As Hurricane Rita was heading towards Florida in 2017, Tesla automobiles throughout the state received a software upgrade to assure optimized battery life and extended driving range. For Tesla owners, it was all part of the Tesla experience they expect. This was made possible by software innovation, enhancing the performance of the car´s hardware – proving the power of software in delivering value.
As the demand for smart products and experiences accelerates, so does the need for more software, more innovation and developers, testers & software engineers. The challenge becomes software innovation management – and how to expand systems engineering thinking, DevOps and modularization beyond the realm of hardware into the realm of software.
Just as importantly, how do you dovetail that enhanced software management system with the end-to-end product development process, so that the full value of software innovation can be continuously deployed and delivered in the form of memorable customer experiences?
Engineering great 3D experiences
At Dassault Systèmes, we believe that to create great customer experiences, product developers need to adapt the concept of “experience” to their own systems engineering processes. Our 3DEXPERIENCE platform enables connected product development experiences that bring software, hardware and electronics functions together, in a simultaneous, collaborative and highly visual process.
See how it works
Dassault Systèmes Vice President-Industries Olivier Ribet recently presented a step-by-step example of how the 3DEXPERIENCE platform enabled software engineers to quickly modify the BeaMy, a bluetooth, wifi-connected, combination loudspeaker and video projector. When market response indicated a need to improve image clarity – a software enabled function – the entire product development team, including software engineers, the system architect, product development managers, marketing and others were able to work simultaneously. Using visual tools, in real time, from different locations creating an improved product. By consolidating all data into a single repository, the platform allowed software engineers to reuse and capitalize on existing engineering, and rapidly modify the product. Once completed, the product and user experience were tested and validated virtually, through 3D imagery generated directly from the platform.
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