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Human Solutions adds a further tradition-rich commercial vehicle manufacturer to its customer lists

Scania chooses RAMSIS in CATIA V5. In future, trucks will be designed using software from Kaiserslautern.

Kaiserslautern, 6 October 2005 – The Human Solutions Company has acquired yet another commercial vehicles manufacturer as a customer: From now on, Scania will be using the software solution RAMSIS in CATIA V5 to develop its truck drivers' cabs. Scania, steeped in tradition, was founded in Sweden in 1891. The company has been building trucks since 1902 and is now one of the leading makers of 16-ton trucks.

RAMSIS has established itself as the standard in vehicle development: More than 70 % of all car manufacturers worldwide use the RAMSIS CAD solution (computer-supported, mathematical-anthropological system for vehicle occupant simulation) in the design process of vehicle interiors. With the help of virtual human beings, a wide range of postures and movement sequences is analyzed from an ergonomic standpoint.

Scania will use the RAMSIS software variant in CATIA V5. The solution purchased by the company meets the special, inherent requirements of commercial vehicle design and construction. Typical seating positions for truck drivers are taken into account in all calculations. The necessary data was collected by means of extensive body and posture surveys of truck drivers. As well as routine activities carried out during operation, tasks that include e.g. engaging gears/switches and using the handbrake are predefined as standard. RAMSIS also enables the Scania company to integrate its own experience and know-how.


Scania is one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks over 16 tons, buses and integrated/marine engines. With over 29,000 employees as well as manufacturing plants in Europe and South America, Scania is acknowledged to be the most profitable company in its sector. In 2004 sales amounted to 56 billion SEK (5.8 billion EUR), while the net operating profit after taxes was 6.0 billion SEK (0.65 billion EUR). Last year’s figures showed that Scania Germany recorded a market share of 7% and a vehicle population of approx. 32,800 Scania trucks. The sales achieved by Scania Germany GmbH totaled 331m EUR in 2004.

Human Solutions GmbH

Human Solutions GmbH is a global software and system house with around 75 employees in Kaiserslautern, Germany and Detroit, USA. The company develops and sells hardware and software solutions for body scanning, ergonomics and simulation applications. Human Solutions GmbH has over 300 customers, including famous names like DaimlerChrysler, BMW, Volkswagen, Airbus Industries, the German Federal Army, Karstadt, van Laack and many more.

Our Performance Spectrum: ergonomics, simulation and body scanning

For the past 15 years, Human Solutions has offered solutions for the electronic acquisition of the measurement data and the simulation of human beings. Over 70% of all automotive manufacturers worldwide use the human model RAMSIS for the ergonomic calculation of movement sequences.

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