April 08 – 09, 2025 | Frankfurt/Hanau, Germany


automotive CAE Grand Challenge 2024

Background, Concept and Implementation

In the last 30 years computer simulation has become an indispensable tool of automotive development. 

Challenges in virtual vehicle development

Despite of significant progress in simulation technology and impressive results in industrial application there remains a number of challenges.

The Grand Challenge as a platform for dialog

The automotive CAE Grand Challenge stimulates the exchange between users, scientists and software developers in order to solve these challenges. 

Grand Challenges 2024

The Grand Challenges 2024 have been identified through a survey among the simulation experts of the international automotive industry:

  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data:

    Hybrid twins based on simulations and component tests
  • Occupant Safety:
    Human Body Models for occupant safety, including autonomous vehicles
  • Material Modeling - Focus Crash Analysis:
    Material and failure models for cast metals, especially Giga-Castings
  • CAE Process & Quality Assurance:
    Material testing, modeling & data management
  • Durability / Fatigue:
    Durability and fatigue of battery packs, their housings and supporting structures
  • Multi Simulation:
    Coupled electro/thermal/chemical/fluid analysis of batteries
  • Full Vehicle Simulation:
    Sensors and actuators in automated driving simulation

In the conference one session is dedicated to each of the most critical challenges, the "Grand Challenges".

In every session of the conference experts from industry, research and software development will explain how critical the individual challenge is for the virtual car development process and report about their efforts to overcome the challenge.