12.03.2024 | Karlsruhe

The meeting point for the virtual test driving industry

Our Open House Germany will take place on March 12, 2024.

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March 12, 2024


Free of charge

Presentation language

German & English including simultaneous interpretation

Target group

Experts and other interested parties from the automotive manufacturing and supplier industries as well as Partner and Partner's customers



Registration & Breakfast


Welcome and Introduction

Steffen Schmidt | Andreas Höfer


Keynote: "The Ioniq 5 N - Breaking Boundaries and Bringing Emotions to the Road -
How Software shaped Hyundai's First High Performance EV"

Timo Schöning (Head of Department – Chassis | Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center GmbH)


Coffee Break

Session 1

"Transformation of Workflows – from Test Track to Cloud Nine”

Insights into the transformation of efficient simulation workflows

Showcase how VIRTO can enable further scale of virtual vehicle development

Dr. Michael Kochem | Jan Stehle | Adrian Schöllhorn



Session 2

"Scenario-Based Real-Time Testing with CarMaker”

Simulation of a full ADAS/AV sensor setup in real-time for HIL

Testing of software defined vehicle components for different application areas

Markus Spadinger | Verena Wolf | Nithesh Kattathar


Coffee Break

Session 3

"CarMaker in a Data-Driven Development Workflow”

How to generate synthetic training data with CarMaker

Realistic sensor simulation for perception algorithms

Mark Unbescheiden | Martin Herrmann | Fabrizio Savarino



Steffen Schmidt | Martin Elbs | Ralf Sauer

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3D Mapping Solutions based in Holzkirchen and Pittsburgh is the leading expert for highly accurate road data. Our solutions from pointclouds to digital twins support customer development such as vehicle dynamics, noise&vibration, ADAS, autonomous driving and driving simulators. By addressing these critical applications, we empower our clients to make informed decisions and reduce development time.

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AIP (member of APL Group), based near Munich, has been developing and manufacturing customized test systems for almost all types of road vehicles and their components for more than 20 years. AIP is active in the R&D /quality control of the development and production centers of almost all major vehicle manufacturers, their suppliers and testing organizations at home and abroad. The innovative AIP testing technologies are also used in the fields of E-mobility, battery- and H2-research, autonomous driving (AD) and in the research of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).


Akkodis is a global digital engineering company and Smart Industry leader that enables clients to accelerate and advance in their digital transformation with Consulting, Solutions, Talent, and Academy services.

Building on four decades of combined pioneering heritage and engineering track record, Akkodis is a trusted partner to the world’s industries. We co-create and pioneer solutions that help to solve major challenges, from accelerating the clean energy transition and green mobility. Akkodis was formed in early 2022 when Modis, the Adecco Group’s high-tech services business, was combined with AKKA, a leader in engineering R&D services. Today, the company employs 50,000 tech experts across 30 countries and is one of the leading global service companies in the Smart Industry.

Smart Industry is where engineering, IT, and digital converge into a connected world. It is about driving real change and enabling the transformation of products, services, processes, and business models for a smarter and more sustainable tomorrow.

ANSYS Inc, is the leading provider of engineering simulation solutions at the heart of the disruptive innovations shaping the future of the transportation and mobility industry. Engineering simulation is the only way to deliver the safer, more sustainable electric, connected and autonomous transportation and mobility experiences of the future. Building on a foundation of core vehicle engineering solutions – from aerodynamics to lighting to light weighting and crash simulation – Ansys’ software is enabling the industry to bring innovation to market faster, at lower cost and risk and with greater product quality. Companies across the automotive ecosystem, from global OEMs to start-ups rely on Ansys to engineer what’s ahead.

Founded in 1970, Ansys employs globally nearly 6,000 professionals. Our engineers are experts in their fields including finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, semiconductor, electronics and electromagnetics, optics, systems and software, multidisciplinary design optimization, materials and digital mission engineering. Headquartered south of Pittsburgh, USA, the company has more than 75 global locations and a network of channel partners around the world.

Apex.AI is an international developer of safety-certified base software, enabling a faster transition to software-defined vehicles and software-defined mobility. The company’s software products are based on proven open-source software, such as ROS or Eclipse iceoryx. Through a proprietary process, we add what is necessary to support commercial and safety-critical applications such as functional safety, real-time determinism and flawless performance. The company's flagship product is Apex.Grace, an automotive-grade, real-time, reliable software development kit. Apex.AI’s headquarters is located in Palo Alto, CA, USA, with offices in Berlin, Munich, Stuttgart in Germany, Gothenburg in Sweden, Tokyo in Japan and Pangyo in South Korea. To date, Apex.AI has raised over $75 million USD from world-class venture, financial and strategic investors, including AGCO, Airbus Ventures, Canaan, Continental AG, Daimler Truck, HELLA Ventures, Jaguar Land Rover’s InMotion Ventures, Lightspeed, Orillion, Toyota Ventures, Volvo Group Venture Capital and ZF.

Automatum Data

Automatum Data: Specialized in scalable, validated data generation for the movement of all traffic objects. Comprehensive flight permission with multi-drone technology produces precise data sets and sortable scenarios for ADAS and AD: Miles long, real-world, searchable. Highly automated cloud pipeline ensures quality and repeatability. Usable in common formats and established software.

Elektrobit is an award-winning and visionary global vendor of embedded and connected software products and services for the automotive industry. A leader in automotive software with over 35 years serving the industry, Elektrobit's software powers over five billion devices in more than 600 million vehicles and offers flexible, innovative solutions for car infrastructure software, connectivity & security, automated driving and related tools, and user experience. Elektrobit is a wholly-owned, independently-operated subsidiary of Continental.

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Foretellix is the leading provider of safety-driven verification and validation solutions for Automated Driving Systems & ADAS. Foretellix’s Foretify™️ platform helps automotive, trucking, and mining customers to ensure safety, reduce development costs, and accelerate time-to-market. Foretellix is headquartered in Israel, with offices in the US, Europe, and Asia.

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For nearly 30 years, GeneSys develops high-precision and innovative sensor-systems for demanding test and measurement applications. Laser measurement technology and inertial sensors are used to capture precise position and motion data of vehicles. The GNSS-based inertial system ADMA was developed especially for vehicle-dynamics-analysis, ADAS-evaluations in the automotive sector and Virtual Testing solutions such as VIL.

iMAR Navigation GmbH ist seit mehr als 30 Jahren bekannt für genauste automobile Vermessungstechnik auf Prüfgelände und öffentlicher Straße. Die Geräte der Serie iTraceRT-MVT liefern die Fahrzeugtrajektorie und Bewegungsdynamik mit am Markt unübertroffener Genauigkeit als Plug & Play Lösung. Wir unterstützen unsere Kunden bis zur vollständigen Integration vor Ort (Integrations-Engineering).

KS Engineers

KS ENGINEERS combines knowledge in the fields of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, electronics, modelling, simulation, control as well as information technology to supply test benches for the automotive and industrial engine industries.

We can claim technological leadership with regard to dynamics and precision of control. About 600 employees put into practice more than 40 years of experience and continuous R&D.

KS ENGINEERS offer perfectly customised high-end solutions in the fields of E-Mobility and combustion-engined technology for engine, drivetrain, component and complete vehicle testing.

Our services:

  • Test system KS-R2R Road to Rig for powertrain optimization in complete vehicles
  • Chassis dynamometers
  • Drivetrain test rigs KS-R2R Road to Rig
  • Engine and gearbox test benches
  • Hybrid and electric drive testing equipment
  • Battery test benches
  • Test rigs for components of engines and drivetrains, e.g. balancing shafts, clutch, starter generator, pumps, vibration dampers, brakes, etc.
  • Components for test systems like automation system, frequency converters, battery simulators and testers, conditioning devices for all media etc.
  • Planning and consultancy for complete projects comprising testing equipment and infrastructure
  • Testing Services

As an affiliated institute of Munich University of Applied Sciences, MdynamiX AG is a scientific partner as well as an innovative service provider and manufacturer of smart test systems for the automotive industry. MdynamiX AG offers groundbreaking concepts and solutions in the areas of automated driving, vehicle dynamics & comfort, acoustics and NVH. The MXacademy educates engineers for the new mobility.

At OxTS, we have been pushing the performance limits from MEMS-based GNSS/INS for over 20 years. Today, thousands of engineers collect and use position, orientation and dynamics data to develop and deploy vehicles globally. Our focus on robustness and scalability has led to our GNSS/INS systems becoming the go-to solution for automotive testing and an attractive alternative to FOG-based systems.

rFpro, a member of the AB Dynamics Group plc, provides a simulation environment for the automotive and motorsport industries. It is used for the development and testing of autonomous vehicles, ADAS, vehicle dynamics and human factor studies. rFpro’s automotive customers are the world’s largest car manufacturers, tier one suppliers and sensor developers. We enable them to simulate, test and validate new sensors, control systems and vehicle hardware systems. The top ten OEMs that were early adopters of rFpro technology have already launched road cars which started their development, not on a test track, but in a rFpro’s virtual environment.

The Rohde & Schwarz technology group is among the trailblazers when it comes to paving the way for a safer and connected world with its leading solutions in test & measurement, technology systems, and networks & cybersecurity. Founded nearly 90 years ago, the group is a reliable partner for industry and government customers around the globe. On June 30, 2022, Rohde & Schwarz had around 13,000 employees worldwide. The independent group achieved a net revenue of EUR 2.53 billion in the 2021/2022 fiscal year (July to June). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany.

S.E.A. Datentechnik GmbH

S.E.A. provides customized test & measurement systems for communica􀆟on & electronic/mechatronic systems. A key focus of S.E.A. is a comprehensive por􀆞olio for V2X tes􀆟ng for RF, use case and full ADAS HIL tes􀆟ng. S.E.A.'s V2X solu􀆟ons include V2X, GNSS, in-vehicle and traffic emula􀆟on (via IPG CarMaker). The test systems provide an efficient workflow through S.E.A.'s TestMaster so􀅌ware.

Sensodrive is a German high-tech company specializing in the development of torque sensors and robotic joints with integrated torque control. With its market-leading force feedback products for high-end driving simulators, Sensodrive has been a technology leader for decades and is the preferred supplier of high-tech simulator products in industry and science.

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Founded in 2004, SI emerged as an innovative startup and technological partner in automotive. Our mission: to drive innovation, seen in our turn-key solutions (AgriSI, EVE, OneBoxVIL, Stc/Dyn Simulators) and engineering portfolio. We aim to help customers reduce time-to-market and harness innovation in development, by applying our expertise in X-in-the-loop methodologies for future challenges.

Spirent provides innovative products, services, and managed solutions that address the test, assurance, and automation challenges of a new generation of technologies from the lab to the real world, including 5G, SD-WAN, Wi-Fi, O-RAN, cloud, autonomous vehicles, and beyond.

STÄHLE GmbH is a global operating company providing automotive test systems as robot drivers, steering or actuator systems & shift robots. They operate at most automotive companies world-wide for application like emission testing, mileage accumulation, acoustic, climatic, EMC, R&D, etc. STÄHLE GmbH enables the bridge from test-cell tests / applications to proving ground tests / as well as simulation (SIL, HIL, VIL).

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Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) is the Silicon to Software™ partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications we rely on every day. As an S&P 500 company, Synopsys has a long history of being a global leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP and offers the industry's broadest portfolio of application security testing tools and services. Whether you're a system-on-chip (SoC) designer creating advanced semiconductors, or a software developer writing more secure, high-quality code, Synopsys has the solutions needed to deliver innovative products. Learn more at

Tracetronic supports with software products and innovative solutions for the development and safeguarding of complex embedded systems in vehicles. Our focus is on sustainable solutions for an automated test process in all phases of software development. With our tools ecu.test, trace.check and, we enable end-to-end workflows in the DevOps process.

With our powerful proprietary software tools and our long experience in 3D terrain development, we are pushing the boundaries of the simulation and automotive market when it comes to detail, quality, size, efficiency and realism of digital environments! Use our flagship product Trian3DBuilder to create photo-realistic 3D terrains by automatically processing real-world data or using procedural approaches.