2:00pm – 4:00pm (CEST)
8:00am – 10:00am (EDT)


Welcome Address

Bob Ryan, President, VI-grade

Discover how Audi Sport prepares for the Formula E Championship with VI-grade Driving Simulators

Lucas Di Grassi and René Rast, Factory Drivers, Audi Sport

Accelerating Electric Vehicle Development with Driving Simulators

Danilo Teobaldi, VP Vehicle Engineering, NIO

Goodyear Virtual Simulation

Steve Rohweder, VP Technology Development, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Virtual Vehicle Dynamics: a New Approach on Vehicle Development with Dynamic Simulator

Giovanni Boreanaz, Head of FCA Functional Sciences, Stellantis

Driving Simulators as the Key Enabler for Rapid Innovation of Driving Dynamics Technology

Mike Guttilla, VP Engineering, Multimatic

Break (Visit the Exhibit Hall)

4:00pm – 5:45pm(CEST)
10:00am – 11:45am (EDT)


Developing Powertrain Bushings on a DiM150 DYNAMIC Driving Simulator

Albin Gröndahl, CAE Engineer Vehicle Dynamics, CEVT

Integrating BiW-Influences into the Driving Simulator

Michael Bidlingmaier, Key Expert Digital Vehicle Dynamics Integration, Mercedes-AMG
Naser Jafarzadehpour, PhD candidate

Accelerating NVH Attribute Virtual Development

Andrew Jackson, Sound Quality and Design Technical Specialist, Bentley Motors Ltd

Driver Self-Reported Emotions and Psycho-Physiological Index Values on a High-Fidelity Driving Simulator

Gianpiero Mastinu,  Ground Vehicle Engineering, Dep. of Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano
Massimiliano Gobbi, Vehicle Design (Optimal Design), Dep. of Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano
Federico Cheli, Vehicle Dynamics and Control, Dep. of Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano
Andrea Fossati, Professor of Psychometrics, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan
Antonella Somma, Assistant Professor of Psychometrics, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan
Luca Ronconi, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan
Leonida Del Linz, Electronic Engineer, VI-grade

Partner Update

Tony Spagnuolo, VP Business Development, VI-grade

Software Update

Roberto De Vecchi, Product Development Manager, VI-grade

Driving Simulators Update

Diego Minen, Chief Technical Officer, VI-grade<

Virtual Formula 2021 Winner Announcement

Mark Westaway, Driving Simulator Onboarding Manager
5:45pm – 6:15pm (CEST)
11:45am – 12:15pm (EDT)


Ask your questions to all keynote, technical and VI-grade presenters


2:00pm – 2:30pm (CEST)
8:00am – 8:30am (EDT)

FTire - Full Tire Dynamics in Real-Time

Dr. Benjamin Rieff, RT solutions architect, cosin scientific software
2:30pm – 3:00pm (CEST)
8:30am – 9:00am (EDT)

Utilizing CDTire Toolchain for Fast Virtual Prototyping

Axel Gallrein, Research Associate; Francesco Calabrese, Research Associate, Fraunhofer ITWM
3:00pm – 3:30pm (CEST)
9:00am – 9:30am (EDT)

Turn-key Approach to Tire Digital Twin Multiphysical Modelling: from Road Data to XiL

Flavio Farroni, CEO & co-founder, MegaRide


2:00pm – 2:30pm (CEST)
8:00am – 8:30am (EDT)

Blending Methodologies: How Simulators and Prototypes are Creating a New Development Environment

Luca Grassi, Key Account Manager, Danisi Engineering

2:30pm – 3:00pm (CEST)
8:30am – 9:00am (EDT)

Use of the Driving Simulator for the Accelerated Concept Development of a Super Sports Car

Javier Sistiaga, Senior Engineer Vehicle Dynamics, Applus+ IDIADA
3:00pm – 3:30pm (CEST)
9:00am – 9:30am (EDT)

Customer Focus in a Virtual World

Michael Naylor, Team Leader Simulation, Horiba Mira


2:00pm – 2:30pm (CEST)
8:00am – 8:30am (EDT)

Precise Ultra-HD Map Datasets, Surface Models and 3D as Basis for VI-grade Simulation Applications

Dr. Gunnar Gräfe, Managing Director, 3D Mapping
2:30pm – 3:00pm (CEST)
8:30am – 9:00am (EDT)

The Driving Simulator and the NVH Simulator: Bridging the Gap with High-Accuracy and Real-Time Capable Simulations

Fredrik Sjogren, Technical Specialist
Diego Copiello, Product Manager 
Rabah Hadjit, Principal Staff Engineer, HBK
3:00pm – 3:30pm (CEST)
9:00am – 9:30am (EDT)

Accelerating Automotive Innovation through the Future of Computing

Romain Klein, Technical Director EMEA, Rescale


2:00pm – 2:30pm (CEST)
8:00am – 8:30am (EDT)

Interactive NVH Evaluations of EV Virtual Prototypes Starting from Test and CAE Data

Rabah Hadjit, Principal Staff Engineer, HBK
2:30pm – 3:00pm (CEST)
8:30am – 9:00am (EDT)

QNX Active Sound Design and VI-grade NVH Simulators: a Giant Leap for Vehicle Sound Design

Len Layton, Business Development Manager – Acoustics, Blackberry QNX
3:00pm – 3:30pm (CEST)
9:00am – 9:30am (EDT)

How Eye Tracking Benefits Automotive HMI Research and Development

Robert Wesley, Sales Director, Smart Eye
Aaron Galbraith Sales Enginee, Smart Eye
Nam Nguyen, Neuroscience Product Specialist, iMotions


4:00pm – 4:45pm (CEST)
10:00am – 10:45am (EDT)

RIDE & HANDLING Virtual Roundtable

Moderated by Prof. Marco Gadola, University of Brescia, Italy
5:00pm – 5:45pm (CEST)
11:00am – 11:45am (EDT)

NVH Virtual Roundtable

Moderated by Prof. Colin Novak, University of Windsor, Canada
5:00pm – 5:45pm (CEST)
11:00am – 11:45am (EDT)

HMI Virtual Roundtable

Moderated by Prof. Lucio Lamberti, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
6:00pm – 6:45pm (CEST)
12:00pm – 12:45pm (EDT)

MOTORSPORT Virtual Roundtable

Moderated by Mike Stackpole, Stackpole Engineering, USA
6:00pm – 6:45pm (CEST)
12:00pm – 12:45pm (EDT)

ADAS & AV Virtual Roundtable

Moderated by Davide Bacchet, Cruise, USA