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Simulation in the Automotive Industry: Driving Convergence to Electrification, Autonomous and Connectivity

Simulation in the Automotive Industry: Driving Convergence to Electrification, Autonomous and Connectivity


December 7th, 2022
Troy, MI, USA

Organized by

NAFEMS Americas


The urgent push for a decarbonized society is certainly driving a dramatic transformation of the automotive industry, with companies totally disrupting this field and already introducing various levels of innovative technology solutions with respect to electrification, autonomy, and connectivity. Although many levels of these technologies are now on the market, their evolution is still in its infancy, with significant technical challenges ahead. Some of the major challenges include developing efficient e-motors and batteries that match the conventional ICE vehicle’s range and charging time to finally be displaced off the market. Autonomous technologies levels 1 and 2 are well established, with level 3 being introduced. However, achieving full autonomy with levels 4 and 5 still presents major challenges in terms of sensor technologies for safer and efficient road guidance as well as control systems with advanced AI integrated logics, just to mention a few!

Compounding the technology challenges, competition among established OEMs and new players in the market has become extremely intense, forcing a drastic reduction in development times to keep up with new product introductions. Furthermore, a brand-new field of innovative software features that can be sent to customers over-the-air (OTA) is being created with subscription-based options to generate additional sources of revenue. For this reason, numerical simulation now plays a major role and is being adopted as one of the main catalysts for bringing speed and efficiency to the delivery of these new technologies.

Topics presented and discussed at this conference will address various questions, such as:

1. Electrification


  • Electrochemistry CFD methods for effective thermal propagation and cooling evaluation
  • Simulation methods for fast charging and thermal evaluation
  • Methods for battery system light weighting
  • System optimization balancing of thermal performance vs light weighting for best vehicle range


  • System level methods for evaluating e-motor efficiency and its effects across attributes
  • Integration of electromagnetic evaluation methods with NVH through co-simulation for evaluating design trade-offs

2. Autonomous Vehicle / ADAS Simulation Technologies

  • Effective Methods for integrating Vehicle Models into ADAS application software
  • Simulation technologies for Sensors, Cameras, Thermal Imaging, Radar, Lidar image, Sonar sensors
  • Simulator technologies for AV Drive evaluations
  • Better Pedestrian Vehicle Interaction capabilities (i.e., Driver in the Loop (DIL), Pedestrian in the Loop (PIL)
  • ADS modeling for Vehicle Safety (interaction with roadside, vehicle fleet coexisting on highway autonomy, etc.)
  • Connectivity simulation technology for AVs
  • Traffic network modeling


NAFEMS Americas and invited speakers will cover these topics, and more, at “Simulation in the Automotive Industry: Driving Convergence to Electrification, Autonomous and Connectivity" located at the MEC in Troy, MI. Attendees from the major automotive manufacturers and suppliers will gather at this annual event, in a pre-competitive manner, to exchange ideas, identify best practices, and drive the near-future direction of technology.

This event aims to deliver information and insights on critical topic areas in a manner that maximizes the “take-away” value for attendees. An event agenda and concept championed by several leading figures in the automotive industry will provide the opportunity to learn about the latest technologies and practices, which attendees can later share and apply within their own organizations.



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