ENVITED members

3D Mapping Solutions GmbH

Founded in 2007 and based in Holzkirchen and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania/USA, 3D Mapping Solutions GmbH is one of the leading experts in the fields of high-accuracy kinematic surveying of public roads, proving grounds, race tracks and rough road test tracks of any kind. In addition, the high-end kinematic engineering surveying of railway tunnels or subway networks are core competences.High-precision as built-plans are exported into appropriate formats including all objects, attributes and the complete, complex topological structure and thus may be used directly for customer applications. Examples are the use of high-fidelity maps as in-car reference for autonomous driving developments, simulation for vehicle dynamics development and driving simulation on digital twins of complete road networks.


Algedonic Loop GmbH

Algedonic Loop GmbH offers solutions for the traceable provision and use of data in development and validation of automated driving: The core activity of the company is the development of technological platforms, architectures and formats for efficient and verifiable networking of data and meta-data suppliers, users, validators and auditors. Through the use of advanced cryptographic methods, permanently verifiable traceability chains are created which can serve as the basis for verification proofs in approval processes.


ALP.Lab GmbH

The Austrian test region ALP.Lab is the one-stop shop for testing of automated driving functions and whole vehicles. The test region covers comprehensive testing opportunities on private and public test tracks. The in-house data management and data broker systems link the individual phases of our test chain covering ADAS/AD active safety test equipment, mobile HiL platforms, driving demonstrators and traffic monitoring systems. Our clients and customer network includes OEMs, TIER suppliers and many worldwide operating and leading technology companies.

Founded in 2017, the company operates from its headquarters in Graz, Austria. Our ADAS/AD testing team is located with direct connection to a proving ground at the test center in Allhaming, Austria.


aSR advanced Simulated Reality GmbH

aSR advanced Simulated Reality GmbH is a startup for the development of the next generation driving simulators. The aSR Motorsport and Driving Simulator is an attractive and modular compact simulator with maximum flexibility in view of field of application and corporate design. The objective is a wide range of applications, for example as training device in motorsports, as tool in the virtual vehicle development or as demonstrator for the experience of driving assistance systems at dealerships. The range of services includes production, worldwide distribution, exclusive software solutions, rentals and promotion and maintenance for simulators. Based in Southern Germany and with an experienced team in the field of simulation, aSR GmbH is a reliable partner for the automotive industry.




cognibit GmbH

cogniBIT is a Tech-Startup based in Munich which enables manufacturers of autonomous vehicles to test in simulation whether their vehicles are safe in the interaction with human road users. Based on neuroscientific and sensorimotor research, cogniBIT develops algorithms that realistically simulate the behaviour of humans in everyday traffic scenarios (e.g. drivers, cyclists, or pedestrians). Their traffic agent models map the entire sensorimotor processing chain from visual perception through cognitive processing in the brain to action. By realistically reproducing human characteristics and limitations (such as a limited field of view, distraction, and different response times), critical traffic situations such as accidents or near accidents can be tested and analysed under realistic conditions. Bringing the human element into traffic simulation, cogniBIT considerably increases the validity of the development and test environment for autonomous vehicles.


DLR - Institute of System Dynamics and Control

The Institute of System Dynamics and Control (SR) was founded in 2012 as part of the DLR Robotics and Mechatronics Center (RMC) in Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich. The research activities focus on the development and application of advanced modeling and control methods for mechatronic systems. Both model-based and artificial intelligence (AI)-based control methods are used for space, aeronautics and transport applications. In the automotive area (Department of Vehicle Systems Dynamics) the institute researches in multifaceted innovative approaches for mechatronic X-by-Wire chassis, aiming at the simultaneous improvement of energy efficiency, driving safety, and comfort. These research activities are accompanied by the continuous development of modeling and simulation tools. Both, vehicle modeling and the development of integrated control strategies (including AI methods) are distinctive competencies of the department building on the advantages of the modeling language Modelica. The multi-physical models are used for the design, the simulation and the optimization of complex algorithms for chassis control and state estimation. The algorithms are implemented and validated in model, software and hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) tests. Moreover, the algorithms have been shown in real vehicles in several internal DLR projects as well as in industrial cooperation projects.


DLR - Institute of Transportation Systems

At the DLR Institute of Transportation Systems, around 200 scientists in Braunschweig and Berlin develop customer-oriented solutions for greater safety and efficiency of traffic on roads and railways. The work, organised in interdisciplinary teams, focuses on automotive and rail systems, intermodality and local public transport, as well as traffic management. With its research, the Institute shapes future solutions for the mobility of people and the transport of goods. It conducts application-oriented research for the benefit of society and to strengthen Germany as a business location. The scientists implement integrated tool chains from simulations, laboratories and test fields and develop methods, technologies and system solutions for coordinated, cooperative transport. The close cooperation within the DLR network enables the use of synergies with aerospace and energy technology. In addition, the Institute works together with partners from science and industry in an application-oriented manner and aligns its research with the requirements of politics and the public. The Institute operates and develops a wide range of large-scale facilities for its research. With the Test Bed Lower Saxony, it offers a platform for testing highly automated and connected vehicles that is unique internationally. Several simulators enable efficient testing of driver assistance functions and research into user state detection. User-friendly design, operational optimisation of mobility services, generating acceptance and assessment as well as the development of simulation and evaluation tools are important cross-sectional pillars of the Institute, developed and tested in many research and application projects.


DLR - Institute of Vehicle Concepts

The DLR Institute of Vehicle Concepts researches, develops and evaluates new vehicle concepts and technologies in light of future demands on the transportation system. As a systems institute, we develop and demonstrate innovative, application-based solutions for road and rail vehicles, thereby contributing to the design of a sustainable and cost-effective, user-oriented, secure and networked mobility concept. Our contributions range from design and planning to construction, calculation and simulation through to the manufacture of research demonstrations, components and vehicles. We are developing our knowledge and expertise within the framework of collaborative partnerships and are contributing to the competitiveness of the industry through innovation transfers in the following fields: New Road Vehicle - New Rail Vehicle - Disruptive Concepts - Vehicle-Drive and Energy - Vehicle-Architecture and Material Engineering - Vehicle-System and Technology Assessment. The Institute’s guiding vision is one of successful scientific cooperation for efficient vehicle concepts where the fields of energy and transportation meet. The development of future technical systems based on regenerative energy carriers and energy conversion/storage in the vehicle of the future as well as progressive architectures and fuel technologies for road and rail vehicles is supported by a prospective, comprehensive vehicle system analysis and technology evaluation. The integration of innovations in materials, processes and construction methods occurs within the network comprising the DLR, the Helmholtz Association (HGF) and international science partners. Within the scope of the transportation research program, the Institute of Vehicle Concepts is working with the Institute of Transport Research and the Institute of Transportation Systems as well as around 20 other DLR institutes. The Institute of Vehicle Concepts is integrated in the regional networks at the Stuttgart site and has branch offices in Berlin and Stuttgart-Vaihingen (STEP and ARENA2036).


eXXcellent solutions GmbH

eXXcellent solutions stands for customised software solutions and comprehensive advice. Our particular strength is our end-to-end customer support. This includes the whole range of software development, from business analysis to implementation and operations. We are dedicated to deliver futureproof solutions for the given situation and usage. We have a broad technological base to deal with our customers’ specifications and their specific project requirements. We have been operating in the automotive environment for many years. Our solutions are used in sales, aftersales, planning, forecasting and development and particularly in wiring harness design. When modelling systems to be simulated we can see the potential to future-proof development and simulation in the Modelica Association’s new SSP standard. In order to promote the establishment of this standard we have created orchideo | easySSP, the first iSaaS on the market to be based on the new standard. Founded in 2001, now in 2020 we employ about 200 people at sites in Ulm, Munich, Stuttgart, Darmstadt and Berlin who are all passionate about inspiring our customers with their solutions and thus improving their competitive edge. We are eXXcellent solutions.


FKFS - Research Institute of Automotive Engineering and Vehicle Engines Stuttgart

The FKFS is an independent research institute and development partner of the international automotive industry with highly specialized test benches, test facilities and excellent know-how. With a diameter of 5.5 m, the dome of the Stuttgart driving simulator provides space for a vehicle mockup of an entire passenger car chassis.


FrontMod GmbH

FrontMod was founded in 2018 and is devoted to modelling ADAS sensors for automotive applications. The generation of sensor models for SIL and HIL applications and supporting clients with their EMC-validation of sensors and control units are the company’s main fields of business.


FZD TU Darmstadt

The institute of automotive engineering (Fahrzeugtechnik Darmstadt - FZD) is a research institution within the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Technische Universität Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt). It was founded on November 1, 1977 by Prof. em. Dr.-Ing. Bert Breuer. After Prof. em. Dr.-Ing. Bert Breuer and Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Hermann Winner (from 2002), the department will be headed by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Steven Peters from April 2022.

In education, we attach special importance to the understanding of functional principles and context. Our students learn scientific precision and objectiveness, and are practiced in being critical with their own as well as foreign results. Within our research, the consideration of the entire system driver-vehicle-environment is paramount. We systematically create concepts and methods with the required technology independent from the limits of a specific discipline. With our competence in the areas of vehicle mechanics and mechatronics, we solve many problems autarkic. Additionally, we cooperate with other disciplines to achieve a broader expertise for our projects and to support interdisciplinary exchange.


Nekonata XR Technologies Gmb

NXRT develops immersive real-time mixed reality simulations for automotive, aviation and railway industries. Until now, existing virtual reality simulators have been cost-intensive ventures and have disregarded the importance of usability. As a result, the widespread use and acceptance of virtual reality simulations has declined - despite their predisposition for many applications, especially for vocational training and product development scenarios. To bring the strengths of virtual reality to a broader audience, NXRT has created a comprehensive mixed reality simulation ecosystem. A vital element of this ecosystem is a sophisticated software solution, the “RT Editor Suite”, which supports the efficient and straightforward creation of a wide variety of driving scenarios, both on roads or on rails. Furthermore, the world-wide unique mixed reality (MR/XR) technology “MISHBILD MR” has been developed - the next step beyond traditional virtual reality (VR). Utilising artificial intelligence, MISHBILD MR creates a visual and semantic relationship between the physical environment and the virtual world by fusing the two visible areas, resulting in a simulation that is very close to reality. With this technology, clients can build otherwise expensive vehicle cockpits replicas at a low cost. Alternatively, the actual vehicle can be turned into a simulator by proprietary vehicle-mounted sensor components. Moreover, MISHBILD MR enables users to see and operate physical control elements such as levers or switches in the virtual environment


Perpetuum Progress GmbH


Perpetuum Progress is an independent, founder-driven company headquarted in Ingolstadt - Munich Area - Germany. Our heart is beating for the development of autonomous mobility. Since our foundation in 2019, our international team is working on open-standard based platform for virtual validation of autonomous mobility. Besides the product driven development we are working as an engineering partner in serial development for OEMs and First-Tiers. Also in consortium research projects we develop innovative solutions on the way to autonomous mobility. The combined experience of this two fields enables us to create our own innovative platform as a service: P-SIM Many years of experience in the field of automotive development and simulation, combined with an international network of engineering and research experts allows us the powerful realisation of today’s hot-topics: Virtual Reality / Simulation, Cloud Computing, Security and Blockchain.


Persival GmbH

As a spin-off of TU Darmstadt with many years of experience in the credible simulation of active perception sensor systems, Persival GmbH helps to test any (potentially AI-based) automated system safely and efficiently.

We provide simulation solutions and their validation for automated driving, manned or unmanned aerial vehicles, and surveillance systems. In this regard, we develop customized perception sensor system simulations to save our customers time and money for real-world test runs by moving most of the test and safety validation to simulation.


Phantasma Labs GmbH

Phantasma Labs provides Behavior Models for virtual testing and validation. Our solution helps engineers to understand & analyze dynamic interactions of various traffic participants in an environmental simulator. The models can represent amongst others road users, vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists & e-scooters.



Porsche Engineering Services GmbH

Porsche Engineering is an innovative engineering services provider for future-oriented mobility, developing a wide range of engineering solutions for the automotive industry and beyond. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of the sports car manufacturer Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, part of the wider Volkswagen Group. The holding company Porsche Engineering Group GmbH is headquartered at the Porsche AG Research and Development Center in Weissach (Germany). Porsche Engineering operates for customers world-wide, with subsidiaries in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Romania and China. The solutions developed by Porsche Engineering range from the conception of individual components and the design of complex modules to the planning and implementation of complete developments, including production start-up management. Engineering services for external customers have been a cornerstone of Porsche since the founding of Ferdinand Porsche’s design office in 1931 and have always been an integral part of the Porsche Company.


SCMT Steinbeis Center of Management and Technology GmbH

For more than 20 years, the Steinbeis Center of Management and Technology (SCMT GmbH) has stood for successful transfer and expert knowledge, for the recruitment of junior executives, for the demand-oriented further development of high potentials in the company and the implementation of more than 3500 projects in the consulting sector. In doing so, we rely on three decisive pillars: GENERATING KNOWLEDGE - COMMUNICATING KNOWLEDGE - APPLYING KNOWLEDGE. All of our programs and services are offered with objectivity, authenticity, and in an effort to provide you with the best. All of our efforts and collaborations with our partner companies and Steinbeis network professors, coaches, and consultants are furthermore always aimed at helping you and your company to succeed. And the result are projects with concretely measurable added value. Knowledge creates advantages as does the application of the same which is what we strive for. These kinds of advantages can only be achieved together with people who keep an open mind, are not afraid of challenges, and who will always strive to identify the best solutions.


TrianGraphics GmbH

TrianGraphics is specialized in the generation of digital landscapes and their real-time visualization. The company's flag-ship product Trian3DBuilder, a software to create detailed landscapes of unlimited size, has unique features for automatic creation of highly accurate road networks with intersections based on real data. Functions for generic and geotypical texture generation, object placement, material and sensor classification, as well as the construction of buildings and airports are also part of the software. The databases output is available in a variety of standard formats. These include OpenFlight, FBX, OSG, OpenDRIVE  and many more. In addition to developing software products, TrianGraphics provides services for cross-platform track and terrain modelling, construction of complex 3D models, and software development for simulation applications.


Virtual Vehicle Research GmbH

The Virtual Vehicle Research GmbH ranks among Europe’s largest R&D centers for virtual vehicle technology with 300 employees. Research priority is the linking of numerical simulations and hardware testing, which leads to a powerful HW-SW whole system design and automation of testing and validation procedures. Since its foundation in 2002, VIRTUAL VEHICLE has supported the automotive and rail industry with smart and reliable simulation processes and methods. The company’s mission is to work in an agile, efficient and interdisciplinary way, in order to develop intelligent solutions managing the ever-growing complexity of industry. By doing so, the center focuses on active participation in international research networks, establishing manufacturer-independent standards for the integration of simulation and test as well as virtual validation. The international partner network of VIRTUAL VEHICLE consists of about 100 national and international industrial partners (OEMs, Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers as well as software providers) and more than 40 scientific institutions. Together with its research partners, the center offers the automotive industry an opportunity to benefit from simulation technologies in a repeatable and reliable manner.