ICON’s on-premise and cloud-based Automotive CFD products and expert services deliver remarkable operational, commercial and competitive advantages. Better, faster, significantly cheaper than the big software conglomerates and easier so
why pay more?

The automotive industry is facing a rapidly changing and challenging period. Digital optimisation, automation, electrification, sustainability and increasing regulation are today’s key issues. Not only is it about keeping up but also how to stay ahead. ICON can reduce both the complexity and cost involved.

Why does the automotive industry choose ICON?

  • Over the last 30 years, 65%+ of the Top-20 automotive OEMs have been clients
  • Expertise; ICON developed the first, industry-robust open source CFD process
  • Extensive automotive industry experience; we understand the applications and issues involved and provide an industrial best practice
  • Software that’s accurate enough to achieve certified compliance e.g. WLTP
  • Enables greater agility and faster response to change
  • We don’t push or lock you into expensive products like big software vendors
  • Huge savings on costs – operations, design, wind-tunnel/testing, prototyping, etc

What can you expect?

  • Aerodynamic and Thermal simulations with proven, unrivalled accuracy
  • Rock-solid robustness and remarkable turn-around times
  • Fully-automated end-to-end workflow for all applications ready for instant deployment in industrial environments
  • Automated design optimisation using matured one-shot adjoint method and integrated DoE methods

What applications are served?

Applications for our automotive CFD software products and services include:

  • External Aerodynamics
  • Under-Hood Thermal Management
  • Cabin Climatization and Defog
  • Aero-Acoustics
  • Water Management & Soiling
  • Wading – Fording
  • Brake Cooling

We also provide CFD consulting, CFD training and CFD support services to help you resolve problems and increase independent capability.

Why not find out more?

In summary, ICON is the global expert and proven best choice for computational fluid dynamics engineering applications. We offer a viable alternative to the big software conglomerates that gives you more accuracy, more speed, more flexibility, greater capacity and lower costs.

Our on-premise and cloud-based CFD products and expert services deliver significant operational, commercial and competitive benefits for clients:


  • Data sovereignty - your data under your control.
  • Frictionless exchange; one integrated process for all users.
  • Robust operational quality as standard: ISO certified.


  • Unlimited parallel simulations.
  • Faster convergence to solution.
  • Reduced product development cycles.


  • Substantially less cost than big software conglomerates.
  • Unlimited HPC-cores, parallel runs and CFD users.
  • Huge cost savings in design, development, modification.


  • Simulations capability within just a few hours of training.
  • Fully automated workflows and templated applications.
  • Subscription model with pricing known up-front.

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Trust ICON

On-premise and cloud-based CFD products and expert services deliver significant operational, commercial and competitive advantages – fast, accurate, flexible, scalable and at substantially lower cost than the big software vendors and conglomerates.

  • Global presence; offices in the UK/Europe, Americas and Asia
  • 200+ people in broader group; 100+ of whom are CFD/CAE specialists
  • The pioneers of unlimited, open source CFD technology for industry
  • ICON engineers fully integrated into customers’ working environments
  • A globally trusted, expert engineering partner to industry for over 30 years

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If you would like more information or to talk to one of our experts, please contact us

World leading clients that trusted ICON

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