MAGNA STEYR Deploys LMS Virtual.Lab For Full-Vehicle NVH Engineering

Leuven, Belgium – August 9, 2006 – LMS, the engineering innovation company, today announced that Magna Steyr has deployed LMS Virtual.Lab to support their full-vehicle NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) engineering activities. The NVH teams at MAGNA STEYR use LMS Virtual.Lab Noise and Vibration to accurately simulate the NVH performance of new vehicle designs from the early development stages onwards. LMS Virtual.Lab was selected by MAGNA STEYR for its unique hybrid simulation capabilities, allowing engineering teams to combine test models of components and subsystems with virtual models of the new vehicle design, herewith significantly accelerating the vehicle development process.

MAGNA STEYR, a subsidiary of MAGNA INTERNATIONAL, is the world's largest brand-independent engineering and manufacturing partner to the automotive industry. MAGNA STEYR's range of services comprises the whole spectrum of processes within the automotive industry, from development to production, from the concept to the assembled vehicle. MAGNA STEYR has built an extensive expertise in NVH engineering to meet the challenges posed by today's vehicle development projects. With the deployment of LMS Virtual.Lab, MAGNA STEYR expects to extend its capabilities to proactively shape the NVH performance, comfort profile and acoustics characteristics of new vehicles from the early design stage onwards.

"MAGNA STEYR selected LMS Virtual.Lab because it is the only available commercial solution with a proven capability to streamline the full-vehicle NVH development process and to provide reliable insights in the NVH behavior of new vehicle designs using virtual prototype models" explained Mr. Harald Macher, Head of the NVH department at MAGNA STEYR. "LMS Virtual.Lab also provides powerful capabilities to combine virtual models of new components with test-based models of existing components and sub-systems. This strongly increases the accuracy of simulation results, reduces the overall simulation model size, and accelerates simulation and design iterations."

In addition to the core functionality of LMS Virtual.Lab Noise and Vibration, MAGNA STEYR also valued the flexibility of the new value based licensing system of LMS Virtual.Lab. This allows them to access multiple Virtual.Lab applications and to easily cover additional simulation needs they encounter through vehicle development projects, without having to reinvest in new software licenses.

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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 Gold Partner and SIMULIA Partner, is certified to ISO9001:2000 quality standards and operates through a network of subsidiaries and representatives in key locations around the world. Visit www.lmsintl.com for more information on LMS.

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