BUP25 - eVeeSim

Creation of a driving and driving function simulation on the platform of the real and virtual test vehicle eVee

Individual vehicle subsystems and components from research projects of the InnovationCampus Future Mobility (ICM) are to be integrated in the "eVee" test vehicle. This should enable real-life tests on test tracks, with which innovative vehicle subsystems can be validated in their interaction, as well as driving functionalities based on them.


Aim and approach

The project aims to develop a virtual reality driving simulator based on the test vehicle to validate driving functions such as autonomous driving. Simulations will enable virtual optimization of driving dynamics and the effects of sensors and actuators before a physical prototype is built.

The project's approach prioritizes the use of software-in-the-loop (SIL) technology to enable automatic detection of sensors and actuators and their parameters during plug-and-play (see project SdMobi2 - SWUpCar). For this purpose, simulation models for sensors such as cameras will be implemented and algorithms for environment perception and control will be integrated. Based on the existing sensors and actuators, different scenarios will be created, with self-calibration of hardware prioritized as the primary upgrade scenario and autonomous parking as a secondary scenario.

In addition, a hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) system based on the E/E architecture developed in the project "BUP24 - E/EeeVe" is planned. Here, a bidirectional communication interface between the real test vehicle and its virtual twin is aimed for.



The project not only offers practical benefits for the development of innovative vehicle subsystems and components, but also creates added value through the use of VR technology in product development. As an interface to other ICM projects, the project successfully integrates the results of completed and ongoing projects. The use of open source software also ensures the sustainability of the overall project. Another important aspect is public relations, where the driving simulator with the test vehicle can be presented at trade fairs to give interested parties the opportunity not only to view the project statically, but also to virtually experience it.

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Key data

Research Field

Mobility Technologies


01.03.2023 until 30.11.2023

Project participants


Marcel Noeller

Research Coordinator "Mobility Technologies"

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