The automobile market is in a period of great change, with factors like environmental conservation and rapid market growth in developing countries now coming into play. Model-based development (MBD) is advocated as a development process that can support these changes. The previous leader of engine development for the Honda F1 Team, Kazuo Sakurahara, is currently involved in the creation of a new development process for mass-produced vehicles at the Honda R&D Co., Ltd. Automobile R&D Center. Sakurahara spoke to 3DS SIMULIA Community News to discuss how Honda uses computer-aided engineering (CAE) and the steps it has taken toward MBD.