top of page

Digital Human Modeling: Revolutionizing the Automotive Industry

Updated: Mar 20

The automotive industry is perpetually in a state of rapid evolution, propelled by technological advancements and the pursuit of superior designs. Among these advancements, Digital Human Modeling (DHM) has emerged as a transformative tool for both automotive companies and their employees.

Understanding Digital Human Modeling

Digital Human Modeling (DHM) is the process of simulating human behavior and characteristics in a digital platform and a complex digital representation of humans. DHM simulates human impact of work, product design, and external stressors to assist in the design and development of products and manufacturing processes and workspaces. In the automotive industry, DHMs are used to simulate human interaction with vehicle designs, helping engineers and designers to understand how different types of people will interact with their products.

Benefits for Employees

  1. Safer Work Environment: DHM allows potential safety issues to be identified and addressed early in the design process. This reduces the risk of work-related injuries for employees involved in vehicle assembly.

  2. Efficient Workflows: By simulating assembly processes with digital humans, companies can identify and eliminate inefficient steps, leading to smoother, more efficient workflows for employees.

  3. Skill Development: DHM offers a unique opportunity for engineers and designers to learn and apply cutting-edge technology, aiding in their professional development.

Benefits for Companies

  1. Improved Design: DHM helps companies visualize how real people will interact with their vehicles, allowing them to fine-tune their designs for better usability, comfort, and aesthetics.

  2. Reduced Costs: By identifying and addressing design issues early in the process, companies can avoid costly modifications and recalls after production.

  3. Enhanced Safety: Through DHM, companies can design vehicles that are safer for both drivers and passengers, enhancing their brand reputation.

  4. Competitive Advantage: Companies that utilize DHM in their design process can gain a competitive edge, as they can produce vehicles that are more attuned to the needs and comfort of their customers.

Implementing Digital Human Modeling

  1. Training: Invest in training programs to equip your employees with the skills to effectively use DHM tools.

  2. Collaboration: Encourage collaboration between designers, engineers, and other stakeholders in the DHM process to ensure a holistic understanding and application.

  3. Innovation: Keep abreast of the latest advancements in DHM technology and apply these innovations to improve your automotive designs continually.

Digital Human Modeling marks a paradigm shift in automotive design, replacing trial-and-error processes with precise, efficient simulations. It not only streamlines the design and production processes but also fosters a safer, more engaging work environment. For the automotive industry, the adoption of DHM isn't just a step forward — it's a leap towards a more innovative, efficient, and human-centric future.

Our team has expertise in the design and analysis of processes, products and equipment using Digital Human Modeling (DHM) to simulate and evaluate human performance and human-system interaction in a virtual environment. Our team is expert users of the Siemens Jack human modeling and Process Simulate (PS) Human software. The Jack and PS Human are equipped with published ergonomic risk evaluation tools and occupant packaging principles. We can help companies by conducting DHM assessments or facilitate the implementation of DHM technology into your design and engineering processes.


bottom of page