4th Symposium Driving Simulation

13 / 14 November 2018 |  Kaiserslautern

Cooperative Event of Automotive Simulation Center Stuttgart, Fraunhofer ITWM and VDC Fellbach

 the Kick-off Workshop ASAM OpenSCENARIO on 13 November 2018


The Symposium Driving Simulation will be held on 13 / 14 November 2018 for the fourth time. The event discusses the future challenges in the field of virtual development, testing and validation of systems for automated vehicles. The current state of reserach and technologies of driving simulation and VR will be shown. The topical key points will focus on interactive human-in-the-loop simulations, 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 live demonstration of the driving simulator of the Fraunhofer ITWM. The symposium offers an excellent platform for exchanges between driving simulation experts from the fields of science, IT, or the industry.


Fraunhofer-Zentrum ITWM
Fraunhofer-Platz 1
67663 Kaiserslautern


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 4th 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.


13 November 2018

Kick-off Workshop ASAM OpenSCENARIO

Free of charge | Registration on ASAM Website

4th Symposium Driving Simulation

13 November 2018

Welcome Reception in the Exhibition Hall

Free of charge  |  Registration required

14  November 2018

€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.


We look forward to meeting you there.



Kick-off Workshop ASAM OpenSCENARIO

13 November 2018

OpenSCENARIO® is an open file format for the description of dynamic contents in driving simulationapplications. The project is still in its early stage and will be transferred to ASAM soon. The core team around OpenSCENARIO® has decided to transfer the standard to ASAM in order to ensure an independent further development and long-lasting maintenance of the standard.


ASAM will give attendees the opportunity to share your experience with OpenSCENARIO®, to present your ideas for further development of the standard and to identify specific topics to start activities within ASAM.


We invite all experts in the area of simulation to take part. An ASAM membership is not required to attend this workshop.


For more information and registration please visit the ASAM website

4th Symposium Driving Simulation

13 November 2018

5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception in the Exhibition Hall

  • Welcome
  • Exhibition & Networking
  • Live Demonstration Driving Simulator ITWM
  • Buffet & Drinks




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

8:30 a.m.

8:35 a.m. 
Fraunhofer ITWM: Mathematical Methods for Vehicle Development
Dr. Klaus Dreßler | Fraunhofer ITWM

9:00 a.m.
The Role of Human-in-the-loop Simulation for the Development of Advanced Operator Assistant Systems on Mobile Machinery
Martin Frank  |  Volvo Construction Equipment Germany GmbH

9:30 a.m.
Using Hybrid Simulation to meet the Unique Challenges of the Autonomous Revolution

Patrick Lane-Nott  |  MTS Systems

10:00 a.m.
ADAS Development Using the OpenCRG, OpenDRIVE and OpenSCENARIO Standards on a Cruden DiL Simulator
Jelle van Doornik  |  Cruden B.V.

10:30 a.m.
Coffee break
 in the Exhibition Hall

11:15 a.m.  
The Role of Individual Reactions to Driving Simulators in the Design of Simulator Studies
René Reinhard  |  Fraunhofer ITWM

11:45 a.m.
A New Concept for an Adaptive Motion Cueing Algorithm Concerning Vehicle Dynamic Scenarios with Event-discrete Feed-forward Control
Tobias Miunske  |  Forschungsinstitut für Kraftfahrwesen und Fahrzeugmotoren Stuttgart - FKFS

12:15 a.m.
Concepts of Digital Twins and Virtual Automotive Testbeds
Jörn Thieling  |  RWTH Aachen University (MMI)

12:45 p.m. 
Lunch break
in the Exhibition Hall

2:00 p.m.
ENVITED - The New Collaboration Platform for Virtual Test Drive
Alexander F. Walser  |  Automotive Simulation Center Stuttgart e.V.

2:30 p.m. 
High-definition Map Data Collections as Basis for Autonomous Driving and Simulation
Dr. Gunnar Gräfe | 3D Mapping Solutions GmbH    (ENVITED Technology Partner)

3:00 p.m.
Large Scale Virtual Validation Using On-Demand HD Maps
Jonathan Schneider | atlatec GmbH (ENVITED Technology Partner)

3:15 p.m.
Terrain Generation for Driving Simulation
Felix Fürneisen  | TrianGraphics GmbH    (ENVITED Technology Partner)

3:30 p.m.
Coffee break
 in the Exhibition Hall

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4:00 p.m.
RoadRunner: Virtual Environment Creation for Autonomous Driving Testing
Alex Goldberg  |  Vector Zero

4:30 p.m.
Night Drive Simulation: A Tool for Dynamic and Interactive Lighting System Assessment
Matthias Reiter | FORD Werke GmbH ;  Emmanuel Follin  |  ANSYS Optis

5:00 p.m.
Closing remarks

5:15 p.m.
End of the event







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

More information about the 3rd Symposium Driving Simulation 2017 in Braunschweig you can found here.

5th Symposium Driving Simulation
20 - 21 November 2019  |  fka Aachen


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VDC Fellbach



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