Customer expectations in mobility are evolving at an unprecedented rate. In the automotive industry, internal combustion engine vehicles designed around a mechanical power-train and the human driver are rapidly giving way to electric, autonomous mobility solutions offering a personalized travel experience. Interior design engineers are required to provide each occupant, regardless of size, a safe and comfortable seat – whether sitting up straight or reclining, facing the road, or swiveling around – to adjust the temperature in a specific zone, and freedom from unwelcome sounds and vibrations.
Virtual Prototyping in the Engineering of Automotive Interiors
As the historically rigid cabin design yields to a flexible, modular space with nearly endless configurations, engineers can no longer rely on physical prototypes, which are expensive and time-consuming, to build and test and offer only limited opportunities for changes late in the design process.
In the aeronautic industry, where mass is a major design factor, cockpit and passenger seats are subjected to drastic static and dynamic regulatory criteria as well as live comfort assessments. Working with limited physical prototype iterations limits opportunities for optimization and results in old-fashioned, overweight, traditional designs.
In both industries, engineers need a robust, flexible, easy-to-use tool to evaluate cabin interiors for quick iteration and decision-making early in the design process.
What Makes Our Interior Solution Unique
ESI's seat, acoustics, & interior solutions accurately evaluate all criteria simultaneously and can deliver precise individual and overall results. For a fraction of the time and cost compared to physical prototyping, you can run numerous trials for various configurations, optimize, and fine-tune to maximize weight reduction, all while preserving performance and virtual pre-certification before a single physical validation prototype is built.
The Benefits of our Interior Solution
Reinvent cabin design meeting brand, e-mobility, and passenger expectations
Explore differing design variants and strategies early in the design cycle without impacting time to market
Anticipate product performance issues to make trades-offs that meet optimal design results
Innovation performed in confidence, reducing risk, meeting design objectives whilst reducing design cost, time and prototype stages
Highly accurate modeling provide reliable results without then need for physical cross-checking and allows virtual pre-certification
Virtually assess tests for interior and the passenger experience: seating comfort depending on passenger anthropometry and posture, sound insulation designed to meet noise targets, individualized thermal comfort or sound experience