During the development of their new CUPRA Formentor model, SEAT’s management shifted their processes and methodologies, leveraging the potential of numerical simulations and virtual reality, thus, accelerating their Group’s overall core digital transformation. Thanks to this, they substantially reduced physical test and prototypes while assuring a 5-star rating in the safety NCAP tests for their latest model.
The team at SEAT designed, engineered, manufactured, assembled, and tested the new Cupra Formentor vehicle concept virtually with great results:
- reduced testing costs, scrap and emissions
- increased agility and fluidity
- safer operations with a focus on the well-being of workers and society.
"Virtual Prototyping is our gateway to meet SEAT’s high-quality indices quickly and profitably. ESI’s software and expertise in numerical simulation and material science bring us the freedom we need to reduce the emissions and scrap from formerly physical prototypes and testing vehicles and still achieving the 5-star EuroNCAP rating. This is invaluable and mission-critical for successfully achieving our Green Deal targets"
- Xavier Castillo | SEA/EK13 Functional Development CAE Manager at SEAT
"Helping SEAT achieve both its digital transformation and Green Deal Targets demonstrates our commitment to building the future of the automotive industry. Ultimately, we share the vision of sustainable product innovation and manufacturing processes with zero physical tests and prototypes. Partnering and developing solutions for Automotive players with such courageous and inspiring goals is fulfilling and extremely motivating for all our teams"
- Cristel de Rouvray | CEO of ESI Group