PACE Partnership

About PACE

Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education (PACE) is a collaboration of numerous partners with one main goal. This goal is to link global operation – including that of GM, EDS, Sun Microsystems and UGS – to key academic institutions around the world. These specially selected universities have been chosen to participate in the development of the automotive product lifecycle management (PLM). PLM is a uniquely integrated approach to every aspect of a product from its design to its disposal. PACE is committed to the areas of:

  • Requirements and planning (concept development)
  • Styling (conceptualization)
  • Product engineering (detailed design)
  • Simulation (validation, optimization)
  • Manufacturing engineering (tooling, machining, 3D plant layout)
  • Managed development environment (product data management, supply chain management, digital collaboration)