The PDTec AG is member of the project group Smart Systems Engineering from Prostep IVIP.




The Smart Systems Engineering (SmartSE) project group works together with a group of participants from almost 30 companies and research institutions to develop application-oriented concepts for overcoming common systems engineering challenges. To this end, SmartSE develops recommendations for process design, promotes technical standards for the cooperative development of complex mechatronic systems, and supports the creation of transparency with regard to systems engineering objects both within and across companies.

Future Development 2022

In 2022, SmartSE will enter a new fifth phase of the project. With the mission „Collaborative development and validation of complex products through simulation along a multi-tier supply chain”, the knowledge gathered from phases I-IV on bilateral collaboration between two partners will be considered from the perspective of multi-partner collaboration. Core topics here will be: simulation (process) quality, dealing with different levels of abstraction when using simulation, the interplay of systems engineering and Agile methods, and extensions to the V-model to deal with systems in environments and with additional lifecycle phases.

Project Partners

  • ANSYS Germany GmbH
  • Audi AG
  • AVL List GmbH
  • BMW
  • Bosch
  • Dassault Systèmes SE
  • DENSO Corporation
  • dSPACE GmbH
  • :em engineering methods
  • ETAS
  • Ford-Werke
  • Fraunhofer IESE
  • Fraunhofer IFF
  • Fraunhofer IPK
  • Mercedes Benz
  • PMSF
  • Siemens
  • Siemens Industry Software
  • The Boeing Company
  • Toyota Motor Europe
  • TU Darmstadt DIK
  • TU Kaiserslautern
  • Virtual Vehicle
  • Volkswagen


For more information, please contact:

Fon: +49 721 61844 0

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