Simulation of Automated Vehicles - MODULE D: Virtual Test & Certification


Simulation is a key technology in the research and development of highly automated and self-driving cars. More and more engineers use this powerful tool in their daily work to solve multidimensional and interdisciplinary problems. Simulation is mainly used where classical experiments (under controlled conditions) are not possible due to the size, number and complexity or also because of the impact on the environment. The increasing product complexity of software-defined vehicle systems and their mapping to digital twins also leads to deep supply chains in the simulation domain. To navigate this data ecosystem, it is not just about understanding the technology itself, but more importantly be able to confidently evaluate simulation models, methods and processes, know their limitations and optimize the relationship between business impact and resources used.

Who should attend?

Our certificate course "Simulation of Automated Vehicles" is open to applicants with a university degree in engineering or science. Applicants should have a basic understanding of virtual vehicle development and automated systems. The course is suitable for professionals, career changers or engaged newcomers who want to further qualify themselves in the simulation domain. Through the course, participants gain a broad and application-oriented knowledge.

Course Objectives

The application-oriented certificate course is designed to approach simulation-driven development of highly automated and self-driving cars from both a latest and a future technology perspective. In our online course we use a combination of live expert lectures with hands-on exercises to cover everything from creating digital twins of real world environments, sensor and ADAS technologies, driving functions through to validation and certification of automated vehicles. The course builds on standardization projects such as ASAM OpenX and covers open source software approaches to simplify participants' entry into the technology area. Unlock new career opportunities, expand your knowledge and benefit from interdisciplinary and up-to-date expertise convened by our 20+ top-class lecturers.

Course Contents

  • D1 - Automotive Test Strategies & Simulation-based V&V
    • Jann-Eve Stavesand (dSpace GmbH)
  • D2: Driving Simulator Technologies I
    • Dr. Jens Häcker (Simulation Systems Consulting)
  • D3: Driving Simulator Technologies II
    • Dr. Jens Häcker (Simulation Systems Consulting)
  • D4: Test vs. Simulation
    • Dr. Hardi Hungar (DLR e.V.)
  • D5 - Functional Safety
    • Dr. Hardi Hungar (DLR e.V.)
  • D6: Credible Simulation
    • Dr. Martin Benedikt (Virtual Vehicle Resarch GmbH)
  • D7: Distributed Ledger Technologies I
    • Carlo van Driesten (BMW AG), Prof. Florian Matthes (TUM)
  • D8: Distributed Ledger Technologies II
    • Carlo van Driesten (BMW AG), Prof. Florian Matthes (TUM)
  • D9: Case Presentations & Discussion
    • Participants + Module Lecturers

Jann-Eve Stavesand
dSpace GmbH

Stavesand Jann-Eve Stavesand heads dSPACE Consulting and supports customers worldwide on defining test strategies for complex E/E systems and on overcoming challenges in model-based development of safety-critical systems. He was involved in the development of ISO 26262:2018 with a focus on software and processes and is currently involved in the standardization of Safety Of The Intended Functionality (SOTIF). Here, too, the focus is on testing and quality assurance of the software and systems used, including the approval and homologation of these complex functions.

Dr. Jens Häcker
Simulation Systems Consulting

Häcker Jens Haecker studied aerospace engineering and received his Dr.-Ing. degree from the University of Stuttgart in 2006. He joined Daimler AG in general research and advanced engineering and worked in simulation and testing of active chassis and steering systems and functional interfaces for autonomous driving. For the Daimler driving simulator at the Mercedes-Benz Technology Center he was responsible for mechatronics and further development of the motion platform and algorithms and represented Daimler as a member of the scientific committee of the Driving Simulation Association. He is a lecturer for control theory and simulation technologies in mechatronics at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Stuttgart at Campus Horb. As founder of Simulation Systems Consulting he currently works as an engineering consultant providing services for specification and analysis of simulator systems, with special focus on technical and experimental aspects of human-in-the-loop simulation.

Dr. Hardi Hungar
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)

Hungar Hardi Hungar received a PhD in computer science from the Christian Alberechts University in Kiel, and has the venia legendi (habilitation) at the Carl-von-Ossietzky University Oldenburg. For many years, he has worked on methods and tools for the development of dependable and safety-critical systems. These concerned mainly applications in the transportation domain. He has held various positions in academia, research and industry. In his current position, he leads the team on "Processes and Methods for Verification and Validation" at the Institute of Transportation System, which is one of the institutes of the German Aerospace Center (DLR). He is currently working mainly on methods for the verification and validation of highly automated vehicles. His focus areas include concepts and languages for defining test scenarios, algorithms and tools to perform exhaustive virtual tests, standard-conformant development, and safety argumentations.

Dr. Martin Benedikt

Benedikt Dr. Martin Bendedikt is Head of Co-Simulation & Software at VIRTUAL VEHICLE Research GmbH.

Carlo van Driesten

van Driesten Carlo van Driesten graduated from TU München with an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. He researched in the field of Radar Clutter Simulation at Rohde & Schwarz for hardware in the loop testing of ship radars before he joined BMW in the field of automated driving in 2016. As Systems Architect for Virtual Test & Validation he is focused on international standardization of simulation interfaces, data structures and open architectures for the purpose of virtually enhanced homologation processes. He initiated the OpenX Simulation Standards at ASAM e.V., authored the initial version of the ASAM Open Simulation Interface (OSI) and is mentor of the ENVITED Research Cluster at asc(s e.V. pursuing the goal of creating decentralized data markets for simulations. In 2018 he co-founded vDL Digital Ventures with StakeNow as the largest German staking service for Tezos which brought his greatest passions together: Automated driving and distributed ledger technologies.

Date Language Price Code
24 Oct - 17 Jan 2025 English 2400 EUR 4462
Online (Online-Seminar, , Online) » Register
Seminar hours:
Thursday, 24.10.2024, 14:00 - 18:00
Friday, 25.10.2024, 14:00 - 17:00
Thursday, 14.11.2024, 14:00 - 17:00
Friday, 15.11.2024, 14:00 - 18:00
Thursday, 28.11.2024, 14:00 - 18:00
Friday, 29.11.2024, 14:00 - 18:00
Thursday, 12.12.2024, 14:00 - 18:00
Friday, 13.12.2024, 14:00 - 18:00

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