Andrew Early, Technical Director, Emerald Automotive Design, TECHNIA. In his session, Andrew will present the case of Emerald Automotive Design. The presentation will detail some of the challenges faced by the new wave of EV start-ups and how PLM has evolved to meet them. About Emerald: Emerald is a gem in the British automotive industry. Starting out as a design studio for commercial electric vehicles in 2013, the young automotive engineering company chose the industry standard for vehicle design; CATIA V5. Then, adopting the 3DEXPERIENCE platform allowed Emerald to rapidly expand their engineering team using “out of the box” PLM functionality, including multi-site, to bring the innovative new London Taxi to production.