In-house tools for electrical systems can be
expensive to maintain, with challenges including IT obsolescence, out of date
specifications, and increasing electrical/electronic system complexity, meaning
manual processes can no longer cope and are error-prone. The Groupe PSA team
needed a seamless, easy-to-use technology to help ensure electrical data
continuity. After exploring the software tools available, it selected Siemens'
Capital which provides "correct-by-construction" automated electrical
documentation through diagram synthesis.
"Using Capital for electrical design and
aftersales documentation has produced tremendous time and cost savings,"
Yves Bouvier, vice president of Diagnosis, Groupe
PSA. "We have already achieved a significant schedule reduction using
Capital to deliver our complete schematic after-sales documentation and are
targeting above 30% schedule reduction."
Siemens' Capital E/E
systems development toolchain spans the full electrical system development
process from system definition, through design and manufacturing, and into
automated service documentation production. Digital continuity of Groupe
PSA's electrical data using Capital enables aftersales documentation driven directly
by the actual engineering design data. This provides data accuracy, efficiency
and a reduced time to market, which is a competitive advantage in today's
fast-moving automotive industry. Capital is part of
, an integrated portfolio of software, services and application
development platform that can be personalized and adapted to fit customer and
industry-specific needs to help companies of all sizes become digital
"Groupe PSA has been
on the cutting-edge of automotive developments, and they recognize the
importance of adopting advanced technologies, such as our Capital solution,"
stated Martin O'Brien, senior vice president of Siemens' Integrated Electrical
Systems business group. "Using Capital's in-built digital data
continuity, Groupe PSA realizes a competitive advantage, and we anticipate
providing them with more digitalization technologies for their next-generation