VI-grade, the simulation and driving simulator company that accelerates product innovation by bridging the gap between simulation and physical testing, today announced the preliminary agenda of its 2022 ZERO PROTOTYPES Summit” (ZPS), to be held on May 18th – 19th, 2022. The two-day event catering to the global driving simulator community will take place at VI-grade’s state-of-the-art technology SimCenterfacility in Udine, located in the north-east of Italy.

Attendees can expect high-level technical presentations from industry-leading companies actively using VI-grade’s simulation, driving simulators and hardware-in-the-loop technology in their product development processes and how it has given them a clear technology leadership advantage over the competition. Speakers include representatives from General Motors, Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center, Volvo Cars / Royal Institute of Technology,Applus+ IDIADA / Mahindra, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Danisi Engineering, Multimatic Inc., Ford Germany, McMaster University, Politecnico di Milano, Technical University of Dresden, University of Windsor, UTAC. The detailed list of presentations, which will be progressively updated in the coming weeks, is available at

Recognizing that not all customers, partners and followers can attend the physical event in Udine, VI-grade also organizes a simultaneous live broadcast of all summit presentations so that its global community can benefit from the conference content. This content will be made available on-demand after the event as well.

To allow conference attendees get the most out of their stay at SimCenter Udine, VI-grade will offer chargeable workshops dedicated to its flagship software products VI-CarRealTimeand VI-WorldSim on May 20th. These training courses are aimed at experienced users who want to expand existing knowledge and to learn all new functionalities and capabilities of VI-grade’s software products.

All registered attendees will also be invited to an informal get-together at VI-grade’s Udine SimCenter, where also the Summit will be held, on May 17th at 6pm to network and to discuss the latest trends and forthcoming driving simulation technologies in a relaxed atmosphere.

We are excited to offer our VI-grade community such an impressive slate of speakers at our 2022 ZERO PROTOTYPES Summit and to invite them to our renowned SimCenter in Udine”, comments Guido Bairati, Managing Director at VI-grade. These presentations will provide our valued customers, partners and followers with exclusive insights into how key players in the global automotive industry are currently using simulation and driving simulators to accelerate the development of new vehicles, bringing them ever closer to virtual release.

The ZPS event is kindly supported by the following sponsors and partners:

PLATINUM Sponsors: Applus+ IDIADA, Danisi Engineering, Rebel Dynamics, MegaRide, SAGInoMIYA
GOLDEN Sponsors: Barco, Concurrent Real-Time, HORIBA MIRA, ImtecEngineering, Multimatic, Rescale, Smart Eye
SILVER Sponsors: 3D Mapping Solutions, BeamNG, cosin scientific software,, Fraunhofer ITWM, Konrad Technologies, Meccanica 42, Vioso
BRONZE Sponsors: Almatec, Screenline, Virtual Vehicle Research Institute
VI-CERTIFIED Sponsors: Hexagon, IPG Automotive

The sponsors will be present both in the dedicated exhibition area to showcase their technologies as well as in live demo sessions, as their products and solutions are alsodirectly integrated into VI-grade’s driving simulators.

Registration to the 2022 ZERO PROTOTYPES Summit is now open at Additional details about the event will be added to the VI-grade website as they become available.

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