Autocar Professional’s Software & Simulation Special is out!

by Sumana Sarkar 01 Jun 2021


The past year has been a deep dive into the world of technology. People from all works of life have been combining the common thread of digitisation. Nothing manifests this better than the reach of simulation. That’s exactly why the June 1 issue is a celebration of the powers of virtual reality with a ‘Software & Simulation Special’.

This 56-page issue does not just bring you the highlights of what’s buzzing in the world of simulation but also all the action from India Auto Inc, exclusive interviews and deep insight.

Simulation helping OEMs optimise time and cost
With the pandemic damaging cash flow of companies, find out how virtual product testing and development addresses a dual challenge of managing costs and creating a product offensive to tide over slowdown. —

  • L&T Technology Services says industry is actively involved in exploring and implementing Digital Twins.
  • FEV India is seeing a strong uptick in the simulation tasks accepted and adopted by OEMs and Tier-I suppliers across the country.
  • DEP adds that simulation is a good way for customers to get-to market faster
  • Comsol India emphasises how Multiphysics simulation can rein in cost at the development stage.
  • Ricardo Software too agrees that the simulation approach can be both beneficial and cost effective.




But the gains are not limited to conventional players, even electric two-wheeler manufacturers are taking the simulation route.

  • Ather Energy has shown how simulation has been useful in optimising assembly and reducing manpower.
  • Ampere Electric has benefited from software simulation's ability to slash R&D cost.
  • Okinawa Autotech is all praises for simulation's super value addition.

Relatively new two-wheeler EV players like Simple Energy and Earth Energy also reiterate the growing role of simulation in making EVs more efficient.

Guest columns
These are two must-read guest columns: 

  • Rohit Saboo, President & CEO, National Engineering Industries calls technology the enabler in aligning with the new realities and one of the major forces to drive smart manufacturing at India Auto Inc.
  • Prasad C Basappa, Head of Human Machine Interface business unit, Continental Automotive India gives a sneak peek into how cars are gradually being transformed into mobile living spaces.




Safety on the anvil

Apart from cost and manufacturing, safety is the other major challenge for OEMs. That’s the reason why Autocar Professional does its bit and organises the Safety Conclave each year.

The seventh edition was held virtually in sync with the 2021 UN Global Road Safety Week (May 17-23). We get you perspectives from a cross-section of industry stakeholders on how they are pushing the safety envelope and the role regulation can play in making mobility solutions safer.

Voices from across India Auto Inc
The dynamics across the automotive industry are no doubt changing fast. We speak to key industry leaders for a reality check and their strategy to overcome the constraints —

  • Toyota Kirloskar Motor’s Senior Vice-President, Naveen Soni says the company is keeping higher parts inventory, quite contrary to Toyota’s just-in-time production approach, to tide over the current supply constraints.
     
  • Nirmal Minda, the Chairman and Managing Director of the UNO Minda Group stresses the need for cross-functional teams to optimise inventory, targeting standardisation of components and being self-sufficient in electronics to overcome current challenges.
     
  • Sandeep Singh, Managing Director, Tata-Hitachi Construction Machinery says that infrastructure and road construction work has slowed down due to the lockdowns across the country and the construction equipment sector is headed for a washout in the first quarter of FY2022.

What’s the buzz?
But that’s not all. This issue is chock-a-block with many other industry developments –

  • Ashok Leyland uses digitisation to connect better with customer –  The i-Alert 3.0, an industry first, telematics application addresses complexities of BS VI and helps monitor vital vehicle information and offers end-to-end business solution.
     
  • French carmaker Renault sees strong potential in India along with Brazil, Russia and Turkey and has set a target for each of these subsidiaries to turn profitable by 2023 under the Renaulution Strategy.  

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