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Siemens, Applied EV announce collaboration on PLM software

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Siemens and Applied EV have announced a partnership, with the Melbourne-headquartered EV company to use Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) software to support the design, quality assurance and assembly of autonomous vehicles.

The announcement on Wednesday follows news of Applied EV’s recent success testing a self-driving cabinless commercial vehicle on European streets, and an investment from Suzuki Motors.

According to Julian Broadbent, co-founder and CEO of Applied EV, Siemens’ software was helping them meet a growing demand for fully autonomous vehicles through better change management and quality.

“This helps increase first-time right releases of hardware and software, streamlining the company’s integrated approach to engineering,” said Broadbent.

Siemens’ cloud-based Teamcenter X PLM software was recently made available in Australia on Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) regional servers.

Applied EV’s main product is a “Digital Backbone” (DBB), a software control system for electric and autonomous applications. 

According to the company this “significantly enhances the digital capabilities of electric vehicles, in turn, reducing hardware complexity and manufacturing costs, to optimise the deployment of autonomous driving technology and support the next generation of vehicle architectures to be completely Software Defined.”

Applied EV also builds components and its “Blanc Robot”, described as “a driverless, bi-directional, four-wheel-steering vehicle”, which the company unveiled early last year.

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