Forum for Automotive Lighting Simulation and Virtual Reality

postponed to 11th November 2021 - Virtual Live Event


Ever-growing requirements regarding efficiency, sight comfort, safety and design lead to new issues, solutions and innovations from automotive manufacturers and suppliers of light components. The technological development of both exterior and interior occurs at a tearing pace. The lighting technologies in the automotive field have made a rapid progress in recent decades. In the early 1990s, halogen bulbs replaced conventional bulbs. Today LED, OLED and laser technologies offer not only very high light output and new lighting concepts for greater safety. They are increasingly being understood as core elements of the design. A multitude of questions concerning light efficiency, light performance, homogeneity, functionality and system integration need to be answered early in the development process. Extensive skills of lighting sources, materials and physical lighting effects are essential. Lighting simulation and VR technologies play an increasingly important role in the modern development process.

LightSim is the forum for experts from the field of automotive light simulation and virtual reality. The networking event picks up the impact of major automotive market trends on virtual development of lighting technologies: autonomous driving, efficiency and electromobility, digitization and connectivity as well as individualization. Besides latest simulation and VR technologies, the event focuses on future developments and trends and discusses thereof arising requirements. The event organizers want to offer both science and industry a better access and new possibilities for professional exchange and future collaborations.


  • Insights, expert talks and highlight topics bundled in a unique format and community
  • Discuss future requirements with other experts and gain new impulses for your daily business
  • High level networking; round table and exhibition booths


The event is aimed at

  • Decision Makers
  • Simulation Managers
  • R&D Engineers
  • Researchers

from automotive OEMs, Tier-1 / Tier-2 suppliers, engineering service providers, independent software vendors and research institutions working in the field of lighting simulation and visualization, design and development  of headlamps, tail lights or interior lighting.

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

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

Matchmaking with end users, technology providers and researchers.


LIGHTSIM 2018 / 2019


Your impulse.

Are you working in the field of automotive lighting simulation and visualization, development and design of headlamps, tail lights or interior lighting? Would you like to share your challenges, technologies and views with the community? We invite you to contribute with a presentation (25min + 5min for questions) from your perspective.

Please feel free to contact us until 7 October 2021 to see if your planned topic fits the program and to discuss the next steps. Therefore, please send us the estimated titel of your presentation and a short abstract (max. 3.000 characters) to

Participation of speakers at the LightSim Forum is free of charge.


Your presentation can deal with one or more of the following aspects:

  • Simulation of innovative lighting concepts for headlights, taillights and ambient lighting
  • Thermal simulation of lighting systems: heat flow, condensation, de-icing
  • Physically accurate lighting simulation and visualization
  • Advanced light simulation in real-time or driving simulation
  • Optical design and styling of lighting systems / light-guides
  • Light concepts for external and internal communication
  • Environments for virtual reality
  • Test automation through simulation
  • Validation of concepts: simulation vs. reality
  • … and related topics


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


LightSim Tickets |  11 November 2021

€ 55.- 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 incl. 7% VAT


Follow our invitation and secure your personal ticket now.





Automotive Solution Center for Simulation e.V.

Mr. Alexander F. Walser

Curiestraße 2  |  70563 Stuttgart  |  Germany |  +49 (0) 711 699659-10  |


Automotive Simulation Center for Simulation e.V.  |  Curiestraße 2  |  70563 Stuttgart |  Germany
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