15th Graz Symposium VIRTUAL VEHICLE

Once again, the Graz Symposium VIRTUAL VEHICLE attracted a professional audience from all over the world. The globally recognised event was able to shine with top-class speakers again this year. Shivam Rastogi and Stefan Friedrich (both Siemens Healthcare GmbH) talked about digital twins as a new paradigm for decision making in healthcare. Jan Becker (President, CEO and Co-Founder of Apex.AI, Inc.) delivered a much-acclaimed keynote on the question: “What if cars could be as easy to program as smartphones are today?”

With these topics, the GSVF 2022 served as a platform to discuss recent advances in system integration and virtual validation and its optimal coexistence with physical testing. It mainly focused on methods, tools, data, and processes for virtual validation. The symposium thus takes current trends into account: at the moment, the industry moves away from strictly vertical to broadly horizontal vehicle system development approaches. So collaboration, virtualization, and agile-enriched processes are vital to cope with related complexity, uncertainties, quality, costs and timely delivery, to ultimately accelerate system delivery ensuring global competitiveness and market-shares.

VIRTUAL VEHICLE CEO Jost Bernasch delivered his keynote on the “Credibility of Simulation”. Credibility comes along with transparency and sustainability, so advanced technologies have to improve these key issues. In this regard, VIRTUAL VEHICLE stands for long-term establishment and stability and is known as a recognized international player, a strategic partner for road & rail and continuously brings innovations to the market. These efforts made VIRTUAL VEHICLE Europe’s largest research center for virtual vehicle development.

During his speech, Jost Bernasch presented several current projects, such as UPSIM (Unleash Potentials In Simulation). The main aim of this project is the transparent and bilateral understanding of modelling and simulation quality. He also presented the EXPLORE Data Context Hub. It’s purpose is to make knowledge of heterogeneous data and relations visible and understandable and enabling performant exploration and utilization of data. Bernasch highlighted that VIRTUAL VEHICLE thinks beyond the term “vehicle” and considers entire systems and interactions. Therefore, the transfer of system simulation and virtual validation into other domains will be a stronger focus medium term.