Dassault Systèmes’ virtual twin technology set to transform Thai automotive sector

Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: FR0014003TT8, DSY.PA) shared insights on Thailand’s fast evolving automotive sector and technological innovations available to help overcome the challenges arising from the increased demand for electric vehicles (EV), further exacerbated by the present shortfall in digital talent¹.


The automotive industry is experiencing a convergence of disruptions. Thailand’s plans to improve air quality and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 has shone the spotlight on the need for sustainable transportation and mobility solutions. With EV picking up pace in 2023, Thailand is set to become ASEAN's final production center for internal combustion engines. Innovation in manufacturing plays an integral role in helping the country realize its big ambition to become a major developer of sustainable modes of transportation and reduce its carbon emissions.


Josephine Ong, Managing Director, Asia-Pacific South, Dassault Systèmes and Guillaume Gerondeau, Senior Director Transportation and Mobility Industry, Asia, Dassault Systèmes,  highlighted the key considerations for the automotive industry amidst Thailand’s push for sustainability.


Ong shed light on Thailand's automotive industry trends, upcoming opportunities and challenges, and how Virtual Twin technology can help manufacturers in adapting to the demands of the new industry landscape.


“As the world shifts to greener transportation, the EV sector represents a golden opportunity for Thailand. At 12% of the GDP, the automotive industry has always been a vital contributor to Thailand’s economy. Accelerating the EV transition will establish Thailand as an important hub for the production of greener automotive solutions, and a key player in the global EV value chain,” said Ong. “Through our 3DEXPERIENCE platform and digital technology solutions, Dassault Systèmes wants to be a valued partner for EV manufacturers in Thailand, and help them navigate the sustainable mobility transition – ultimately driving job creation and improving Thailand’s economic competitiveness.”

Gerondeau spoke on the future of EVs and the use of digital technology to transform the automotive industry into a digitally competitive world.  He discussed how developing sustainable modes of transportation requires innovation in manufacturing and ecodesign principles integrated from the onset.  Virtual Twin technologies enable seamless collaboration across various functions and help bring to reality the future of mobility in smart cities, improving user experience and sustainability of products and services across their entire lifecycle.  He also said that by modelling entire value chains in a collaborative manner, Virtual Twins can provide the leverage for Thai firms to operationalise sustainability and help realise a greener future for the automotive industry. 


Case studies from Dassault Systèmes’ customers suggest that virtual twin technologies accelerate time-to-market and help bring costs down for new drivetrains, lightweight body designs and EV batteries, and are indispensable in the development of autonomous transportation.

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