Link & Go, self-drive connected concept car developed by AKKA Research.
European engineering and technology consultancy group AKKA Technologies and 3DEXPERIENCE company Dassault Systèmes, have announced a long-term partnership aimed at promoting growth and innovation in the self-driving connected vehicle market.
The two international companies will offer high-end engineering services and solutions to help the global automotive industry.
Smart, driverless vehicles are a perfect example of potential with a cloud-enabled consumer experience. AKKA will develop the self-driving connected concept car known as the Link&Go which links with the world around it and is considered to be one of the best showcases of smart driverless technology. To accelerate this, Dassault Systèmes will lend its 3DEXPERIENCE platform, a cloud-based collaborative business platform to AKKA and the mobility industry as a whole.
The new partnership will help speed up the development of the next Link&Go concept, whose technological advancements will focus on how mobility consumers can benefit from customised and customisable services.
Fusing the new vehicle development platform and the 3DEXPERIENCE platform together will provide engineers with a unified social collaboration space that encourages the adoption of new technologies and new processes, and push towards a multicultural, global experience.
“This partnership is a real technological development that will help create new services to suit the connected world and promote our engineers’ excellence and creativity,” explains Maurice Ricci, CEO of the AKKA Technologies Group.
“The challenges of creating mobility experiences of the future are fundamentally transforming the entire industry,” adds Bernard Charlès, President and CEO of Dassault Systèmes. “What does a car experience look like when you tie it to the cloud, infotainment, mapping and GPS, and so many more services? This partnership will answer those questions, support driverless vehicle development, and address infrastructure integration, such as connectivity to the smart city of the future.”
The topic of driverless and connected vehicles is a hot commodity and one of the 34 projects of the “New Face of the Industry” promoted by the French government.