Virtual Vehicle


The Virtual Vehicle Research GmbH is Europe’s largest R&D center for virtual vehicle technology with more than 300 employees. Research priority is the linking of numerical simulations and hardware testing, which leads to a powerful HW-SW whole system design and automation of testing and validation procedures. Following this focus on industry-related research VIRTUAL VEHICLE is the innovation catalyst for future vehicle technologies.
The international partner network consists of around 100 national and international industrial partners (OEMs, Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers, software providers) including over 40 national and international scientific institutions. Virtual Vehicle is the largest COMET funded research center and is active in 40+ EU projects.

Role and Key Contribution to the Project

Virtual Vehicle is the coordinator of the HEIDI project and is in charge of the project management, dissemination and communication of the project results. Further, it will develop a fluid internal HMI and design a driver monitoring system with internal sensing. It will also perform simulator studies for testing initial prototypes of fluid iHMI with osmotic layers and test and refine the driver monitoring and behaviour prediction algorithms.