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The Meeting Point for the Virtual Test Driving Industry

Innovative development methods and new products at the Open House

The Karlsruhe-based company IPG Automotive is holding its annual Open House on March 8th, 2016. The event has established itself as the industry meeting point for specialists in virtual test driving. Innovations in the development of driver assistance, powertrain and vehicle dynamics applications will be demonstrated.

Karlsruhe, January 26, 2016 – Virtual test driving reduces costs and helps to significantly decrease the expected vehicle development time. In particular, virtual test driving can be used to manage the constantly increasing complexity, the increasing networking of vehicle systems and the associated growing calibration and validation effort. This test method allows to test innovations in the system network of the entire vehicle and in complex traffic scenarios at an early stage by means of front-loading. At the Open House, a keynote speech will be given on the topic “The Virtual Prototype – From Parameterization to Cross-Domain Application”. Additionally, a presentation session will be held for each of the topic areas of driver assistance, powertrain and vehicle dynamics. In these sessions, IPG Automotive, the solution provider for virtual test driving, will present new developments that respond to the challenges of automated driving, different powertrain systems and vehicle dynamics. The titles of the sessions indicate their focus:

  • Driver Assistance: Increasingly Perfect Virtual Worlds Meet Increasingly Imperfect Sensors
  • Powertrain: Think Green: Using Virtualization to Reduce Real Driving Emissions
  • Vehicle Dynamics: Unlock the Full Potential of Your Virtual Prototype


In the sessions, a live demonstration of the current application possibilities for the open integration and test platform CarMaker will take place parallel to the presentation. The features of the upcoming release 5.1 will also be presented. An exhibition is taking place alongside the presentations with plenty of room for discussion between experts.

Around 350 vehicle developers, suppliers and researchers from various fields attended the Open House 2015, where they learned more about current developments and engaged in discussion with colleagues and experts from the field of virtual test methods. Many experts from the automobile and supplier industry as well as from universities and research institutions are expected to attend the Open House again this year. The presentations are given in German with simultaneous interpretation into English. There is no participation fee for the event.

All information on the event and the opportunity to register can be found here.

Open House 2016

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