Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has launched a new strategic initiative to drive EV innovation.
The 100% EV initiative aims to enable rapid innovation by unifying fragmented development processes, bringing together previously siloed disciplines in order to unlock innovation and enable widespread adoption of EV technologies ahead of regulatory deadlines.
Hexagon says its design, engineering and manufacturing technologies are used by companies such as Volkswagen and Bosch, and affect more than 75% of vehicles produced today.
President of Manufacturing Intelligence Paolo Guglielmini said, “We believe the journey towards a cleaner and more sustainable 100% EV future can, and should, be accelerated through innovation. The automotive industry is rallying to meet the demanding deadlines for the rollout of EVs, but wrestling with the complexity of producing new vehicles that consumers want to buy.”
He added, “EV development is just getting started. There is a race to build better and more tailored models, and we want to help companies think beyond contemporary practices and win market share. We believe such a rapid pivot can only be addressed through smart manufacturing technologies that support e-mobility development from concept to customer, making the journey toward 100% EV faster and more cost-effective.”
Hexagon’s 100% EV solutions will focus on optimizing the efficiency of electric powertrains, modifying vehicle acoustics to avoid motor noise, and improving manufacturing and quality inspection to produce more efficient batteries and motors.