Troy-based Altair to Host Conference on Transportation Design, Automotive Safety


Troy-based Altair, a developer of simulation technologies, is hosting a conference in May regarding future applications of simulation-driven designs for vehicles, space shuttles, planes, and submarines.

“This is the one place where many of the most successful scientists and designers in North America meet to acquaint each other with new methods and applications for using simulation to improve our world,” says James Scapa, Altair chairman and CEO.

The 2015 Americas Altair Technology Conference will be a mix of workshops and presentations on such topics as automotive safety, lightweight design, vehicle dynamics, and simulation of electromagnetic systems. Keynote speakers include Ken Dudley, a senior researcher at the NASA Langley Research Center; Mike Whitens, the director for vehicle and social enterprise and research at Ford Motor Co.; and Franck Mouriaux, general manager of structures for RUAG Space, a supplier of space products to Europe.

This conference is part of a global series in which professionals share best practices on using computer-aided engineering methods to develop solutions to solve problems in engineering, sciences, and business analytics.

The conference will be held in Dearborn at the Ford Motor Co. Conference and Event Center from May 5-7. To register, visit