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Conference and exhibition

Apply & Innovate 2022

The international technology conference focuses on projects from our customers and partners. Find more information on the planned presentations and event program here.

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September 20–21

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Konzerthaus Karlsruhe

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42 speakers

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12 exhibitors


In addition to gripping keynotes, you will get interesting insights into (virtual) test driving and an extensive overview of the broad application possibilities of CarMaker.

Take a look at the program and download the program leaflet.

08:00–09:00 a.m.

Registration and breakfast

09:00–09:15 a.m.

Welcome and opening


09:15–10:00 a.m.Large hall

Cars in the Cloud – Enabling Modern Software Development Methods with Large Scale Testing and Simulation for ADAS/AV

Luke Harvey, Principal Partner Solutions Architect, Automotive | Amazon Web Services Inc.

Hybrid, EV and fuel cell - Development methods for various powertrain concepts

10:30–11:00 a.m.Large hall

Development and Optimization of Hypercar Performance

Tajana Hrbud | Bugatti Rimac d.o.o.

11:00–11:30 a.m.Large hall

Battery-Related Testing for EV Simulation When Needed – A CarMaker Extension As-A-Service for Battery-Related Testing

Dr. Matthias Meyer | Pass Testing Solutions GmbH

11:30 a.m.–12:00Large hall

A Novel Test Bed Setup for Method Verification on the Example of a Shiftable Electric Axis

Dr. Felix Matthies | IAV GmbH, Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center GmbH

Scenario-based testing - Identify and generate relevant scenarios

10:30–11:00 a.m.Small hall

Evaluating the Actual Criticality of Safety-Critical Driving Situations – A Use Case for Neuro-Cognitive Traffic Models in Simulation

Lukas Brostek | cogniBIT GmbH

11:00–11:30 a.m.Small hall

An Application of Scenario Exploration for Finding New Scenarios – Development and Testing of Automated Driving Systems in Urban Scenarios

Barbara Schütt | FZI Research Center for Information Technology

11:30 a.m.–12:00Small hall

Risk Assessment in AD for the Generation of Virtual Testing Scenarios – An Innovative Tool for Sensor and Driving Function Validation

Thomas Freudenmann | EDI GmbH

CI/CT/CD - The path to software-defined vehicles

01:30–02:00 p.m.Large hall

Application of a CI/CT/CD Environment to Develop ADAS Functions

Axel Schneider | Continental Engineering Services GmbH

02:00–02:30 p.m.Large hall

Modular Virtual Assembly and Integration for SIL and HIL – Supporting Testing during the Complete Development Cycle

Mattias Eriksson | Volvo Car Corporation

02:30–03:00 p.m.Large hall

CarMaker for FDTech Digital Twin – How FDTech Utilizes CarMaker for Developing HAD Functions

Andre Müller, Dirk Martin | FDTech GmbH

Advanced driver assistance systems - Test and validate complex functions in simulation

01:30–02:00 p.m.Small hall

MeaSURe DriVe: Methods and Sensors to Understand and Regard Driver Attentiveness in Autonomous Vehicles

Eva-Maria Knoch | Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

02:00–02:30 p.m.Small hall

waveBEE V2X/C-V2X Integration with CarMaker

Niels Lichtblau | NORDSYS GmbH

02:30–03:00 p.m.Small hall

VIL Testing: Importance of Precise Reference Motion and Navigation Sensing

Laurent Chalard | GeneSys Elektronik GmbH

Development methods and test processes - Manage system complexity

04:00–04:30 p.m.Large hall

Simulation for All -Automated Tool Chain

Liam Barry, Francisco Collado | Rivian United Kingdom Ltd.

04:30–05:00 p.m.Large hall

Enabling Development of Power Supply System, Management and Prediction to Validate Major and Minor Changes in Co-Simulation – Using Real World Drives and Situations in Virtual World for Power Supply System

Stefan Kurtz | BMW Group

Sensors - Integrate real and virtual sensors into simulation

04:00–04:30 p.m.Small hall

ADAS Cross-Domain Simulation Platform – Software-In-The-Loop Solution for ADAS Systems

Irina Kaiser | Bosch Engineering GmbH

04:30–05:00 p.m.Small hall

Road to Lab – Validation of ADAS/AD Functions in Automotive with Real Sensors

Henrik Liebau | Keysight Technologies Deutschland GmbH

From 07:00 p.m.Palazzo

Evening event

08:45 a.m.


Development methods and test processes - Manage system complexity

09:00–09:30 a.m.Large hall

Development of Chassis Software with Virtual Prototypes – Co-Simulation of CarMaker with Synopsys virtual ECU

Andreas Schmidt | AUDI AG, e:fs TechHub GmbH

HPC and cloud computing - Scale virtual test driving

09:45–10:15 a.m.Large hall

Scalable ADAS/AD Cloud Simulation for L2+ SOP Autonomous System Using Ontology-Based Testing

Jianbo Tao | AVL List GmbH

10:15–10:45 a.m.Large hall

Sensor Modelling and Virtual Testing in Cloud Infrastructures

Sören Böttger, Marcel Liebald | IAV GmbH

Heavy-duty vehicles and motorcycles - Innovative application fields in simulation

09:45–10:15 a.m.Small hall

Whole Motorcycle In-the-Loop for Control Logics Best Tuning and Verification

Marco Pezzola | Soluzioni Ingegneria srl

10:15–10:45 a.m.Small hall

Energy-Efficient and Semi-Automated Truck Platooning – High-Fidelity Co-Simulation-Based Validation of Advanced Truck Platooning Control

Alexander Lukas Gratzer | Technische Universität Wien

Sensors - Integrate real and virtual sensors into simulation

11:00–11:30 a.m.Large hall

Development of Ray-Tracing-Based Automotive LiDAR Sensor Model with Standardized Interfaces

Arsalan Haider | Kempten University of Applied Sciences

11:30 a.m.–12:00Large hall

Co-Simulation of CarMaker and Ansys AVxcelerate – Proof of Concept for Automotive Camera and Radar

Ketan Bavalia | Valeo GmbH, David Auger | ANSYS, Inc.

Hybrid, EV and fuel cell - Development methods for various powertrain concepts

11:00–11:30 a.m.Small hall

V2X-Based Hybrid Powertrain Control Design and Simulation Under Connected Environment

Tielong Shen | Sophia University

11:30 a.m.–12:00Small hall

Energy Management Study Introducing Fuel Cell Technology – Coupling IPG Automotive Tools with Simulink Fuel Cell Models

Guillaume Bruniquel | Sherpa Engineering SA

Development methods and test processes - Manage system complexity

01:30–02:00 p.m.Large hall

DDS Integration within CarMaker – Integration for Enabling Connection with AD/ADAS Software

Francisco Navas | Volvo Car Corporation

02:00–02:30 p.m.Large hall

Hardware-In-The-Loop Simulation with Extended Physical Tire Models for Virtual Testing of Control Units

Francesco Calabrese | Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM

02:30–03:00 p.m.Large hall

Use of Driving Simulators with CarMaker – Applications and Potential

Stefan Vorderobermeier | AB Dynamics, Kempten University of Applied Sciences, MdynamiX AG

Advanced driver assistance systems - Test and validate complex functions in simulation

01:30–02:00 p.m.Small hall

Run-Time Verification and Virtual Homologation of ALKS – Legal Requirements as a Service

Jinwei Zhou | Kontrol GmbH

02:00–02:30 p.m.Small hall

Proving Ground Automation and Digitalization as Part of the Tool Chain for Validation of Automated Driving Functions

Uwe Burkhardt | DEKRA Automobil GmbH

02:30–03:00 p.m.Small hall

Simulation-Based Benefit Estimation of Automatic Emergency Braking in Vehicle to Pedestrian Collisions

Hironori Chaya | Toyota Motor Corporation

Scenario-based testing - Identify and generate relevant scenarios

03:30–04:00 p.m.Large hall

AI-Based Generation of Safety-Critical Scenarios for Automated Driving – Automated, Continuous and Systematic Identification of System Issues

Dr. Raphael Pfeffer | RevoAI GmbH

04:00–04:30 p.m.Large hall

ARTS: Implementation of an Adaptive Replay-To-Sim Approach Within a Scenario-Based Simulation Platform for the Safety Validation of AD Systems

Nico Weber | Opel Automobile GmbH (Stellantis N.V.), Technical University of Darmstadt

Heavy-duty vehicles and motorcycles - Innovative application fields in simulation

03:30–04:00 p.m.Small hall

AgriSIm, the Agricultural Vehicle Dynamics and Precision Farming Simulation Platform

Elisabetta Leo | Soluzioni Ingegneria srl, CREA

04:00–04:30 p.m.Small hall

Keeping with the Standard – The KION HIL Calibrator – A Test System for Test Systems

Mario Kuhn, Thorsten Pendzialek | Linde Material Handling (KION Group AG)


04:45–05:30 p.m.Large hall

Title to be announced

Hui Zhang, Group Vice President | NIO

05:30-05:45 p.m.


37 presentations on 2 stages

Find out first-hand how use cases from our customers and partners were implemented with our solutions and get inspired for your own projects.

At the Konzerthaus Karlsruhe, we offer you the possibility to find out more and have interesting conversations.

Route planning Konzerthaus Karlsruhe

Apply & Innovate 2022 Presentations
Apply & Innovate 2022 Evening Event

Evening event

Look forward to a culinary experience and enjoy the personal exchange in a relaxed atmosphere – finally in person again!

Together, we will wind down from the first congress day at our evening event in an extraordinary location, the historic Palazzo Hall in Karlsruhe.

Route planning Palazzo Hall


In parallel to our congress, an accompanying trade exhibition awaits you in the foyer. Renowned companies from the industry present their latest products and are looking forward to talk to you in person.

Apply & Innovate 2022 Exhibition

The exhibitors at Apply & Innovate 2022:

3D Mapping Solutions GmbH Logo

3D Mapping Solutions, based in Holzkirchen and Pittsburgh, specializes in the high-precision, high-resolution surveying of road networks, test and race tracks, as well as proving grounds for automotive applications, and is a global leader in this field. In addition, its core competencies include the creation of high-resolution reference maps, the provision of basic data for reliable, validatable driving and sensor simulation, the creation of 3D environment models.

GeneSys Elektronik GmbH Logo

For more than 25 years, GeneSys has been developing high-precision and innovative sensor-systems for demanding test and measurement applications. Laser measurement technology and inertial sensors are used to capture precise position and motion data of vehicles. The GNSS-based inertial system ADMA was developed especially for vehicle-dynamics-analysis and ADAS-evaluations in the automotive sector.

Synopsys Inc. Logo

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) is the Silicon to Software™ partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications we rely on every day. As an S&P 500 company, Synopsys has a long history of being a global leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP and offers the industry's broadest portfolio of application security testing tools and services. Whether you're a system-on-chip (SoC) designer creating advanced semiconductors, or a software developer writing more secure, high-quality code, Synopsys has the solutions needed to deliver innovative products.

aSR advanced Simulated Reality GmbH Logo

aSR offers an innovative open architecture platform for virtual vehicle development that enables cross-domain collaboration and the acceleration of virtual vehicle development.

To integrate the human factor into virtual driving tests, aSR also provides a compact driving simulator for the engineer's workplace.

aSR advanced Simulated Reality GmbH

cosin scientific software AG Logo

cosin scientific software provides simulation software for advanced tire and road surface modeling for vehicle simulation. The key product FTire is the market-leading high-frequency physical tire model.

We help our users to virtually test their products throughout the development cycle, accelerate innovation and reduce time-to-market by delivering the digital twin of the wheel and road.

Kristl, Seibt & Co. Gesellschaft m.b.H. Logo

KS ENGINEERS has been offering solutions in the business fields of Automotive Testing, Industrial Automation and Building Facilities for the past 40 years. The optimum use of synergies between the technological fields mechanics, control engineering, data engineering and building facilities ensures that KS is a competent partner in efficiently handling comprehensive turnkey projects.

Foretellix Ltd. Logo

Foretellix provides product development teams with revolutionary product development testing, verification, and validation platform, enabling the mass deployment of automated driving systems. The Foretellix platform orchestrates, manages, and analyses the massive number of tests required to ensure safety, reduce development costs, and shorten the time-to-market of ADS deployment.

Fraunhofer ITWM Logo

Mathematics for a good future - that is what we are working for at Fraunhofer ITWM. Our currently 520 employees use and develop a wide range of mathematical methods up to artificial intelligence, machine learning, and quantum computing. With our research, we support partners and customers in many industries, including medicine, mobility, mechanical engineering, finance, chemistry, and energy.

Ansys, Inc. Logo

When visionary companies need to know how their world-changing ideas will perform, they close the gap between design and reality with Ansys simulation. For more than 50 years, Ansys software has enabled innovators across industries to push boundaries by using the predictive power of simulation. From sustainable transportation to advanced semiconductors, from satellite systems to life-saving medical devices, the next great leaps in human advancement will be powered by Ansys.

Take a leap of certainty … with Ansys.

Soluzioni Ingegneria srl Logo

SI was born in 2004 as innovation start-up and is on the market as technological partner in automotive field. Our mission to innovate is visible in both the turn-key solutions and engineering portfolio. The target is to support customers to reduce the time-to-market and to use innovation as right shape in the developing process, transferring achieved X-in-the-loop methodologies to face next moves.

rFpro Ltd. Logo

rFpro is a simulation environment for the automotive and motorsport industries. It is used for the development and testing of autonomous vehicles, ADAS, vehicle dynamics and human factor studies - essentially anything that involves driving a vehicle. rFpro’s automotive customers are the world’s largest car manufacturers, tier one suppliers and sensor developers. We enable them to simulate, test and validate new sensors, control systems and vehicle hardware systems. The top 10 OEMs that were early adopters of rFpro technology have already launched road cars which started their development, not on a test track, but in a virtual environment using rFpro. In motorsport we are the market leader of professional driver-in-the-loop simulator software - our customers are champions of every leading motorsport category. We maintain the largest library of digital road models (digital twins) including public roads, proving grounds, test tracks and race circuits for F1, NASCAR, WEC, IMSA, Indy, Formula E, Super-GT and Australian V8 Supercars.

Our mission is to provide and continuously advance an engineering-grade vehicle simulation environment, enabling our customers to develop components and systems safely and efficiently.

Amazon Web Services, Inc. Logo

Whether you're looking for compute power, database storage, content delivery, or other functionality, AWS has the services to help you build sophisticated applications with increased flexibility, scalability and reliability.