An exhibition on virtual test driving
Discover innovative product solutions and application examples
At the IPG Automotive booths, we introduced our latest developments and provided extensive information on the release 7.0 of the CarMaker product family.
As every year, many of our partners also presented their applications with virtual test driving. Here you will find an overview of our partner companies that were part of the exhibition at Open House 2018.
Founded in 2007 and based in Holzkirchen and Pittsburgh, USA, 3D Mapping Solution GmbH is one of the leading experts in the fields of high-accuracy kinematic surveying of public roads, proving grounds, race tracks and rough road test tracks of any kind. In addition, the high-end kinematic engineering surveying of railway tunnels or subway networks are core competences.
Essential for the exact digitalization of the 360° corridor are high-end laser scanners, a fully georeferenced high-resolution multi-camera system and a high-end inertial system for complete compensation of vehicle movement. The unique quality and accuracy of any data is a USP for 3D Mapping Solutions and guaranteed by a rigid quality management.
High-precision as built-plans are exported into appropriate formats including all objects, attributes and the complete, complex topological structure and thus may be used directly for customer applications. Examples are the use of high-fidelity maps as in-car reference for autonomous driving developments, simulation for vehicle dynamics development and driving simulation on digital twins of complete road networks.
AB Dynamics has supplied innovative, high quality test equipment to the global automotive industry for over 30 years. The 25 most successful vehicle manufacturers worldwide all use AB Dynamics' driving robots, along with NHTSA and Euro NCAP to develop testing standards.
Recently the company has entered into partnership with Williams Advanced Engineering to develop the aVDS, advanced Vehicle Driving Simulator, for Driver-in-the-Loop development of vehicle systems including chassis, ADAS technology and HMI.
At their facility in the UK, they design and manufacture specialist test and development tools for:
- Suspension, chassis and steering systems
- Track testing of vehicle dynamics and handling
- Testing of the next generation of advanced safety system in vehicles
- Evaluation of driverless car technology
- Noise, Vibration & Harshness (NVH) testing of powertrain assemblies
- Vehicle driving simulation
- Kinematics and compliance testing
For more than 25 years the APL-Group has provided competent and dependable engineering services
to an international customer base.
More than 1400 highly skilled and motivated employees make use of state-of-the-art test equipment
This includes more than 240 engine, gearbox, drivetrain and chassis dyno test stands. Coupled with
innovative development tools, test methods as well as complete solutions for test stands and measurement equipment, we deliver the highest quality powertrain development and validation service to our customers. Considering the value chain the development portfolio of the APL-Group comprises besides design and simulation also the development and calibration of combustion processes, exhaust aftertreatment systems and electrification strategies as well as the optimization of all emission relevant influences and parameters under real driving conditions. Using advanced technologies and efficient processes, we work effectively to deliver success to our customers in the automotive, commercial vehicle and oil industries.
The ASAP Group began as an amalgamation of existing and newly founded companies in the sector on January 1, 2010. Currently, the service provider is represented by more than 1,125 employees at eleven locations. As a partner of the automotive industry, the ASAP Group offers comprehensive development services focusing on megatrends like electromobility, self-driving vehicles and connected cars.
ASAP places strategic emphasis on future-oriented technological fi elds of electronics development such as system integration, software engineering, virtual validation, testing and the development of testing systems. ASAP also supports its customers in the areas of vehicle manufacturing, on-board power system development and CAD engineering. The company’s portfolio also includes crosscutting aspects of project, process and quality management, as well as global technical services.
atlatec is a 3D mapping company based in Karlsruhe, Germany. Atlatec creates high fidelity 3D maps with nothing but cameras and GPS. Maps can be used for autonomous driving, for validating ADAS and for use in simulations such as CarMaker.
Visit www.atlatec.de for more information.
AVL is the world's largest independent company for the development of powertrain systems with internal combustion engines as well as 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.
For further information please visit www.avl.com.
EFS is an independent consulting company focusing on future markets and technologies in the automotive and mobility industry. For 25 years now we have supported our clients, starting from product-positioning, product-development and manufacturing engineering, with respect to all technical and economic aspects as well as organizational frameworks.
EFS, based in Vienna, is executing projects in Europe, Asia and America.
Elektrobit (EB) is an award-winning and visionary global supplier of embedded and connected software products and services for the automotive industry. A leader in automotive software with over 30 years serving the industry, EB‘s software powers over 1 billion devices in more than 90 million vehicles and offers flexible, innovative solutions for connected car infrastructure, human machine interface (HMI) technologies, navigation, driver assistance, electronic control units (ECUs), and software engineering services. EB is a wholly owned subsidiary of Continental.
For more information, visit us at elektrobit.com.
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 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.
Shaping the automotive industry by developing promising and unique innovations – that is the core of all our activities. HORIBA Automotive Test Systems (ATS) is the strong partner at its customers’ side offering total solutions paired with unrivalled know-how and innovative spirit while being able to tailor each solution to the demands of its customers – from simple testing capacities to complex orders.
With its STARS Enterprise, a revolutionary laboratory management system, HORIBA closes the gap between road and laboratory, too. The cloud-based platform significantly increases the productivity and efficiency of any test facility, as well as keeping the test data integrity and accessibility at the highest level.
With over 60 years of experience and more than 40 companies worldwide, HORIBA offers total solutions to its customers with full turnkey capability, ranging from engine test systems, driveline test systems, brake test systems, wind tunnel balances to emissions test systems.
Konrad Technologies is a provider of value added and application specific automated test solutions focused at improving manufacturing operations efficiency. Konrad’s solutions leverage globally distributed engineering expertise in areas of Automotive, ADAS, Industrial, Semi-conductor, Electronics and beyond. The engineering expertise provided by Konrad Technologies enables companies to test with confidence, improve product quality and shorten time to market.
Visit www.konrad-technologies.com for more information.
KPIT is a global technology company focused on providing technology solutions and expertise to the Automotive and Transportation industry. KPIT’s expertise is spread across automotive sub-domains like e.g. Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) & Autonomous Driving (AD), AUTOSAR & In-Vehicle Networks, e-Powertrain, Diagnostics, Connected Vehicle and Infotainment. Actively involved in the automotive standardization effort, KPIT is associated member of AUTOSAR, JASPAR, GENIVI, ASAM & Open Alliance. A large talent pool with expertise in development of production grade ADAS/AD systems, System Engineering and Verification & Validation and partnerships with hardware- and sensor manufacturers, semiconductor vendors and platform provider as well as AUTOSAR and ISO 26262 standard aligned solutions are KPIT’s credentials within the ADAS/AS domain. With 31 offices in 16 countries, KPIT is strategically positioned to provide technology, competence and experience to its clients in their region.
About MBtech – A company within the AKKA Group
MBtech Group GmbH & Co. KGaA is a globally active engineering and consultancy service provider for the mobility sector. In Europe, we are one of the leading providers in the automotive, railway transportation and aerospace industries. MBtech supports manufacturers and suppliers along the entire product development process – from the design to series production. MBtech, with its headquarters in Sindelfingen, employs a workforce of approximately 3,300. Since 2012, the company has been part of the AKKA Technologies SE network, which is based in Paris.
More information available at www.mbtech-group.com
NI (ni.com) empowers engineers and scientists with a software-centric platform that incorporates modular hardware and an expansive ecosystem. The growing complexity of vehicle engines makes it challenging for engineers with short development cycles and pressure to limit costs to develop reliable HIL systems, which allow you to replicate specific parts of the embedded system and test them in a virtual environment before running real-world diagnostics on the complete system. NI’s HIL modular solutions are open and flexible and give engineers the ability to make customizations to fit the specific current and future needs of the most demanding embedded software test applications.
For more information please visit ni.com/automotive
PTV. The Mind of Movement
PTV Group takes a holistic approach that integrates all aspects of traffic, transport and logistics to create and promote sustainable mobility. Recognised as global market leader, PTV develops intelligent software solutions for transport logistics, traffic planning and traffic management. Thus cities, companies and people save time and money, enhance road safety and minimise the impact on the environment.
More than 2,500 cities deploy PTV products. Trips and routes for over one million vehicles are planned with our software. The European transport model, which encompasses all passenger transport and freight movements in Europe, is developed using PTV software. We currently have more than 700 colleagues worldwide committed to driving the high performance of our products. PTV’s headquarters, located in the heart of the Karlsruhe technology region, house the company’s centre of development and innovation. From here, PTV plans and optimises everything that moves people and goods worldwide – it's the central idea which has accompanied the Group since its foundation in 1979.
QTronic is a leading provider of tools and services for the virtual validation of automotive control software.
- Virtual ECUs with Silver: build and simulate 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. Silver setups with one or more virtual ECUs can be connected with CarMaker 6.0.2 using the FMI 2.0 co-simulation interface.
- Large Coverage Testing with TestWeaver: 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 provides driving simulation software, and 3D content, for Deep Learning Autonomous Driving, ADAS and Vehicle Dynamics testing and validation. rFpro is solely focused on ground based road vehicle simulation.
rFpro scales from a desktop Workstation to a massively parallel real-time test environment spanning multiple OEM and Tier-1 customers sharing the same virtual test environments in the cloud, connected to their autonomous driver models and human test drivers. rFpro is about accelerating your testing and validation of vehicles, vehicle sub-systems, ADAS and Autonomous software systems, in order to save money and allow you to bring quality products to market more quickly.
We are a system integrator providing customized test and measurement solutions for communication, electronic/mechatronic systems in a wide field of industrial applications.
We support customers with targeted S.E.A. off-the shelf products up to specific turnkey solutions based on the long time expertise in development, validation and verification test systems.
A major focus is the provision of test solutions with integrated RF-functionality such as GNSS-simulation, V2X communication or proprietary communications protocols. The application of Software Defined Radio Technology ensures the required flexibility and high performance of the test systems.
In the communication area S.E.A is known on Connected Car test systems including HiL-test systems based on SEA products, NI Technology and IPG CarMaker for bus,GNSS,V2X (802.11p & LTE-V) and geodata management.
As member of the ADAS iiT group we provide this competence is for full ADAS/Sensor Fusion test systems.
SET Power Systems is a leading global supplier of test systems inverters. A virtual electric motor replaces the conventionally required mechanical loading system, thus providing a complete testing environment in a lab. This solution is 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.
The P-HiL-setup makes it possible to visualize high-dynamic processes, independent of mechanical limitations. Moreover, an e-machine-emulator provides full reproducibility of fault scenarios without endangering the unit under test (UUT). As the e-machine 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. At the same time requirements stipulated by ISO 26262 can be fulfilled.
Soluzioni Ingegneria was born as start up of Politecnico di Milano University in 2004. It has an interdisciplinary team of high skills technical profiles to face to multiple innovation applications in the Mechanical, Energy, Aerospace engineering fields. Up to 10 multidisciplinary professional supporters help to fulfill specific projects requirements.
The company, having innovation in its DNA, has developed active collaborations with Universities and several research partnerships to-gether with national and international private companies. Soluzioni Ingegneria released more than 70 scientific papers in journals/conference proceedings and 5 international patents.