New materials, new steel properties, improvements in the design over time, and a wide range of challenges and technologies have an influence on the bodywork development.
The objective remains the same: to obtain optimal product properties at the lowest cost and minimum weight. Our task is to ensure that those targets are not in conflict with the new quality standard requirements, bearing in mind future production. We call this optimised production.
The first stage is generally virtual. We simulate the development concepts in order to optimise its stiffness, resistance, safety, crash behaviour and naturally its viability. Immediately afterwards, our testing department carries out the validation process.