An accompanying trade exhibition will be taking place again next to the function rooms on both conference days. In numerous booths, manufacturers and suppliers of the automotive industry will present the latest developments and interesting services to the specialist audience.
For more than 35 years Anthony Best Dynamics (ABD) provide leading technology such as K&C test stands, driving robots, path following systems, driverless test systems and herewith synchronizable autonomous soft crash targets. Even a mixed operation of the vehicles and external actuators became a reality in the meantime. Over 1000 ABD systems are in operation worldwide, from a single driving robot up to systems for the driverless operation of multiple vehicles as well as pedestrian and soft targets . The quality and robustness of ABDs systems is unsurpassed and proves by the fact that ABDs first robot systems are still in use.
A wide product range of fast and non-destructive installable actuators meet the demands for most different applications such as driving dynamic tests, autonomous misuse or rough road testing, EuroNCAP AEB test, evaluation of ADAS systems, durability tests, parking and crash tests, truck homologation and stationary applications on test stands and much more. Even when every needed robot has been installed in the vehicle, a human can still drive the vehicle normally. Every ABD solution is seamless integrated with others, uses the same intuitive multilingual and touchscreen enabled software interface which reduces the training effort substantially.
AVL is the world's largest independent company for development, simulation and testing technology of powertrains (hybrid, combustion engines, transmission, electric drive, batteries and software) for passenger cars, trucks and large engines.
Development of Powertrain Systems:AVL develops and improves all kinds of powertrain systems and is a competent partner to the engine and automotive industry. In addition AVL develops and markets the simulation methods which are necessary for the development work.
Engine Instrumentation and Test Systems:The products of this business area comprise all the instruments and systems required for engine and vehicle testing.
Advanced Simulation Technologies:The developed simulation software is focusing on design and optimization of powertrain systems and covers all phases of the development process.
The Chassis: Optimising Ride Comfort, Guaranteeing Vehicle Dynamics, Ensuring Safety
All cars are characterised by requirementsregarding vehicle dynamics, ride comfort and handling. The increasing use of electronic traction control systems and driver assistance systems demand the close integration of electronicsdevelopment into the overall development process. Optimising energy efficiencyand minimising power losses have a strong influence on the potentials for reducing CO2 in the vehicle.
Bertrandt offers a comprehensive range of services for the chassis – from the development of mechanical and mechatronic components to the design and testing of chassis properties. Also in the field of axles, brakes and steering systems, Bertrandt is a reliable partner for its customers in providing future-oriented and innovative development solutions.
Bharat Forge designs, produces and delivers complex aluminum and steel components including machining and assembling for the fields “chassis and engine”.
It has been proved that car manufacturers closely work with their supplier right from the start. Involved at an early stage, our developers design a forgeable component on the basis of the given space within the vehicle. They contribute their knowledge from material selection up to automated series production. With the help of topology and shape optimization, they design the component as lightly as possible, but never at the expense of safety.
Bharat Forge Global Holding is wholly owned by Bharat Forge Limited and combines its activities outside India. This includes the German companies Bharat Forge CDP, Bharat Forge Daun and Bharat Forge Aluminiumtechnik. Outside Germany, these are Bharat Forge Kilsta (Sweden), Mécanique Générale Langroise (France) and Bharat Forge PMT (USA).
Headquartered in Pune, India, Bharat Forge Limited has a forging capacity of more than 650,000 tons a year, including all domestic and overseas subsidiaries.
Dassault Systèmes – SIMULIA Simpack
Dassault Systèmes, “The 3DEXPERIENCE® Company”, provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations.
The 3DEXPERIENCE platform and its world-leading solutions transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported. Dassault Systèmes’ collaborative solutions foster social innovation, expanding possibilities in the virtual world to improve the real world.
As part of the Dassault Systèmes (SIMULIA) product portfolio, focused on realistic simulation, SIMULIA Simpack is the first choice for multibody simulation (MBS).
Simpack is the leading MBS software for mechanical and mechatronic designs and is internationally recognized for its excellence in the sectors of Virtual Prototyping and 3D-Simulation. Simpack is used for non-linear multibody simulation and is renowned for its ability to integrate flexible bodies.
Cars, trucks, engines, rail vehicles, wind turbines and airplanes are only a few of the industrial sectors Simpack is used in.
Simpack is the market leader in high frequency vibration and ‘shock contact’ simulations, and therefore the number one choice for handling and comfort analyses as well as NVH and durability calculations.
DEWETRON is a market-leading specialist for universal test and measurement systems. The company is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and its more than 150 employees in 25 countries develop, produce and sell high precision and sophisticated test and measurement solutions all over the globe. We provide state-of-the-art solutions for a wide range of industries focusing on the core sectors of automotive, transportation, power analysis, aerospace and general measurement engineering and thus enjoy global appreciation as competent and reliable partner. DEWETRON is part of the TKH Group which, as a global corporation, has specialized in development and supply of innovative solutions and is established worldwide.
GeneSys Elektronik is an engineering company with focus on developing and producing sensor systems for a variety of applications - ranging from automotive dynamics analysis to guidance of tunnelling machines, and image processing for process automation.
The GPS-aided gyro system ADMA (Automotive Dynamic Motion Analyzer) provides highly precise data on acceleration, speed and position as well as the pitch, roll and heading angle of a moving vehicle. Besides vehicle dynamics testing, the ADMA is the first choice for evaluating driver assistance systems, e.g. ACC, FCW, AEB and LDW. The GPS-aided gyro system ADMA meets all the demands of industry test standards.
More than 200 component designer, calculation and test engineers as well as test rig constructors work hand in hand in the IAMT Group. As a systems partner for chassis, IAMT develops and optimizes individual components and complete chassis systems for volume production or vehicle derivative with due consideration given to function, strength, fatigue and manufacturing process as well as acoustic behaviour. IAMT offers solutions comprising the concept, series production maturity design / industrialisation, tested prototypes including simulation and strength analysis. The tests of individual components and assemblies are carried out at IAMT's testing department on several test rigs for chassis component and whole axle systems. Special test rigs for the development tests and series production tests are developed in the IAMT Group and placed on the market. In addition the newly established prototype field offers the option to construct and redesign entire prototype vehicles.
Employing over 7,000 members of staff, IAV is one of the world’s leading providers of engineering services to the automotive industry. The company has been developing innovative concepts and technologies for future vehicles for more than 30 years. Core competencies include production-ready solutions in all fields of electronics, powertrain and vehicle development. Clients include all of the world's premier automobile manufacturers and suppliers. In addition to development centers in Berlin, Gifhorn and Chemnitz/Stollberg, IAV also operates from other locations in Germany, Europe, Asia as well as North and South America.
As an Affiliated Institute of Munich University of Applied Sciences MdynamiX is scientific innovation partner for solving complex tasks in the automotive industry.
Partner and customers benefit from the access to the facilities and the entire know-how of one of Germanys leading universities of applied sciences.
In the fields of expertise vehicle dynamics & ride quality, acoustics & vibration technology and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) MdynamiX offers pioneering vehicle development concepts at the cutting edge of science and technology.
The services cover development of methodology, products and tools, trials and tests, as well as professional trainings. To archieve this, MdynamiX can draw on an extensive infrastructure of state-of-the-art simulation tools, test benches and corresponding measuring equipment and procedures.
MdynamiX investigates root causes with scientific diligence and develops solutions neutrally and independently with a focus on a straightforward and rapid implementation. In this way, ideas and inventions from the automotive industry are successfully transferred into marketable innovations and solutions.
Saint-Gobain, producer of NORGLIDE® Bearings and RENCOL® Tolerance Rings, provides engineered components to high volume international manufacturers in the automotive, leisure, energy, electronics, industrial, and other markets, through its 15 sites and six R&D centers around the globe. Backed by a heritage of product innovation, technology, advanced materials and market leadership, Saint-Gobain is dedicated to working with customers using its extensive engineering expertise to deliver standard and custom solutions in NORGLIDE® Bearings and RENCOL® Tolerance Rings that meet the most demanding applications.
For example, the use of NORGLIDE® Bearings in the steering yoke application improves steering feel for drivers, enhancing the responsiveness of the car and the enjoyment of the journey – a crucial factor in consumers’ perception of quality. In addition, the PTFE liner of composite bearings eliminates premature wear and tear that might create clearance between the yoke bearing and the steering rack, causing vibration and rattling noise. As a result, consumers enjoy smooth, noise-free steering, which has a positive effect on the drivers’ perception of the brand of the car they are driving.
Showa develops, manufactures and markets precision components mainly for the motor vehicle industry.
For car applications the product focus is on shock absorber systems and steering systems, as well as on drivetrain components. For motorcycle applications the product focus is on front forks and rear cushions as well as on drivetrain components. Showa’s product range is completed by hydraulic units for marine outboard drives.
Showa Corporation, headquartered near Tokyo, in Gyoda, Japan, is a globally operating enterprise.
Showa Corporation’s customer base includes leading manufacturers of cars and a comprehensive line-up of high-end motorcycle builders.
TASS International, a Siemens business, supports the global automotive industry in the creation of safer and smarter vehicles and is known for its unique development methodology, offering a set of advanced simulation software tools, tailor made engineering solutions and state-of-the-art testing and certification facilities and services, with the aim to improve Integrated Safety systems of vehicles and boost the development of Highly Automated- and Connected Driving. TASS International helps to develop better products, increased speed-to-market and more robust and cost-effective development processes.
TASS International has built a reputation as a leading organisation in the transportation industry. It has a history of more than 25 years, employing 200 people in 11 countries worldwide. Headquartered in Helmond in The Netherlands it operates several laboratories, under which a unique facility for testing and validation of Intelligent Transportation Systems and Cooperative Driving technologies. Its software brands PreScanTM, Delft-TyreTM and MADYMOTM are familiar names to the OEMs and to suppliers in the automotive industry.
Tenneco is a $9.3 billion global manufacturing company with headquarters in Lake Forest, Illinois and approximately 32,000 employees worldwide. Tenneco is one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers and marketers of clean air and ride performance products and systems for automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment markets and the aftermarket. Tenneco’s principal brand names are Monroe®, Walker®, XNOx® and Clevite®Elastomers.
Tenneco serves its customers from 92 manufacturing facilities and 15 engineering and technical centers around the world, delivering advanced technologies, quality products, powerful brands and outstanding engineering and manufacturing capabilities.
Tenneco’s German locations are at Edenkoben, Emden, Rastatt, Saarlouis, Zwickau, Ingolstadt and Hanover.
TESIS GmbH is your key to cutting-edge technology solutions for real-time vehicle simulation. OEMs and suppliers throughout the world are already benefiting from our many years of experience for dynamic simulation in the development of controllers and components.
Benefit from our simulation expertise in these fields:
Our combination of more than 20 years of project experience and our own software development offers ideal simulation support for your development goals, providing specialized engineering as well as tailored software tools.
We are looking forward to meeting you at our booth at the Driver Assistance Systems congress.
VI-grade is the leading provider of best-in-class software products and services for advanced applications in the field of system level simulation. In conjunction with Saginomiya, the leading provider of automatic controls and test systems, and a network of selected partners, VI-grade also provides revolutionary turnkey solutions for static and dynamic driving simulation. Established in 2005, VI-grade delivers innovative solutions for streamlining the development process from concept to sign-off in the transportation industry, where it focuses on the automotive, aerospace, motorcycle, motorsports and railway fields. With its office locations in Germany, Italy, the UK, Switzerland, Japan, China and the USA and its worldwide channel network of more than 20 trusted partners, VI-grade is a dynamic and growing company with a highly skilled technical team.
ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology. The company has a global workforce of more than 140,000 with approximately 230 locations in some 40 countries. In 2017, ZF achieved sales of approximately €36 billion. ZF annually invests more than 6 percent of its sales in research and development – ensuring continued success through the design and engineering of innovative technologies. ZF is one of the largest automotive suppliers worldwide.
ZF allows vehicles to see, think and act. With its technologies, the company is striving for Vision Zero – a world of mobility without accidents and emissions. With its broad portfolio, ZF is advancing mobility and services in the automobile, truck and industrial technology sectors.