5th Symposium Driving Simulation

20 + 21 November 2019 |  Aachen

Cooperative event of Automotive Simulation Center Stuttgart e.V.,fka GmbH and VDC Fellbach w.V.

Accompanied by
the 2nd ENVITED User Meeting on 20 November 2019


The Symposium Driving Simulation will be held on 20 + 21 November 2019. The event gathers international driving simulation specialists from science and industry and offers a unique forum for professional exchange. The fifth edition will be held in Aachen after the venues of Stuttgart, Berlin, Braunschweig and Kaiserslautern. The lecture sessions will be accompanied by an exhibition of driving simulation providers and organizations. Topics include state-of-the-art driving simulation and virtual reality as well as the latest achievements in science. Particular focus of the event is on User Interaction Research, Driver Assistance Application, Immersion Measures for Driving Simulators and Driving Simulation Technology.


fka GmbH
Steinbachstraße 7
52074 Aachen  |  Germany

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(rooms blocked until 30/10/2019)



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 5th 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, ADAS, autonomous driving and connected mobility systems.


2nd ENVITED User Meeting

20 November 2019

Free of charge and open for all interested parties
including SDS Welcome Reception

  • Lectures
  • Networking & Exhibition 
  • Snack & Drinks


5th Symposium Driving Simulation

20 November 2019

Welcome Reception in the Exhibition Area

  • Networking & Exhibition
  • Highly Dynamic Driving Simulator Demonstration
  • Snack & Drinks

21  November 2019

  • Lectures
  • Highly Dynamic Driving Simulator Demonstration
  • Networking & Exhibition
€ 290.-  members of asc(s and / or VDC Fellbach and ENVITED partners
€ 475.-  regular
€ 99.-   employees of academic institutions / students
 free for journalists and representatives of the press


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


Your Benefits:


  • Insights, expert talks and highlight topics bundled in a unique format and community

  • Discuss future requirements with other experts and gain new impulses for your daily business

  • High level networking and exchange of experiences with OEMs, suppliers, ISVs, IHVs, service providers and researchers

  • Take a close look at the highly dynamic driving simulator at ika RWTH Aachen University





2nd ENVITED User Meeting

20 November 2019

The ENVITED marketplace pools and promotes the expertise and networking of players from business and science in the field of virtual driving simulation, ADAS, autonomous driving and connected mobility systems. It offers you an open, neutral, secure, trusted and international platform for research, technology, innovation and communication. The initiative reinforces the future-oriented R&D area for vehicles and mobility concepts at different levels of automation. The aim of the ENVITED community is to establish a new ecosystem for open solutions, technology transfer and synnergies. As an ENVITED partner you are a member of a strategic oriented community clustering the critical mass to drive things forward.

More information: www.envited.market

12:00 p.m.

Arrival of the guests
Registration, snack and visit to the exhibition

1:00 p.m

Alexander F. Walser  |  asc(s e.V.

1:05 p.m

Concept, current status and new developments

  • Data Market
  • Innovation Hub
  • Career Channel

1:40 p.m

ENVITED partner presentations

  • HD-Map Database for the ENVITED marketplace
    Dr. Gunnar Gräfe  |  3D Mapping Solutions GmbH
  • Automated Road Generation with Here HD Live Maps
    Stephan Kussmaul  |  Triangraphics GmbH
  • Pro-SiVIC : A Virtual Testing Platform for Autonomous Driving Functions
    Nico Krückeberg | ESI - Engineering System International GmbH
  • New Academic Program for ENVITED Partners 

    Dominik Stelzmüller | SCMT GmbH - Steinbeis Center of Management and Technology


3:00 p.m.

Coffee break
Networking and visit to the exhibition


3:45 p.m.

Current Status of OpenX Standards at ASAM e.V.
Dr. Klaus Estenfeld | ASAM e.V.

4:10 p.m.

OpenPROOF -  The Path to Virtual Proof of Validation of AD functions 
Carlo van Driesten  |  BMW AG
Pierre Mai  |  Algedonic Loop GmbH

4:50 p.m

Vision and Future Developments
Alexander F. Walser  |  asc(s e.V.

5:00 p.m

Working Group Proposals

5:45 p.m

Feedback and Discussion


5th Symposium Driving Simulation

 20 November 2019

 6:00 p.m.

SDS Welcome Reception 

  • Networking in the exhibition area
  • Highly Dynamic Driving Simulator Demonstration
  • Snack & Drinks

 21 November 2019

 8:00 a.m.

Arrival of the guests, welcoming them over a cup of coffee and visit to the exhibition

 8:30 a.m.

SDS Organizers

 8:45 a.m.

Ad-Hoc Static Driving Simulator Featuring Easily Interchangeable Mock-ups for Highway Scenarios
Arne Düselder  |  fka GmbH

 9:15 a.m.

Effects of Motion System and Driving Scenario on Simulator Sickness and Presence Experience
Maik Tiemann  |  Industrial Information Technology, TU Berlin 

 9:45 a.m.

Tackling Current Challenges for Driving Simulation and Human Factors Research
Dr. Christian Purucker  |  Würzburg Institute for Traffic Sciences GmbH

 10:15 a.m.

Coffee break and visit to the exhibition

 11:00 a.m.

Data-driven Simulations of Microscopic Road Behaviors and Macroscopic Traffic Flows
Cong Zhao|  Roman Roads, Inc

 11:30 a.m.

Simulating Real-World Scenarios
Dr. Henning Lategahn  |  atlatec GmbH

 12:00 a.m.

Interactions Between Road Users: Representing Complex Traffic Scenarios by Linking High-end Driving Simulation with VR-based Pedestrian Simulation
René Reinhard  |  Fraunhofer ITWM

 12:30 a.m.

Lunch break

  • Visit to the exhibition
  • Highly Dynamic Driving Simulator Demonstration

 1:30 p.m.

Quality Assurance of Ultra HD-Maps Demonstrated on Practical Examples
Dr. Gunnar Gräfe  |  3D Mapping Solutions GmbH

 2:00 p.m.

Virtual Test Environments for Autonomous Driving in Complex Urban Areas
Frank Bildstein  |  Rheinmetall Electronics

 2:30 p.m.

ANSYS Physics Based Closed Loop Simulation for Autonomous Driving
Günther Hasna  |  ANSYS Germany GmbH

 3:00 p.m.

Coffee break and visit to the exhibition

 3:45 p.m.

Certification of Autonomous Vehicles in Synthetic Environments
Nicholas Moylan   |  XPI Simulation

 4:15 p.m.

Measures for Behaving Safely in Traffic
Anna-Lena Köhler  |  ika RWTH Aachen

 4:45 p.m.

Final remarks
SDS Organizers

 5:00 p.m.

End of the event





Your visibility.

With our sponsoring and exhibition packages, you can reach the decision-makers and top experts of the global driving simulation community and thus ensure even more visibility for your company.




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.


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