VIRTUAL VEHICLE covers the development, validation, test, operation, and continuous self-diagnosis of fail-operational automated driving architectures and ensures the coexistence of these highly automated vehicles with conventional vehicles on the road.
VIRTUAL VEHICLE investigates in advanced functional validation methods and provides demonstrators and state-of-the-art and cutting-edge testing facilities for vehicles, engines, powertrains, and their components.
With more and more vehicles connected to the Internet, and with a growing number of services now being managed via mobile devices, the risk of sensitive data being stolen or manipulated is intensifying daily.
Speed and timing are a competitive advantage in an increasingly real-time economy. VIRTUAL VEHICLE researches on the future big data use cases for connected transportation solutions.
Predictive functional validation, digital twins and complete product life cycles. VIRTUAL VEHICLE investigates and develops approaches for the key factors for efficient development. These key factors are traceability, agility, comprehensive view and partner integration.
The reduction of CO2 emissions is mandatory. On one hand the direct emission of CO2 in combustion engine driven cars has to be minimized and on the other hand the number of fully electric vehicles producing zero exhaust emissions locally has to be increased.
VIRTUAL VEHICLE has a long experience in acoustic and thermal comfort issues. Comfort is not only a selling proposition but can be closely linked to safety aspects, since discomfort negatively influences driver reactions and thermal comfort influences strongly energy efficiency.
The EU “vision zero” defines the goal of eliminating all fatal road accidents by the year 2050. VIRTUAL VEHICLE is developing human-centered approaches regarding novel comprehensive vehicle safety systems for occupants and VRUs, incorporating information from all traffic participants and infrastructure.
VIRTUAL VEHICLE represents VVAC +, a consortium of 4 Austrian market leaders in the international rail industry, Europe’s largest freight wagon manufacturer and 8 other industry and science top players.
01/2016 – 12/2021
VIRTUAL VEHICLE, Plasser & Theurer, Tatravagonka, voestalpine, etc.
Under the title ‘ALP.Lab’, the VIRTUAL VEHICLE, together with the Styrian research institutes TU Graz and Joanneum Research, as well as the industrial companies AVL List and Magna Steyr, bundles its competences, in order to test automated driving systems on a large scale. ALP.Lab combines virtual and real tests, analyses, simulations and a wide range of private and public test tracks.