Udine, Italy, May 5th, 2022 – VI-grade, the simulation and driving simulator company that accelerates product innovation by bridging the gap between simulation and physical testing, today announced the final agenda of its 2022 ”ZERO PROTOTYPES Summit” (ZPS), to be held on May 18th – 19th, 2022. The two-day hybrid event dedicated to the global driving simulator community will take place at VI-grade’s state-of-the-art technology SimCenter facility in Udine, located in the north-east of Italy.
The in-person event is at 95% capacity, underscoring the industry’s clear desire for a return to in-person events.
The Summit will also be simultaneously broadcast live, free-of-charge, allowing VI-grade’s global community to benefit from the conference content. This content will also be available on-demand after the event.
In-person attendees are invited to an informal pre-Summit reception at the Udine SimCenter, on May 17th at 6pm. Attendees can mingle and network in a relaxed atmosphere while discussing the latest trends in driving simulation technology.
SUMMIT CONTENT FEATURES GLOBAL SIMULATION THOUGHT LEADERS
The ZPS is geared towards executives and experienced design engineers from major automotive and transportation OEMs, Tier1 suppliers, motorsports teams, universities, research centers worldwide and partner companies. The Summit offers a unique opportunity to learn how simulation thought leaders are succeeding in their quest towards achieving zero prototypes by employing VI-grade’s advanced simulation solutions.
With 19 high-level technical presentations to select from, attendees will hear first-hand from industry-leading companies actively using VI-grade’s simulation, driving simulators and hardware-in-the-loop technology to accelerate and improve their product development processes.
Speakers include representatives from:
General Motors, Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center, Volvo Cars / Royal Institute of Technology, Applus+ IDIADA / Mahindra, Automobili Lamborghini / Bridgestone EMIA, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Pirelli Tyre, Multimatic Inc., Ford Werke GmbH, Nardò Technical Center, McMaster University, Politecnico di Milano, Technical University of Dresden, University of Windsor, UTAC, HORIBA MIRA, Danisi Engineering / Meccanica 42, MegaRide / BE CAE & Test.
“We are truly impressed by the high degree of interest shown by our community for this event, as evidenced by the number of registrations for both the in-person and the virtual edition of our 2022 ZERO PROTOTYPES Summit,” commented Guido Bairati, Managing Director at VI-grade. “We’re especially pleased to be able to provide our valued customers, partners and followers with such an impressive lineup of speakers demonstrating exclusive insights into how key players in the global automotive industry are currently using simulation and driving simulators.”
EXCLUSIVE DRIVING SIMULATOR DEMOS
As an added bonus, in person attendees will be treated to 7 exclusive driving simulator demos where they’ll directly experience the value and benefits of using VI-grade’s state-of-the-art driving simulators to refine the development process.
SUPPLEMENTAL, HANDS-ON TECHNICAL TRAINING SESSIONS
VI-grade is offering on-site workshops on its flagship software products VI-CarRealTime and VI-WorldSim on May 20th. These fee-based training courses are aimed at experienced users who want to expand their existing knowledge of and learn about the new functionalities and capabilities of VI-grade’s software products.
VI-grade will also host a free-of-charge NVH Simulators User Group for its NVH customers on May 20th. Attendees will learn more about recent and future new NVH Simulator capabilities and technology developments and will also have the opportunity to provide feedback and make requests directly to the NVH product development team.
INDUSTRY SPONSORS AND PARTNERS
VI-grade would like to acknowledge and thank the following 28 industry sponsors and partners for their support of the ZERO PROTOTYPES Summit:
Sponsors will be present both at the dedicated exhibition area where they’ll showcase their technologies, as well as at live demo sessions, where their products and solutions are also directly integrated into VI-grade's driving simulators.