Centre de recherche informatique de Montreal (CRIM)

Centre de recherche informatique de Montreal (CRIM)
Virtual Vehicle Competence Centre (V2C2)

Virtual Vehicle Competence Centre (V2C2)

September 08, 2011 09:30 ET

A Winning Collaboration for CRIM and the Virtual Vehicle Centre in Graz, Austria!

The Vehicle of the Future

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Sept. 8, 2011) - Daniel Blanche, CEO of CRIM, is pleased to announce the signing of a partnership agreement with the Austria-based European Development Centre for the Vehicle of the Future, via the Virtual Vehicle Competence Centre (V2C2).

"CRIM is very excited about this venture," said Jacques Ouellet, CRIM's Senior Vice-President, R&D and Marketing. "Both organizations share a number of features, such as their complementary expertise and their industry-focused approach."

Recognized as a vector for innovation in the automobile and railway industries, V2C2 is developing the vehicles of tomorrow. Thanks to its original multi-disciplinary approach, supported by numerous leading European research institutes in the automobile, railway and aeronautics sectors, V2C2 has carved out an international reputation since it was launched in 2002.

The personal and public transportation industries are currently grappling with a number of major challenges in the following areas:

  • Reducing CO2 emissions
  • Increasing vehicle safety
  • Developing more environmentally friendly vehicles
  • Designing more effective vehicle development technologies

The Vehicle of the Future must be safe, environmentally friendly and readily accessible. In pursuit of those goals, the industry is focusing on state-of-the-art technologies, particularly simulation technology. Amid ongoing efforts to address these major issues, the CRIM/V2C2 partnership agreement reflects their commitment to work together to solve complex problems relating to the development of advanced IT tools for use in vehicle design.

The distributed system analysis team at CRIM's Applied Research Centre has acquired internationally recognized expertise in the area of model-directed software analysis and design. These same capabilities lie at the heart of V2C2's efforts to establish a holistic approach to automobile and railway vehicle design.

The activities undertaken by V2C2's team of more than 180 people are focused on virtual product development, ranging from innovative simulation models for mechanical, electrical, electronic (mechatronic), acoustic and thermodynamic aspects to their intelligent combination with testing procedures and proficiency with complete high-complexity systems.

Both CRIM and V2C2 are applied research centres that work closely with industrial partners in fulfilling their primary mission of speeding development and disseminating knowledge and advanced emerging technologies.

About the Virtual Vehicle Competence Centre (V2C2)

The activities undertaken by the Virtual Vehicle Competence Centre (V2C2) are focused on the simulation of complete systems incorporating the requirements of several different disciplines. A multidisciplinary approach to developing new products and coupled simulation rank high among V2C2's research topics. The demand for an applied research centre capable of addressing these questions provides Austria with a unique opportunity to adopt a new vision for the future.


About CRIM

CRIM is an IT applied research centre dedicated to the development and transfer of cutting-edge technology and know-how to Quebec's leading businesses and organizations, hence increasing their productivity and competitiveness, both locally and globally.

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