Virtual Engineering 2020
March 25 - March 26
Virtual Engineering 2020 will explore current trends and future potential developments in product engineering as the increased use of virtual toolchains – as opposed to discrete computer-aided engineering applications – becomes central to future vehicle development. A key focus will be on virtual product development, which combines a right-first-time design approach with more efficient physical testing through the elimination of prototype hardware stages in the development process.
The full programme for Virtual Engineering 2020 revealed today includes presentations by representatives of BP, CM Labs, d2h AERO, ETAS, Ford UK and Ford US, NIST, Oxford Brookes University, the University of Brighton, Warwick Manufacturing Group and Ricardo. The themes covered by these presentations reflect the increasing focus of the automotive industry on wide-scale electrification and hybridization, as well as the reduction or elimination of emissions. Particular areas of focus will include software tools, techniques and methods for virtual calibration, simulation and product development of electric drive systems, digital twin applications, model-based systems development, the application of virtual reality models, and novel approaches in virtual engineering. The conference will include site visits and interactive sessions using both software and vehicle demonstrators.