Applied EV uses Siemens Xcelerator software for autonomous vehicle systems design

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The Siemens Xcelerator portfolio of software and services is being used by Australia-based Applied EV to support the design, quality assurance and build of the company’s next-generation autonomous vehicles (AVs).

Applied EV seek to improve future mobility through its driverless, efficient transportation solutions with Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL) architected applications for the automotive and industrial sectors.

To reduce time-to-market and cost, Applied EV is utilizing Siemens’ cloud-native Teamcenter X software for product lifecycle management (PLM) from the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio for design and product quality workflows. The pair’s announcement comes after a successful test of a self-driving cabinless commercial vehicle in Europe with OEM Suzuki Motors.

Described as Applied EV’s core product, the Digital Backbone (DBB) is a purpose-built software control system for both electric and autonomous applications. The DBB solution enables an EV’s digital capabilities to be advanced, resulting in reduced hardware complexity and reduced production costs to optimize the deployment of autonomous driving technology. This will also support future and completely software defined vehicle architectures. DBB has been developed to comply with the highest safety ratings and regulations enabling its use within Level 4 and 5 autonomous applications.

“Collaborating with global technology giant Siemens is strategic to progressing Applied EV’s long-term vision. The demand for fully autonomous vehicles and technology is growing exponentially. Siemens’ new cloud-based PLM platform will help us meet this demand, by providing us with better change management and quality,” said Julian Broadbent, co-founder and CEO, Applied EV. “This helps increase first-time right releases of hardware and software, streamlining the company’s integrated approach to engineering.”

“Siemens is committed to empowering innovative companies, like Applied EV, to drive sustainable growth and transform their industries,” commented Samantha Murray, vice president and managing director, Siemens Digital Industries Software, Australia and New Zealand.

“Applied EV is a true Australian success story of a company leading through innovative design, data and manufacturing. They are at the forefront of commercial autonomous technology that can be applied to any vehicle or system across multiple industries. We are proud to be working with Applied EV as we share a common goal of using software to innovate and challenge the status quo.”

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