Aston Martin is standardizing its global sports car development using Siemens software, the German engineering group said Tuesday.
The British sports car maker will use NX and Teamcenter software to manage its design and development processes. The software is made by the Siemens Industry Automation Division, which providesproduct lifecycle management (PLM) software and services.
“Luxury automotive manufacturers like Aston Martin must make their product decisions earlier and more efficiently in today’s marketplace,”Â said Chuck Grindstaff, president and chief technology officer of Siemens PLM Software, in a statement.“We are pleased that our technology has been selected for the advanced product planning through detailed engineering processes,” he added.
In November, German premium carmaker Daimler said it was planning to adopt a single product development platform provided by Siemens. That move came as a surprise to Dassault Systemes, the French maker of CATIA PLM software, whichrenewed its CATIA contract with Daimler for five years in 2010.