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Focus Areas

The process of virtual vehicle development is driven by a global increase in regulatory requirements, cost and time pressure, growing customer wishes and social influences. In order to tackle these challenges, the topics at the asc(s are currently divided into five focus areas. The first four deal with vehicle specific topics; the fifth focus area addresses issues on matters related to numeric basics and digitalization.

Vehicle Powertrain

Development and optimisation of conventional and alternative powertrain systems to improve energy efficiency and dynamics.

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Vehicle Structure

Optimisation of weight and costs through the use of efficient lightweight design with the highest quality, safety and resource efficiency.

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Vehicle Physics

Mapping of physical effects and correlations for an increase in functionality, reliability and comfort.

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Vehicle Automation & Connectivity

Methods for design and validation of virtual test drive: advanced driver assistance systems, autonomous driving, vehicle connectivity, HMI and traffic flow optimisation.

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Numerics & Digitalization

Optimisation of CAE solver technologies and development of new HPC and IT landscapes for cloud computing, smart data, artificial intelligence, industry 4.0 and IoT.

Your Own Impulse?

Nothing is as constant as change. We are always on the lookout for new impulses within our dynamic network.

The asc(s provides its members with the possibility to advance new simulation methods for the virtual vehicle development fast and efficiently – particularly if these place high demands on the computing power, data volume and data analytics.

Automotive & Environment

  • Alternative Drive Systems
  • Energy Efficiency
  • CO2 Emission Minimisation
  • Fine Dust Reduction
  • Noise Reduction
  • New Overall Vehicle Concepts
  • Efficient Lightweight Design
  • Recycling
  • Active & Passive Safety
  • Comfort & Dynamics
  • Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Autonomous Driving
  • Connected Mobility Concepts

Modelling & Simulation

  • Fast Model Generation
  • Pre- and Post-Processing
  • Process Chains and Interfaces
  • Validation, Certification and Homologation
  • Standardisation
  • (Green) High-Performance-Computing (HPC)
  • Virtual Worlds
  • Driving Simulator
  • Virtual Reality
  • Augmented Reality


  • Fundamentals
  • Computer Algebra
  • Numerics
  • Optimisation
  • Solver Technologies
  • Parallelisation
  • Artificial Intelligence

Information & Communication

  • Vehicle Electronics
  • Telematics
  • Connectivity
  • Traffic Flow Optimisation
  • Cloud Computing
  • Big Data & Smart Data
  • Industry 4.0
  • Internet of Things
  • Distributed Ledger Technologies / Blockchain
  • Data Security and Data Sovereignty