A digital twin is, as its name suggests, a virtual copy of a physical product or process that incorporates all the real-world data coming from the product sensors. For Team Penske, having a digital twin of their race cars will provide them with a virtual test bed for innovating new parts, optimizing performance, and simulating changes before they ever touch the physical car.
“Team Penske is excited to welcome Siemens as a key technical partner, beginning with the 2018 season,” said Roger Penske. “Siemens is a company and a brand that is known worldwide for its superior technology and engineering. Our teams will benefit from Siemens’ expertise and support, and we look forward to helping grow the Siemens footprint in the world of motor sports.”
Siemens will serve as an associate sponsor on Team Penske cars in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the NASCAR Xfinity Series, the Verizon Indy Car Series, and the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. You’ll also notice Siemens branding on Team Penske Indy cars and on the uniforms of Team Penske NASCAR drivers.
“We are proud to team up with Team Penske, an American icon in motorsports,” said Siemens USA CEO Lisa Davis.“As a racing team with extremely challenging requirements on development time and accuracy, Team Penske will be able to fully leverage the unique capabilities of our software solutions. Our integrated industry solutions, combined with the expertise of the entire design and racing team from Team Penske, will help create world-class vehicles.”
| An engineering.com release || February 28, 2018 |||