PSA PEUGEOT CITRO╦N selects LMS Virtual.Lab as Integrated Vehicle Simulation Platform

LMS wins multi-year contract for the deployment of LMS Virtual.Lab
to more than 500 users

Leuven (Belgium) – March 14, 2007 - LMS International, the engineering innovation company, announced today that PSA PEUGEOT CITROËN has selected LMS Virtual.Lab as the main integrated simulation platform for body, chassis, engine and full vehicle engineering. LMS Virtual.Lab will support engineers at the French automotive company in performing realistic simulation throughout their vehicle development process. The contract involves the deployment of LMS Virtual.Lab over several years for a community of more than 500 users, covering critical performance attributes like ride and handling, structural integrity, system dynamics, NVH and acoustics, and delivering a multi attribute assembly workbench.

To meet the difficult challenge to develop an increasing number of vehicle models with optimal quality in shorter time, PSA PEUGEOT CITROËN carefully assessed the capabilities of Virtual.Lab in the individual application domains. Through previous deployments, Virtual.Lab already proved its benefits for NVH engineering, engine acoustics simulation and loads prediction for durability and vehicle dynamics analysis. In addition, current users strongly value LMS Virtual.Lab for its openness to integrate with structural analysis solvers like NASTRAN and ABAQUS, and to easily connect to leading solvers in the areas of crash and safety.

Under the new agreement, PSA PEUGEOT CITROËN will deploy LMS Virtual.Lab as part of a strategic program to integrate all the key vehicle simulation tasks into their core vehicle design process. “The seamless integration of LMS Virtual.Lab with the Dassault Systèmes PLM and SIMULIA solutions is a key enabler to tightly link attribute simulation with our vehicle design process,” commented Jean-Luc Perrard, Vice-President Product/Process Information Technology at PSA PEUGEOT CITROËN. “This integration strongly increases the efficiency in creating sub-system and vehicle models and delivers optimal collaboration between design and engineering teams”.

According to Jean-Luc Perrard, through the assembly workbench, LMS Virtual.Lab also offers a unique bridge between the different vehicle attribute domains. This allows an easy sharing of an assembly model between the different disciplines. It also enables the engineering teams of the French automaker to quickly assess the impact of design changes on key performance aspects like, comfort, NVH or possibly crash.

“Our partnership with LMS, the deployment of LMS Virtual.Lab and its further evolution in line with PSA’ requirements, will allow us to further increase the integration and the impact of the different simulation disciplines in our core vehicle design and engineering process. This will help us meet the challenges of accelerating vehicle development, continuously increasing product quality and delivering innovative vehicle designs,” commented Nicolas Morel, Vice-President Vehicle Engineering at PSA PEUGEOT CITROËN.

“PSA PEUGEOT CITROËN is a longstanding and valued customer of LMS and we are very proud with the selection of LMS Virtual.Lab as their standard platform for vehicle modeling and simulation,” commented Jan Leuridan, Executive Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer at LMS. “Our continuous commitment to innovation and our strategic relationship with Dassault Systèmes, will support PSA PEUGEOT CITROËN in further accelerating its vehicle simulation process, and in creating a tight integration between simulation and vehicle development.”

For more information, contact Bruno Massa, LMS International, Researchpark Z1, Interleuvenlaan 68, 3001 Leuven, BELGIUM. Telephone +32.16.384.200, Fax +32.16.384.350. Email: Email Contact, Internet: or

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About LMS

LMS is an engineering innovation partner for companies in the automotive, aerospace and other advanced manufacturing industries. LMS enables its customers to get better products faster to market, and to turn superior process efficiency to their strategic competitive advantage. LMS delivers a unique combination of virtual simulation software, testing systems, and engineering services. We are focused on the mission critical performance attributes in key manufacturing industries, including structural integrity, handling, safety, reliability, comfort and sound quality. Through our technology, people and over 25 years of experience, LMS has become the partner of choice for most of the leading discrete manufacturing companies worldwide. LMS, a Dassault Systèmes SIMULIA partner, is certified to ISO9001:2000 quality standards and operates through a network of subsidiaries and representatives in key locations around the world. For more information on LMS, visit the company’s web site at

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