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Keynotes and highlights

After a long break with no live events it was a special highlight for us this year to finally bring together our customers, partners and colleagues from our international locations and meet in person. Two intense conference days including an accompanying trade exhibition with numerous highlights are now behind us. Here is a brief glimpse of our highlights:

Keynote from Amazon Web Services on day 1

Conference day one started with a highlight: The keynote from Luke Harvey, Principal Partner Solutions Architect Automotive at Amazon Web Services, titled „Cars in Clouds – Enabling modern software development methods with large scale testing and simulation for ADAS/AV“. In his presentation he outlined the role of cloud in ADAS and AV software development, simulation and the validation as well as verification processes and exemplified the use of CarMaker in a cloud-native workflow.

NIO Europe keynote on day 2

On day two, the presentation program was completed by a closing keynote which rounded off the technology conference. The final presentation on September 21, 2022 was a video message from Hui Zhang, Vice President NIO Europe, that dealt with NIO’s aspirations to create a positive user experience and to keep customer satisfaction high at all times. It covered NIO’s innovative developments in the field of electric mobility as well as decisive USPs that help to set oneself apart from other manufacturers.

What is more

  • 42 speakers with presentations on various projects involving virtual test driving
  • 12 exhibitors with fascinating shared projects, new products and more
  • Countless discussions and inspirations for potential future projects
  • The highest attendance in the history of Apply & Innovate
  • And much more

Complete presentation program 2022

08:00–09:00 a.m.

Registration and breakfast

09:00–09:15 a.m.

Welcome and opening


09:15–10:00 a.m.Large hall

Cars in the Cloud – Enabling Modern Software Development Methods with Large Scale Testing and Simulation for ADAS/AV

Luke Harvey, Principal Partner Solutions Architect, Automotive | Amazon Web Services Inc.

Hybrid, EV and fuel cell - Development methods for various powertrain concepts

10:30–11:00 a.m.Large hall

Development and Optimization of Hypercar Performance

Tajana Hrbud | Bugatti Rimac d.o.o.

11:00–11:30 a.m.Large hall

Battery-Related Testing for EV Simulation When Needed – A CarMaker Extension As-A-Service for Battery-Related Testing

Dr. Matthias Meyer | Pass Testing Solutions GmbH

11:30 a.m.–12:00Large hall

A Novel Test Bed Setup for Method Verification on the Example of a Shiftable Electric Axis

Dr. Felix Matthies | IAV GmbH, Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center GmbH

Scenario-based testing - Identify and generate relevant scenarios

10:30–11:00 a.m.Small hall

Evaluating the Actual Criticality of Safety-Critical Driving Situations – A Use Case for Neuro-Cognitive Traffic Models in Simulation

Lukas Brostek | cogniBIT GmbH

11:00–11:30 a.m.Small hall

An Application of Scenario Exploration for Finding New Scenarios – Development and Testing of Automated Driving Systems in Urban Scenarios

Barbara Schütt | FZI Research Center for Information Technology

11:30 a.m.–12:00Small hall

Risk Assessment in AD for the Generation of Virtual Testing Scenarios – An Innovative Tool for Sensor and Driving Function Validation

Thomas Freudenmann | EDI GmbH

CI/CT/CD - The path to software-defined vehicles

01:30–02:00 p.m.Large hall

Application of a CI/CT/CD Environment to Develop ADAS Functions

Axel Schneider | Continental Engineering Services GmbH

02:00–02:30 p.m.Large hall

Modular Virtual Assembly and Integration for SIL and HIL – Supporting Testing during the Complete Development Cycle

Mattias Eriksson | Volvo Car Corporation

02:30–03:00 p.m.Large hall

CarMaker for FDTech Digital Twin – How FDTech Utilizes CarMaker for Developing HAD Functions

Andre Müller, Dirk Martin | FDTech GmbH

Advanced driver assistance systems - Test and validate complex functions in simulation

01:30–02:00 p.m.Small hall

MeaSURe DriVe: Methods and Sensors to Understand and Regard Driver Attentiveness in Autonomous Vehicles

Eva-Maria Knoch | Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

02:00–02:30 p.m.Small hall

waveBEE V2X/C-V2X Integration with CarMaker

Niels Lichtblau | NORDSYS GmbH

02:30–03:00 p.m.Small hall

VIL Testing: Importance of Precise Reference Motion and Navigation Sensing

Laurent Chalard | GeneSys Elektronik GmbH

Development methods and test processes - Manage system complexity

04:00–04:30 p.m.Large hall

Simulation for All -Automated Tool Chain

Liam Barry, Francisco Collado | Rivian United Kingdom Ltd.

04:30–05:00 p.m.Large hall

Enabling Development of Power Supply System, Management and Prediction to Validate Major and Minor Changes in Co-Simulation – Using Real World Drives and Situations in Virtual World for Power Supply System

Stefan Kurtz | BMW Group

Sensors - Integrate real and virtual sensors into simulation

04:00–04:30 p.m.Small hall

ADAS Cross-Domain Simulation Platform – Software-In-The-Loop Solution for ADAS Systems

Irina Kaiser | Bosch Engineering GmbH

04:30–05:00 p.m.Small hall

Road to Lab – Validation of ADAS/AD Functions in Automotive with Real Sensors

Henrik Liebau | Keysight Technologies Deutschland GmbH

From 07:00 p.m.Palazzo

Evening event

08:45 a.m.


Development methods and test processes - Manage system complexity

09:00–09:30 a.m.Large hall

Development of Chassis Software with Virtual Prototypes – Co-Simulation of CarMaker with Synopsys virtual ECU

Andreas Schmidt | AUDI AG, e:fs TechHub GmbH

HPC and cloud computing - Scale virtual test driving

09:45–10:15 a.m.Large hall

Scalable ADAS/AD Cloud Simulation for L2+ SOP Autonomous System Using Ontology-Based Testing

Jianbo Tao | AVL List GmbH

10:15–10:45 a.m.Large hall

Sensor Modelling and Virtual Testing in Cloud Infrastructures

Sören Böttger, Marcel Liebald | IAV GmbH

Heavy-duty vehicles and motorcycles - Innovative application fields in simulation

09:45–10:15 a.m.Small hall

Whole Motorcycle In-the-Loop for Control Logics Best Tuning and Verification

Marco Pezzola | Soluzioni Ingegneria srl

10:15–10:45 a.m.Small hall

Energy-Efficient and Semi-Automated Truck Platooning – High-Fidelity Co-Simulation-Based Validation of Advanced Truck Platooning Control

Alexander Lukas Gratzer | Technische Universität Wien

Sensors - Integrate real and virtual sensors into simulation

11:00–11:30 a.m.Large hall

Development of Ray-Tracing-Based Automotive LiDAR Sensor Model with Standardized Interfaces

Arsalan Haider | Kempten University of Applied Sciences

11:30 a.m.–12:00Large hall

Co-Simulation of CarMaker and Ansys AVxcelerate – Proof of Concept for Automotive Camera and Radar

Ketan Bavalia | Valeo GmbH, David Auger | ANSYS, Inc.

Hybrid, EV and fuel cell - Development methods for various powertrain concepts

11:00–11:30 a.m.Small hall

V2X-Based Hybrid Powertrain Control Design and Simulation Under Connected Environment

Tielong Shen | Sophia University

11:30 a.m.–12:00Small hall

Energy Management Study Introducing Fuel Cell Technology – Coupling IPG Automotive Tools with Simulink Fuel Cell Models

Guillaume Bruniquel | Sherpa Engineering SA

Development methods and test processes - Manage system complexity

01:30–02:00 p.m.Large hall

DDS Integration within CarMaker – Integration for Enabling Connection with AD/ADAS Software

Francisco Navas | Volvo Car Corporation

02:00–02:30 p.m.Large hall

Hardware-In-The-Loop Simulation with Extended Physical Tire Models for Virtual Testing of Control Units

Francesco Calabrese | Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM

02:30–03:00 p.m.Large hall

Use of Driving Simulators with CarMaker – Applications and Potential

Stefan Vorderobermeier | AB Dynamics, Kempten University of Applied Sciences, MdynamiX AG

Advanced driver assistance systems - Test and validate complex functions in simulation

01:30–02:00 p.m.Small hall

Run-Time Verification and Virtual Homologation of ALKS – Legal Requirements as a Service

Jinwei Zhou | Kontrol GmbH

02:00–02:30 p.m.Small hall

Proving Ground Automation and Digitalization as Part of the Tool Chain for Validation of Automated Driving Functions

Uwe Burkhardt | DEKRA Automobil GmbH

02:30–03:00 p.m.Small hall

Simulation-Based Benefit Estimation of Automatic Emergency Braking in Vehicle to Pedestrian Collisions

Hironori Chaya | Toyota Motor Corporation

Scenario-based testing - Identify and generate relevant scenarios

03:30–04:00 p.m.Large hall

AI-Based Generation of Safety-Critical Scenarios for Automated Driving – Automated, Continuous and Systematic Identification of System Issues

Dr. Raphael Pfeffer | RevoAI GmbH

04:00–04:30 p.m.Large hall

ARTS: Implementation of an Adaptive Replay-To-Sim Approach Within a Scenario-Based Simulation Platform for the Safety Validation of AD Systems

Nico Weber | Opel Automobile GmbH (Stellantis N.V.), Technical University of Darmstadt

Heavy-duty vehicles and motorcycles - Innovative application fields in simulation

03:30–04:00 p.m.Small hall

AgriSIm, the Agricultural Vehicle Dynamics and Precision Farming Simulation Platform

Elisabetta Leo | Soluzioni Ingegneria srl, CREA

04:00–04:30 p.m.Small hall

Keeping with the Standard – The KION HIL Calibrator – A Test System for Test Systems

Mario Kuhn, Thorsten Pendzialek | Linde Material Handling (KION Group AG)


04:45–05:30 p.m.Large hall

Title to be announced

Hui Zhang, Group Vice President | NIO

05:30-05:45 p.m.