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

The Virtual Vehicle Research GmbH acts as the technical and administrative lead, reflecting our commitment to collaborative innovation. In the Component & System Optimization work package, which is led by us, we contribute by developing electrical, thermal, and mechanical models for digital twins, supporting adaptive energy management and component end-of-life prediction. Our role extends to conducting system tests on the demo vehicles using our ISO certified test benches. We embrace the opportunity to be part of this transformative project, working alongside esteemed partners to advance sustainable and efficient transportation technologies.