Dassault Systems has grouped several of its applications in a package designed to manage the complexity of building increasingly electrified vehicles.

The simulation software, CAD/CAM and product lifecycle management specialist said its "Smart, Safe & Connected Car" solution will accelerate the development of embedded systems while helping automakers meet all standards and requirements.

"With this solution we are directly addressing the challenge of managing increasing vehicle complexity," said Monica Menghini, Dassault executive vice president, industry and marketing.

Dassault said its new software package builds on its 3DEXPERIENCE platform, which enables the integration of mechanical, electronic, and software systems to simulate and validate a digital vehicle.

The company noted that, with electronics and software representing more than 80 pc of all vehicle innovation, automakers have a growing need to unite a broad range of different tools in a single platform that enables dynamic testing of multiple systems engineering disciplines.