Dassault Systèmes today announced that the French manufacturer Hopium is using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud to design and develop the first prototypes of its hydrogen-powered high-end vehicle, Hopium Machina.
The 3DEXPERIENCE platform provides Hopium with integrated design, engineering and simulation applications in a cloud-based collaborative business experience. Hopium leverages its experts’ knowledge and know-how into a single-data-model, end-to-end innovation environment from concept to prototype, accelerating design and improving overall efficiency while optimizing resources.
As the development of the Machina advances toward a target market launch in 2025, the company will be able to expand its use of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform based on its needs.
Olivier Lombard, founder, Hopium said, “By fully integrating all our activities on Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform, our team was able to work securely at any time, from anywhere, and successfully create our first prototype in only 8 months.”
Hopium Machina combines cutting-edge design, exceptional range, and a record-breaking filling time in a zero-emission high-performance vehicle. The integrated fuel cell system generates the energy needed to power the vehicle while emitting nothing but water.
It can be fully refilled in three minutes to deliver more than 500 horsepower, reach a speed of 230 kph (143 mph) and travel for more than 1,000 km (620 miles).
Laurence Montanari, VP, Transportation & Mobility Industry, Dassault Systèmes, added, “Today, nearly every EV developer in the world is using Dassault Systèmes’ technology to push the industry’s transformation even further.”