We build mathematical models for vehicle dynamics and traffic flow. We also support the modeling by state-of-the-art simulation software which are used by the automotive industry as well as by the academic research community. The applied software arsenal consists of Vires, PreScan, IPG CarMaker, dSPACE, Matlab, Python, SUMO, PTV Vissim/Visum, Unity 3D.
Beyond the standalone use of these tools, we actively develop and conduct co-simulation frameworks to exploit the simultaneous application. Moreover, we place great emphasis on the mixed-reality and digital twin testing which means that real-world elements (e.g. test car, dummy) are also involved within the simulation. We develop Vehicle-in-the-Loop (ViL) and Scenario-in-the-Loop (SciL) frameworks. ViL basically realizes Hardware-in-the-Loop testing where the hardware is the test vehicle itself communicating online with the simulation software. SciL represents one step forward as it also consists of controlling other environment elements within the mixed-reality testing (e.g. traffic lights are also controlled online from software in the real test track).