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Contact Data

Coordinator (Research & Technology organization)

Virtual Vehicle Research Center

Coordinator website

https://www.v2c2.at/

Year Established

2002

Location

Inffeldgasse 21a, 8010, Graz (Austria)

Website

https://www.v2c2.at/

Social Media

Contact information

Dr. Aldo Ofenheimer
aldo.ofenheimer@v2c2.at
+43 316 873 9001

Description

Description

VIRTUAL VEHICLE is a leading international research and development center for the automotive and rail industries, located in Graz, Austria. The center focuses on the advanced virtualization of development. An essential element is the linking of numerical simulations and hardware testing which leads to a powerful HW-SW system design.

VIRTUAL VEHICLE’s international partner network consists of:

  • 80+ international industrial partners (OEMs, Tier 1 & Tier 2 suppliers, software vendors)
  • 40+ international scientific institutions

VIRTUAL VEHICLE is the largest COMET funded research center and is also active in 30+ EU-projects. Furthermore, VIRTUAL VEHICLE offers a broad portfolio of contract research for the vehicle development.

VIRTUAL VEHICLE ist ein führendes F&E Zentrum für die Automobil- und Bahnindustrie mit Sitz in Graz, Österreich. Das Zentrum  konzentriert sich auf die konsequente Virtualisierung der Fahrzeugentwicklung. Wesentliches Element dabei ist die Verknüpfung von numerischer Simulation und Hardware -Testen, welche ein umfassendes HW-SW Systemdesign sicherstellt.

Das internationale Partnernetzwerk von VIRTUAL VEHICLE besteht aus:

  • 80+ internationalen Industriepartnern (OEMs, Tier-1 und Tier-2 Zulieferern sowie Software-Anbietern)

  • 40+ internationalen wissenschaftlichen Institutionen

VIRTUAL VEHICLE ist das größte COMET finanzierte Forschungszentrum Österreichs und ist darüber hinaus in 30+ EU-Projekten aktiv. Zusätzlich bietet VIRTUAL VEHICLE ein breites Portfolio an Auftragsforschung für die Fahrzeugentwicklung.

Link to national or regional initiatives for digitising industry

Largest COMET Center

The Austrian VIRTUAL VEHICLE Research Center is funded within the COMET – Competence Centers for Excellent Technologies – programme by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT), the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs (BMDW), the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), the province of Styria and the Styrian Business Promotion Agency (SFG). The COMET programme is administrated by FFG.

Over the next years until 2025 VIRTUAL VEHICLE supports the automotive and rail industry in its change process towards disruptive digitalization, human-centred design, and context embedding vehicle technologies.

Under the theme of Digital Mobility VIRTUAL VEHICLE establishes a service oriented framework to efficiently develop and comprehensively test future vehicle functions.

VIRTUAL VEHICLE is also very active in other funded projects on international and national level.

We are presently involved in 30+ European research projects, are coordinating numerous EU projects and are frequently involved in the design of European as well as national funded flagship projects. This proactive engagement also helps governments to develop and implement research and innovation strategies for smart specialization (RIS3). In particular VIRTUAL VEHICLE focuses on the following programs:

  • HORIZON 2020: OSCCAR, AEGIS (http://www.aegis-bigdata.eu), DOMUS (https://www.domus-project.eu/), SIS2Wheel,  UPSCALE, etc.
  • ECSEL Joint Undertaking / ARTEMIS : IoSENSE (http://www.iosense.eu/), TrustVehicle (http://www.trustvehicle.eu/), SCOTT (https://scottproject.eu), etc.
  • SHIFT2RAIL: In2Smart (https://shift2rail.org/project/in2smart), PIVOT (http://projects.shift2rail.org/s2r_ip1_n.aspx?p=pivot), etc.
  • ITEA: ACCOSAR (http://acosar.eu/), etc.
  • MARIE CURIE ACTIONS / FP7: BATWOMAN (http://www.batwoman.eu), iTeam (https://iteam-project.net), etc.
  • National Funding – FFG: K2 Digital Mobility. Wood.Car (http://www.woodcar.eu), eco2jet (https://www.v2c2.at/eco2jet), DIGIBUS (https://www.digibus.at/), etc
  • National Funding – SFG: SFG accelerates the success of Styrian companies: SFG supports the faster growth of Styrian companies through the wealth and quality of its services – from funding, financing to consulting.K2 COMET DIGITAL MOBILITY

Beyond the COMET Digital Mobility and funding programe we provide a broad portfolio of contract work and services to support in the development of cutting-edge products and services. This makes us an ideal partner for OEMs, supplier and software vendors for the automotive and rail industry.

Market and Services

Market sectors

  • Transport, storage and communication
  • Education
  • Manufacture of machinery and equipment
  • Manufacture of electrical and optical equipment
  • Manufacture of transport equipment

TRL Focus

  • TRL2 - Technology concept and/or application formulated
  • TRL3 - Analytical and experimental critical function and/or characteristic proof of concept
  • TRL4 - Component and/or breadboard validation in laboratory environment
  • TRL5 - Component and/or breadboard validation in relevant environment
  • TRL6 - System/subsystem model or prototype demonstration in a relevant environment
  • TRL7 - System prototype demonstration in an operational environment

Services provided

  • Collaborative Researchs
  • Concept validation and prototyping
  • Testing and validation
  • Commercial infrastructure

Service Examples

Automated Driving and Assistance Systems

Client profile:
Vehicle manufacturer and supplier, Software and Hardware vendor, Government, Infrastructure provider, SMEs

Client needs:
Both industry and consumers expect numerous benefits from new automated driving technologies including improved vehicle and road safety, reduced congestion, lower stress for car occupants, social inclusion, lower emissions and better road utilization due to optimal integration of private and public transport with and without automated functions. R&D engineers need to address some fundamental challenges.

Provided solution to meet the needs:
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.

  • Shift automated driving to higher readiness by developing and implementing advanced methods, tools, and validation processes.
  • Remain flexible by selecting different combinations of re-useable, calibrated, and scalable models together with proven hardware and software architectures.
  • Reduce time-to-market with the open vehicle platform, proven HiL testing and the use of in-house test beds and tools.
Access to future-proof technologies as VIRTUAL VEHICLE is a partner in the leading worldwide development partnership AUTOSAR and a member of the International Standardization Organization (ISO PAS 21448).

More details: https://www.v2c2.at/expertise/adas/

Digital Operation

Client profile:
Vehicle manufacturer and supplier, Software and Hardware vendor, SMEs, Infrastructure & Transport Provider, Logistics centre

Client needs:
Technologies enabling the digital operation of vehicles, especially of a distributed and autonomous kind, create infinite possibilities for everyone to significantly improve mobility and transport management while substantively reducing the operational costs. Digital mobility data such as traffic information, vehicle and cargo tracking, environmental conditions, quantification data of vehicles, users, goods or infrastructure assets is assessable today for both public and private stakeholders along the whole value chain.

Provided solution to meet the needs:
VIRTUAL VEHICLE provides value generating core technologies for future digital operation services driving the digital transformation of our society. Data-driven design enhanced by the automation of the decision-making processes in “real time“ transforms and optimizes the customer‘s assets making them available and accessible in the Internet of Things (IoT) eco-system.

  • Improved safety and efficiency while maximizing assets availability
  • Reduce operational costs and environmental impact
  • Enable condition based and predictive maintenance of assets
  • Easy and cost-efficient analysis of future mobility and transportation concepts

More details: https://www.v2c2.at/expertise/diop/

Efficiency & Comfort Solutions

Client profile:
Vehicle manufacturer and supplier, SMEs

Client needs:
Increasing customer’s individual expectations for what “Comfort” means and the common trend of virtual product development is facilitated by high fidelity models of components, systems and processes. These are relevant for a comprehensive view on energy and comfort aspects in all driving situations.

Provided solution to meet the needs:
VIRTUAL VEHICLE combines different domains with specific expertise like comprehensive energy management techniques and high fidelity models that can be implemented in a full-vehicle digital context. Comfort perceptions like cabin noise, vibration or thermal conditioning are analysed in order to design different and well-balanced human-centric comfort models. Novel measurement instruments are available to make subjective parameters objective.

  • Best possible solution for particular needs in an early phase of the development process saves development time and cost
  • Reliable high fidelity comfort models
  • Fully accessible vehicle development platforms and driving simulators
  • Multi-criteria optimization between drivability, consumption and emissions
  • Consideration of human-centric aspects in vehicle development
  • HMI techniques which embed humans in a natural way

More details: https://www.v2c2.at/expertise/efco/

Organization

Organizational form

(Part of) Private organization

Turnover

>5.000.000

Number of employees

>100

Evolutionary Stage

Fully operational

Geographical Scope

European

Funding

  • Horizon 2020
  • National specific innovation funding
  • Regional funding
  • Partner resources
  • Other

Customers

Number of customers annually

>50

Type of customers

  • Start-up companies
  • SMEs (<250 employees)
  • MidCaps (between €2-10 billion turnover)
  • Large companies, multi-nationals
  • Research organisations

Partners

JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Partner Type

Research & Technology organization

Website

http://www.joanneum.at


KU Leuven

Partner Type

University

Website

https://www.kuleuven.be


TNO

Partner Type

Research & Technology organization

Website

https://www.tno.nl/nl/


Silicon Alps

Partner Type

Networked, cluster organization

Website

https://www.silicon-alps.at/


INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRIA AG

Partner Type

Large enterprise

Website

http://www.infineon.com/cms/austria/de


Volvo Cars

Partner Type

Large enterprise

Website

https://www.volvo.com


FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Partner Type

Research & Technology organization

Website

https://www.fraunhofer.de


NXP Semiconductors Germany GmbH

Partner Type

Large enterprise

Website

https://www.nxp.com/


AVL List GmbH

Partner Type

Large enterprise

Website

https://www.avl.com/


Graz University of Technology (Technische Universität Graz)

Partner Type

University

Website

http://www.tugraz.at


IBM

Partner Type

Large enterprise

Website

https://www.ibm.com/es-es


DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Partner Type

Research & Technology organization

Website

https://dlr.de


ALSTOM

Partner Type

Large enterprise

Website

https://www.alstom.com/


KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Partner Type

University

Website

https://www.kth.se/


KNOW-Center GmbH (Research Center for Data-Drvine Business & Big Data Analytics)

Partner Type

Research & Technology organization

Website

http://www.know-center.tugraz.at


SIEMENS AG Österreich

Partner Type

Large enterprise

Website

http://www.siemens.at


TU Wien

Partner Type

University

Website

https://www.tuwien.ac.at/en/


Universidad Politecnica de Valencia

Partner Type

University

Website

https://www.upv.es


Connecting Austria

Partner Type

Networked, cluster organization

Website

https://www.connecting-austria.at


AC Styria

Partner Type

Networked, cluster organization

Website

http://www.acstyria.com/


Automobilcluster

Partner Type

Networked, cluster organization

Website

https://www.automobil-cluster.at/


Austrian Economic Chambers

Partner Type

Chamber of Commerce

Website

https://www.wko.at/


German Chambers of Commerce Abroad

Partner Type

Chamber of Commerce

Website

https://www.ahk.de/en/


AIOTI - Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation

Partner Type

Industry association

Website

https://aioti.eu/


ARTEMIS

Partner Type

Industry association

Website

https://www.artemis-ia.eu


ASAM - Association of Standardisation of Automation and Measuring Systems

Partner Type

Industry association

Website

https://www.asam.net/


AUTOSAR Automotive Open System Architecutre

Partner Type

Industry association

Website

https://www.autosar.org


EARPA - European Automotive Research Partners Association

Partner Type

Industry association

Website

https://www.earpa.eu/


ECSEL-Austria

Partner Type

Industry association

Website

http://www.ecsel-austria.net


EGVIA - European Green Vehicles Initiative Association

Partner Type

Industry association

Website

https://egvi.eu/


ProSTEP iViP

Partner Type

Industry association

Website

https://www.prostep.org/


SAE - Society of Automotive Engineers

Partner Type

Industry association

Website

https://www.sae.org/


TechNet Alliance - Technolgoy Network Alliance AG

Partner Type

Industry association

Website

http://www.technet-alliance.com/


Icondu

Partner Type

SME

Website

https://icondu.de/


PJM

Partner Type

SME

Website

https://pjm.co.at/


ALP.Lab

Partner Type

SME

Website

https://www.alp-lab.at/


Elaphe Pogonske Tehnologije Doo

Partner Type

SME

Website

http://in-wheel.com/


VIRES Simulationstechnologie GmbH

Partner Type

SME

Website

https://vires.com/


FCP Fritsch, Chiari & Partner Ziviltechniker GmbH

Partner Type

SME

Website

http://www.fcp.at/


Audi AG

Partner Type

Large enterprise

Website

https://www.audi.de/


BMW AG

Partner Type

Large enterprise

Website

https://www.bmw.de


Jaguar Landrover

Partner Type

Large enterprise

Website

https://www.jaguarlandrover.com/


MAN Group

Partner Type

Large enterprise

Website

https://www.corporate.man.eu


Liebherr Group

Partner Type

Large enterprise

Website

https://www.liebherr.com/


Deutsche Bahn

Partner Type

Large enterprise

Website

https://www.bahn.de/


ÖBB

Partner Type

Large enterprise

Website

https://www.oebb.at


Magna

Partner Type

Large enterprise

Website

https://www.magna.com/


ZF Firedrichshafen AG

Partner Type

Large enterprise

Website

https://www.zf.com


AUTOLIV

Partner Type

Large enterprise

Website

https://www.autoliv.com/


NVIDIA

Partner Type

Large enterprise

Website

https://www.nvidia.com


Samsung

Partner Type

Large enterprise

Website

https://www.samsung.com

Technological competences

  • Micro and nano electronics, smart system integration
  • Sensors, actuators, MEMS, NEMS, RF
  • Broadband and other communication networks (e.g. 5G)
  • Cyber physical systems (e.g. embedded systems)
  • Robotics and autonomous systems
  • Internet of Things (e.g. connected devices, sensors and actuators networks)
  • Artificial Intelligence and cognitive systems
  • Interaction technologies (e.g. human-machine Interaction, motion recognition and language technologies)
  • Cyber security (including biometrics)
  • Advanced or High performance computing
  • Data mining, big data, database management
  • Augmented and virtual reality, visualization
  • Simulation and modelling
  • Software as a service and service architectures
  • Cloud computing
  • Additive manufacturing (3D printing)
  • ICT management, logistics and business systems
  • New Media technologies
Last updated: 05/09/18 04:47