Automotive Testing Expo 2019: Sneak Preview

By marta_s


Automotive Testing Expo organization has started the final countdown to open the gates of the 2019 edition. Starting May 21, thousands and thousands of professionals will arrive to Stuttgart Messe to explore the latest innovations in the automotive testing field. So, what can you expect from this edition?

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SimRod: The journey to the Digital Twin

Last year, we introduced you SimRod, the sporty electrical vehicle that was just about to start its journey to get a test-calibrated digital twin. (You can read the complete story of SimRod here.) Throughout past year, SimRod became a point of attention for many various teams across Simcenter. We spent hours and hours to do an extensive number of physical tests and simulations to achieve the complete digital twin of an existing product using one single platform. After one year, we’re so excited to bring SimRod to our booth again. But this time with a lot of new information. And more importantly, with a great experience of completing the digital twin experience.

Siemens SimRod Simulation.jpgSimRod Motion Model in Simcenter Testlab

The SimRod you will see at our booth will be shipped directly from our R&D department. Wondering what does it mean? To demonstrate the digital twin concept step-by-step, we’ll leave all the testing instrumentation on the SimRod, just the way we use it. Don’t expect a shiny sporty car with no scratched and no testing past. So come to the Siemens booth and explore the test setup detailly.

You will learn about the current innovations in data acquisition and post-processing for durability, NVH, ride and handling testing. Next to that, you can also get a good explanation of new emerging concepts like (component) TPA and Model-based system testing and how you can adopt these technologies into your framework.
Also, as mentioned, SimRod is an electrical vehicle. It is a great illustration of the new acoustic approach for developing electrical vehicles. If you are interested in learning more about sound quality for electrical vehicles, then you should pass by the Siemens booth, or attend the seminar Latest innovations for electrical vehicle NVH testing.

Siemens SimRod Instrumentation.jpgSimcenter SimRod instrumentation

I agree, this is a lot of information and we’d like to tell you all this in person. Check out the time slots and add to your agenda when you can join a ‘Guided tour’ in different languages.

Siemens booth – Hall 8, booth 8224

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Join us for two seminars: 

Tuesday May 21 at 14:20 –  Free-to-Attend Technology Demonstration Area

Combining simulation and testing: a case study of electric sports

Wednesday 22 May, 12:10 –  Free-to-Attend Technology Demonstration Area

Latest innovations for electrical vehicle NVH testing

Autonomous Vehicle Technology Expo

Simcenter Mentor ILO1 virtual and physical.JPGILO1 virtual and physical

Parallel to the Automotive Testing Expo, the Autonomous Vehicle Technology Expo takes place just next doors. Also here, Siemens Simcenter will be present, showing solutions for design exploration, validation, verification and certification of autonomous vehicles. Through Digital Twin technology, from Chip to City, Siemens drives continuity throughout the supply chain of the automotive industry. Starting with a Mentor simulation and emulation offering for AV specific chip design, through Simcenter simulation and test solutions for embedded software and hardware, sensors and vehicles, up to infrastructure solutions for Vehicle-to-Infrastructure communication and fleet management solutions.

Join us for two seminars: 

Thursday May 23 at 10:00 –  Autonomous Vehicle Software & AI Symposium
An executable requirement model framework for ADAS software development

Thursday May 23 at 14:15 – AV Test and Development Symposium

 Physics-based lidar simulation


We hope to see you at our booth: hall 6, booth AV2005.

This article first appeared on the Siemens Digital Industries Software blog at