Technical leaders from the automotive, aerospace and commercial vehicle industries shared their insights on how the future of the mobility landscape is poised for BIG changes at the 2015 dSPACE Technology Conference hosted by the dSPACE Inc. North American office.
More than 200 customers attended the 2-day event held Oct. 13-14, 2015, in Plymouth, Michigan, USA. The conference featured two keynote sessions, two panel discussions, 21 technical presentations, 6 workshop sessions and 11 exhibiting partners.
Dr. Herbert Hanselmann gave a keynote presentation on tomorrow’s mobility … as he sees it.
Keynote speakers shared their viewpoints on trends and ideas that will drive innovation into the future and strategies for improving software quality. Advanced driver assistance systems and safe driving were two key focal points of discussion.
Dr. Herbert Hanselmann shared his predictions about the future and the significant mobility advances that are expected. He said in the future, virtual validation will be indispensable in keeping pace with the enormously increasing testing efforts that will be required of ADAS and safe driving.
Richard Wallace, Director of Transportation Systems Analysis, Center for Automotive Research
Richard Wallace, Director of Transportation Systems Analysis for the Center for Automotive Research, gave a presentation on the changing vehicle landscape. He talked about how vehicles are becoming increasingly safer and will eventually drive themselves, but questioned whether the reduction in crash rates will outpace the rise in Vehicle-miles Traveled (VMT) Fees associated with the expense of building sophisticated, connected road infrastructures.
Streetscape in downtown Mcity
Peter Sweatman, Director of the Michigan Mobility Transformation Center, gave a presentation on a $100 million dollar R&D partnership program to build a field operational test environment for connected and automated vehicles that features a simulated city (Mcity). Mcity was unveiled at a grand opening last July. The test facility will provide a working ecosystem for OEMs and suppliers to conduct critical testing.
Mina Khoee-Fard, General Motors Company Engineering Group Manager, Electrical Development & Validation, Advanced Development, Validation and Analysis
Mina Khoee-Fard, General Motors Company Engineering Group Manager, Electrical Development & Validation, Advanced Development, Validation and Analysis, gave a thought-provoking presentation on the many implications that ADAS and other new features, such as vehicle comfort and infotainment, will have on the electrical architecture. She talked about the challenges that will have to be addressed to overcome the constraints of existing electric architectures.
The dSPACE Technology Conference focuses on industry developments and significant issues related to mechatronics and model-based design. This event is held bi-annually in the Detroit area. The next conference will be held in 2017.