1:15 pm


Pr. Andras Kemeny, Conference Chair
(President, Driving Simulation Association,
Expert leader Immersive Simulation & Virtual Reality, Renault,
Director, LiV Renault-Arts et Métiers)

1:30 pm

Antipolis Auditorium

Dr. Hans-Peter Schöner
(Senior Automotive Expert, Driving Simulation Association
Former Head of Driving Simulation & Vehicle Testing, Daimler AG)

« Automotive Needs and Expectations towards Next Generation Driving Simulation »


Fitzgerald Room

Simulation data interface standardization
with the participation of

  • Dr. Klaus Estenfeld (ASAM)
  • Mr. Martin Schleicher (Elektrobit / Chairman NDS)
  • Mr. Hans Grezlikowski (Daimler)
  • Mr. Guillaume Millet (AV Simulation)
  • Mr. Gilles Gallée (ANSYS-Optis)
  • Mr. Antoine Saulgrain (IRT SystemX)

Moderated by Dr. Hans-Peter Schöner (DSA, formerly Daimler)

The discussion will cover the following topics: Why do standards for simulation data interface make sense, and which are important (openDrive, openScenario, OSI, NDS, …)? How do standards develop, how are they supported, who does the work, how is this financed? Which standards are in the pipeline, who is driving it, how long does it take?

Armstrong Room

Interactions in VR environments
with the participation of

  • Dr. Naufal Saad (University of Technology of Petronas)
  • Mr. Stéphane Régnier (Renault)
  • Dr. Lionel Bennes (ANSYS-Optis)
  • Mr. Fabrice Malaingre (Theoris)

Moderated by Dr. Jean-Rémy Chardonnet (Arts et Métiers)

The specificity of virtual reality (VR) is to enable interaction with virtual environments, to assess product design, ergonomics in vehicle architecture as well as perceived quality. The discussion will cover the following topics: what can be done in VR environments? what are the current technologies existing on the market? what are the future possibilities we can expect in the next years?

Davis Room

Operational Standards for driving simulators
with the participation of:

  • Mr. Stéphane Masfrand (PSA)
  • Dr. Stéphane Espié (IFSTTAR)
  • Dr. Gerd Baumann (FKFS)
  • Mr. Arne Nåbo (VTI)
  • Dr. Joost Venrooij (BMW)
  • Mr. Omar Ahmad (NADS)

Moderated by Dr. Jens Haecker (Daimler)

For simulator methodology both the technical as well as the experimental aspects are fundamental for collecting valuable results from simulator experiments with human drivers in the loop. In order to increase the comparability and the transferability of experiment results collected in different simulators – and thus magnifying the scientific value of simulator results. In this context defining operating standards for driving simulators would be beneficial.

3:30 pmBREAK
Antipolis Auditorium
  1. Bruno Bocaert (RSWL) – « Renault Software Labs, one year in Sophia-Antipolis« 
  2. Adam Staton (McLaren Applied Technologies) – « Introducing the MTS Vehicle Dynamic Simulator« 
  3. Holger Krumm (dSPACE) – « dSPACE – Technology Provider (not only) for Autonomous Driving« 
  4. Timothy Coley (XPI Simulation) – « XPI Simulation, World-Leading Driving Simulation and Advanced Synthetic Environments« 
  5. Martin Peller (BMW Group) – « Driving Simulation NEXT: BMW’s New Driving Simulation Center »
  6. Rik de Swart (Bosch Rexroth) – « Advanced Driving Simulator Motion Systems« 
  7. Christian Schost (AV Simulation) – « High performance driving simulator design for a new research center« 
  8. Dennis Marcus (Cruden) – « The Driving Simulator as a tool for engineering and research« 
  9. Lionel Bennes (ANSYS Optis) – « The benefits of VR simulation for HMI development« 
  10. Franck Reynolds (Antycip) – « TORE – a new reality for virtual simulation« 
  11. Peter Tamas Kovacs (Almotive) – « How Simulation Accelerates Self-Driving Technology« 
  12. Steve Chapman (Digital Projection Ltd.) – « 3D Multi-View Projection – Six Independent Points of View« 
5 pm

Antipolis Auditorium

Dr. Mike Blommer (Technical Leader, Ford Motor Company)
« Ford’s use of driving simulation technology for automated driving feature development »

6 pm

Espace Méditerranée

Offered by Côte d’Azur Smart Vehicle Initiative
introduced by Pierre Sigrist (CEO, epicnpoc)
and Jean-François Chapperon (Head of International Networks, Team Côte d’Azur)
« Nice-Sophia Antipolis: A European Hub for smart vehicle players »

9 am
Antipolis Auditorium

9:30 am

Antipolis Auditorium

Mr. Olivier Colmard (VP, Integrated CAE & PLM, Renault)
« Connected and autonomous vehicles, a major challenge for the automotive industry »

10 am

Antipolis Auditorium

Pr. Jelte Bos
Perceptual and Cognitive Systems, TNO, Soesterberg,
Behavioural and Movement Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam)
« Motion sickness, simulator sickness and automated vehicles »

11 am

SESSION A – Motion sickness
Antipolis Auditorium

11 am – A simulation sickness study on a driving simulator equipped with a vibration platform
G. Lucas (Renault, Arts et Métiers), A. Kemeny, D. Paillot, F. Colombet

11:30 am – Modelling visual-vestibular integration and behavioural adaptation in the driving simulator
G. Markkula (University of Leeds), R. Romano, R. Waldram, O. Gilles, C. Mole, R. Wilkie

12 pm – Identification and evaluation of influences on the occurrence of simulator sickness
Y. Forster (BMW Group), S. Hergeth, T-A. Kugler, E. Krichbaum, A. Keinath

12:30 pm
2:30 pm

Antipolis Auditorium

Pr. Natasha Merat (Professor, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds)
« Human-in-the-Loop Simulation for Human Factors Challenges and Opportunities of Automated Vehicles »

3 pm
3:15 pm

Antipolis Auditorium

SESSION B – Human Factors and Automated Vehicles

3:15 pm – Human behavior understanding when using Head-Up Display systems in autonomous driving situations
J. A. Betancur Ramirez (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana), J. Plouzeau, F. Merienne, D. R. Suarez Venegas

3:45 pm – Projection-Based External Human Machine Interfaces – Enabling Interaction between Automated Vehicles and Pedestrians
A. Dietrich (Technical University of Munich), J-H. Willrodt, K. Wagner, K. Bengler

Fitzgerald Room

SESSION C – Motion I

3:15 pm – Driving Simulators with Hexapod Motion System: Adding a Yaw Turntable
M. Olivari (Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics), F. Drop, M. Katliar, H. H. Bülthoff

3:45 pm – An MPC based Motion Cueing Algorithm with side slip dynamics
M. Bruschetta (University of Padova), D. L. Mendola, A. Beghi, D. Minen

 4:15 pm
5 pm

Antipolis Auditorium


AV Simulation, Emmanuel Chevrier (CEO) – « AV Simulation, a world wide Driving Simulation leader for the validation of autonomous and connected vehicles« 

Optis/Ansys, Jacques Delacour (CEO) – « Using the virtual world to conceive better human-centered products »

JRC, Mr. Masaru Ishikawa – « Developement of High Performance Driving Simulator »

Fitzgerald Room


5 pm – Experimental evaluation of an optimization-based motion cueing algorithm
F. Ellensohn (Technical University of Munich), J. Venrooij, M. Schwienbacher, D. Rixen

5:30 pm – Solving the Constrained Problem in Model Predictive Control based Motion Cueing Algorithm with a Neural Network Approach
C. Rengifo (Renault, Arts et Métiers), J-R. Chardonnet, D. Paillot, H. Mohellebi, A. Kemeny

7:30 pm
8 pm
Pirate’s Beach
Nested in the Pine Park, Les Pirates private beach is ideally situated in the Bay of Juan les Pins, at the entry of the city center and the beginning of the Cap d’Antibes. Just two minutes walk in front of Palais des Congrès
9 am

Antipolis Auditorium

Pr. James Oliver
(Professor, Iowa State University, Director, Virtual Reality Applications Center)

« Virtual and Augmented Reality: From Promise to Productivity »

9:30 amBREAK
9:45 am

Antipolis Auditorium

SESSION E – Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

9:45 am – Testing cooperative intelligent transport systems in driving simulators
M. Aramrattana (VTI, Halmstad University), A. Andersson, H. Burden, F. Reichenberg, N. Mellegard

10:15 am – A Simulation Framework for Testing a Conceptual Hierarchical Autonomous Traffic Management System including an Intelligent External Traffic Simulation
S. Henning (Heinz Nixdorf Institute, University of Paderborn), P. Biemelt, N. Rüddenklau, S. Gausemeier, A. Trächtler

Fitzgerald Room


9:45 am – Model Predictive Motion Cueing: Online Prediction and Washout Tuning
F. M. Drop (Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics), M. Olivari, M. Katliar, H. H. Bülthoff

10:15 am – A Model Predictive Motion Cueing Strategy for a 5-Degree-of-Freedom Driving Simulator with Hybrid Kinematics
P. Biemelt (Heinz Nixdorf Institute, University of Paderborn), S. Henning, N. Rüddenklau, S. Gausemeier, A. Trächtler

10:45 am
11:30 am

Antipolis Auditorium

SESSION G – Virtual Prototyping

11:30 am – Validation of a Fixed-Base Driving Simulator to Assess Behavioural Effects of Road Geometrics
M. Bassani (Politecnico di Torino), L. Catani, A. A. Ignazzi, M. Piras

12 pm – Assessing dynamics of heavy vehicles in a driving simulator
S. Kharrazi (VTI), B. Augusto, N. Fröjd

Fitzgerald Room

SESSION H – Driving simulators design

11:30 am – Driving simulator motion base right sizing
E. Sadraei (University of Leeds), R. Romano, S. Jamson, G. Markkula, H. Jamson

12 pm – Offline Motion Simulation Framework: Optimizing Motion Simulator Trajectories and Parameters
M. Katliar (Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, University of Freiburg), M. Olivari, F. M. Drop, S. Nooij, M. Diehl, H. H. Bülthoff

12:30 pm
2:30 pm

Antipolis Auditorium

SESSION I – Simulation Applications

2:30 pm – KEYNOTE

George Drettrakis
(Research Director, INRIA)

« Algorithms for Image-Based Rendering with an Application for Driving Simulation »

3 pm – An Objective Assessment of the Utility of a Driving Simulator for Low Mu Testing
R. Romano (University of Leeds), G. Markkula, E. Boer, H. Jamson, A. Bean, A. Tomlinson, A. Horrobin, E. Sadraei

3:30 pm – Driving Simulation Technologies for Sensor Simulation in SIL and HIL Environments
G. Sievers (dSPACE), C. Seiger, M. Peperhowe, H. Krumm, S. Graf

3:50 pm – A Data-driven Verification Framework for Active Safety Functions
M. Elgharbawy (Daimler), I. Scherhaufer, M. Frey, F. Gauterin

4:10 pm – Ideal Trajectory: how Augmented Reality in Video Games Increases Players’ Performance. Inspiration for Real Driving Experience
S. Langlois (Renault), N. Grandjean

Fitzgerald Room

SESSION J – AD Simulation Design & VR

2:30 pm – Effects in latency in immersive display systems for Virtual Reality and Driving Simulation
B. Perroud (Renault, Arts et Métiers), S. Regnier, A. Kemeny, F. Merienne

2:50 pm – Dynamic Glare Simulation in Virtual Night Driving
S. Strebel (Porsche), C. Neumann

3:10 pm – Large scale collaborative autonomous vehicle simulation and analysis using smartphones
A. Kemeny (Renault, Arts et Métiers), E. Icart, A. Sepchat, F. Colombet, S. Espié, J-R. Chardonnet

3:30 pm – Exploring the suitability of virtual reality for driving simulation
B. Blissing (VTI), F. Bruzelius

3:50 pm – Simulation of driving scenarios from physical scenes
E. Gouraud (Renault SW Labs), L. Juste, P. Remusan, P. Reynaud

4:10 pm – Generation of Highway Sections for Automated Test Case Creation
M. Fischer (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.), U. Noyer, M. Scholz, A. Richter


4:30 pm
4:40 pm
Antipolis Auditorium

Espace Méditerranée

The posters are presented during the breaks and on Thursday 6th.

The Influence of Motion Scaling on the Driver’s Discrimination of Longitudinal Acceleration
E. Baumgartner (FKFS), A. Ronellenfitsch, H-C. Reuss, D. Schramm

Prototyping and evaluation of an automated driving system in the SHERPA simulator
M. A. Benloucif (Université de Valenciennes), J. Floris, P. Simon, C. Sentouh, S. Debernard, J-C. Popieul

Seeing, Feeling, and Assessing Self-Motion In Real and Virtual Environments
J. E. Bos (TNO, Vrije Universiteit), E.C.M. Berg-Kroon, M. M.J. Houben, O. X. Kuiper

Gaze behavior during take-over after a long period of autonomous driving: A pilot study
A. Bourrelly (Aix-Marseille University), C. Jacobé de Naurois, A. Zran, F. Rampillon, J-L. Vercher, C. Bourdin

A Scenario-based Verification Framework for Truck Platooning
M. Elgharbawy (Daimler, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), H. Elsayed, A. Birlet, M. Frey, F. Gauterin

The Influence of the Center of Rotation on the Simulation Quality using an Offline Optimization-Based Motion Cueing Algorithm
P. Erler (TU Darmstadt), S. Thein, S. Rinderknecht

Fast MPC based MCA development and application
Z. Fang (Renault), M. Tsushima, N. Machida, F. Colombet, D. Wautier, A. Kemeny

Virtual Testing and the Test Bed Lower Saxony – Services and Applications
M. Fischer (DLR), A. Wodtke, J. Mazzega, F. Köster

Comparing driving behavior in real and simulation conditions
E. M. Gemonet (Aix-Marseille University, Groupe PSA), V. Honnet, M. Poueyo, S. Masfrand, D. R. Mestre

Improving reproduction of NVH characteristics of vehicles in a full-vehicle driving simulator
C. Holzapfel (Universität Stuttgart), J. Pitz, M. Kehrer, H-C. Reuss

Design and implementation of dynamic scenarios for Virtual Test Drives
M. Kehrer (FKFS), J. Pitz, C. Holzapfel, H-C. Reuss

Error minimizing motion cueing algorithm based on adaptive tilt coordination for longitudinal movements
T. Miunske (FKFS), H-C. Reuss, A. Janeba, J-O. Pitz

Comparable Evaluation of a 3DOF Mid-Size Simulator Concept
A. Parduzi (BMW Group), F. Bezikofer, E. Comulada-Simpson, S. Marker

Gender differences affect enjoyment in HMD virtual reality simulation
S. Rangelova (BMW Group), N. Marsden

Effects of individual reactions to driving simulators on emergency breaking reaction times: temporal variations over the course of multiple drives
R. T. Reinhard (Fraunhofer ITWM, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern), M. Kleer, K. Dreßler

Night Drive Simulation: A Tool for Dynamic and Interactive Lighting System Assessment
M. C. Reiter (Ford-Werke), M. Koherr, M. Gottschalk, A. Steghafner, A. van Bilsen, E. Tramoy

Technical and experimental aspects of driving simulator studies: Towards Defining Operating Standards for Driving Simulators used in vehicle development
H. Schmieder (Daimler), K. Nagel, J. Haecker

Driving simulator architectures for modern collaborative science with complex multi-component integration
A. M. Tomlinson (University of Leeds), R. Romano, G. Markkula

Driving Simulator in Brazil: Initial implementations in a Drivers Training Center
R. Torres (Federal University of Minas Gerais)

Smart IoT for Mobility: Automating of Mobility Value Chain through the Adoption of Smart Contracts within IoT Platforms
F. Verdier (Université Côte d’Azur, LEAT), P. De Fillippi, T. Marteu, F. Mallet, P. Collet, L. Arena, A. Attour, M. Ballatore, M. Chessa, A. Festré, P. Guitton-Ouhamou, R. Bernhard, B. Miramond

The final program may change.