Dassault and BMW partner on digital twins

  • February 12, 2024
  • William Payne

Dassault Systèmes and BMW Group have partnered to develop BMW Group’s future engineering platform which will feature Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform at its core. More than BMW 17,000 employees across engineering disciplines will use the 3DEXPERIENCE platform for development of all the car maker’s vehicles, across first concept to production.

With the 3DEXPERIENCE platform at the core of BMW Group’s future product development environment, all BMW Group engineering disciplines will be working on a virtual twin of a vehicle that can be configured for the variants of each model with real-time, integrated data. Teams can reuse components more easily, master the complexity of car variability, and improve the engineering to manufacturing cycle time. It will also enable seamless migration of data from existing IT solutions and extend the car maker’s engineering platform to other disciplines such as modelling and simulation.

“We will only optimise our engineering process if we think digital, work connected and rely on an integrated data. For the BMW Group the 3DEXPERIENCE platform will support this approach and help to reach a higher level of quality in our processes,” said Julien Hohenstein, Vice President Processes, Digitalisation, Governance Idea to Offer at the BMW Group research and development.

The new partnership between Dassault Systèmes and BMW Group builds on a decades-long collaboration between the two companies.

“BMW Group and Dassault Systèmes are technology-driven companies that are entering a new era of shared innovation to deliver best-in-class products,” said Laurence Montanari, Vice President, Transportation & Mobility Industry, Dassault Systèmes. “With the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, BMW Group can rethink its engineering development process to deliver the most personalised and sustainable experiences to its customers.”