Call – DevOps for ADAS Software, Systems Engineering and Simulation


Background & addressed challenge


DevOps is a set of practices intended to reduce the time between committing a change to a system and the change being placed into normal production, while ensuring high quality. The use of DevOps is considered state of the art for many tech companies and already quite widespread.

Nevertheless, DevOps was mainly developed for pure software development, while it is not that common in simulation and engineering due to slightly different methods and expertise.

Especially the ISO26262 for automotive safety plays a dominant role. The standard demands high standards on the developed software, and the latest version

For engineers to focus on their development work DevOps methodology has to be integrated to allow a seamless workflow for development in embedded systems and simulation.


Offered technology


We can provide in-house infrastructure and knowledge for DevOps demonstrations:

  • CI infrastructure including Jenkins/Bamboo, Ansible, Virtualization Technologies (Docker,KVM), Git
  • (Co-)Simulation Technologies like MATLAB/Simulink, Carla, ViresVTD, Model.Connect, FMI, etc.
  • Graph-based service which uses a NoSQL Graph Database which allows easy design of workflows and automatic generation of CI pipelines.


Experiment scope


The addressed scope should be an extension of classical DevOps methodologies and tools to be better suited for systems engineering and embedded systems and simulations.

The scope of targeted experiments is broad.

Possible experiments could target:

  • Automatic Deployment of software on hardware and vehicles
  • Development of Computer Aided Risk Analysis and Assessment methods regarding safety in accordance with ISO26262
  • Improvement of usability of existing services to enable better usage for non-experts.

Possible results:

  • an overview of favoured standards and tools
  • industrial applications or use cases and innovative solutions
  • best practices how available technologies can be exploited
  • Conference papers and journal publications.

The expected outcome of the experiments is further development of ideas and publication.


Funding Opportunities


Aligned with the defined long-term COMET K2 research program fast-track experiments (up to 6 months) and lighthouse experiments (7-12 months) executed at VIRTUAL VEHICLE are public (co-)funded up to 50% based on a bilateral agreement.

Seed Actions for SMEs and start-ups will be free of charge.

Your application will be reviewed by our Scientific Assessment Board. The board will evaluate the applicants proposals and select proper candidates. The final number of applications being selected in each call might be different.

Only selected applications will be funded.

Call Information DevOps

Call Opening01/02/2021
Project DurationSeed Action: first try-outs
Fast-track experiments: 1-6 months
Lighthouse experiments: 7-12 months
Proposal LanguageEnglish, German
Targeting GroupStart-ups, SME, mid-caps or LEs from EU member states
Indicative Total BudgetSeed Action: VIRTUAL VEHICLE support is free of charge
Fast-track experiments: < 50.000 €
Light-house Experiments: < 200.000 €

If you have a promising smart idea, we are happy to receive your application.

Please use our online application form to send us your proposal and describe:

·       In which technology field or discipline are you active

·       Your planned application concept and its expected use

·       The preliminary benefit

·       The industrial relevance and potential impact of your experiment, as well as your plans for exploitation of the results and the future business outlook


Your experiments should be designed to be completed in a maximum of 6 months for fast-track experiments and a maximum of 12 months for lighthouse experiments.

Experiment proposals are very welcome from organisations located in any EU member state and must be written in English or German. Submissions done in any other language will not be evaluated.

Contact: lil@v2c2.at