Game Changer Simulation - Panel Discussion

7 March 2023  |  6:00 p.m.  CET  |  Stuttgart-Vaihingen
Exclusive Member Event


Simulation has been a crucial element in the vehicle development process for decades. It enables engineers to evaluate design concepts, predict vehicle behavior and test potential problems in a virtual environment before physical prototypes are built. This process can improve design efficiency, reduce development time and cost, and improve vehicle performance. Nevertheless, the automotive industry is undergoing a fundamental transformation with increasing competition from new key players. With our event, we would like to raise the question of what strategic role simulation can take in future development processes? What are the requirements and expectations for virtual vehicle development in the future? We invite all ASCS members to an exciting panel discussion. Join the discussion and get new impulses. We look forward to your participation. 




6:00 p.m. CET
Welcome Reception
Networking  |  Snack & Drinks

7:00 p.m. CET
Greeting from the ASCS Executive Board
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfram Remlinger
Chairman of the ASCS executive board  |   IKTD University of Stuttgart

7:10 p.m. CET
Introduction by the Moderator
Christoph Gümbel
Senior Futurist, Partner  | Future Matters AG

7:15 p.m. CET
Impulse Speech: Digital Product Development
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rainer Stark  |  Director of the Chair Industrial Information Technology (TU Berlin)

7:35 p.m. CET
Panel Discussion Game Changer Simulation: Challenges, Requirements and Future Expectations for Simulation as a Strategic Element in the Vehicle Development Process

  • Dr.-Ing. Bruno Kistner  |   Head of Department Data-driven Development  (Porsche AG)
  • M. Eng. Thorsten Pohl | Manager CAE Strategies, Integration and Operations (Opel Automobile GmbH )
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rainer Stark  |  Director of the Chair Industrial Information Technology (TU Berlin)
  • Dr.-Ing. Vasco Varduhn | Head of Simulation & Statistical Validation - Autonomous Driving (BMW Group)
  • Dr.-Ing. Elmar Walhorn  |  Head of Calculation Methods (Volkswagen AG)

9:30 p.m. CET
Networking | Snack & Drinks

10:30 p.m. CET



The event is an exclusive member event as part of a series of events in the 15th anniversary year of the Automotive Solution Center for Simulation e.V. and the initative Game Changer Simulation. 




STEP Stuttgarter Engineering Park
Wankelstraße 12
70563 Stuttgart-Vaihingen



participation is free of charge and only for ASCS members or invited guests

The event language will be German.

Follow our invitation and secure your personal and limited ticket now.




Automotive Solution Center for Simulation e.V.

Dipl.-Ing. Alexander F. Walser
Curiestraße 2 | 70563 Stuttgart | Germany | +49 (0) 711 699659-10 |


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