First speakers announced for 2022 Zero Prototypes Summit


VI-grade has announced the preliminary roster of speakers and sponsors for its 2022 Zero Prototypes Summit (ZPS), to be held on 18-19 May 2022 at the company’s technology SimCenter facility in Udine, located in the north-east of Italy. A simultaneous live broadcast of all summit presentations is also planned.

These presentations will illustrate how leaders in the worldwide automotive industry use cutting-edge simulation, driving simulators and hardware-in-the-loop technologies to accelerate the development of new vehicles, getting ever closer to virtual sign-off without using prototype vehicles.

Keynote and technical presentations will be delivered by executives from General Motors and Hyundai, as well as by professors and faculty advisors from Canada’s University of Windsor and McMaster University. Additional keynote and technical presentations from the VI-grade user community will be announced soon.

The Summit will also feature a technical showcase area, where partner companies can connect with attendees and demonstrate their technologies.

Confirmed sponsors of the Summit to date are: Applus+ IDIADA, Danisi Engineering, Rebel Dynamics, MegaRide, SAGInoMIYA, Barco, Concurrent Real-Time, Horiba MIRA, Imtec Engineering, Multimatic, Rescale, Smart Eye, 3D Mapping, Cosin Scientific Software, Domeprojection, Fraunhofer ITWM, Konrad Technologies, Meccanica42, Almatec and Screenline.

“We will be holding dedicated driving sessions at the SimCenter in Udine during the ZPS.  This is a unique opportunity for our community to experience our extensive product line of driving simulators with our partners’ integrated technologies, live and in action,” said Guido Bairati, managing director of VI-grade.

Registration for the 2022 Zero Prototypes Summit is open at

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