poland, Romania, Argentina, Brazil and Taiwan. LiveRamp’s Safe Haven is part of a new business unit that Carrefour is launching on this occasion: “Carrefour Links.” The partnership was announced at a press conference in Paris today. “LiveRamp will be a critical accelerator of Carrefour’s transformation into an industry-leading data-driven retailer,” said Elodie Perthuisot, Executive Director E-Commerce, Data and

Andersen Global Extends Coverage With Law Firm in Antigua and Barbuda15.6.2021 16:30:00 EEST | Press release

Andersen Global strengthens its Caribbean foothold with collaborating firm Richards & Company in Antigua and Barbuda, adding coverage to the region’s southern edge. Founded in 1999 by Managing Partner Stacy Richards-Roach, the full-service law firm is located in St. John’s and provides a broad range of legal services to individuals, businesses and corporations in various industries. The firm’s capabilities include intellectual property, civil litigation, company formation and business set up, commercial law, banking and real estate. “Our primary objectives are to provide our clients with effective and innovative solutions,” said Stacy. “Collaborating with Andersen Global will continue to drive our firm’s objectives forward and provide us with the ability to deliver best-in-class, independent solutions regardless of borders.” Andersen Global Chairman and Andersen CEO Mark Vorsatz added, “The addition of Richards & Company to our Caribbean platform represents our ambitious strategy to be

In our pressroom you can read all our latest releases, find our press contacts, images, documents and other relevant information about us.

Visit our pressroom