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Barco gives automotive engineers at VI-grade international user conference a vision to trust

14 May 2019

Automotive engineers and transport companies are racing to meet new safety and environmental demands. So speed is of the essence, even at the design stage.

On May 14-15 next, VI-grade will invite executive managers and experienced engineers at automotive and transportation companies, engineering firms, universities and research centers from all over the world to Hanau, Germany for an international conference where Barco is a golden sponsor. VI-grade is the leading provider of software products and services for advanced applications in the field of system-level simulation. The company will be showcasing current solutions and development plans for real-time simulation, HIL, SIL, traffic simulation and vehicle energy efficiency – right down to tire modeling.

Accelerating product development

The conference will focus on how driving simulators can help accelerate product development, ultimately saving time and cost and improving product quality and safety. Special attention will go to trending disciplines such as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving. It is significant that Barco visual displays are being used throughout the event, including an informal get-together at Honda Europe R&D center in Offenbach on May 13th, powered by Barco, to reveal the world’s first fully installed DiM250 driving simulator live and in action.

Visual displays in every area

Dynamic vehicle scenarios:

2 x Barco FL40s will be showcased in a compact, interactive VI-grade driving simulator showing dynamic vehicle scenarios, projecting on a dome shaped screen provided by project: syntropy and aligned using ProjectionTools.

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems:

1 x Barco FL40 will be showcased in a compact VI-grade driving simulator that will be demonstrating Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) scenarios featuring eye-tracking technology from SmartEye and radar technology from Konrad.

Conference hall:

All visual displays for the conference sessions will be powered by Barco:

In the conference hall: Barco UDX-4K22

In the lobby area: A Barco UniSee LCD video wall displaying the animated conference program.

The full event program can be found at the VI-grade event page.

For more information, please contact

Maria Aagaard Hatlo

Marketing Manager Simulation

Barco n.v.

Telephone +47 41 25 61 67

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