An exhibition on virtual test driving

Discover innovative product solutions and application examples!

The trade exhibition offers you the chance to get detailed information at the booths. At the IPG Automotive booths, we present our product innovations and provide extensive information on the CarMaker 6.0 release. Our colleagues are on-site and happy to answer your questions.

As every year, many of our partners will also present their applications with virtual test driving. Find an overview of our partner companies that will be part of the exhibition here.

3D Mapping Solutions GmbH

3D Mapping Solutions GmbH is the leading expert for high-precision kinematic surveying of roads and railways. 3D Mapping applies unique survey systems, which have been developed with special focus on automobile applications. The 3D Mapping survey systems apply high-resolution scanners and multiple cameras.
The systems are able to digitize test tracks, race tracks and public roads with relative accuracy below 1 mm on the road surface and a resolution of typically 2 million points per second. Typical applications are:

  • Digitalisation of automobile test tracks or proving grounds as a worldwide service.
  • Digitalisation of race tracks, such as Nürburgring, Nürburgring Nordschleife, Spielberg or Hockenheim or other.
  • Digitalisation of public roads for automobile applications.

The digitalisation results are used as a basis for high-end simulations or simulator environments, e.g. for products in OpenDrive data format, or may be given in specialized regular-grid formats for auto-mobile development, such as crg, rgr or rdf.

AB Dynamics

AB Dynamics makes specialised test equipment used worldwide by OEMs, Tier 1s and test labs.  From its background in vehicle dynamics, the company has developed a range of driving robots and moving soft targets which have found extensive applications in vehicle ride, handling and ADAS testing.  AB Dynamics robots are now  used by every major automaker worldwide as well as all the Euro NCAP test labs and NHTSA. The Guided Soft Target carries a photo-realistic and radar-reflecting vehicle target at speeds of up to 80kph and can be precisely synchronised for close interaction and collisions with the test vehicle. The company also offers lab test equipment such as the SPMM 5000 Suspension Parameter Measurement Machine, the SSTM Steering System Test Machine and the aVDS Driving Simulator. The synergy between AB Dynamics products allows Users to perform and validate the same crash or near crash scenarios on the aVDS as they can during physical ADAS testing on the proving ground.

APL Automobil-Prüftechnik Landau GmbH

For more than 25 years the APL-Group has provided competent and dependable engineering ser-vices to an international customer base.
More than 1100 highly skilled and motivated employees make use of state-of-the-art test equip-ment and facilities. This includes more than 225 engine, gearbox and drivetrain test stands.
Coupled with innovative development tools, measurement equipment and test methods, we de-liver the highest quality powertrain development and validation service to our customers.
Alongside the value chain the development portfolio of the APL-Group comprises besides design, simulation and testing of components and the complete powertrain also the development and calibration of combustion processes and exhaust aftertreatment systems as well as the optimiza-tion of all emission relevant influences and parameters under real driving conditions.
Using cutting-edge technologies and efficient processes, we work effectively to deliver success to our customers in the automotive and oil industries.
All services are provided observing strict confidentiality agreements.

ASAP Engineering GmbH


atlatec GmbH

atlatec is a research-oriented company based in Karlsruhe, Germany. Our mission is to simplify and ease the validation and testing of ADAS. We support our automotive customers in their ADAS development efforts by providing turnkey, self-contained testing and development solutions. We share a passion for developing high-tech to solve real world problems. We have worked with many of the major OEMs and Tier1 suppliers.

AVL List GmbH

AVL is the world’s largest independent company developing IC engine powertrains plus the associated instrumentation and test systems.

AVL develops and improves all kinds of powertrain systems incl. alternative and hybrid systems and is a competent partner to the engine and automotive industry.

In addition AVL develops and markets all simulation methods and easy-to-use software tools which are necessary for the development work. AVL’s unique power derives from the systematic netting of single simulation results to integrated, multidimensional simulation platforms on the basis of AVL’s deep engineering expertise.

The products of the business area ‘Engine Instrumentation and Test Systems’ comprise all the instruments and systems required for engine and vehicle testing.

Continental Engineering Services GmbH


ESI Group is a leading innovator in Virtual Prototyping software and services. Specialist in material physics, ESI has developed a unique proficiency in helping industrial manufacturers replace physical prototypes by virtually replicating the fabrication, assembly and testing of products in different environments. Today, coupled with Virtual Reality, animated by systems models, and benefiting from data analytics, Virtual Prototyping becomes immersive and interactive. ESI solutions help world-leading OEM’s and innovative companies make sure that their products will pass certification tests - before any physical prototype is built - and that new products are competitive in their market space.

Gamma Technologies GmbH

With over 500 customers worldwide, Gamma Technologies, Inc. (GTI) is the leading software provider for system simulation with 1D simulation software.

GT-SUITE is an expansion of the industry standard for the simulation of engine performance & design (GT-POWER) which now also allows the detailed modeling and simulation of transmissions.
Thus, GT-SUITE is revolutionary in the integrated simulation of powertrain and vehicle systems.

GT-SUITE offers a high-fidelity modeling level which provides the details of manual (MT), automatic (AT), automated manual (AMT), dual-clutch (DCT), and continuously variable (CVT) transmissions. Such models allow full and seamless integration with submodels of controls, hydraulic actuation, and electronics.

OEMs can reuse existing engine models and run the combined simulation of engine and transmission in a single software interface. Suppliers can use an engine from the new GT-POWER engine database to investigate their systems in combination with a detailed engine.

GeneSys Elektronik GmbH

GeneSys Elektronik is an engineering company with focus on developing and producing sensor systems for a variety of applications - ranging from automotive dynamics analysis to guidance of tunnelling machines, and image processing for process automation.

The GPS-aided gyro system ADMA (Automotive Dynamic Motion Analyzer) provides highly precise data on acceleration, speed and position as well as the pitch, roll and heading angle of a moving vehicle. Besides vehicle dynamics testing, the ADMA is the first choice for evaluating driver assistance systems, e.g. ACC, FCW, AEB and LDW. The GPS-aided gyro system ADMA meets all the demands of industry test standards.

HORIBA Europe GmbH

HORIBA is the world‘s leading supplier of engine exhaust analyzers and instrumentation. In addition, HORIBA is a key manufacturer of scientific analyzers, environmental monitoring equipment, medical analyzers and analytical equipment for the semiconductor industry.

HORIBA Automotive Test Systems
For over more than five decades, HORIBA has developed global leadership in the exhaust gas analysis, powertrain research & development and various certification test system fields as a core business. HORIBA Automotive Test Systems is the largest of the group’s five business segments and covers various products and solutions in the area of Emission Measurement Systems, Mechatronics and Automation.

Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH

Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH is the German specialist for automotive LIDAR sensor technology located in Hamburg. In addition to the state of the art laser scanners, Ibeo develops software for environmental detection, referencing tools for Highly Automated Driving and Autonomous Driving (HAD/AD) systems as well as Highly Automated Driving and Mapping & Localization applications.

Since the company’s founding in 2009, the engineers and software developers at Ibeo have been promoting LIDAR technology and developing new software applications for automated and autonomous driving to make driving a more relaxed activity and to increase road safety for all traffic participants.

In August 2016, the German automotive supplier ZF Friedrichshafen AG acquired a 40 % stake in Ibeo. This stake was then incorporated in Zukunft Ventures GmbH, a subsidiary of ZF, to pave the way for the serial production of a new generation of 3-D solid state LIDAR sensors without a rotating mirror. A second project is the fusion of various sensor technologies for even more sophisticated environmental perception to establish a basis for Autonomous Driving.


KS ENGINEERS combine knowledge in the fields of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, electronics, modelling, simulation, control as well as information technology to supply test benches for the automotive and industrial engine industries.
We can claim technological leadership with regard to dynamics and precision of control. 350 employees put into practice more than 30 years of experience and continuous R&D.
KS ENGINEERS offer perfectly customised high-end solutions in the fields of E-Mobility and combustion-engined technology for engine, drivetrain, component and complete vehicle testing.

Our services:

  • Test system KS-R2R Road to Rig for powertrain optimization in complete vehicles
  • Chassis dynamometers
  • Drivetrain test rigs KS-R2R Road to Rig
  • Engine and gearbox test benches
  • Hybrid and electric drive testing equipment
  • Battery test benches
  • Test rigs for components of engines and drivetrains, e.g. balancing shafts, clutch, starter generator, pumps, vibration dampers, brakes, etc.
  • Components for test systems like automation system, frequency converters, battery simulators and testers, conditioning devices for all media etc.
  • Planning and consultancy for complete projects comprising testing equipment and infrastructure

National Instruments

Since 1976, NI ( has made it possible for engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges with powerful, flexible technology systems that accelerate productivity and drive rapid innovation. Customers from a wide variety of industries – from healthcare to automotive and from consumer electronics to particle physics – use NI’s integrated hardware and software platform to improve the world we live in.

OPVengineering GmbH

OPVengineering develops and offers control and automation components for modern automotive testing environments.

The company provides high-dynamic test rig control methods and real-time simulation models for powertrain components, including combustion engines, gearboxes and clutch systems. These real-time solutions allow the interaction of Unit Under Test and virtual vehicle, which leads to a more efficient development and validation process.

Moreover, OPVengineering supports the test rig engineering, e.g. by selecting the suitable test rig components, or by designing engine frames with optimized natural frequency behavior, which allow a safe and dynamic test rig operation.

PTV Group

PTV Group provides automakers and city planners around the globe with software developed for the mobility of tomorrow. With PTV Vissim, the leading software for simulating vehicle movement, it is possible to simulate and visualise all forms of traffic and how they interact in a single model.

So, for example, virtual tests of autonomous vehicles in realistic traffic scenarios are cost efficient and shorten the time to market.

PTV Vissim handles any environment, from the city centre during rush hour to the highway without a speed limit, including the interaction of all road users.

PTV. The Mind of Movement.

QTronic GmbH

QTronic is a leading provider of tools and services for the virtual validation of automotive control functions.

Virtual ECUs: with the help of Silver you can build virtual ECUs either starting from C sources or from target HEX code.
Single or multiple vECUs connected by CAN, LIN, FlexRay can be simulated on a Windows PC - often faster than real-time. This allows to build very accurate yet cost-effective simulation setups for the test and validation of your software controllers.

Large Coverage Testing: huge numbers of driving situations must be considered and safe-guarded before releasing automated driving functions.
TestWeaver complements classical test automation with thousands of computer generated scenario variations. Self-learning algorithms are used to maximize the coverage of software states, hardware states, driver maneuvers, environment conditions and component faults. Functional and safety requirements are monitored in every scenario and provide a test assessment in the entire simulated test space.

Major OEMs and suppliers are using our tools to identify design problems earlier, faster and with much lower costs than ever possible.


rFpro helps CarMaker users accelerate their ADAS and Autonomous development, particularly when camera sensors are being used.  High quality 3D models of public roads, realistically lit with real-time programmable weather allow training and testing of Autonomous driver models, ADAS control systems and evaluation of driver aids with or without a human driver at the controls.

rFpro’s ability to render 3D worlds in real-time allows it to run with HIL systems and human test drivers that cannot be adapted to run offline.  rFpro will be showcasing CarMaker on high quality public road models in Europe and China.

SET Power Systems GmbH

SET Power Systems is a leading global supplier of test systems for electric motor ECUs. We have established a new testing method that was used in 2003 for the first time: a virtual electric motor replaces the conventionally required mechanical loading system, thus providing a complete testing environment in a lab. Since then, the testing tool "virtual e-machine" has been perfected and is now available to our customers as a closed power-hardware-in- the-loop-solution (P-HiL). The testing scope ranges from auxiliary units to high-performance drive inverters.

E-machine-emulators meet the demands of development-related tasks, verification on system level and end-of-line testing. At the same time requirements stipulated by ISO 26262 can be fulfilled. The P-HiL-setup makes it possible to visualize high-dynamic processes, independent of mechanical limitations. Conventional test methods using mechanical setups do not allow fault injection or fault stimulation. An e-machine-emulator however, provides full reproducibility of fault scenarios without endangering the unit under test (UUT). As the e-machine is not present as a mechanical device/application but exists in form of software models, machine parameter settings are adjustable and can be altered easily. Thus, at a very early stage, profound insights regarding UUT-behavior can be gained and conclusions drawn, leading to future oriented products and development strategies.

Leading companies in the European automotive industry have already taken advantage of the benefits of testing power electronics without an e-machine. The testing scope ranges from auxiliary units to high-performance drive inverters.

Verkehrsunfallforschung an der TU Dresden GmbH

The field of activity of the Institute for Traffic Accident Research at Dresden University of Technology (Verkehrsunfallforschung an der TU Dresden GmbH, abbreviated form VUFO) includes the investigation, documentation and analysis of road accidents resulting in personal injury. The unique database of real traffic accidents GIDAS, including a high level of detail and in average 3,400 items per case, contains the ideas and potentials of future safety and assistance systems.

Reconstruction through accident analysts and the subsequently simulation of the traffic accidents supports the development of modern vehicle safety systems and enables their assessment directly based on real traffic scenario. Through our many years of collaboration with strong partners, mainly in the vehicle manufacturing industry, we contribute towards reducing the numbers of accidents, limiting damage and injury and optimizing the emergency services.

Furthermore, since 2013 VUFO is active in the investigation of driving behavior data in an in-house Naturalistic Driving Study (NDS). This data in addition to the accident data serves functional safety of systems in regular traffic scenario. Therewith normal driving situation as far as highly critical situations can be addressed and evaluated. This is of high significance for the development of traffic management systems as well as C2X-systems.