Overview & Benefits
What is CAVA?
CATIA – Automotive Extensions Vehicle Architecture (CAVA) was created as a result of a joint project with several German car manufacturers.
International rules, norms and standards are provided during the entire design process – from the concept phase to the homologation.
The release and homologation of a car requires manufacturers to fulfil rules, norms and standards which differ from country to country. CAVA provides these rules as CATIA features and checks the vehicle geometry meets the legal requirements.
CAVA is a feature-based and associative technology integrated with CATIA V5 and 3DEXPERIENCE, that allows you to validate the compliance of your vehicle design and architecture to international rules, norms, and standards during the entire design process.
Discover the CAVA Portfolio
CAVA is available as a complete product or as individual sub products for specific application areas:
Verify seating positions, pedals, hand reach and headroom
Analyze the direct and indirect vision of the driver
Analyze the safety of occupants and pedestrians
Analyze wiper kinematic and wiping quality
Project the silhouette outlines of a complete vehicle with one click using Silhouette Tools