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5th VI-grade Users Conference

“The best event that I have ever gone to!” - South-American Automotive OEM

“It was a 100% successful event, I enjoyed!” - VI-grade Partner

“It has been wonderful for me!” - Major Aerospace Company

“Thanks for the perfect organization!" - VI-grade Reseller

"Thanks to the VI-grade friends!" - Italian Automotive OEM


VI-grade hosted its 5th International Users Conference in Marburg, Germany on April 10th - 11th, 2013. The event has been a unique opportunity for 150 simulation engineers in representation of 80 companies from all over the world and belonging to various industries, such as aerospace, automotive, motorsports, and rail, to meet and share their experiences related to simulation, hardware-in-the-loop and controls. 

The event, characterized by the motto “When fast is not enough, get it in real-time”, offered the participants a very comprehensive agenda, featuring 30 presentations from customers and partners, 4 workshops dedicated to the latest technology in advanced system simulation in the automotive, railway, motorcycle and powertrain/engine industries and a workshop dedicated to the newly released 2013 version of the popular Adams software.

The event, rated “very good” to “excellent” by 88% of the participants, also hosted, for the first time in a CAE users conference, a very interesting podium discussion dedicated to the future evolution of simulation-driven and test-driven engineering disciplines, which saw the interaction of engineering managers and simulation experts from Audi, Cosin, Ferrari, FEV, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft and Multimatic, moderated by the passionate vehicle dynamicist Giorgio Stirano.

A special highlight of this year's conference has been the possibility for all participants to experience the new generation of our VI-DriveSim driving simulation solution, complete with a panoramic screen, driver mirrors and an enhanced driving torque feedback. Moreover, we have premiered during the conference Driver in Motion (DiM), the next generation of moving platform developed in collaboration with Saginomiya, based on a much more compact and much less expensive driving simulator architecture with respect to conventional simulators with similar workspace but capable of delivering a very realistic driving experience in the low- and mid-frequency range.

The 5th VI-grade Users Conference, sponsored by MSC Software, BE-CAE&Test, Concurrent, DelftTyre, DSPACE, Esteco, Fraunhofer ITWM, Maplesoft, MIRA, Saginomiya, SimCoVR included presentations from Alenia Aermacchi, Brembo, BMW, BMW Motorcycle, Ducati, Ferrari, Multimatic, Porsche, Tatravagonka, Triple8, Volkswagen Motorsport and many other commercial companies, universities, research centers and technology partners.

A selected list of presentations is available for download at this link (registered users only)

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