One of the best parts of my job is getting to talk to customers. Regardless of whatever else may be going on in the world, listening to customers talk about creating amazing products using ANSYS software always makes my day. And with more than 40,000 customers around the world, I have plenty to choose from. With the Automotive Simulation World Congress kicking off today and the recent publication of the auto-themed ANSYS Advantage magazine, I thought I’d highlight some of the interviews I’ve done with our automotive customers over the years. I invite you to meet the automotive simulation leaders!
Nearly every weekend, on race tracks from Brazil to Japan to the United States, a Dallara Automobili car is earning a checkered flag or setting a new course record. But while the company is known for its accomplishments on Indy, Formula 3, Grand Am and other tracks, 40 percent of its business is through its consultancy practice with giants in the so-called “super car” space, including Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Audi, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo and many others.
I interviewed the CEO and General Manager Andrea Pontremoli, who spoke extensively about the need to innovate, not just in the auto industry, but across business in general. The print interview can be found in the most recent issue of ANSYS Advantage. Here’s the video version:
Innovation is a word you hear a lot of at Delphi Automotive, a leading global supplier of electronics and technologies for automotive, commercial vehicle and other market segments. With facilities in 30 countries, Delphi makes products smarter, safer, more powerful and more efficient.
In this interview, CFD engineer Mario Ruvalcaba describes how simulation helps Delphi to go beyond simply finding errors during product creation by getting to the root cause of those errors.
Continental Automotive Group
Continental is known primarily for its tires, but in reality, it does much more – from powertrain to brakes to washer systems. By thinking of the car as a full system, instead of individual subsystems or components, Continental has further demonstrated its leadership in the space. Listen to Continental’s Zlatko Penzar discuss the challenges involved in multiphysics simulation.
You’ve had a chance now to learn from some of the leaders in the simulation space in automotive. Do you have a great simulation story to tell? If so, email me and you could be highlighted in a video, magazine article or future post.