Open House 2018 - The meeting point for the virtual test driving industry

Innovative ideas for virtual testing in vehicle development

At our Open House, a whole day was devoted to virtual test driving. After many successful years of hosting the event in Karlsruhe, we welcomed our guests at Open House 2018 in an even bigger location in Darmstadt. Employees of IPG Automotive presented the latest in virtual prototyping technology, the automotive systems engineering method, and last but not least, the new features of the release 7.0 of the CarMaker product family. In live sessions, we demonstrated new features of the release 7.0 that will help you establish virtual test driving even more firmly as part of your development process.

This year's keynote by Continental Corporation addressed the challenges involved in the development, testing, and validation of advanced driver assistance systems and highly automated driving functions, and how to meet these using virtual test driving. At our IPG Automotive booths, we showed our visitors how to profit from a broad range of possible applications of virtual test driving throughout all stages of the vehicle development process. As a solution provider, we help you establish virtual test driving as part of your development process. We hope that we’ll see you at next year’s Open House where we’ll once again present the latest in virtual test driving.

Here are some impressions of Open House 2018.

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Release 7.0 highlights

  • CarMaker on HPC clusters
  • ISO driver model & real driver
  • Radar sensor models
  • New RS interfaces
  • Scenario generation & Scenario Editor
  • Interface for ROS middleware


  • RDX Test Generator
  • Use of virtual ECUs
  • Bus configurator for FlexRay
  • NVIDIA DRIVE PX2 link to CarMaker
  • Test bench integration
  • IPGControl 2.0