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New software to enable fast design and development of new cars

By Motortrend India Staff   |   01 January,2008

How much time will it take for a company take to design and manufacture a new car? Gone are the days when the process used to take a couple of years. Now Indian car manufacturers may be able to design and manufacture cars in 18 months with the help of a new virtual product development (VPD) software instead of the usual 30-40 months.

MSC, a multinational software firm is reported to be working with Indian car makers to reduce the product development span thus reducing the time and cost of production. The MSC's client list in India includes Tata Motors, Maruti Suzuki, and Mahindra&Mahindra.

In major car producing nations like the US and Germany, design and development of cars is a matter of a few months. This has been possible with the extensive use of the advanced software in almost all spheres of car production starting from design. The use of software in design and development has not been extensive in countries like India.

The software developed my MSC helps in saving a lot of time while providing good accuracy. The company using the software designed by MSC can do away with the traditional approach of developing prototypes while a virtual product can be developed in a few days time.

The MSC also provides simulation software and services that help companies make money, save time, and reduce costs while designing and testing manufactured products. The MSC Software is hoping to become the lead software in India's computer-aided engineering (CAE) market in the near future.

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