“apply & innovate 2012” – IPG Technology Conference Focused on Virtual Test Driving
Automotive Industry Reports about Forward-Thinking Methods of Vehicle Development
True to the motto of “apply&innovate” specialists from industry and academia will be presenting current methods and tools for seamless vehicle development and virtual test driving at the IPG Technology Conference. The breadth of topics reflects the versatile uses of the simulation tools, ranging from ADAS and integrated safety, modern drive concepts and energy efficiency through to networked control systems and vehicle dynamics.
Another focus will be placed on innovative test rig concepts and X-in-the-Loop test methods plus simulation-based homologation. The basic tenor: managing development complexity and enhancing process efficiency. During the Technology LIVE Tour at KIT to Karlsruhe Institute of Technology numerous test rigs and modern development and test facilities from KIT and FZI will put technology at the participants’ fingertips. During driven events they will have the opportunity to personally experience “mobile” test and simulation applications plus forward-thinking concepts such as autonomous driving. The IPG Technology Conference will be held at Ettlingen and Karlsruhe on September 18 and 19. Registrations are now being accepted.
With presentations by: ARAI, AVL, BMW, Bosch, Continental, Cruden, Daimler, Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI), HAW Ingolstadt, IDIADA, Jaguar Land Rover, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Lotus Cars, MAN, Michelin,
Modelon, Opel, Pirelli, PSA, RTT, TU Darmstadt, TU Dresden, TU Vienna, ZF Friedrichshafen.
Automotive development is currently experiencing exciting times. Challenging CO2 goals, global development projects, a multitude of variants and limited resources in the face of increasingly shorter time to market are shaping today’s development landscape. At the same time, the number of networked systems and functions that influence a vehicle’s safety, handling, comfort and efficiency is continually rising. Innovative applications such as camera-based ADAS, predictive energy management, electrified drive systems or the fusion of active and passive safety systems are closely linked to this. A vast array of highly complex single components with sophisticated functions has to be successfully integrated into the whole vehicle and included in a standardized evaluation process as early as possible. This continually makes new demands on development engineers.
The IPG Technology Conference addresses solutions that show how these challenges can be effectively and efficiently mastered. The event again offers an international information and discussion platform centered on modern methods and tools for seamless vehicle development. “Response to our call for papers was very positive. Our visitors can look forward to two conference days featuring plenty of variety at the highest professional level. In parallel sessions, around 30 exciting presentations will provide interesting insights into current fields of innovation.The entire conference is focused on forward-thinking solutions in model-based vehicle development,” said IPG’s managing director Alexander Schmidt. Bernhard Schick, managing director and conference director, added,” Forward-thinking technology will also be the central topic at the Technology LIVE Tour at KIT that we will be conducting in close coordination with our superbly equipped cooperation partners KIT and FZI. The attendees of our conference will have a unique opportunity during the tour. In live demos at more than 10 stations, they can obtain information on a wide range of current research applications for virtual test driving and X-in-the-Loop test methods. Those who are keen to find out how future concepts feel in live applications can expect some interesting experiences as well, such as a car that drives autonomously.” The event program will be published shortly.
Further information and registration at: www.ipg.de/apply_&_innovate_2012.html