BMW is rumored to have made a decision favoring Dassault Systemes software for its car development operations.

Industry sources say the Munich-based premium car maker has decided to use Dassault V6 product lifecycle management (PLM) software. It would also use this software as the basis for its embedded-systems architecture.

There was no comment from BMW or Dassault on the rumors.

If confirmed, several thousand BMW engineers would, in future, work on the V6 platform. The decision would also let the French software maker recover some ground it lost recently to competitors.

Daimler, maker of Mercedes cars and trucks, decided late last year to gradually start replacing its Dassault CATIA development software with Siemens’ NX CAD software.