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Advancing crashworthiness simulation

  • Magazine Feature Article
  • AUTOMAR06_05
Published March 01, 2006 by SAE International in United States
  • English

BMW worked closely with software developers at ABAQUS to produce a customized solution for virtual product development.

Safer cars, lower costs, and shorter development cycles are familiar challenges for automotive OEMs. Vehicle crashworthiness is a demanding regulatory requirement for automotive companies, and knowledgeable consumers increasingly make buying decisions influenced by vehicle crash-safety ratings. To satisfy regulatory requirements and to address consumer safety concerns, leaders in the automotive market are seeking new technologies that can help them develop improved vehicle crashworthiness and occupant protection, while containing costs and accelerating time-to-market.