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AVL and ISID Seal Partnership to Further Accelerate Product Development

Fast and high-quality product development

Accelerate Product Development

IT solutions provider and systems integrator Information Services International-Dentsu (ISID), headquartered in Tokyo, and one of the world's leading mobility technology companies AVL are pooling their expertise to accelerate technical product development. The companies will offer application-oriented and digital solutions and services for specific use cases in the manufacturing industry. The aim is to shorten product development times, encourage sustainable practices, and enhance the efficiency and quality of existing products.

Graz, Austria/Minato-ku, Japan, November, 2023: To address current manufacturing industry challenges, ISID and AVL are entirely rethinking current processes in product development. In doing so, the companies focus on the demands of both, market and customers for the end product. The emphasis is on the integration and interaction of software, respectively software updates and hardware. To design and implement efficient and high-quality processes as quickly as possible during product development, AVL contributes its expertise in automotive engineering, simulation, and testing from concept phase to finished product. IT solution provider ISID excels with its extensive experience in consulting and system integration based on Model-Based System Engineering (MBSE). When paired with AVL’s competence in applying MBSE, this allows vehicle manufacturers to centrally manage system requirements, design, analysis, verification, and validation activities throughout the entire development process using digital system models. In this way, all participants maintain an overview of complex systems, interrelationships, and requirements. 

The two companies are developing solutions to speed up product maturity while taking into account legal regulations for system safety. For instance, the management of engineering data, with reliable traceability throughout the entire development process, will be linked to project and risk management. Design decisions and verification processes will also be accelerated. In the field of mobility, ISID and AVL focus on the optimization of system development and integration based on the combination of ISID’s iQUAVIS and AVL software technologies for an end-to-end verification and validation process. Both e-mobility and autonomous driving are expected to benefit from this.

Ryoichi Nawa, President and CEO, ISID 
We are honored to have entered into a strategic business partnership with AVL, a leader in mobility technology. ISID has been supporting the design and development processes of the manufacturing industry with IT solutions for many years. I am convinced that thanks to the partnership with AVL and their strengths in engineering, we will find suitable solutions for our customers’ current problems in the manufacturing industry. In the future, both companies will jointly support digital transformation and innovation on a global scale.

Prof. Helmut List, Chairman and CEO, AVL 
In a world where product development is becoming increasingly complex, we at AVL strive to seamlessly unite virtual simulation and real-world testing. Our vision is to create technologies that combine the best of both worlds to develop cutting-edge and high-quality products. The Integrated and Open Development Platform (IODP) is AVL's answer to today's challenges. Partnering with ISID brings us closer to our vision. Instead of simply keeping pace with the ever-changing manufacturing industry, we are striving to shape the future - by providing comprehensive and efficient solutions that meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.

With more than 12,200 employees, AVL is one of the world's leading mobility technology companies for development, simulation, and testing in the automotive industry and in other sectors such as rail, marine, and energy. Based on extensive in-house research activities, AVL delivers concepts, technology solutions, methodologies, and development tools for a greener, safer, and better world of mobility and beyond.

AVL supports international partners and customers in their sustainable and digital transformation. The focus lies on the areas of electrification, software, AI and automation. In addition, AVL supports companies in energy-intensive sectors on their way to a greener and more efficient energy generation and supply.

Innovation is AVL's passion. Together with an international network of experts at more than 90 locations and 45 Tech and Engineering Centers worldwide, AVL is driving the future of mobility. In 2023, the company generated a turnover of 2.05 billion Euros, of which 10 % are invested in R&D activities.

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ISID has many years of experience in consulting and project management using MBSE solutions in all areas of product manufacturing and system integration. iQUAVIS, which supports MBSE, is particularly strong in requirements analysis and project management of highly complex projects. It is currently used by about 150 top Japanese companies, including those in the automotive industry. In Europe, the subsidiary TwoPillars GmbH, a joint venture together with the German Fraunhofer Institute, offers consulting services with iQUAVIS and MBSE.

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