Novi, MI, USA; August 2nd, 2023 – VI-grade, the global provider of human-centric simulation-driven vehicle development solutions, today released the final agenda for its highly anticipated North American ZERO PROTOTYPES Summit. Building on the resounding success of its inaugural edition in 2022 with over 130 in-person attendees, this one-day event will take place on September 20th, 2023, at the state-of-the-art Multimatic SimCenter in Novi, MI (suburban Detroit). As with VI-grade’s annual flagship event held at its main technical development center in Udine, Italy, the North American ZERO PROTOTYPES summit will feature a combination of high-level keynote and technical presentations. In addition, attendees can attend application-specific demo sessions to experience VI-grade’s simulation, driving simulator and hardware-in-the-loop technologies first-hand.
IMPRESSIVE SLATE OF SPEAKERS BOASTS A WHO’S WHO AMONG NORTH AMERICAN AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
With over 16 high-level keynote and technical presentations to select from, attendees will hear first-hand from simulation thought leaders in the global automotive industry. These industry leaders will showcase how they employ VI-grade’s simulation, driving simulators and Hardware-in-the-Loop technologies to accelerate new vehicle development and get ever closer to the “zero prototypes” vision.
Attendees will gain valuable insights from Applus+ IDIADA, BASF, Eastern Michigan University, General Motors, HBK SVES, Hitachi Astemo Americas, Multimatic, Stellantis, Causality LLC, VI-grade and many more.
VI-grade will conclude the conference portion with a panel discussion on “The State of Tire Modelling for the Virtual World”. Moderated by Michael Stackpole, president of Stackpole Engineering Services, this panel will bring together OEMs, tire manufacturers, and tire model suppliers to explore the future of tire design and the seamless integration of tire models on VI-grade driving simulators.
HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE WITH VI-GRADE’S FULL RANGE OF SIMULATION, DRIVING SIMULATOR AND HIL SOLUTIONS
In addition to the high-level technical presentations from industry-leading companies, the North American ZERO PROTOTYPES Summit will also feature a series of application specific driving simulator sessions. The full range of VI-grade’s Driving Simulators, specifically targeted at discipline-oriented applications (Ride & Handling, NVH, ADAS & AV, HMI, Motorsports and multi-attribute simulation), will be available for attendees to experience:
AutoHawk, VI-grade’s HiL solution powered by Concurrent Real-Time, in conjunction with flagship products VI-CarRealTime and VI-WorldSim, will also be on display for dedicated Software and Hardware-in-the-Loop applications.
“We look forward to bringing our renowned ZERO PROTOTYPES Summit to North America for the second time and to once again host such an impressive lineup of speakers”, commented Guido Bairati, Managing Director at VI-grade. “These presentations will provide our valued customers, partners and followers with exclusive insights into how key players in the global automotive industry are currently using simulation and driving simulators to accelerate the development of new vehicles and bring them ever closer to virtual sign-off.”