Dassault Systèmes Enables Renault’s LCI to Experiment with an Electric Car for Last-Mile Delivery

  • Renault’s in-house Cooperative Innovation Laboratory (LCI) uses
    3DEXPERIENCE platform to imagine disruptive mobility solution for
    urban areas
  • Real-time, secure collaboration on the cloud gives LCI team the
    agility of a startup
  • Virtual value network connects diverse internal and external
    project team members

VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dassault
Systèmes
(Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) announced that the
in-house LCI
(Cooperative Innovation Laboratory
) of Groupe
Renault
used the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to transform its innovation
processes to the cloud and introduce Renault
EZ-FLEX
, an electric experimental vehicle aimed to understand the
last-mile delivery of goods in future smart cities.


The LCI relied on the “Electro
Mobility Accelerator
” industry solution experience based on the
3DEXPERIENCE platform. Designers, engineers, system architects, cost
analysts, marketers and other team members, as well as external partners
and suppliers, were connected in a virtual value network that
facilitated open innovation, secure collaboration, design and
engineering in real time. Team members viewed and validated product
aesthetics and technical requirements, analyzed market trends, and
easily managed the project using 3D digital assets such as immersive
virtual reality, information intelligence and a digital twin of the
vehicle.

“The 3DEXPERIENCE platform opens new avenues for collaborative digital
tools applied to the automotive world that go beyond pure engineering
design,” said Laurence Montanari, Senior Innovation Manager and Head of
the EZ-FLEX Project, Groupe Renault. “Our Renault EZ-FLEX project tested
it to bring together project stakeholders from engineering, design and
product marketing – each with their own challenges – around the
vehicle’s digital model. Using a cloud version without any customization
gave us the autonomy to engage in a new digital ‘test and learn’
experience with dashboard managers, powerful realistic rendering images,
urban delivery web monitoring, and virtual visualization with a headset
but without data transfer or processing.”

As the rise in e-commerce feeds demand for faster delivery of goods to
consumers, the LCI’s last-mile delivery vehicle showcases an innovative
experimentation of a smart and modular solution to load, transport and
unload goods in cities integrating electric mobility systems.

“The future for carmakers is not about just building individual vehicles
or going from point A to point B. It’s about developing completely new
mobility experiences that change how we live,” said Olivier Sappin, Vice
President, Transportation & Mobility Industry, Dassault Systèmes.
“Today’s established companies are being challenged by startups and
newcomers that don’t have legacy systems and are agile from the get-go.
A platform approach enables the LCI to reveal its knowledge and
know-how, and introduce concepts for potential new business models.”

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For more information:

Dassault Systèmes’ industry solution experiences for the Transportation
& Mobility industry: https://ifwe.3ds.com/transportation-mobility

Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform, 3D design software, 3D Digital
Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions: http://www.3ds.com

About Dassault Systèmes

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides business and
people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Its
world-leading solutions transform the way products are designed,
produced, and supported. Dassault Systèmes’ collaborative solutions
foster social innovation, expanding possibilities for the virtual world
to improve the real world. The group brings value to over 250,000
customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries.
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