On 16 and 17 April the UPSCALE project will be attending the “automotive CAE Grand Challenge”, one of the most important events in the automotive Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) sector. UPSCALE will be represented by different members of the consortium, including the project leader, Applus IDIADA; ESI Group and VIRTUAL VEHICLE Research Center who will participate as speakers in different panels throughout the congress.
The event, to be held in Hesse (Germany), will bring together users, scientists and software developers to solve the most pressing and difficult challenges in virtual vehicle development. The identified challenges to be debated this year are:
- Challenge 1: Multi-Simulation – Simulating Battery and Electrical Engine Cooling
- Challenge 2: Materials – Material and Failure Models for Metals
- Challenge 3: Special Session – Virtual Testing of Autonomous Driving Vehicles
- Challenge 4: NVH – Sound Design for Electric Vehicles
Due to its thematic focus, the “automotive CAE Grand Challenge” has been indentified by the project consortium as a great opportunity to promote USPCALE and exchange information and ideas among interested stakeholders.
USPCALE project goal
The project is intended, on one hand, to reduce the development time of electrical vehicles and, on the other hand, to upgrade their specific features. Specifically, the project will enable a 20% reduction of the development time for electric vehicles by applying new artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions to aerodynamic and crash simulations.
The European Union, by funding the UPSCALE project through the Horizon 2020 grant, seeks to foster electric vehicle development in Europe and thus promotes the compliance with new European environmental laws and emissions standards.