Shaping the Way towards Sustainable Mobility with Virtual Prototyping

Experts in Electric and Autonomous Vehicle Development will meet in San Jose, CA

SAN JOSE, Calif.--()--ESI Group, leading innovator in Virtual Prototyping software and services for manufacturing industries, invites professionals overseeing manufacturing and engineering developments in the automotive sector to a one-day interactive meeting with industry peers and a team of Electric Vehicle (EV) experts. Hosted on June 27, 2018 at ESI’s Bay Area Office in San Jose, CA, the event will introduce trends in mobility and autonomous driving, and address the complex challenges surrounding EV development.

Future mobility trends such as vehicle electrification and autonomous/assisted driving are reshaping the automobile in ways that require fundamental re-thinking of engineering methods and design philosophies. The assumptions regarding powertrain and performance, occupant comfort and safety, vehicle architecture and manufacturing have shifted so much that historical experience and previous criteria are barely relevant.

This is the overarching message carried by Dr. Stephen Zoepf, Executive Director of the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford (CARS), who will open ESI’s EV Seminar on June 27 with a keynote presentation on “Trends in Mobility & Autonomous Driving”. CARS supports this transition by linking industry, academia and government to enable human-centered mobility, providing a portal for automotive companies and other industrial partners into auto-mobility research at Stanford University. As Dr. Zoepf points out: “The traditional automotive industry is rapidly evolving into a personal mobility industry as shared access begins to replace private sales, electric vehicles begin to replace gasoline, and automation begins to replace human driving ability. As these trends begin to shape the industry, the way that we use vehicles is also evolving, and traditional benchmarks and measures of success no longer apply. In this talk, we will discuss specific ways in which the automotive fleet is changing and specific questions which automakers and suppliers should take into account in the next decade.”

On June 27, the morning session will be dedicated to EV Program Management, centered on achieving early and predictive Design to meet safety, performance, range, cost, and time-to-market targets. The afternoon session will focus on EV Program Realization: validating a tool / process design as “promised” for Manufacturing within cost constraints and quality targets. The event will close with discussions and demos around the Future of Mobility, addressing autonomous driving design for safe and reliable vehicles.

Throughout the day, there will be ample opportunities for discussion and networking, as well as interactive demos of Virtual Reality and ADAS solutions.

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About ESI Group

ESI Group is a leading innovator in Virtual Prototyping software and services. Specialist in material physics, ESI has developed a unique proficiency in helping industrial manufacturers replace physical prototypes by virtual prototypes, allowing them to virtually manufacture, assemble, test and pre-certify their future products. Coupled with the latest technologies, Virtual Prototyping is now anchored in the wider concept of the Product Performance Lifecycle™, which addresses the operational performance of a product during its entire lifecycle, from launch to disposal. The creation of a Hybrid Twin™, leveraging simulation, physics and data analytics, enables manufacturers to deliver smarter and connected products, to predict product performance and to anticipate maintenance needs.

ESI is a French company listed in compartment B of NYSE Euronext Paris. Present in more than 40 countries, and addressing every major industrial sector, ESI Group employs about 1200 high-level specialists around the world and reported annual sales of €135 million in 2017. For more information, please visit


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