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

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.

MathworksMATLAB and Simulink are fundamental computation tools used at more than 5,000 educational intuitions worldwide. MATLAB is one of the top 10 most popular programming languages and is used for teaching, research, and project-based learning. Add MATLAB and Simulink to the classroom to inspire critical thinking and innovation as well as prepare students for prominent careers in industry, where the tools are the de facto standard for R&D. 

By getting involved in Student Competitions such as Formula Student UK, MathWorks prepares and supports the next generation of scientists and engineers with software, training, and mentoring to tackle the same technical issues as professional engineers.

Student teams receive industry-standard tools, with a flexible design environment where they can apply classroom theory to competition problems. Students with competition experience become employees who are productive on the job from day one.

Employing a Model-Based Design approach to the automotive design process enables teams to design, test, validate and share their models within one environment. Using industry-standard tools such as MATLAB and Simulink help students tackle real engineering problems. 

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