Dassault Systemes confirmed that BMW has chosen its V6 PLM solution to develop future electrical, electronics and embedded software architecture.

The French maker of 3D and product lifecycle management (PLM) software said BMW chose its solution because of its flexibility and its built-in specialized functionality for systems engineering.

As reported earlier this week, sources had already told automotiveIT that a decision favoring Dassault had been made by the German premium car maker.

With the Dassault software, BMW will link customer requirements to implementable functions in the car, while defining the logical architecture of the systems and releasing the physical expression in the form of hardware and software, the French company said.

It added that BMW will leverage the V6 solution to manage future complexity in embedded systems by providing a master architecture for all of its models. This will allow a constant modernization of car functions. And the re-use of functions coupled with the separation of hardware and software components in the development process will help BMW gain significant cost savings in the E/E domain, Dassault said.

The V6 PLM systems design solution will be connected to the current BMW enterprise environment as the first step in a 10-year partnership that BMW and Dassault Systèmes have signed.