8th Symposium Driving Simulation

8+9 November 2022 | Benningen & remote
Cooperative event of Automotive Solution Center for Simulation e.V.,  IFM University of Applied Sciences Kempten and VDC Fellbach w.V.
 accompanied by the ENVITED research cluster assembly


The Symposium Driving Simulation - SDS brings together industrial and academic experts from the fields of virtual driving simulation, driving dynamics, 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 8th edition SDS is planned as hybrid event: participants can join the conference and technology exhibition onsite and remote. 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.

The Institute for Driver Assistance and Connected Mobility (IFM) of the Kempten University of Applied Sciences gather contributory research specialisms together under the motto: interdisciplinary research in close collaboration with the automotive industry. Our claim is to work on the best solutions of tomorrow. Through intelligent functions and clever methods, we want to increase product performance and development efficiency - but at the same time keep the focus on people with their emotional needs and their desire live for a comprehensive driving experience. The IFM with its approx. 100 employees has direct access to the neighboring test site of Fakt Motion and has created over 300 km of digitized roads for simulation. This offers the unique possibility to create the link between the real and virtual world.


Institute for Driving Assistance and Connected Mobility (IFM)
University of Applied Sciences Kempten

Junkersstraße 1A
87734 Benningen


Turning the vision of autonomous driving into reality requires a fundamental digital transformation in the development process. 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. Automotive OEMs and suppliers need to make the numerous possible solutions offered by driving simulators their own, while technology providers have to develop them further for the future. All too often this potential is not fully exploited due to the increasing complexity of these systems and a heterogeneous hardware and software environment. Here, too, continuous research and further development of virtual test methods is necessary to provide engineers with reliable and credible simulation processes.



The event is aimed at decision-makers and experts from science and industry in the field of virtual driving simulation, driving dynamics, ADAS, autonomous driving and connected mobility systems.


  • 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 Development of ADAS and Driving Dynamics


8 November 2022

12:00 noon
Arrival of the ENVITED members
Registration & Snack


1:00 p.m.
Annual ENVITED Reserach Cluster Assembly
Part I


2:45 p.m.
Coffee break


3:15 p.m.
Annual ENVITED Reserach Cluster Assembly
Part II


4:45 p.m.
End Annual ENVITED Reserach Cluster Assembly


5:00 p.m. 
SDS Welcome Speech


5:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion


6:15 p.m. 
Welcome Reception & Demonstration Driving Simulator





9 November 2022

8:00 a.m.
Arrival of the guests
Welcoming over a cup of coffee and visit to the exhibition


8:30 a.m.
SDS Organizers


8:45 a.m. 
Expert Lectures


10:15 a.m.
Coffee Break and visit to the exhibition


12:30 a.m.
Lunch break
Visit to the exhibition, Demostration Driving Simulator


1:30 p.m.
Expert Lectures


3:00 p.m.
Coffee break and visit to the exhibition


4:45 p.m.
Final remarks
SDS Organizers


5:00 p.m.
End of the event


Would you like to contribute to our conference? We would be pleased to receive your abstract (max. 3000 characters excluding title, author(s) and pictures) in one of the following three categories:


Present your scientific achievements in a scientific paper and a 25 minute presentation. After acceptance of the abstract you will receive more information about the preparation of the scientific paper. The scientific paper will be published.

Present your challenges, development approaches and latest technologies and services to our expert audience in a 25 minute presentation. The abstract will be published.

This category offers start-ups and publicly funded collaborative projects the opportunity to generate more attention for their initative. In a short pitch presentation (10min) you can give a summarizing overview. The abstract will be published. All submitted abstracts are evaluated and selected by a technical expert committee.


Please send your abstract informally to events@asc-s.de until 28 September 2022.
Participation for speakers is free of charge. The proceedings are published as a digital symposium booklet.



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. Benefit now from our early bird discount of 10% until 30 September 2022.



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.

Technology providers and associations present their technologies and services at exhibition booths
(onsite & remote)



8 November 2022

Annual ENVITED research cluster assembly

Free of charge and open for all employees of ENVITED member companies / insitutions including SDS welcome reception

  • Lectures
  • Networking & Exhibition
  • Event Documentation
  • Snack & Drinks (onsite)


8+9 November 2022

8th Symposium Driving Simulation
  • Welcome Reception
  • Networking & Exhibition
  • Highly Dynamic Driving Simulator Demonstration (onsite)
  • Event Documentation
  • Snack & Drinks (onsite)


SDS Onsite Ticket
€ 290.- excl. VAT - members of asc(s e.V. and VDC Fellbach w.V.
€ 475.- excl. VAT - regular
€ 90.-  excl. VAT - employees of academic institutions / students (members / non-members)


SDS Remote Ticket
€  95.- excl. VAT  - members of asc(s and / or VDC Fellbach and ENVITED partners
€ 195.- excl. VAT - regular
 € 45.- excl. VAT  - employees of academic institutions / students (members / non-members)



Registration will open in mid september.




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.

More information about the 7th Symposium Driving Simulation 2021 - virtual edition may be found here.


asc(s e.V.


VDC Fellbach w.V.


Automotive Solution Center for Simulation e.V.

Dipl.-Ing. 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
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