On October 13, 2021, our Open House Local Edition celebrated its debut in the United Kingdom with over 70 attendees. Our colleagues from IPG Automotive UK presented the latest features of the CarMaker release 10.0 on site in Birmingham and gave insights into the advancement of virtual vehicle development with our simulation solution.
Prof. Bradley Yorke-Biggs, CEO of the Institute of Digital Engineering, opened the event with his keynote emphasizing the necessity to strengthen the focus on simulation in the automotive industry, especially in the UK. He pointed out that this shift will help to master the mobility challenges of the future. Following this, our team introduced the CarMaker functionalities and addressed the importance of virtual vehicle development as well as its complexities, but also presented possible solutions. Customers and partners such as StreetDrone, Cranfield University, HORIBA MIRA, NI, Ford and JLR, provided insights into their projects with CarMaker in three fascinating presentations. They also illustrated how their development processes benefit from our simulation solution. The accompanying exhibition offered a look behind the scenes of CarMaker integration as well as the possibility to network and exchange ideas.
We are proud of the enthusiasm the attendees showed for our event concept:
“The Open House Local Edition was a great day to catch up with colleagues old and new from the industry. There was a good variety of presentation topics and speakers, and I enjoyed learning new techniques and making new connections. I'd highly recommend the event as the place to be for virtual testing technology.”
Holly Watson Nall, StreetDrone
We would like to thank all involved parties for this memorable opening and cannot wait for next year’s Open House Local Edition in the UK!