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Written by Anand   
Wednesday, 02 January 2008
Chennai: Satyam is working on a new  Virtual Vehicle Development Platform (VVDP) that could help Auto companies speed up the process of developing new models and result in substantial cost saving. About 12% of Satyam's revenue is from Automobile industry related services. Automotive Centre of Excellence caters to about 20 automobile clients and 10 aerospace clients.
Designing and producing a new model automobile costs 40 to 50 million USD and may take 2 to 3 years of time now. Stiff competition in the market necessitates faster and cost effective introduction of new models for the companies to succeed. With VVDP the cost could be considerably reduced because of the reduction in rework and redesign during manufacturing and testing since most of the conditions could be simulated in the system itself and necessary corrections could be carried out then and there. VVDP is also useful for the auto component manufacturers.

The VVDP project code named Hera FxV is being done in Detroit and in Chennai by more than 70 Engineers of Satyam. Some components of VVDP are used by Daimler Chrysler and BMW for their projects in India. Inputs are also taken from Dilip Chabria the accomplished Indian Automobile designer.

According to Subu Subrahmaniam, the Director and Head of the Division "The VVDP enables virtual collaboration at the global level, integrating the engineering, production and supply-chain operations on to the same platform round the clock"

VVIP would be ready in about 18 months of time and Satyam is discussing with few global auto majors to partner in the project. 
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