Advancing Data & Model Based Certification

16 April 2024  |  2:00 p.m. CEST  |  Hanau

As vehicles become increasingly complex, driven by advancements in software-defined architectures, electrification, connectivity, and automation, the traditional methods of testing and certification struggle to keep pace. Virtual development methods offer decisive advantages in order to meet increasing product complexity, faster software update cycles as well as forcing certification and customer requirements by getting a deeper understanding of how a product will perform under various circumstances, thereby reducing the risks associated with product failures. The increasing demand for simulation-based decisions requires the potential for virtual certification to be tapped. The evidence in simulation results and thus the simulation credibility is becoming increasingly important, especially for the approval of safety-relevant systems. Virtual certification of vehicles can offer numerous benefits for manufacturers, regulatory authorities, and consumers alike. This includes cost savings, time efficiency, reduced environmental impact, enhanced safety, improved accuracy, flexibility, scalability, risk reduction, innovation, and global accessibility. By leveraging virtual simulations, manufacturers can streamline the certification process, deliver safer and more efficient vehicles, and meet the evolving needs of the automotive industry. In this workshop participants will have the opportunity to engage with peers, share experiences, and explore emerging trends and approaches shaping the future of vehicle certification in an increasingly complex automotive landscape. We invite you to explore and discuss cutting-edge methodologies, tools, and best practices for leveraging data and simulation models to achieve certification objectives efficiently and effectively.


1:45 p.m. CEST
Arrival of the Guests

2:00 p.m. CEST
Alexander F. Walser  |  Automotive Solution Center for Simulation e.V. 

2:05 p.m. CEST
Expert Impulses & Interactive Discussions


Framework for Virtual Certification
Bart Peeters Weem  |  BMW Group
Bastian Menninger | Center for Systems Engineering


Certification by Analysis: Thoughts from a CAE Vendors View
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andre Haufe  |  DYNAmore GmbH


3:20 p.m. 
Coffee Break in the Exhibition Hall

3:50 p.m. CEST
Expert Impulses & Interactive Discussions


From Regulation to Simulation – Virtual Validation
Andreas Lauringer | Kontrol GmbH 


OpenMSL: Exemplary Implementations and Guidelines for Simulation Standards to Foster the Ecosystem
Dr.-Ing. Philipp Rosenberger - Persival GmbH


5:30  p.m. CEST
Final Remarks & End



The event language will be English.


  • R&D Engineers
  • Researchers
  • Simulation Managers
  • Business Development Managers

with the focus on virtual validation and certification.




  • gain stimulating impulses and informative insights into the latest methods, software tools 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


Congress Park Hanau
Schloßplatz 1
63450 Hanau  | Germany
Conference Room 5



simpulse day ticket is free of charge 
but limited

optional but not mandatory participation in the automotive CAE Grand Challenge on 16+17 April 2024 requires a fee based ticket (separate registration)



automotive CAE Grand Challenge

Our simpulse day is accompanying the automotive CAE Grand challenge, which is organized by our cooperation partner carhs. Joining the automotive CAE Grand Challenge on 16 + 17 April 2024 is optional. A separate fee-based registration is required.
Further information on the automotive CAE Grand Challenge can be found here.

Grand Challenges 2024:

  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data: 
    Hybrid twins based on simulations and component tests

  • Occupant Safety:
    Human Body Models for occupant safety, including autonomous vehicles

  • Material Modeling - Focus Crash Analysis:
    Material and failure models for cast metals, especially Giga-Castings

  • CAE Process & Quality Assurance:
    Material testing, modeling & data management

  • Durability / Fatigue:
    Durability and fatigue of battery packs, their housings and supporting structures

  • Multi Simulation:
    Coupled electro/thermal/chemical/fluid analysis of batteries

  • Full Vehicle Simulation:
    Sensors and actuators in automated driving simulation


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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