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

Annual ENVITED Research Cluster Assembly

(participation only for members of the ENVITED research cluster)

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

1:00 p.m.
Welcome & Introduction
Alexander F. Walser  |  Automotive Solution Center for Simulation e.V.

1:05 p.m. 
Overview and current status ENVITED research cluster 
Alexander F. Walser  |  Automotive Solution Center for Simulation e.V.

1:15 p.m.
ENVITED data market for shared simulation artifacts
Alexander F. Walser  |  Automotive Solution Center for Simulation e.V.

  • ENVITED loop

1:30 p.m. 
New partner contributions for the ENVITED data market

  • 3D Mapping Solutions GmbH   - 20'
    Dr. Gunnar Gräfe
  • Perpetuum Progress GmbH  - 20'
    Peter Lerchbaumer
  • DeepScenario GmbH - 20'
    Nijanthan Berinpanathan

2:30 p.m.
Coffee break

3:00 p.m. 
OpenMSL: Open-Source Model & Simulation Library
Alexander F. Walser  |  Automotive Solution Center for Simulation e.V.

  • overview and governance model
  • data cluster 1: perception sensor models from SETLevel
  • outlook

3:15 p.m.
ENVITED ecosystem - Distributed Data Ecoosystem for the Validation of Automated Driving Functions
Alexander F. Walser  |  Automotive Solution Center for Simulation e.V.

3:30 p.m.
Example: Sensor Model Tokenization and Access Management
Carlo van Driesten  |  BMW Group

3:50 p.m. 
ENVITED innovation hub - reports from current research projects

  • UPSIM - Unleash Potentials in Simulation (ITEA 3 project)  15'
    Dr. Martin Benedikt  |  Virtual Vehicle Research GmbH
  • GAIA-X4PLC-AAD   10'
    Alexander F. Walser  |  asc(s e.V. 

4:15 p.m. 
ENVITED academy certificate cource: Simulation of Automated Vehicles
Alexander F. Walser | Automotive Solution Center for Simulation e.V.

4:30 p.m.


8 November 2022

8th Sympsoium Driving Simulation - Day 1

4:30 p.m.
Arrival of the Participants
Registration and visit to the Exhibition


5:00 p.m. 
Alexander F. Walser  |  Automotive Simulation Center for Simulation e.V. 


5:05 p.m.
SDS Welcome Speech
Prof. Bernhard Schick  |  Kempten University of Applied Sciences - Institute for Driver Assistance and Connected Mobility (IFM)

5:30 p.m.
State-of the Art Technologies to Increase Testing Efficiency in Driving Simulation
Stefan Vorderobermeier  |  AB Dynamics Europe GmbH


5:50 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Data-Driven Verification & Validation of Automated Driving Functions 

Marius Dupuis  |  ASAM e.V.
Carlo van Driesten |  BMW Group
Günther Hasna |  ANSYS Germany GmbH
Prof. Bernhard Schick  |  Kempten University of Applied Sciences - Institute for Driver Assistance and Connected Mobility (IFM)
Moderation: Alexander F. Walser |  asc(s e.V.

6:30 p.m. 
Welcome Reception in the Exhibition Hall & Demonstration IFM Advanced Vehicle Driving Simulator

9 November 2022

8th Sympsoium Driving Simulation - Day 2

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. 
Standardization’s Impact on Simulation and Testing
Marius Dupuis | ASAM e.V.

9:10 a.m. 
Underground Driver Training - A Large Scale Simulator Project Based on Unity & Algoryx
Julian Hermle | CMC Engineers GmbH

9:35 a.m.
A Toolchain for Virtual Development and Validation of ADAS/AD - Generating Digital Twins and Simulation Environments 
Tim Rothmann  |   Fraunhofer ITWM

10:00 a.m.
PITCH: Automated and AI Powered Generation of 3D Environment Models for ADAS and AD Development
Florian Albert  |  AVES Reality GmbH

10:15 a.m.
Coffee Break and visit to the exhibition, Demostration advanced Vehicle Driving Simulator

10:45 a.m.
Towards Zero Prototypes with Driving Simulators: Real Tools for Virtual Experience
Diego Minen | VI-grade GmbH

11:10 a.m.
Why Speed Matters – The Reason Behind Low Latency and High fps on the Visual System of a Driving Simulator
Holger Schulz | Barco N.V.

11:35 a.m.
Simulation of an Autonomous Vehicle with the Inclusion of 3D City Models and Physical Sensors
Simon Petermaier | CADFEM Germany GmbH

12:00 noon
Use of Driving Simulators in Chassis Development - Applications and Potentials
Prof. Bernhard Schick | Kempten University of Applied Sciences - Institute for Driver Assistance and Connected Mobility (IFM)

12:25 p.m. 
Lunch break
Visit to the Exhibition

1:30 p.m.
Human-in-the-Loop Simulator Studies as a Tool to Design and Validate Interactive Communication Between Automated Vehicles and Vulnerable Road Users
Dr. Martin Fischer | DLR e.V. - Institut für Verkehrssystemtechnik

1:55 p.m.
Realistic Pedestrian Models Integrating Motion-Captured Gestures of Real Humans
Teresa Rock | BMW Group / Technical University Berlin
Chantal Himmels  |  BMW Group / Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt

2:20 p.m. 
PITCH: Behaviour Models in the Loop for Virtual Testing and Validation of ADAS and AD Functions
Ramakrishna Nanjundaiah |  Phantasma Labs GmbH

2:35 p.m.
Transfer of Detailed 3D Tracks into the Driving Simulator for Comfort and Handling Applications
Maximilian Böhle  | Kempten University of Applied Sciences  - Institute for Driver Assistance and Connected Mobility (IFM)

3:00 p.m.
Coffee break and Visit to the Exhibition

3:30 p.m. 
PITCH: Persival GmbH - Perception Sensor Simulation and Model Validation
Clemens Linnhoff | Persival GmbH

3:45 p.m.
Reliability Analysis with Massive Simulation: Finding the Scenarios with Possible Failure
Günther Hasna  | ANSYS Germany GmbH

4:10 p.m.
Virtual Test Driving as Foundation for Functional Safety Validation
Dr. Alexander Ahlert  |   IPG Automotive GmbH

4:35 p.m.
Final remarks
SDS Organizers

4:45 p.m.
End of the event

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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)







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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