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IPG Automotive Opens Training Center for Virtual Test Driving at Kookmin University, Seoul

Workshops and training courses on the simulation solution CarMaker are now open to Korean engineers and students

Karlsruhe, August 7, 2017

With its global expansion a few years ago, the Karlsruhe-based company IPG Automotive took a first step towards strengthening its international presence, tapping into new markets and supporting its clients on-site. The strategy has proven successful: Clients and partners from the OEM and supplier industries across the globe now rely on the simulation solutions of the CarMaker product family. In Korea, a training center at Kookmin University in Seoul has now been established with the goal to ready even more engineers and students for virtual test driving with the simulation solutions of the CarMaker product family.

Due to the growing complexity of today’s vehicle development, virtual tests of systems in the whole vehicle throughout the development process have by now become indispensable to achieve tangible savings in time and costs. The automotive industry in Korea is also experiencing an increasing need for simulation in virtual test driving throughout the entire development process and OEMs, suppliers and service providers require appropriate opportunities for training in order to use the software.

With the goal to support this development, the President of Kookmin University, Ji Soo Yu, and Managing Director of IPG Automotive, Steffen Schmidt, have now opened a training center with several workstations at Kookmin University, Seoul. In different training courses and workshops, external participants and students have the opportunity to receive practical training focusing on the functions of the software CarMaker.

“For IPG Automotive, opening the training center is an important step towards making virtual test driving with our simulation solutions even more widely known on an international level and creating the necessary conditions for engineers and developers to be able to work with our products. With Kookmin University, we have found the right partner for this objective,” explained Steffen Schmidt.

Kookmin University is a private university in northern Seoul, which counts several notable South Korean politicians and managers among its alumni. At the present time, about 24,000 students attend the university.

Anticipating many years of prosperous cooperation: President of Kookmin University, Ji Soo Yu, and Managing Director of IPG Automotive, Steffen Schmidt, at the contract signing at the opening of the training center in Seoul. © IPG Automotive

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