7th Symposium Driving Simulation

12 May 2021 | Virtual Live Event

cooperative event of Automotive Solution Center for Simulation e.V., OWL ViProSim e.V. and VDC Fellbach w.V.


The Symposium Driving Simulation - SDS brings together industrial and academic experts from the fields of virtual driving simulation, ADAS sensor technology and autonomous driving. Our format offers a familiar environment for networking and the presentation of scientific approaches, application-oriented results and state-of the art technologies. The 7th edition SDS is planned as virtual live event: participants can join the conference and exhibition online. The focus of the event is on technical challenges, latest research approaches and state of the art simulation processes. The organizers want to offer the idustrial and academic community a better technological access and possibilities for deeper exchange and future collaborations. We offer start-ups and public funded projects a platform for professional exchange, dissemination and the development of their business relationships. 

Focus Topics:

  • Virtual Design, Validation and Certification of Highly Automated Driving Functions

  • Scenario generation for AD
  • ADAS Sensor Modelling and Sensor Fusion
  • Perception and Human Factors in Vehicle Driving Simulation
  • Driving Simulator Technologies for ADAS Development


On the way to autonomous driving, virtual development methods are becoming increasingly important. The rapidly increasing product complexity and the interaction of the vehicle with a connected environment lead to a multidimensional test matrix of hitherto unknown dimensions. It is obvious that in order to cope with these demanding tasks, a partial shift from real testing to the hybrid / virtual world is necessary in order to develop safely, reproducibly and efficiently. Simulation methods in combination with driving simulators are a key technology in this respect. Here, too, continuous research and further development of virtual test methods is necessary to provide engineers with reliable and credible simulation processes. 


Live expert talks and highlight topics bundled in an unique format and community.

Discuss latest technologies and future challenges with other experts and gain new impulses for your daily business.

Networking with end users, technology providers and researchers.

Technology providers and associations present thir technologies and services at virtual exhibition booths.

Already confirmed presentations:


Integration of Weather in a Driving Simulation Environment for ADAS and ADS Research
Thomas Weber, Jan Frey, Dieter Schramm | University Duisburg-Essen

Comparison of Active Driving and the Passive Experience of Autonomous Driving in an Interactive Simulation Environment
Dr. Stefan Steidel | Fraunhofer-Institut für Techno- und Wirtschaftsmathematik ITWM


Credibility Argumentation for Virtual Validation of Automated Vehicle Systems
N.N.   |  Robert Bosch GmbH, Virtaul Vehicle Resarch GmbH, asc(s e.V.  

Simulation Platform for ADAS/AD Development and Validation – Simcenter Prescan360
Nico Nagl  |  Siemens Digital Industries Software

Safer AD Through Simulation
Ghita Zouiten | ANSYS

Precise Worldwide Road Network Data as Basis to Select Representative Road Samples for Ultra HD Maps and Validated Simulation
Dr.-Ing- Gunnar Gräfe  |  3D Mapping Solutions GmbH

levelXdata: Real World Scenarios From All Around the World
Julian Bock | fka GmbH

Benefits and Challenges of the New Wheel-based Mobile Driving Simulator
Norman Eisenköck | AMST-Systemtechnik GmbH,  Dr. Thomas Tüschen, Dr.-Ing. Günther Prokop | TU-Dresden

Personal Driving Simulator: Multi-domain Simulation with Photorealistic Visualization
Marc Strobel | aSR advanced Simulated Reality GmbH

Physics-Based Lidar Simulation for Development and Validation of Automated Driving Functions
Frank Rijks  |   Siemens Digital Industries Software 

Radar Sensor Simulation for ADAS Systems and Autonomous Driving
Peter Grimtell, Sarah Minwegen  |  VIRES Simulationstechnologie GmbH, Bad Aibling, Germany

N.N.  |  Cognata Ltd.


ADSUMA - Highly Accurate Geoinformation Data for Sensor Validation and Testing
Peter Buckel | ADSUMA - spin-off from the university of applied sciences Kempten

AVES Reality  - Automated and AI Powered 3D World Generation in Unreal Engine for ADAS and AD Development
Florian Albert  |  AVES Reality

DeepSCENARIO - Real-World Traffic Scenarios for ADAS and AD Development
Florian Hirschmann | DeepScenario GmbH

Phantasma Labs - VRUs in the Loop for Virtual Testing
Ramakrishna Nanjundaiah |  Phantasma Labs GmbH

Perpetuum Progress - 
Peter Lerchbaumer  |  Perpetuum Progress GmbH




With our sponsoring and exhibition packages, you can reach the decision-makers and top experts of the global driving simulation community and thus ensure even more visibility for your company.


The event is aimed at decision-makers, leading professionals, industrial experts and scientists in the field of virtual development and validation of highly automated driving functions and driving simulator technologies.


  • gain stimulating impulses and informative insights into the latest simulation methods, software tools, driving simulators and best practices from the perspective of scientists, software vendors and end users

  • discuss future challenges and solution approaches within an unique expert community 

  • network and collaborate with other experts to intesivate business relationships and start new research projects closing methodological gaps


SDS tickets |  12 May 2021

€ 50.- for academic institutions & students

€ 95.- for employees of member companies and institutions in one of the following associations:


€ 195.-  regular (for non-members) 

all prices + 7% VAT

The event language will be English.

Note: this is a B2B event - to verify your registration please use the email address of your registered company or institution (no gmail.com)

Follow our invitation and secure your personal ticket now.


2019 |  AACHEN


It all started with the 1st Symposium Driving Simulation 2015 at FKFS / University of Stuttgart.

More information about the 2nd Symposium Driving Simulation 2016 at TU Berlin  may be found here.

More information about the 3rd Symposium Driving Simulation 2017 at DLR in Braunschweig may be found here.

More information about the 4th Symposium Driving Simulation 2018 at Fraunhofer ITWM in Kaiserslautern may be found here.

More information about the 5th Symposium Driving Simulation 2019 at FKA GmbH in Aachen may be found here.

More information about the 6th Symposium Driving Simulation 2020 - virtual edition may be found here.


asc(s e.V.

OWL ViProSim e.V.

VDC Fellbach


Automotive Solution Center for Simulation e.V.

Mr. Alexander F. Walser

Curiestraße 2  |  70563 Stuttgart  |  Germany

events@asc-s.de |  +49 (0) 711 699659-10  |  www.asc-s.de


Automotive Solution Center for Simulation e.V.  |  Curiestraße 2  |  70563 Stuttgart |  Germany
Picture credits: Header / Background - © Adobe Stock - Open Studio  |   HNF - © Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum  |  ATMOS-Driving Simulator - Heinz Nixdorf Institute University of Paderborn