Nowadays, the world’s largest automakers are replacing their old internal combustion engines with electrical alternatives. Reducing the cost of generating electricity, preventing environmental pollution, and reducing the usage of fossil fuels are the most important reasons for this change in the automotive industry.
Although Iran has abundant fossil fuel resources, the move towards new technologies in the automotive industry is very important and has a special perspective for reducing air pollution in metropolitan areas.
Parsan Electrical Bus Manufacturing Company with the brand name “SHETAB” is the first EV maker for public and commercial transportation in IRAN country. The SHETAB electrical bus is the first vehicle designed entirely with PLM tools in Iran.
Designing complex products requires the cooperation of many people in many different specialized teams. Mechanical design, electrical engineering, computers, electronics, hydraulics, pneumatics, and so on, besides the centralized project management system, can lead to the successful production of an industrial product.
PLM technology improves the focus on R&D by reducing the time required to implement project changes and decisions and creating an integrated platform for close collaboration between all members. The very important role that this technology plays in QC and QA and the reduction of reworks, will reduce the overall time required to complete the project and also reduce the cost of the product.
VIRAGOSTAR Company as the main PLM consultant in IRAN has been responsible for the implementation and development of the DS 3DExperience package for the SHETAB E-Bus project. We proposed a complete solution around the following challenges:
- Concurrent engineering among the technical teams located in different cities.
- Establishing the PDM database for centralized system management.
- Minimizing the information errors during the design phase to production interactions.
- Optimized planning, increasing efficiency, and reducing the costs.
- Improving the time-to-market.