Who we are

At IPG Automotive, we are developing pioneering simulation solutions consisting of software as well as hardware components for virtual vehicle development.

With our comprehensive solutions, we are equipping the entire mobility industry, from OEMs to suppliers, and support customers all around the globe to advance innovations and digitalize development processes.

As pioneers for virtual test driving, we constantly have been expanding our expertise since 1984 and understand the challenges our customers are facing. A globally located team of experts and tailored products help to master these challenges and to successfully stay on course in a constantly evolving market.

Key facts:

1984: Foundation of IPG Automotive

1600 man-years of development

16 locations worldwide

2. generation: Family-owned business

440+ employees worldwide

38+ years CarMaker simulation solution

20+ years experience in simulating autonomous driving

180+ collaborations with companies, universities, etc.

Our team

Many faces stand behind IPG Automotive. Every day, employees with a variety of skills shape the products and collaboration in our company. Even though our hundreds of experts are located all around the world, we are calling ourselves a family since 1984. This is not only because we feel connected through our common goals, but also because we have always been a family-run company. To meet the requirements of the company size and to cover the vast spectrum of topics, CEO Steffen Schmidt has been leading IPG Automotive jointly with a three-person Management team since 2023.

All in all, we combine the team spirit of a family business with the innovation strength and professionalism of a global group in our activities.


Discover significant milestones from the foundation to our latest successes.

Discover our milestones

2024 is a special year for us: We are celebrating our 40th anniversary.

Anniversary page


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