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Daimler EDM CAE Forum 2017

19-20 July 2017 | Stuttgart, Germany

The ideal platform for communication, cooperation and inspiration: Daimler EDM CAE Forum is the central event for information and interaction of the EDM (Engineering Data Management) and CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) community of Daimler AG and its partners.
Team Foto Daimler EDM CAE Forum 2017

On July 20th, the 12th Daimler EDM CAE Forum closed its doors and presented the latest technologies and innovations of the automotive industry to around 6,000 visitors from Daimler and suppliers. Around 100 contributions and interactive workshops provided a great diversity of topics for the event. True to the motto “Communicate. Cooperate. Inspiration.” Daimler EDM CAE Forum welcomed the visitors with keynotes, top speakers and best practice examples. Both Daimler AG and external suppliers presented a large number of current EDM and CAE topics in the exhibition. 

T-Systems as a major exhibitor

This year, T-Systems was also on board with lectures and exhibits at Daimler EDM CAE Forum to provide insights into the world of digital engineering. The focus was on Product Lifecycle Management and IT security for connected vehicles. In addition to relevant exhibition topics such as PLM Cloud, Systems Engineering, Security and Big Data, there were also two presentations held by T-Systems and Telekom: On the one hand, the topic of PLM solutions out of the cloud were examined more closely, on the other hand, the car as a target for hackers was addressed.
We would like to thank Daimler for giving us an opportunity to be a part of this interesting event. Furthermore, thanks to all of you who participated in the event and visited our booth. We enjoyed discussing the trending digitalization topics with you and look forward to meeting you at the next occasion.

Presentations by T-Systems at the Daimler EDM CAE Forum 2017

  • PLM Cloud – Engineering & Simulation from the Cloud
    PLM solutions from the cloud can help companies from OEM to the engineering office to flexibly counteract the increasing demands of competition.
    Speakers: Markus Westhäußer, T-Systems International GmbH and Dr. Karl-Heinz Hierholz, T-Systems International GmbH
  • Keynote: Cyber-attacks on the target car – multidimensional security
    After more than 100 years of automobile manufacture, the car is regarded as developed and safe. Can this vehicle fully adhere to the promise to the buyer even in the age of digitization?
    Speakers: Ralph Hünten and Thomas Haase, T-Systems International GmbH
Exhibits of T-Systems
In the course of digitization, companies are now increasingly focusing on services from the cloud, especially those from the public cloud. However, there are still hesitations about providers whose business is outside of Germany. According to the Cloud Monitor 2016 of Bitkom Research, the data center's location is the most important criterion for selecting a cloud provider for 76 percent of surveyed companies. This is the starting point of the Open Telecom Cloud. It is the secure and open European public cloud alternative based on OpenStack. By operating in highly secure and certified Tier 3 data centers in Germany, the Open Telekom Cloud combines the advantages of a public cloud with the high security standards of Deutsche Telekom. With its flexibly configurable "flavors" and various storage options, it supports a wide range of application areas, including product lifecycle management. The pay-as-you-go pricing model allows the conversion of fixed investment costs into variable costs.
Lower investments and running costs, more stability and efficiency of the IT systems and much more qualify the use of cloud services: More than 250 transformation projects at T-Systems show that companies can "cloudify" about two-thirds of their applications, which means they can be transferred and integrated into the cloud. However, what kind of applications are those and who will assure you that the transformation will not be a huge surprise when it comes to time and cost? With industrialized fixed-price services, the Cloudifier ensures that all application data will arrive securely in the cloud. The result: a simplified, tidy, standardized and secure IT landscape within the Telekom data center.
The new T-Systems PLM Cloud provides PLM software to engineers on virtual workstations as required by the manufacturer. PLM/PDM systems, 3D workstations for CAD design and simulation, and HPC computing resources (High Performance Computing) can be used flexibly on a pay-per-use basis in the PLM Cloud. The T-Systems PLM Cloud is based on the Open Telekom Cloud in collaboration with Europe's fastest HPC data center for computer-intensive simulations.
The IT and telecommunication market is changing dramatically: Business processes in companies today are connected digitally and globally. IT services from the cloud, applications for the analysis of large amounts of data in real time as well as solutions for the networking of objects (IoT) and machines (M2M) are spreading rapidly. For example, enormous quantities of semi structured measurement data as well as test data are generated in the technical development of an automobile manufacturer during vehicle testing. Here, the existing IT infrastructure and analysis tools reach their limits.
Due to the T-Systems end-to-end solution approach, measured data with optimum bandwidth can be transferred to and store in the German data center. For this, a scalable and secure BareMetal Hadoop platform is used. Smartly dynamic storage tiering assigns the data to a particular storage technology, thus reducing costs. The various storage classes (Hot, Warm, Cold, IceCold) ensure high-performance access to critical data and reduce the overall cost of storage. This exhibit illustrates smart data management and describes how developmental periods can be shortened and access can be made more cost-effective.
As a result of the increasing complexity of mechatronic and cyberphysical systems, product development in the automotive sector will have to focus more heavily on processes, methods and tools of System Engineering (SE). Value is shifting from mechanics to electronics and software development. Traditional system engineering is increasingly being implemented using Model-Based System Engineering approaches (MBSE) to make the increasing number and complexity of connected interdisciplinary system development artifacts manageable.
Networked data models, as made possible by the MBSE, form the basis for a wide range of applications with regard to current trends and technologies such as Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, Big Data Analytics, and Digital Twin & Co.  It is particularly interesting to connect data from the classical PLM world (engineering) to upstream and downstream processes of the product life cycle in the sense of a holistic system lifecycle management (SysLM) – from configuration to production up to the sales & aftersales phase of a product.
With regards to INCOSE Vision 2025, which foresees PLM landscapes that do not support (MB) SE processes to be extinct in the future, T-Systems is already helping its customers to develop their existing PLM landscapes towards SysLM by integrating various SE-Solutions to a federative system based on open standards such as ReqIF, OSLC etc. In the context of "Mastering Complexity – Systems Engineering and Smart Product Configuration," T-Systems presents interesting use cases based on its own integration and configuration solutions (PDM WebConnector, T-Konfigurator) and provides an outlook on planned product and portfolio extensions.
Many companies in the automotive industry feel more and more exposed to a risk, which is known to the world of computers: hacker attacks. The increasing networking of cars has led to the vehicle communicating with its environment more and more. Attackers can exploit these newly created interfaces if there are any existing vulnerabilities, which could make it possible to manipulate the vehicle functions.
IT security for the connected vehicle requires a multidimensional security system from the vehicle to mobile communication up to the back end. T-Systems demonstrates solutions for multidimensional security, particularly intrusion detection in on-board electrical systems – ESLOCKS.
Digitization is changing our world sustainably. What was considered unimaginable yesterday might already be reality tomorrow. Innovation cycles are becoming shorter and shorter and new technologies, methods and processes are being created and developed in all sectors. However, which topics should you look at, what do you need to focus on, what kind of know how needs to be acquired – and above all: What will my customer expect of me tomorrow?
Co-innovation and collaboration are becoming more and more important. Following this premise, Deutsche Telekom has launched the Co-Innovation Lab. Together with one or more of our customers and their specialist expertise, we are committed to:
  • Successfully established methods such as design thinking to propel the customer-centric innovation process
  • Access to our large user community for research tasks, the verification of assumptions or the challenging of the developed prototypes
  • Pooling of professional and technological expertise from different subsidiaries of Deutsche Telekom
  • Integration of universities and start-ups in our hub:raum
  • Laboratories with established cloud platforms for rapid prototyping
  • Agile software development methods
  • On-site specialists, depending on the respective requirements
  • An innovation-friendly, agile environment
Today's exhibition shows an excerpt from co-innovation projects and workshops, which have been implemented so far – together with our customers for their customers. Let us inspire you, explain your challenges and discuss them with us.
The complexity of today's products, such as automobile, is constantly increasing. Added to this is the increasing degree of digitization in the form of networking – for example with the driver, other vehicles or the environment. Ever faster innovation cycles require the product development to access important information from testing and product use at an early stage. Cost and quality optimization as well as new developments can be implemented promptly and expensive product recalls can be avoided in extreme cases. Predictive or closed-loop engineering based on the DIGITAL TWIN provides important answers to the increased requirements.
The DIGITAL TWIN is a digital 1:1 representation of a product or system. It combines the ideal digital models and product data from engineering with information from the real world, such as sensory data, to reflect and/or adjust both the condition and the behavior of the corresponding physical twins throughout their life cycles.
  • The DIGITAL TWIN digitally maps the real world in the form of physical product instances throughout the entire product life cycle.
  • The DIGITAL TWIN is suitable for the realization of efficiency potentials – including time-to-market and cost/quality optimization – as well as the development of new digital business models, e.g. the provision of product features "on demand."
  • The DIGITAL TWIN is more than a digital model of a product: it combines live information (either in real-time or decoupled) with the digital image of its physical twins.
 T-Systems is showcasing the possible application of the DIGITAL TWINs in product development. Based on many years of PLM know how and comprehensive IoT and Big Data expertise, T-Systems is an attractive partner for the development of DIGITAL TWIN use cases and the subsequent integration into the customer's system landscape.
In industry 4.0, mechanical processes are combined with modern IT to speed up or facilitate working steps. Virtual, augmented and mixed reality are possible technologies that are used.
With high-tech glasses, such as Oculus Rift, HTC Vive or Samsung Gear, users can move within virtual realities. The technology can be used, for example, when car or aircraft manufacturers want to invite their customers to visit new models even though the engine has not yet been built. With Virtual Reality, customers can virtually "walk" through the aircraft and explore the new models in detail.
Augmented Reality connects real objects to virtual data. The service technicians first take a photograph of the object’s details with their mobile device. Via a database connection, they receive additional information, such as CAD data, 3D animations, videos, an error analysis or necessary maintenance steps, according to the photographs. For additional help, the technicians can start a web conference with other experts using a tablet.
With the help of Mixed Reality, companies can project digital objects into real spaces. This is useful when constructing cars, for example, to visualize design proposals in 3D and to show them to all employees at the same time. The virtual inspection of new premises is also possible by projecting new design concepts into existing rooms. For the presentation and selling of objects, the Mixed Reality offers outstanding options: a customer can experience a car in a variety of configurations without the car being real. With the help of a hologram, he can "feel" the car and experience it from the outside and inside. The companies face the advantage of being able to better advise customers and more efficiently convince them to buy the product.