Partners

Babcock International

Babcock is a leading provider of critical, complex engineering services which support national defence, save lives and protect communities.

We focus on three highly regulated markets – defence, emergency services and civil nuclear – delivering vital services and managing complex assets in the UK and internationally. We are a trusted partner who understands the key roles that our technology, our expertise, our infrastructure and our assets play in ensuring our customers can deliver. We share risk with them in delivering innovation, and we share the benefits

GKN AutomotiveGKN Automotive is the world’s leading supplier of automotive driveline technology and systems. As a global company serving more than 90% of the world’s vehicle manufacturers, GKN Automotive develops, builds and supplies an extensive range of automotive driveline technologies – for use in the smallest ultra low-cost car to the most sophisticated premium vehicle demanding the most complex driving dynamics. GKN Automotive is a leading global producer of Sideshaft and Propshaft Systems, AWD Systems, Trans Axle Solutions and eDrive Systems and operates in 21 countries at 54 locations employing approximately 29,000 people. Its evolving technology has featured on more than nine billion vehicles around the world.

IPG Automotive

As a global leader in virtual test driving technology, IPG Automotive develops innovative simulation solutions for vehicle development. The software and hardware products can be applied throughout the entire development process, from proof-of-concept to validation and release.

IPG Automotive is an expert in the field of virtual development methods for ADAS & Automated Driving, Powertrain, and Vehicle Dynamics. Together with its international clients and partners, the company is pioneering simulation technology that is increasing the efficiency and robustness of development processes.

For example, CarMaker offers a simulation environment for developing autonomous driving functions; validation of algorithms for perception, sensor fusion, planning and motion control; concept studies on optimal sensor setups; sensitivity analysis on the influence and choice of relevant vehicle components (steering, suspension).

In order to correctly and efficiently simulate vehicle dynamics, a particularly precise and high-performing model is needed. CarMaker is used for simulation-based ESC homologation to approve virtual vehicle variants, which means that the quality of our models is tried and tested. For racing in particular, axle design is critical for lap time optimisation. With the real-time capable MBS axles, you can conduct axle design tests – such as adjusting hard points and analysing the effects – directly in CarMaker.

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