Elicit needs from all stakeholders and define conceptual architecture from functional to sub-systems
A vehicle is complex. An autonomous vehicle is even more complex, and this complexity is increasing as technologies are developing. Old fashion PLM cannot efficiently handle this anymore. Since decades, modularization has been at the heart of all OEMs' strategies, crossing all segments (cars, trains, motorcycle, trucks, ...). Modularization improves engineering efficiency but also enables production of many different models on the same production line in all production sites. But behind modularization there is a systems engineering approach applied at the enterprise level.
The Global Modular Architecture solution is a disruptive approach that fits the new development challenges and goes beyond traditional Product Data Management (PDM) with an enterprise systems engineering approach to drive early Bill of Materials (BOM), and a configured Digital Mock-Up (DMU) to support the designers' tasks.
Benefits of Global Modular Architecture
Deliver an expanding portfolio
Definition & management of a global portfolio and its development meeting brand and local market needs.
Define functional and physical architectures
A single platform to develop & validate a vehicle architecture across disciplines, and managing variability & complexity for all stakeholders.
Share responsibility with suppliers
Extended Enterprise capabilities to co-develop and produce modules & components with partners and suppliers.
Improve sourcing and standardization
Manage the end to end process from sourcing to purchasing, through standardization and reuse.
Verification and validation plans
Define and monitor verification and validation plans for all development phases.