3rd Symposium Driving Simulation

with 3rd OpenSCENARIO User Meeting

November 8 - 9, 2017 |  Braunschweig

Cooperative event of Automotive Simulation Center Stuttgart, DLR Braunschweig and VDC Fellbach

Virtual Environments for Testing of Automated Vehicles


The 3rd Symposium Driving Simulation will take place under the motto “Virtual Environments for Testing of Automated Vehicles”. The event discusses the future challenges in the field of virtual development, testing and validation of systems for automated vehicles. The current state of technologies and standardization activities of driving simulation will be shown. The topical key points will focus on virtual environments for advanced driver assistance systems, autonomous driving and connectivity. The symposium’s practical relevance is highlighted by examples for successful implementations and by a visit of the driving simulator of the DLR. The symposium offers an excellent platform for exchanges between driving simulation experts from the fields of science, IT, or the industry.


Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)
Lilienthalplatz 7
38108 Braunschweig


Ever stricter global standards together with the rising pressure on costs in the automotive industry have made an increasing shift of versatile test scenarios toward a virtual world necessary. Technology providers need to make the numerous possible solutions offered by driving simulators their own, while OEMs and suppliers 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. With the 3rd Symposium Driving Simulation the organizers want to offer science and industry a better access and possibilities for exchange and future collaborations.

Target Audience:

The event is aimed at decision-makers and experts from science and industry in the field of virtual driving simulation.


DAY 1 - November 8, 2017 - OpenSCENARIO User Meeting

  • free of charge


DAY 2 - November 9, 2017 - Symposium Driving Simulation
(including get-together on November 8)

  • €290.- for members of asc(s and / or VDC Fellbach
  • €475.- others
  • € 99.- employees of academic institutions / students
  • free for journalists and representatives of the press


Please note: all prices plus the legal value added tax. Fee includes event documents, released presentations and food & drinks during the event.


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We look forward to meeting you there.



1st DAY

user meeting

November 8, 2017

1:30 p.m. Arrival of the guests and welcoming them over a cup of coffee

2:30 p.m. OpenSCENARIO User Meeting - Part I


4:00 p.m. Coffee break

4:30 p.m. OpenSCENARIO User Meeting - Part II


5:30 p.m. End of the user meeting


5:30 p.m.

  • Welcome
  • Exhibition
  • Demonstration driving simulator DLR
  • Buffet & drinks


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Event language will be English.

For more information about OpenSCENARIO please visit: www.openscenario.org

2nd DAY

3rd Symposium Driving Simulation

November 9, 2017

8:00 a.m. Arrival of the guests, welcoming them over a cup of coffee and visit the exhibition

Driving Simulator Hall

8:30 a.m.
Prof. Dr. Frank Köster, DLR  |  Dr. Christoph Runde, VDC  |  Alexander F. Walser, asc(s 

8:35 a.m.
KEYNOTE: Simulation as an Essential Tool for Development and Test of Automated and Connected Vehicles
Prof. Dr. Frank Köster  |  DLR Institute of Transportation Systems

9:00 a.m. Coffee break and visit of the exhibition in the driving simulator hall


9:40 a.m. 
OpenX - On-Track for the Future
Marius Dupuis  |  VIRES Simulationstechnologie GmbH

10:00 a.m.
NDS on the Road to Auto Drive
Dr. Volker Sasse  | Navigation Data Standard e.V.

10:20 a.m. 
Project ENVITED – Simulation Examples and Test Tracks for the Road Data Collection
Christiane Radies  |  3D Mapping Solutions

10:40 a.m.
Round Table - Questions to the Standardization Initiatives

10:55 a.m. Coffee break


11:15 a.m.
Single Point of Truth for Sensor Signals for Virtual Development of Autonomous Vehicles
Christian Gnandt | TESIS DYNAware GmbH

11:45 a.m.
Virtual Experiments for the Interactive Test of Highly Automated Driving Functions
Martin Kehrer  |  FKFS

12:15 p.m.

Scenarios for the Virtual Testing of ADAS Functions Using OPTIS Physics Based Sensor Simulation
Holger Helmich  |  OPTIS Deutschland GmbH

12:45 p.m. Lunch break and visit of the exhibition in the driving simulator hall


1:45 p.m.
The impact of Subjective Simulator Experience on Usability Evaluations

René Reinhard  |  Fraunhofer ITWM

2:15 p.m.
Stereoscopic Driving Simulation
Klaus Schmalenbach  |  VISCON GmbH

2:45 p.m.
Model based Test Generation for Virtual Test Driving - 1000 Test Scenarios Generated in 10 Minutes
Dr. Martin Beißer  |  sepp.med gmbh

3:15 p.m. Coffee break


3:35 p.m.
Industry 4.0 – Cloud 3.0 – A Driver for Agility and Innovation Without Limitations of Local Resources

Wolfgang Dreyer |  rescale

4:05 p.m.
Standardized Classification of Driving Simulators for the Purpose of Safeguarding and Validating Automated Driving Functions with Regard to the Driving Scenarios as well as Simulator Functionality

Thomas Tüschen | TU Dresden


What do you think?  Take part in a three-minute survey until October 24 and tell us your opinion about the classification of driving simulators. The survey is anonymous and the results will be published at the 3rd Symposium Driving Simulation. To the survey.

4:35 p.m.
Stochastic Traffic Simulation Based on Driver Behavior Modeling
Christopher Kober  |  Daimler AG

5:05 p.mClosing Remarks
Christoph Runde, VDC Fellbach  |  Alexander F. Walser, asc(s

5:15 p.m. End of the Event

Event language will be English.

Platinum Sponsors

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Our attractive sponsor packages make it easy for you to choose the 3rd Symposium Driving Simulation as a new marketing and networking platform.


Please notice: Sponsoring fully booked. No more sponsoring packages available!



2016 |  BERLIN

More information about the 2nd Symposium Driving Simulation 2016 in Berlin you can found here.


Symposium Administration Office:


Ms. Natalia Schuchart

Curiestraße 2  |  70563 Stuttgart  |  Germany

natalia.schuchart@asc-s.de |  +49 (0) 711 699659-10  |  www.asc-s.de


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