On-Demand Webinars: Automotive

Trends in Passenger-Vehicle Component Design Simulation


Simulation is taking an increasingly dominant role in the design of components for light vehicles. With onboard real estate at a premium, an ongoing drive for modularity and smart packaging, and increasingly condensed development timelines, it’s clear that designing components in a virtual environment is a must.

This 60-minute Webinar from the editors of Automotive Engineering examines current strategies and best practices to optimize effort and drive efficiency in the simulation development phase.

Topics include:

  • How to be intelligent with simulation for future powertrains
  • Simulation tools or experiments: what’s more powerful?
  • Using driving simulators to accelerate automotive product development
  • Examples of how driving simulators facilitate engineering cooperation between OEMs and suppliers
  • Benefits of virtual validation
  • Case studies highlighting specific examples during BEV development

A Q&A follows the technical presentation.


Sam Akehurst, Deputy Academic Director, Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems, University of Bath
Scott Bergeon, Technical Director, North America, VI-grade
Brian Campbell, Chief Engineer, Design Engineering, FEV North America Inc.


Lisa Arrigo, SAE Media Group