Human Modeling and Simulation in Automotive Engineering
The application of numerical simulation incorporating digital human models offers exciting opportunities in automotive development. Applying human models in comfort, ergonomics and safety allows to overcome limitations imposed by the use of real humans or their mechanical surrogates and thus enables further optimization of automotive designs.
Autonomous vehicles will bring significant comfort benefits to passengers. However, safety cannot be compromised for alternative seating positions. Human Modeling and Simulation is currently the only technology that will allow assessment of occupant protection for new car interior architectures with flexible seat arrangements.
In November 2020 the 8th International Symposium Human Modeling and Simulation in Automotive Engineering will be held. The symposium intends to continue and further advance the dialog between researchers, software developers and industrial users of human models. Presentations from renowned researchers, software manufacturers and industrial users on biomechanical research, digital human models and their application in automotive development will make up a most interesting conference.
ESI is supporting the event with a presentation.
We invite you to join our talk on Friday November 20th in the session "Comfort, Ergonomics, Workplaces"
Title: Digital Human Modelling to Improve Passenger Experience in Autonomous Cars
Speaker: Jerome Regnault - ESI Group
Time: 11:30 am
Jérôme RegnaultVirtual Seat Solution Marketing Manager
Virtual Seat Solution for Automotive
Electric and autonomous vehicles have revolutionized how vehicle interiors are designed and operated. Engineering teams face a difficult challenge as they are called on to reinvent seat and cabin design while maintaining occupant safety and comfort for delivering high-performance vehicles. To overcome these challenges, they must iterate quickly on different scenarios without impacting the final delivery schedule. If using real prototypes to evaluate specific performances, issues may be discovered late in the development cycle, too late to make significant changes to the seat and interior design, or, if corrected, leads to costly countermeasures.