With global public transport operators placing greater emphasis on passenger safety and security, Gemilang International Limited (Gemilang), through its subsidiary, Gemilang Coachworks Sdn Bhd, has teamed up with Altair, to boost passenger safety for commercial buses and coaches by capitalising on simulation technologies.
Under this agreement, Altair, a global technology company providing solutions in data analytics, simulation, and high-performance computing (HPC), will provide its industry-leading simulation solution to help Gemilang automate bus rollover crash tests. This effort will generate critical data for Gemilang engineers to build and design safer commercial vehicles.
Reliable commercial buses
“As road safety is one of the most important issues in sustainable transportation, Gemilang’s goal is to design and produce reliable commercial buses and bodies that meet both technical and safety requirements, locally and internationally,” said Mohsen Hamidipour, Research and Development Manager of Gemilang.
“The collaboration with Altair enables us to strengthen our market leadership by ensuring our products meet the highest quality, reliability, and safety standards.”
Based in Johor Bharu, Gemilang Coachworks has been designing and manufacturing a range of aluminium and steel bus bodies (SKDs and CKDs) and assembling buses (CBUs) for more than three decades.
In addition to its home market, Malaysia, Gemilang’s quality products have been exported to more than 10 markets in Asia, including Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong, China and India.
“We firmly believe that everyone travelling on public transportation should feel safe and secure, which is why testing is a crucial component in the entire product lifecycle – from design and product development to manufacturing, “said Hamidipour.
Collaboration with Altair
“By collaborating with Altair, our engineers can now perform unlimited crash tests in virtual simulations for all critical safety-related parts to ensure that they meet all the crash and stiffness regulations.”
“We are happy to be involved in the Gemilang project, a very exciting next-generation project,” said Srirangam Srirangarajan, Altair’s Managing Director for Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
35 years of data analytics
“With a track record spanning more than 35 years in product design, advanced engineering software, data analytics, and cloud computing technologies, Altair looks forward to advancing Gemilang’s leadership in passenger safety.”
“Virtual crash tests are often perceived as one of the most expensive and time-consuming tasks for many automotive manufacturers. Altair’s enterprise simulation solution for vehicle crash has become the global standard and it is fully-compliant with the UN ECE R66 Standard,” said Srirangarajan.
“By applying simulation technologies upfront in the vehicle development process, Gemilang engineers will now gain valuable data to eliminate any potential safety issues to improve passenger safety while also making the vehicle more efficient and reliable.”
For nearly ten years, Altair has served the Malaysian market, providing a rich portfolio of advanced engineering software and on-demand computing technologies to industry and government clients.