European car industries got together to discuss how to jointly capitalise on the use of high performance computing (HPC) for their business. Representatives of Daimler, Porsche, BMW, VW, Renault, Valeo, PSA, and Faurecia and that of ETP4HPC and PRACE met on 1st April 2014 in Brussels. The workshop was chaired by Thierry Van Der Pyl, Director of Excellence in Science, DG CONNECT, and was organised any moderated by Aniyan Varghese from eInfrastructure Unit. All car companies recognise the strong need of HPC for improving their competitiveness. Shortened design cycle, reduction in CO2, reduction in noise, reduction in emission, weight and cost optimization, optimization of traffic flow and driver assistant, autonomous and connected car, crash simulation, improved hybrid and electric vehicles are all challenges that car companies face. HPC is key to addressing all these, through modelling and simulation. This workshop was an opportunity to share views and consider ways of working together, in particular through opportunities that H2020 offer for HPC Centre of Excellence and HPC Exascale. Report including strengths, key challenges, opportunities, threats/obstacles and potential next steps are available in the 'Synthesis and Next Steps'. Additionally presentations and participants' profiles are also available on this site.
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