Under a long-term partnership announced Oct. 3, AKKA Technologies Group engineers will work with the company's 3DEXPERIENCE platform to develop the next generation of its autonomously driving Link&Go concept car using Dassault Systèmes applications to ideate, design, simulate, and validate on a single collaborative platform hosted on the Cloud. The new partnership will help speed development of the next Link&Go concept, whose technological advancements will focus on how mobility consumers can benefit from customized and customizable services. Bringing the new vehicle development platform and the 3DEXPERIENCE platform together will facilitate project management throughout the design phase, providing engineers with a unified social collaboration space that encourages the adoption of new technologies and new processes, the pooling of institutional know-how, and the creation of a multicultural, global experience approach.With the partnership, the two France-based companies together will offer high-end engineering services and solutions for use by the global automotive industry. The topic of driverless and connected vehicles is critical and one of the 34 projects of the “New Face of the Industry” promoted by the French government. Click http://youtu.be/KTJa6-b1wf4 to watch a video of the car as it was shown at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.