Nissan wants to speed up global growth (Photo: Nissan)
Siemens and Hewlett Packard have built a new vehicle design infrastructure that provides Nissan's global R&D centers with improved access to the latest vehicle development data.
The two technology companies said the infrastructure, which usesÂ a virtual desktop for engineering, letsÂ Nissan more easily manage itsÂ global vehicle design operations. The Japanese carmaker has already started using the system in North America and Europe.
The new platform deploys desktop virtualization technology that allows engineers to access virtual 3D CAD workstations. These connect to data stored on servers that can be usedÂ by teams around the world.
HP handled the hardware and software side of the virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). The system uses Citrix XenDesktop virtualization technology.
Siemens' product lifecycle management software (PLM), Siemens NX, underpins the CAD applications. And Siemens' Teamcenter data management systemÂ is the digital backbone for the VDI.
Nissan CIO Celso Guiotoko said in a statement that theÂ project is part of the carmaker's "VITESSE" growth strategy. Said Guiotoko: "With the increasing number of new projects globally, IT's importance has become even more essential."