Our engineers enthusiastically and creatively embrace the revolutionary challenges faced by the world of commercial vehicles. The focus is particularly on electrification, driven by a growing awareness of environmental sustainability. ACONEXT is pioneering the development of quieter and more environmentally friendly alternatives to diesel engines.

A key element for the future of commercial vehicle design is the integration of autonomous driving systems. Autonomous vehicles have the potential to increase safety and efficiency in freight transport by minimizing human errors and optimizing traffic. The connectivity of vehicles with infrastructure and each other can lead to intelligent traffic management by utilizing real-time data to optimize routes and avoid congestion.

The construction of mechanical components also faces demanding tasks. Lightweight construction increases energy efficiency, with materials such as carbon fiber, aluminum alloys, and composites playing a crucial role. Flexible design allows commercial vehicles to be adapted for various purposes and types of cargo. Modular designs enable the type of vehicle to be changed according to needs, whether for freight transport, waste disposal, or other purposes.

An essential factor for efficiency improvement is aerodynamics. Curved and optimized shapes reduce air resistance, thereby reducing energy consumption and increasing range. The enthusiasm of ACONEXT’s developers is reflected in their strong identification with renowned clients in the Swabian capital. This includes the Daimler Truck AG, with whom they are working on various aspects of the new generation of electric trucks. An outstanding example is Florian, a creative mind at ACONEXT, who not only works on important components but also has a passion for design. A glimpse into his vision provides insight into how the next generation of Daimler Trucks could be shaped.

Florian from ACONEXT shares his passion for design: His vision of the next-gen truck
The future of logistics and transportation: What will it look like?

In a time when automotive engineering faces diverse challenges, low-code, as a groundbreaking technology, provides an answer to linear development processes, time-consuming iterations, and fragmented team collaboration. The tasks engineers face are complex and demanding. Traditional development processes, characterized by linear workflows and time-consuming iterations, impede progress. At ACONEXT, we have recognized that the solution to these challenges lies in low-code automation.

The manual effort, which takes up a significant portion of working hours, complicates coping with skilled labor shortages, shortened development cycles, and product diversification. This is precisely where low-code comes in, providing engineers with a unified visual language through intuitive drag-and-drop editors, helping to overcome common challenges more quickly.

The low-code technology we are already using today is nothing short of a revolutionary approach. Our engineers benefit from an open platform that seamlessly connects all tools in the product development process. Automating manual steps, integrating expert knowledge, and optimizing routines enable our teams and customers to focus on the essentials and develop creative solutions.

By implementing low code at ACONEXT, we have reduced development time for processes or components by up to 75%. Low-code workflows replicate recurring processes and can be effortlessly adapted to various use cases. This provides more time and space for creative solutions and strategic innovations, representing a clearly measurable increase in efficiency.

Our goal at ACONEXT is to consistently pursue the path of efficiency improvement and expand the benefits of low-code to increasingly complex components. With low-code, we see the opportunity to actively shape the future of engineering for our customers and thereby open up new horizons.

Would you like to learn more about how we use low-code at ACONEXT to increase your efficiency? Contact us to discuss innovative solutions in the context of digital development and master your automotive projects together.

Low code DNA
Coding made easy

A detailed look at the versatility of CFD reveals how it drives the development of innovative products and the optimization of complex processes in the automotive sector. The roots of CFD date back to the 1940s when researchers began developing mathematical models to simulate the behavior of liquids and gases. In today’s time, CFD enables advanced simulations specifically tailored to the requirements of the automotive industry. Through the precise application of CFD simulations, engineers can solve complex flow problems and find innovative solutions for vehicle designs and efficiency.

Whether in the design of autonomous vehicles or the optimization of aerodynamic properties, CFD provides precise insights into flow mechanics that are relevant to the automotive and aerospace sectors. ACONEXT harnesses this technology to deliver advanced solutions for vehicle and component development. Simulation allows testing components under realistic conditions while avoiding costly field measurements.

“Turbulent flows mean chaos, unlike our projects, which are characterized by systematic approaches and structured development processes.”

Dirk Heinrich, Head of Numerical Fluid Mechanics | CFD

The cost-effectiveness of CFD is particularly evident in the examination of physical quantities in hard-to-reach areas. Through accurate CFD analyses, we can assist our customers in making informed decisions to maximize the efficiency, safety, and performance of their vehicles. This advanced technology opens new dimensions for designing efficient, safe, and powerful vehicles.

ACONEXT is an experienced partner for innovative engineering services within vehicle development. Our CFD experts not only provide technical support but also give your vehicle projects the crucial boost needed for significant transformations. The path to top-notch vehicle innovations begins right here – explore the possibilities of CFD simulations and shape the future of automotive technology together with ACONEXT.

Whether you are involved in the development of electric vehicles, internal combustion engines, or other vehicle technologies – let’s collaborate to find innovative solutions for your projects. Contact our expert team for an initial discussion on topics related to flow simulation and many other simulation services at: simulation@aconext.de

CFD flow simulation
Dirk Heinrich, Head of Numerical Fluid Mechanics | CFD