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JOIN THE 2022 ZERO PROTOTYPES SUMMIT COMMUNITY!



Our 2022 "ZERO PROTOTYPES Summit” (ZPS) was held on May 18th – 19th, 2022.

The two-day event catering to the global driving simulator community took place at VI-grade’s state-of-the-art technology SimCenter facility in Udine, located in the north-east of Italy.

Attendees could benefit from high-level technical presentations by industry-leading companies actively using VI-grade’s simulation, driving simulators and hardware-in-the-loop technology to improve and accelerate their product development processes.

As an additional bonus, all attendees also had an opportunity to experience VI-grade’s suite of simulators live and in action, with discipline-specific demos organized together with VI-grade’s technical partners.

 

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OUR MAIN EVENT TARGETED TO INNOVATORS IN THE WORLDWIDE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY



The ZPS event was targeted towards executive-level engineering managers and experienced design engineers from the major automotive OEMs, Tier1 suppliers, motorsport teams, universities, and research centers worldwide and boasts an impressive slate of speakers from industry-leading companies actively using VI-grade’s technology in their product development processes.

With application-specific driving simulator sessions and high-caliber keynote and technical presentations, participants could gain insight into how the major players in the worldwide automotive industry use VI-grade’s solutions to accelerate the development of new vehicles, getting ever closer to virtual sign-off with “Zero Prototypes”.

The recording of all summit presentations will be soon available on-demand after the event. 
 

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2022 ZERO PROTOTYPES SUMMIT 
INDUSTRY PRESENTATIONS - MAY 18th, 2022

(all times in CEST)


 13:30-13:50
Guido Bairati
VI-grade
Bob Ryan
HBK
 13:50-14:10
Dario Marrafuschi
Head of Product
Pirelli Tyre
 14:10-14:30
Carl Sandberg
Volvo Car Group
Henrik Hvitfeldt
Royal Institute of Technology
 14:30-14:50
Lucas Bruck
Ph.D. Candidate
McMaster University
 14:50-15:10
Guido Tosolin
Senior Manager - Chassis Development and Vehicle Dynamics Simulation
Applus+ IDIADA
 15:10-15:30
Rutger Uil
Vehicle Dynamics Engineer – T&PS Product Development
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
 16:05-16:25
Giuseppe Sgoluppi
Automobili Lamborghini
Alfredo Corollaro
Bridgestone EMIA
 16:25-16:45
Marco Fainello
Addfor S.p.A. | Danisi Engineering
Claudio Annicchiarico
Meccanica 42
 16:45-17:05
Peter Stoker
Chief Engineer - Connected and Autonomous Vehicle
UTAC
 17:10-17:30
Sergio Matteo Savaresi
Professor
Politecnico di Milano
 17:30-17:50
Peter D'Urso
Multimatic Inc.
Kevin Marion
Multimatic Inc.

2022 ZERO PROTOTYPES SUMMIT 
INDUSTRY PRESENTATIONS - MAY 19th, 2022

(all times in CEST)


 13:30-13:50
Roberto De Vecchi
Product Development Manager
VI-grade
 13:50-14:10
Christoph Ortmann
Vice President, HiL
VI-grade
 14:10-14:30
Glenn Pietila
Subject Matter Expert - Propulsion System Sound Quality
General Motors
 14:30-14:50
Christopher Mills
NVH Manager
Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center GmbH
 14:50-15:10
Colin Novak
Engineering Professor - Acoustician
University of Windsor
 15:10-15:30
Flavio Farroni
Megaride
Gabriele Fichera
BE CAE & Test
 16:05-16:25
Stefan Plaettner
Research Associate | Driving simulator
Technische Universität Dresden
 16:25-16:45
Jens Dornhege
Technical Specialist - EPAS Features and Functions
Ford Werke GmbH
 16:45-17:05
Alastair Evanson
assured-cav.com | CAV & ADAS | Commercial Leadership | Strategy & Innovation | Mobility
HORIBA MIRA
 17:05-17:10
Vince Van
Technical Manager, China
VI-grade
 17:10-17:20
Tony Spagnuolo
Vice President, Business Development
VI-grade

EXPERIENCE OUR DRIVING SIMULATORS AND HiL RIGS



In-person attendees also had the unique opportunity to experience VI-grade’s extensive product line of driving simulators live and in action at the SimCenter Udine.

In detail, the full range of VI-grade’s Driving Simulators, specifically targeted to discipline-oriented applications (Ride & Handling, NVH, ADAS & AV, HMI and Motorsports), has been made available for attendees to experience: DESKTOP and DESKTOP NVH Simulator, COMPACT and COMPACT NVH Simulator, STATIC Simulator, DiM150 DYNAMIC Simulator, DiM400 Cable-Driven Simulator.

In alignment with the mission of HBK’s recently formed Virtual Test Division, the Summit also showcased a series of HiL rigs aimed at demonstrating how embedded controllers can be tested with actual hardware components (i.e. steering, brake, camera, and others) that simulate real world conditions long before the final system is integrated.

 

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RELIVE THE 2022 ZERO PROTOTYPES SUMMIT!


We are happy to announce that more than 200 professionals belonging to the international driving simulator community joined us for the in-person portion of the 2022 ZERO PROTOTYPES Summitl at SimCenter Udine, Italy.

In total, we also received more than 1500 registrations for the virtual event.

It is possible to access the recordings of the presentations sessions at the following link:

 

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