The 3rd VI-grade Conference, which took place on October 13th-14th, 2010 in Bad Nauheim, Germany, was dedicated to all upcoming development challenges and opportunities today’s engineers and developers face.
120 engineers, managers, and simulation experts from more than 50 companies and research centers gathered from all over the world to discuss the latest simulation trends and to exchange their experience with other users of the VI-grade technology during the event that took place on October 13th – 14th, 2010 in Bad Nauheim, Germany. The event, characterized by the motto “Visualize Future Challenges Today”, offered to the participants a very comprehensive agenda, featuring 35 presentations and 5 workshops dedicated to the latest technology in advanced system simulation in the following industries: Automotive, Motorsports, Motorcycle, Aerospace, Rail, Real Time, Controls, Driver-In-the-Loop, Engine, New Drive Concept.
"Thanks for a wonderful conference!" said one of the participants from the automotive industry. "I could learn a lot about the latest trends and works done by European OEMs, especially in the area of vehicle dynamics." Another participant from the automotive industry added: “I particularly enjoyed all aspects related to SIL / HIL – as well as of course the networking with other manufacturers and suppliers.” A participant from the aircraft industry concluded: “I really enjoyed the conference and the workshops. It was a great experience and I hope there will be more opportunities like this in the future.”
“A special highlight of this year's conference has been the introduction of VI-DriveSim, our revolutionary turnkey solution for testing virtual vehicle missions with a real driver who can ‘feel’ the behavior of the car by driving a highly accurate digital surrogate in a realistic environment” said Diego Minen, Technical Director of VI-grade GmbH. “We have received great reviews about VI-DriveSim by all participants to the event – including major automotive OEMs as well as Tier1 and racecar companies – not only from engineers, but also from test drivers!”
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Official program and available proceedings - Day 1 - October 13th, 2010
High Performance Vehicles Luca De Bernardi (Ferrari GeS) Vehicle model and simulations development: the challenges a modern F1 team has to face Simone Rizzuto (Bridgestone) Optimum Tyre Characteristics to Maximize Vehicle Performances and Robust Design Leonardo Pascali (Porsche) Methods & Tools to Integrate Active Systems in a High Performance Vehicle to Improve Safety and Driveability at Limit Conditions
VI-Aircraft - Workshop Patrick McNally & Gabriele Ferrarotti (VI-grade) Development Directions and Round Table Discussion
The VI-grade Virtual Formula 2010, a competition built upon the rules and regulations of the Formula SAE and Formula Student competitions, has started. More than 60 teams registered to the competition (selected team logos displayed below).
All teams who registered to the 2nd Edition of the VI-grade Virtual Formula competition are using our state-of-the-art simulation software to optimize the performance of a virtual race car, minimizing the lap time on a given autocross track. The competition will be won by the team that will drive the vehicle with the shortest laptime on the given circuit.
The winning team will receive a driving simulator powered by the VI-grade real-time vehicle model and the Concurrent Linux-based hardwar, for a total value of 30,000 EUR.