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Industry meeting for the exchange of information relating to virtual test driving

Software and hardware innovations at the Open House on the 10th of March, 2015

The development process of a vehicle is becoming increasingly complicated because of more and more technical innovations as well as the simultaneous time and cost pressures involved. In order to present solutions to these challenges, IPG Automotive GmbH organizes for the 11th time the Open House in Karlsruhe. Experts and interested parties are given the opportunity to learn about the various applications of virtual test driving and to exchange ideas. At the Open House 2015, new functions within the CarMaker 5.0 which is due for release this year will also be presented.

Virtual test driving has established itself in recent years in order to face an increased testing effort with limited resources, and is successfully used in the development process. By using virtual testing methods, challenges such as increasing time and cost pressures, the increasing system complexity and limited resources can be counteracted.

From this, central questions arise, such as: How can the increased complexity of the complete vehicle due to the increasing interaction of the systems be mastered? How can virtual test driving be used in a consistently profitable way during the development process? By what means can security systems be tested and validated at an early stage, e.g. in order to achieve all Euro NCAP stars? How can the vehicle development be made more efficient by agile development methods?

Answers to these and other questions will be available at the Open House 2015, with the following main topics:

  • New possibilities for the development and testing of functions and systems for driver assistance and automated driving
  • Chain of effects for testing camera-based ADAS systems along the development process - using the example of Euro-NCAP relevant functions
  • Significant innovations in the CarMaker product family with relevance to the development process of electronic control systems
  • Use of CarMaker for the seamless development and testing of powertrain systems


In several application-related lectures, participants will have the opportunity to learn about the latest developments in the automotive industry and solutions to current challenges. Employees of IPG Automotive from the development, support and product management departments will present live on site, an insight into the latest functionality, demonstrate features of the next release and, on the stage, show various application scenarios that can be tested using the CarMaker product family. In addition, new hardware solutions and test systems will be presented through which agile development and validation methods can be implemented in the respective phases of the development process. In addition to the lectures, there will be an accompanying exhibition where visitors can experience specific applications on the spot.

At the Open House 2014 more than 280 automotive designers, suppliers and researchers from various disciplines were present on site, who informed themselves on current developments and who were looking for an exchange with colleagues and experts in the field of virtual test methods. Again this year, many experts are expected to attend from the automotive industry as well as from universities and research institutes. The lecture language is German, although a simultaneous translation into English is available. There are no registration fees for the event.
For more information and the possibility to register, please visit the website.

Simulation of the emergency brake assist (Euro NCAP test for pedestrian protection)

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