Daimler Truck and Siemens have announced an agreement aimed at building integrated digital engineering platform for both truck and bus advanced development. According to the two German groups, next generation product development and lifecycle management platform might replace wide range of legacy systems as part of digitalization initiative.
Daimler Truck to rely on the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio
The innovative platform will be built using the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio of software and services. All this will allow Daimler Truck to explore a future of commercial vehicle innovation. Such an environment brings together and integrates the Daimler Truck teams’ workflows, systems and their associated mechanical design, electrical design and simulation data. This expands upon Daimler Truck’s use of solutions from across the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio, including NX software for product engineering.
Since its establishment as an independent entity, Daimler Truck has begun a digitalization initiative to migrate away from Daimler AG legacy systems with the strategic intent of leading sustainable transportation with intelligent IT innovations. To develop the trucks and buses of the future, Daimler Truck is pursuing a clear technology strategy where, in a carbon-neutral future, vehicles will be powered by both electric battery and hydrogen-based drives. These vehicles are also likely to become more intelligent through increased digitalization enabling next-level service offerings, such as autonomous trucking.
Statements from the partners
“Trucks are the backbone of global supply chains and Siemens will help Daimler Truck to chart the future of carbon-neutral transportation”, said Cedrik Neike, Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and CEO Digital Industries. “Daimler Truck will build its carbon-neutral future using our leading technology platform, using our leading product engineering, lifecycle management and simulation tools.”
“Our decision to expand our relationship with Siemens is driven by the ambition to create a globally integrated IT and engineering environment for Daimler Truck. This will help us to leverage the most advanced technologies to build the future of transportation and make the business of our customers more successful,” added Andreas Gorbach, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler Truck Holding AG, responsible for Truck Technology. “A unified IT landscape, will bring our engineering activities at Daimler Truck a huge step forward. With a transparent and efficient end-to-end engineering process enabled by the new development platform, we are becoming more agile and can improve our time to market.”