Dassault to Supply CAD Software to Japanese EV Group
Japan-based SIM-Drive Corp. and its partners will use Dassault Systemes SA's computer-aided-design tools to develop an electric vehicle they hope to commercialize in 2014.
SIM-Drive, an offshoot of Keio University, was formed in 2009 to work with industry partners on open-source platforms for EVs. The consortium's first-generation prototype, unveiled earlier this year, has a driving range of 207 miles.
SIM-Drive says it has several dozen partners, including PSA Peugeot Citroen, Robert Bosch and Toray Industries. Using Dassault tools will help all the participants to more easily share information during the development process, according to the Japanese company.
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