PSA Peugeot Citroën hosts first Automotive Material Intelligence Consortium meeting

Granta Design announced the initial members of the new Automotive Material Intelligence Consortium (AutoMatIC), which will include General Motors, Jaguar Land Rover, KSPG AG, and PSA.

Granta Design announced the initial members of the new Automotive Material  Intelligence Consortium (‘AutoMatIC’) in advance of the first meeting, to  be hosted by PSA Peugeot Citroën in Paris on October 23.  General Motors, Jaguar Land Rover, KSPG  AG, and PSA will be part of an international collaborative project targeting  material challenges including lightweighting and emissions reduction, supply  chain risk, and integrating materials into design, simulation, and PLM strategy.

The first  three-year phase will bring together further OEMs as well as suppliers in the automotive  and off-highway vehicle sectors to develop best practice for materials  information and its use. The focus will be on increasing engineering  productivity, lowering costs, improving product performance, reducing risk  associated with materials supply and regulations on restricted substances, and making  the most of investments in simulation and PLM. The project is open to any  organization in the relevant sectors interested in applying materials information  technology. Further expressions of interest are welcome via the website at

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Accessing  accurate materials data within CAD—one of the important capabilities that will  be enhanced and applied through the work of the Consortium.

“Many of the strategic challenges facing the  automotive sector come down to materials”, Granta’s chief operating officer, Dr Patrick  Coulter, explains. “As the software  developer for AutoMatIC, Granta is delighted to be working with many  world-leading automotive OEMs and tier ones. Right from the start of  the project, members will benefit from the most advanced materials information  management system available today. Guided by the AutoMatIC members, we are  developing the system to meet every challenge that these organizations face, related  to materials and materials information, now and in the future.”


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