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Flanders Make joins the 10th Graz Symposium VIRTUAL VEHICLE

On June 27 and 28, the Graz Symposium VIRTUAL VEHICLE celebrates its 10th anniversary, addressing major needs and challenges of today’s vehicle development: complexity, connectivity, autonomy, and inter-operability are key drivers influencing and altering the automotive value chain as we know it. The VIRTUAL VEHICLE anniversary event is inspired by the shift towards digitalization in the automotive industry and will focus on context-embedded vehicle technologies. Innovations in the field of context-embedded developments, adaptability - especially SW-updatability driven by real-world data, virtualization penetration and virtual approval as well as human-centered solutions are essential to take safe and secure, efficient and green driving to the next level.

The symposium programme consists of 30 presentations from leading industrial and scientific partners, with following keynote speeches:

  • Evaluation Strategies for Integral Safety Systems based on future Requirements – The new Mercedes-Benz Technology Center Vehicle Safety (by Norbert Schaub, Daimler AG)
  • 20 Years of Predicting the Next Two Seconds (by Phil Barber, Jaguar-Land Rover Ltd)
  • The Future of Digital Prototyping (by Christoph Gümbel, future matters AG)
  • Automated Driving - From Research to Product Development (by Jan Becker, Faraday Future)

Flanders Make and VIRTUAL VEHICLE have successfully worked together on research for fully electric vehicles in the E-VECTOORC and iCOMPOSE projects and will continue to discuss future research collaborations in the context of the Horizon 2020 work programme on Smart, Green and Integrated Transport.

In case you are interested in joining Flanders Make to Graz or you would like to discuss the potential for collaboration with Flanders Make in European research,

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Bert Dexters (



The E-VECTOORC project brings together 11 complementary partners from industrial and research backgrounds to address the individual control of the electric motor torques of fully electric vehicles to enhance safety, comfort and fun-to-drive in both on- and off-road driving conditions.


One of the main factors for energy efficiency enhancement in fully electric vehicles is systems integration. To achieve this, iCOMPOSE proposes a step change in the control software architecture with particular focus on comprehensive energy management. This will lead to energy savings and extended driving range of the fully electric vehicle, with benefits of improved vehicle safety and comfort.


For more information:

27/06/2017 - 08:00 to 28/06/2017 - 17:00
Angergasse 41-43, 8010 Graz, Austria