Simulation is at the heart of disruptive innovation for a more sustainable and decarbonized planet

08 Apr, 2021

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Image: Ansys

Ansys created a virtual environment where you can learn how simulation-driven design provides the speed of innovation necessary to meet the challenges of the climate crisis.

In the face of urbanization, population growth, and environmental impact, there is an urgent need for decarbonization and sustainability innovations. Simulation technologies will be vital in delivering the exponential innovation required to meet the challenges of climate change. Previously simulation software was limited to simulation experts. Now, thanks to massive improvements in the quality and availability of software, engineers, designers, architects, and others can engage with simulation from the very beginning of a design cycle. Simulation offers the possibility for experimentation and rapid testing with low resource use enabling innovative and novel ideas to be explored and validated quickly.

Smart City Experience

To educate about the pervasive use of simulation technologies that enable exponential innovation, Ansys has created an interactive Smart City Experience that you can access below. You can navigate through a 3D environment and discover the critical engineering use cases for disruptive innovations such as transport connectivity, electrification, autonomy, digital mission engineering, and smart city design.

The Smart City Experience is organized under four key areas; Connectivity, Electrification, Autonomy, and Digital Mission that offer interactive virtual experiences where you can explore in 3D the simulation solutions driving disruptive innovation and access more content from Ansys.


Under the connectivity tier, you can learn about the pervasive use of simulation in V2V / V2X, IoT, Mobile, and edge computing. Digital Twins are tools to accelerate innovation, delivering an unprecedented level of insight into real-world operating performance of products and systems.


The increasing electrification of transportation demands cutting-edge approaches to ensuring vehicle weight is reduced, and systems increase in power. At this section of the Smart City Experience, you can dive deeper into the importance of simulation for developing efficient Battery Management Systems in high power applications.  


Autonomous vehicles hold huge potential for transforming mobility towards greater sustainability. They can lower dependence on fossil fuels, reduce emissions, and increase cities’ quality through less congestion and accidents. The development of autonomous vehicles has been slow, bottlenecked by the need for more than 8 billion miles of road testing.[1] Simulated road testing can cut the number of required road testing while increasing the time to market of emerging LIDAR and other sensing systems.

Digital Mission

IoT and remote sensing can deliver healthier and more efficient urban areas, and 5G will enable the full potential of smart cities to be unlocked. In this section of the virtual experience you can learn about solutions to design, test, and improve wireless communication networks. Additionally, you can dive deeper into critical engineering use cases for connectivity.

Image: Ansys Smart City Experience

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