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The asc(s bundles impulses from all areas of virtual vehicle development, creating competitive advantages for its members.

We promote, support and realise the method development in the field of automotive simulation. Being an interest group and multiplier, we can offer our members a wide range of services and activities in this field:


Access to profound expertise, current project results and the very latest industry achievements.


Invitations to exclusive workshops and keynote speeches on the subject of automotive simulation.

HPC Resources

Access to state-of-the-art and secure HPC resources for the implementation of (non-profit) research and development projects.


Bringing together innovation leaders from science and industry, initiation of new business contacts and access to a research landscape which is unique worldwide.

Project Management

Support for project development, screening for subsidies, the forming of consortiums through to industrial validation.

We are looking forward to welcoming you as a member.

The main focus of our activities is the concentration of expertise from automotive and supply industry, software and hardware manufacturers, engineering service providers and research institutes.

It is our aim to advance the research on and development of innovative CAE and HPC methods, to promote synergies, to save costs and to make the results accessible to our members. This starts as early as the pre-competitive phase.

We provide the environment for smooth cooperations. Enterprises which are usually in a fierce competition with one another work hand in hand at the asc(s, thus gaining new impulses for the development of their products.

The Board of Directors

The asc(s board regards itself as a body for strategic decisions and consists of representatives from both industry and science.

This interaction between the different fields strongly fosters the interdisciplinary orientation of the network.

The board of directors of the asc(s was elected by the general assembly on 5 June 2018, for a term of two years. It is composed as follows:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. hc Dr. hc Hon. Prof.

Michael M. Resch

Chairman of the Board

Director of the High Performance Computing Center of the University of Stuttgart (HLRS)


Jürgen Kohler

Vice Chairman of the Board

Senior Manager NVH Powertrain at Daimler AG

Dipl.-Math. (FH)

Nurcan Rasig

Member of the Board

Sales Manager
at Cray Computer Deutschland GmbH


Thomas Münz

Member of the Board

General Manager
at DYNAmore GmbH


The asc(s office is headed by a managing director, and as a non-profit association it is primarily success-oriented. The financial administration is managed by staff members of the High Performance Computing Center of the University of Stuttgart.


Alexander F. Walser

Managing Director

BA (Hons)

Julia Steeb

Management Assistant

Julia Steeb


Johannes Demer

Project Manager

Johannes Demer


Markus Runtze

Research Assistant
Driving Simulation / Autonomous Driving


Viviane Schimatschek

Research Assistant
Human Resources / Recruiting

Viviane Schimatschek

Become a member of our team!

Are you looking for an exciting and varied career in one of the most groundbreaking fields of technology in the world? If so, we are looking forward to your speculative application.

Cash Auditors

The cash auditors of the asc(s were elected by the general assembly on 5 June 2018, for a term of two years.

Hans-Dieter Grein

NEC Deutschland GmbH

Bernd-Ulrich Hapke

TECOSIM Technische Simulation GmbH