Carbon Motors Selects Dassault Systèmes as its PLM Solutions Partner
New American Automaker Relies Upon DS Solutions
to Speed Purpose-Built Law Enforcement Patrol Vehicles to Market
Auburn Hills, Mich., June 30, 2008— Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that it has been chosen by Carbon Motors as its PLM solutions partner. Carbon Motors is a new American automaker that has conceived the E7 -- the world’s first purpose-built law enforcement patrol vehicle developed specifically for the needs of traffic, patrol and surveillance operations. The E7 is designed from the ground up by automotive engineers, in conjunction with law enforcement personnel, to serve as a performance tool for patrol and response operations.
“We are pleased to have Dassault Systèmes join us as a partner in this unique endeavor,” remarked William Santana Li, chairman and CEO, Carbon Motors Corporation. “In order to produce a vehicle that meets the extensive requirements that law enforcement seeks, we need the advantages offered by the Dassault Systèmes cross-functional PLM solutions set. Dassault Systèmes’ PLM solutions will be a powerful enabler and catalyst for our organization.”
While the nation’s other first responders and public servants drive vehicles designed specifically for their needs, the 800,000 law enforcement first responders drive lightly-modified retail passenger cars that are not designed to handle the rigorous, round-the-clock demands of law enforcement. Research has shown that the law enforcement community is interested in a more reliable, high-performance vehicle that can enhance operations and provide a higher level of officer protection, which translates into a greater level of public safety. The E7 is designed to meet the needs of today’s officer.
“Carbon Motor’s business and product proposition is tremendously compelling and our portfolio of integrated products will aid in quickly bringing the E7 to market,” said Lou Pascarella, vice president, strategic automotive initiatives, Dassault Systèmes. “As a new enterprise, Carbon Motors will easily take full advantage of a PLM strategy and technologies.”
The Dassault Systèmes PLM platform will play a significant factor in Carbon Motors’ success. CATIA PLM Express will enable Carbon to enhance the design of its product in a virtual environment. ENOVIA will ensure a flexible collaborative environment for managing Carbon’s product development processes, leveraging intellectual assets and industry best practices in order to bring products to market faster, with better quality, from conception to end-of-life. Dassault Systèmes new 3DLive interface will help Carbon Motors communicate across the enterprise by providing easy to use search, navigation, and collaboration capabilities that provide a real-time snapshot of product status.
About Carbon Motors Corporation
Carbon Motors Corporation is developing and will manufacture, distribute, and service the world’s first purpose-built law enforcement patrol vehicle. You can learn more at
About Dassault Systèmes:
As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 100,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product - SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design - DELMIA for virtual production - SIMULIA for virtual testing - ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. Dassault Systèmes is listed on the Nasdaq (DASTY) and Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) stock exchanges. For more information, visit
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