Open House Local Edition USA

The CarMaker product family on tour

More than 170 attendees gathered on June 4 in Plymouth, Michigan, to attend the first-ever Open House Local Edition in the US. The new international event format that focuses on the highlights of the latest CarMaker product family release was an instant success. Visitors were able to gain a profound insight into our tools’ capabilities and were excited to discover the variety of new features introduced in version 8.0.

The day started off with an inspiring keynote on “High-Fidelity Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation for Enabling Efficient and High-Quality Development of Steering and Dynamics Performance” delivered by Dr. John Yu, Chief Engineer Dynamics Performance Research at Honda R&D Americas, Inc. The event also featured two customer presentations by Collin Smalley, Robert Bosch LLC, who gave a talk on virtual vehicle prototypes, and Dr. Kevin Kefauver, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, who shed light on the safe deployment of automated driving systems.

In three live sessions, colleagues from headquarters and our subsidiary in the US joined forces to take the audience deep into the world of our products, providing both valuable background knowledge and a first-hand look at the new features in live demos. More applications awaited interested visitors in the exhibition, where ten partners and exhibitors showcased their latest developments.

You would like to know more? Take a look at our photo gallery to get a first impression of the event.