CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Optimizes Designs with Their Customer in Real Time thanks to ESI IC.IDO

Virtual Reality
Ground Transportation
ESI IC.IDO is a comprehensive approach to help us solve the time and quality issues during product development. With its powerful and userfriendly functions, our design team could complete the project with much higher efficiency. Most importantly, this immersive engineering tool brought us a very creative and innovative way of designing a product and we have gradually integrated it into our daily work.
Nan GAO Senior Product Manager CRRC ZELC


CRRC ZELC received an order to develop a high quality, low-floor electric locomotive, along with the rolling stock, in the shortest timeframe possible. The validation and optimization of the product required an ergonomic product design and assembly process. To do this, CRRC ZELC needed a solution to conduct human factors analyses and ensure the quality and progress of the product development.


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With ESI IC.IDO, CRRC ZELC improved the efficiency of the product development and subsequent assembly. The engineering team could conduct accurately the ergonomic analysis for each region’s users all across the country. Moreover, their client was able to review the design with a 1:1 3D virtual prototype and communicate modifications in real time. Deploying ESI’s solution, the company saw a huge saving in development time and costs.