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Project Cluster

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 project clusters. The first four deal with vehicle specific topics.; the fifth project cluster addresses issues on matters related to numeric basics and digitalization.

Vehicle Propulsion


Development and optimisation of conventional and alternative drive 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 ICT


Methods for interpretation and backup in virtual test driving: vehicle networking, driver assistance systems, 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, industry 4.0 and the internet of things.

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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 and data volume.

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
  • Mobility Concepts

Modelling & Simulation


  • Fast Model Generation
  • Pre- and Post-Processing
  • Process Chains and Interfaces
  • Validation and Certification
  • Standardisation
  • High-Performance Computing
  • Virtual Worlds
  • Driving Simulator

Mathematics


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

Information & Communication


  • Vehicle Electronics
  • Telematics
  • Traffic Flow Optimisation
  • Driver Assistance Systems
  • Autonomous Driving
  • Cloud Computing
  • Smart Data
  • Industry 4.0
  • Internet of Things