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Survey Identifies the Current, Critical Challenges of automotive CAE - Call for Papers for the automotive CAE Grand Challenge 2024

In preparation for the conference, we have identified the current, critical challenges of automotive CAE through a survey of CAE experts in the international automotive industry. At the conference, one session will be dedicated to each of the 7 most critical challenges, the so-called "Grand Challenges".

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Seminar: Introduction to the Python Programming Language

article imageThe seminar provides a sound introduction to the basics of the Python programming language. This also includes an introduction to object-oriented programming. Practical exercises will cover the processing of text-based files from the CAE environment. After the seminar, participants will be able to familiarize themselves with the Python interfaces of CAE software products. The trainer Dr. André Backes studied mathematics at the University of Duisburg and was a research assistant at the Institute of Mathematics at the Humboldt University in Berlin from 2000 to 2006. His doctorate at the Chair of Numerical Mathematics led him into the CAE environment. He has been working at TECOSIM GmbH since 2006.

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Tokai University Solar Car Team Finishes the Race

article imageAchieved superior aerodynamic performance of the car body by conducting highly accurate analysis with 700 million elements considering actual wind conditions. The Tokai University Solar Car Team competed in the Challenger Class, in which they drove 3,000 km through the harsh Australian desert at a cruising speed of over 90 km/h using only a small amount of energy generated from sunlight. The team has competed in the BWSC, held every two years in recent years, since 1993 and won the championship twice in a row in 2009 and 2011.

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VIRTUAL: How Much does the Injury Risk Differ Between Average Female and Male Anthropometry?

article imageDifferences in injury risk between females and males are often reported in field data analysis. The aim of this study was to investigate the differences in kinematics and injury risks between average female and male anthropometry in two exemplary use cases. A simulation study comprising the newly introduced VIVA+ human body models (HBM) was performed for two use cases. The first use case relates to whiplash associated disorders sustained in rear impacts and the second to femur fractures in pedestrians impacted by passenger cars as field data indicates that females have higher injury risk compared to males in these scenarios.


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AI Model Speeds Up High-resolution Computer Vision

article imageResearchers from MIT, the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, and elsewhere have developed a more efficient computer vision model that vastly reduces the computational complexity of this task. Their model can perform semantic segmentation accurately in real-time on a device with limited hardware resources, such as the on-board computers that enable an autonomous vehicle to make split-second decisions.

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AutoForm-ToolDeflect - Efficient Analysis and Compensation of Elastic Tool Deflection

article imageAutoForm Engineering presents the newly developed software AutoForm-ToolDeflect. The software enables the efficient analysis and compensation of elastic tool deflection, a process known as over-crowning. The software can be used both in the early phase of method planning and in the final validation phase, allowing users to avoid unnecessary tryout loops and thereby improve production efficiency.

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FISITA Awards an Applus+ IDIADA Paper that Develops a Methodology to Create a Virtual Model of a Hydrogen Vehicle From Real Data

article imageUsing in-house data analysis tools, the team is able to identify the characteristics of the vehicle's components and energy management strategies to create a validated simulation model with an error of less than 3 % in hydrogen consumption. The simulation platform covers all key aspects of an FCEV, from the fuel cell and balance-of-plant components, to the high-voltage battery, the electric motor and the vehicle model itself.

Image: Applus+ IDIADA

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From Zero to One Hundred in 0.956 Seconds

article imageWith their self-built electric racing car "mythen", students from ETH Zurich and Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts have broken the previous acceleration world record. The car accelerated from 0 to 100 km/h in just 0.956 seconds and 12.3 meters.

Image: ETH Zurich / Alessandro Della Bella

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EcoPass3D: Sustainable Product Development with Digital Twins in the Digital Product Passport

article imageThe joint research project EcoPass3D, funded by the state of Baden-Württemberg, is developing content for the Digital Product Passport (DPP) adopted at European level. It aims to show companies how they can use the DPP to develop more eco-efficient and eco-effective processes and products. TECOSIM is leading the consortium and is working with renowned research partners such as Fraunhofer and the University of Stuttgart.


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HORIBA MIRA opens Driving Simulator Centre to Enhance Next-generation Vehicle Attribute Engineering

article imageAutomotive engineering, test and development consultancy HORIBA MIRA has launched its new Driving Simulator Centre at its UK head office in Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Featuring cutting-edge driver-in-the-loop simulator technology, supported by HORIBA MIRA's unparalleled engineering service and consultancy, the Driving Simulator Centre affirms HORIBA MIRA's position as a leading global provider of vehicle attribute engineering.


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Volvo Cars Opens New, State-of-the-art Software Testing Center in Sweden

article imageThe new generation of fully electric Volvo cars is hardware designed, but software-defined. This creates exciting new models like the flagship EX90 SUV and the small yet mighty EX30 SUV that become better over time thanks to regular, over-the-air software updates. As part of that strategy, Volvo continuously invests in in-house software development and testing capabilities. Today, Volvo reveals one of their biggest investments to date: a new, state-of-the-art software testing center in Gothenburg, Sweden that amplifies their capacity for integrated software testing at all levels.

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DS Automobiles Integrates ChatGPT

article imageDS IRIS SYSTEM, available across the entire DS 3, DS 4, DS 7 and DS 9 range, is now enriched with ChatGPT AI to enable users to enjoy a revolutionary conversational experience onboard the vehicle, ensuring the access to useful information and the ability to complete a multitude of tasks. Thanks to the integration of this new feature, the DS onboard voice recognition system takes on a new dimension by becoming a digital assistant devoted to the travel experience.

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IVECO BUS Relies on Virtual IC.IDO Simulation in their Vehicle Development Process

article imageWith the help of virtual reality headsets, the vehicle can be viewed in an immersive environment, one can walk around the product in a realistic 1:1 scale environment, access the tools if necessary, interact with new product concepts, anticipate potential problems and thus enable rapid decision-making by those involved. Virtual prototyping is one of the most innovative methods for optimizing development times, verifying feasibility and ensuring consistency in production processes.

Image: IVECO

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AI Protection and Certification from the Perspective of Companies

article imageThe use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the private and professional environment is continuously increasing. At the same time, regulations on AI protection and certification are being discussed at European level. The Fraunhofer Institutes IAO and IPA have therefore analyzed the current regulatory measures and summarized the requirements and needs of companies in a new white paper.

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Order the automotive CAECompanion 2023/24 Now!

article imageThe new automotive CAECompanion 2023/2024 provides comprehensive information on our conferences and seminars in CAE and engineering. On over 70 pages of CAE knowledge, experts provide valuable information on the theory and application of numerical simulation in CAE-based vehicle development.

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carhs.training Customer-specific Seminars On-site or Online

article imagecarhs.training offers all seminars as in-house and as online seminars at attractive conditions. Talk to us!

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Seminars and Events

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carhs.training seminars and events for automotive safety.

All seminars are available as in-house trainings in both German and English!

Static and Dynamic Analysis of Long-Fibre-Reinforced Plastics
01.12.2023 in Alzenau
Prof. Dr. Thomas Karall - Hof University of Applied Sciences EUR 980
NCAP - New Car Assessment Programs: Tests, Assessment Methods, Ratings
04.12.2023 - 08.12.2023 Online,
Direktor & Professor Andre Seeck - BASt - Federal Highway Reserach Institute EUR 1650
Introduction to Passive Safety of Vehicles
05.12.2023 - 08.12.2023 Online
Ralf Reuter - carhs.training gmbh EUR 1650
Introduction to the Python Programming Language
05.12.2023 - 08.12.2023 Online
Dr. André Backes - TECOSIM GmbH EUR 1650
UpDate Seminar Euro NCAP 2023
12.12.2023 - 13.12.2023 in Hanau
Euro NCAP Experts EUR 1850
Pedestrian Protection - Development Strategies
05.02.2024 - 06.02.2024 in Alzenau
Maren Finck - carhs.training gmbh EUR 830
Design of Composite Structures
06.02.2024 - 09.02.2024 Online
Dr. Roland Hinterhölzl - University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria EUR 1390
Head Impact on Vehicle Interiors: FMVSS 201 and UN R21
06.02.2024 in Alzenau
Torsten Gärtner - Opel Automobile GmbH EUR 830
Euro NCAP - Compact
07.02.2024 in Alzenau
Ralf Reuter - carhs.training gmbh EUR 830
Automated Driving - Safeguarding and Market Introduction
07.02.2024 - 08.02.2024 Online
Udo Steininger - TÜV SÜD Rail GmbH EUR 830
Material Models of Metals for Crash Simulation
08.02.2024 in Alzenau
Dr.-Ing. Helmut Gese - MATFEM - Partnerschaft Dr. Gese & Oberhofer EUR 830
Passenger Cars in Low-Speed Crashes
19.02.2024 - 20.02.2024 Online,
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Bachem - Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences EUR 830
Introduction to Passive Safety of Vehicles
20.02.2024 - 21.02.2024 in Alzenau
Ralf Reuter - carhs.training gmbh EUR 1390
Development of Frontal Restraint Systems meeting Legal and Consumer Protection Requirements
20.02.2024 - 23.02.2024 Online
Kai Golowko - Bertrandt Ingenieurbüro GmbH EUR 1390
Virtual Testing in Vehicle Safety Regulations and NCAP
21.02.2024 - 22.02.2024 Online
Dr.-Ing. Andre Eggers - BASt - Federal Highway Research Institute EUR 830
Material Models of Composites for Crash Simulation
22.02.2024 in Alzenau
Prof. Dr. Thomas Karall - Hof University of Applied Sciences EUR 830
Product Liability in the Automobile Industry
26.02.2024 - 29.02.2024 Online
Hans-Georg Lohrmann - Quality-Reliability-Safety Consultant EUR 1390
NVH - Background, Practice and Simulation Methodology
27.02.2024 - 28.02.2024 in Alzenau
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dietmar Jennewein - Darmstadt UAS, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Zopp - RheinMain UAS EUR 1390
NCAP - New Car Assessment Programs: Tests, Assessment Methods, Ratings
27.02.2024 - 01.03.2024 Online,
Direktor & Professor Andre Seeck - BASt - Federal Highway Research Institute EUR 1390
High Speed Cameras Workshop
29.02.2024 in Alzenau
Dr.-Ing. Thomas Weber - High Speed Vision GmbH EUR 830

Please find the full list of seminars at our website.

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